Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday'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

  • There will be spotty Lost & Found updates next week. To be on the cautious side, anything that needs to posted at the beginning of next week should be posted tomorrow (Friday). If you know you have stuff coming up next week and want support/celebratory partners/rememberers, please send them to me today/early tomorrow.
  • Must-Read Post: Coming2Terms has a series of interesting questions on her blog right now. Head over and join in the discussion. Just as interesting as the questions is the discussion thus far.
  • Good Reminder: Family of Two has a post up about blood donations. It's always a good reminder.
  • Question: In Ancient Starlight is collecting questions to ask at her first IVF consultation. Head over to her blog if you can help.
  • Sign-up began today for the Roundup Extravaganza (the summer version of the Creme de la Creme). Head over if you want to participate. There are already 77 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)
  • CDE's birthday is today. Go over and sing him a song.
  • Baby Dreams anniversary is this Saturday. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Infertile. Who, Me? is celebrating her birthday this Saturday. Go sing her a little song.
  • It was Manda's wedding anniversary was Tuesday!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Megan is experiencing another loss right now. Please go give her a hug.
  • The Baby Chase's bleeding has started. Please go give her a hug.
  • Dear Gherkin lost one of the twins. 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)
  • Cibele is in a very tough spot right now. Please go sit with her and offer her many, many hugs.
  • Jess had her HSG/SHG today.
  • Baby Dreams had her IUI today.
  • Cha Cherry Cola's third beta didn't rise properly and they are now in limbo. This is in the same week their last loss should have been due. Please go give her a huge hug.
  • Blondie's brother-in-law was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. Please go over and give her support.
  • Please go give Sam some hugs. She received a BFN after IVF #1
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.
  • None Today.
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Caba said...

Thanks for including me and letting people know about my new digs!

the Babychaser: said...

Mel, thanks so much for keeping tabs on me and sending comfort and love my way. I don't comment a lot on your blog--it's a bit overwhelming. But in many ways you are the glue that is holding us all together. I really needed what you gave me this week and last. Thanks so much.