Monday, June 16, 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

  • We haven't water today. Two weeks ago, we didn't have electricity. Today, we can't flush our toilets. Everyone who mentioned they wanted to swing by for cake should probably keep that fact in
  • Quiet Blogger: A reader asks if anyone knows what has happened to Nica at Life as a Sandwich. Has she given birth to Spunketta? If anyone is in touch with her, please let her know people are thinking about her.
  • Click on Over: If you haven't been over there yet, click over to see the Vet Mafia Bloggers. What is VMB? "Vet Mafia Bloggers (noun) - an embittered, but shrewdly humorous gangsta offshoot of the infertility blogging community who, in response to an assclown fertile, might say things like, "just know, I will cut a bitch." Do you really need more incentive to click over? Cool pictures of bad-ass bloggers abound.
  • Question: Down That Dirt Road has question--"How far into suppression (nasal or otherwise) did aunt flo show up for you? Unfortunately here I am CD 21 and getting the tell tale signs that aunt flo is on her way! My last cycle and now this one have been entirely too short and I am afraid I am going back to the every two weeks period thing again, and I so don't want to!" If you can answer, head over to her blog.
  • Sign-up began for the Roundup Extravaganza (the summer version of the Creme de la Creme). Head over if you want to participate. There are already over 100 on the list!
  • 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)
  • A Cop, A Nurse, 3 Dogs, and Maybe Baby is celebrating her birthday AND blogoversary today. Go wish her congratulations.
  • BigP and Me celebrated her blogoversary and wedding anniversary this past weekend. Wish her congratulations on both.
  • Yesterday was Everyday Stranger's fifth blogoversary! Go wish her congratulations.
  • We missed Carrie's blogoversary last week. It was on the 11th! Go over and wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Bleu's began bleeding this weekend. Please go give her a lot of love.
  • Joonie is having an ectopic pregnancy. Please go give her a hug and a lot of support.
  • I'm a Smart One is going through a loss right now. Please go over and give her a hug as well as give your condolences to Mia and Urs, the IPs.
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)
  • Please flood Cheese and Whine's comment box. She is writing a post for every comment she receives on this current post. Sure, work may be "important" but so is discussion on the meatballs in Spaghetti-o's.
  • Miss E found her wedding ring--7 months later--and outside!
  • Joonie is losing her left tube. Please go over and flood her with love.
  • Reproductive Jeans had a day 5 transfer today. Go tell Harry, Ron, and Hermione to stick around.
  • Outlandish Notions could simply use a hug right now.
  • Duck at Speculum Stories also really needs a hug right now.
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.
  • The Adventures of Jonny and Flo is on bedrest after an increase in Braxton-Hicks contractions.
  • Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to low fluid.
  • My Journey to Mommyhood is on bedrest after she started bleeding. She has an ultrasound this upcoming Thursday.
  • Waiting For...? is on bedrest after leaking fluid and a rupture of membranes for one of the twins.
  • It Will Happen is on bedrest for a shortened cervix.
  • Tina was induced last night so little E2 is probably here right now! More details coming soon.
  • Nicole at Just Crazy Enough to Try gave birth to a girl on June 8th. Go wish her congratulations.
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Io said...

No water? Yeesh. I mean, who needs to shower, but how will you make Koolade?!

Meg said...

Hi Mel, I just wondered if anyone knows what happened to Vanilla She hasn't posted in a long while.