Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday's Connections Abound

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The Face-to-Face Lost and Found page is permanently located beneath this current post. Old Connections Abound can be accessed via the date or subject archives listed on the sidebar. Check the submissions page, FAQ, and ways to get involved for additional information. Email me at with any questions/concerns.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • Fundraiser: The Johnson Family is organizing a Big Give for Matt of Matt, Liz, and Madeline. For those who don't know, in a 27 hour period (March 24 and 25), Madeline was born and Liz died. Matt is raising their daughter alone. If you would like to participate, please visit this blog and read how you can donate. Also please leave other ideas you have to help out in the comments section.
  • Advocacy: Fertility Notes has a post about how you can support HR 2892: The Family Building Act.
  • Invite-Only: I saw it posted on another person's blog and forwarded it to Almamay, but asked if I could post her info here too. If you want to continue reading Almamay and you've lost touch with her, you can email her here. If you have a password-protected blog and want to list the sign-up information in a permanent spot so people can always re-find you, let me know and I'll list it here.
  • Question: Amylynn has questions about success stories with recurrent miscarriage and injectibles with IUI. Please offer her some feedback.
  • Must-Read Post: Jen from Maybe If You Just Relax had a post about a magazine called Infertile Whore and Your Kiss Is On My List designed the cover for her.
  • Answer: for NaComLeavMo, there are a few blogs that entered, but people can't leave comments (one is invite-only and a few others are LiveJournal blogs that require the commentor to have an LJ account). You'll have to skip over those--they won't count towards Iron Commentor status.
  • If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
NEW BLOGS (started in May or June 2008)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Today is Melissa's birthday at Stirrup Queens. Go give her lots of huge, wet kisses.
  • Today is Jen's birthday at Here We Go Again. Go sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Katie at The Unlikely Life is remember her twins on their unfulfilled due date today. Please go give her a hug.
  • On Wednesday, JuliaS will be remembering the loss of her son Zach. Please go give her a hug.
  • Contrary to Popular Belief lost her baby on the 26th of May due to her cervix opening. She was almost 17 weeks pregnant. Please go over and give her a lot of support.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • Sara at Gas Passer is having a cerclage on Wednesday. Please go over and give her good thoughts.
  • Loribeth had her 100th post!
  • When One's Only Hope Fails... had a negative from her surrogacy cycle. Please go give her a hug.
  • It's a restart for Duck. Please go give her love and support--especially because Mr. Duck is away. And the girl has 2 bottles of wine.
  • Portia P had a really scary and frustrating morning with a burglar who stole her laptop.
  • Congratulations to Waiting for My Turn! She has been accepted early into nursing school.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Kami is on modified bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
  • Wielecki Twins is on bedrest with high blood pressure.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • Tracy is on modified bedrest and will probably remain like this for the remainder of the pregnancy.
  • Schatzi is on "increased rest" and will most likely be on bedrest for a large portion of her pregnancy.
  • When All Else Fails... is on bedrest due to a shortened cervix.
  • Geohde is on increased rest too as she keeps in the twins to 32 weeks.
  • Crowded Uterus Syndrome is on bedrest.
  • It's a boy for Fertile Hope--Robert was born at 26 weeks on May 31st and will be in the NICU. Please go over and give congratulations and support. She is especially looking for people who have had a preemie in the vicinity of 26 weeks.
  • Debby at What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting gave birth to a son, Grayson, on May 31st. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Congratulations to Kell who after a last minute call from the hospital, has brought home a beautiful baby girl named Evelyn born on May 28. Go wish her congratulations!
  • Char is home with her baby girl, Jesse-Lee, who was born on May 26th. Please go give her congratulations on this wonderful adoption news.
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