Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday's Connections Abound

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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

  • All assignments have been emailed out for the Roundup Extravaganza. If it's not in your inbox, check your spam filter and then contact me and I'll resend.
  • IComLeavWe kicks off tomorrow.
  • New Face-to-Face Group: for the New Haven Area (CT). If you live up in Connecticut, contact Emily from Emily the Hopeless.
  • Change Your Bookmarks: will soon be disappearing and will only be Change your bookmarks so you don't miss one bit of Chicklet.
  • Question: Finding Motherhood has questions on her blog about hairloss and drugs--specifically Metformin, Follistim, or Gonal F. Head over to her blog if you can help.
  • 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)
  • Luna is celebrating her anniversary today. Go wish her congratulations.
  • There's Hope is celebrating her anniversary tomorrow. Go wish her congratulations.
  • We missed Jaded Me's birthday last Thursday, but it's not too late to go over and sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • This past Saturday was Molly's EDD, though she was born and died ten weeks early. The Bensons were remembering her on this day and it is not too late to go over to their blog and give Kathy some love and support.
  • Falling or Flying is currently experiencing a loss. Please go over and give her 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)
  • Life in a Holding Pattern received good news--she received the results from her ultrasound and she has two functioning kidneys with normal renal structure.
  • Serenity Now! pulled off a CPA license renewal and CPEs miracle.
  • Egg Riot is having her HSG on Wednesday. She's a bit nervous and could use a hug.
  • Vee and Max receive the result from Max's CT today. Please go over and give them support.
  • So Blessed I Could Scream is having her IUI tomorrow and this cycle –hell, this round of TTC- has been grim. She is looking for any reason to hope, and having the full support of her Internet friends would certainly help. If you can spare positive thoughts for her today, she would appreciate it more than you could know.
  • Our Own Creation got a new cat. Go over and help her name her.
  • STE could use some love right now.
  • It's Either Sadness or Euphoria is moving ahead with a DE cycle.
  • IVF Drama Unscripted is in the 2ww with a transfer of 2 blasts.
  • Little Pieces of My Life could use some support right now. Her husband's surgery has been scheduled for the end of July.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • Schatzi is down for the count and will be horizontal the rest of the pregnancy. Her doctor is worried about preeclampsia.
  • 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.
  • Milenka is on bedrest due to low fluid.
  • 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.
  • Gas Passer is on bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
  • Where's My Belly? had her ultrasound today. Ultrasound showed 1 strong sac and possibly a weaker second. Her RE wants her to take 3 hcg shots a week until 12 weeks to just help everything out. She'd like to know if anyone else is familiar with this protocol.
  • Though Antigone's life continues in upheaval, she had a good ultrasound. Please give her support.
  • A positive for the Wizard of Ovulation!
  • Reproductive Jeans has her second beta today.
  • Sayers Journey got a positive today!
  • My Many Blessings finally has details up about her son's birth. Gabriel was born on June 16th. Go wish her congratulations.
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