Thursday, June 12, 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

  • Online Shower: Thalia is throwing Flicka an online shower for her upcoming adoption. Click over to join in.
  • Question: Two Years and Counting has a question about using a chiropractor with infertility treatments. If you have any thoughts or have used one, head over to her blog and let her know.
  • Question: Eccentric Young Adopter is most likely looking at a PCOS diagnosis. She is looking for recommendations for books/websites. Head over if you can help.
  • Follow-up: Remember that Parenting magazine debate about whether women should be able to use treatments if they have existing children (remember that one? Where your blood started boiling?). Click here for the quotes and answers. Click here to leave your thoughts.
  • 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)
  • Chez Perky (new home of an old blog. I'll give you a hint: triplet blogger with ovaries that are less than perky... updated: fine, fine, it's the new home of My Perky Ovaries!)
  • Now That You Know (GLBT)
  • The Unfair Struggle (anejaculation)
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)
  • Coming2Term's birthday is today. Go sing her a little song.
  • Tomorrow is Flutter of Hope's blogoversary. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Last Tuesday was Kami's blogoversary. It's not too late to go wish her congratulations.
  • It's Pam's anniversary tomorrow. Go wish them congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • An entry that is very difficult to write: No Swimmers has lost both twins. She is going in for surgery tomorrow. Please go over there and give her a lot of support and love.
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)
  • Reproductive Jeans had her retrieval Wednesday at 8:30am. Hugs and prayers appreciated!
  • Mommy 2 Miracles's dog died this week. Please go give her support.
  • On to Plan B had a hyperstimulation scare that has turned out okay. Go over and give her support this cycle.
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.
  • None Today.
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Karen said...

You're so stealthy. But I'm cool with people knowing it was my blog that changed. :)

Mrs. Spit said...

I forgot, Gabriels six month anniversary of his birth and death was Tuesday the 11th. Blog post with pictures that day.

Megan said...

Holy crap. Obviously it's unbelievable that Parenting thought that was a question that should be up for debate, but almost just as incredible is the fact that they reported more people are against repeat use of fertility treatments than are against women exposing their boobies to the public. (Not that I have a problem with that. I just think it makes infinitely more sense to be upset about public breastfeeding insofar as it results in public nudity than to think parents ought to be denied the right to try to expand their family as hey see fit just because they suffer from infertility.)

Kathy V said...

Can I just say that the reminder about the Parenting Magazine question got my blood boiling again. I know that I have not endured as many fertility treatments as some of the people in this community but this still riles me up something fierce. Atleast most of the people that responded are infertile and gave the editors some education. It is terrible that this was even posed as a question by a magazine about Parenting. isn't it a shame that people in this community have been singled out again and this time by a magazine for parents. I guess we will always feel isolated from "fertile" parents with the struggles that we go through and things like this are the reason why.

Karen said...

Oh, and P.S. I'm sure that those women who are opposed to women seeking fertility treatment after having kids would just LOVE that I want to seek fertility treatment after triplets for heavens' sake.

JuliaS said...

Ha - the first comment is ME! They only took a snippet of what I said (really, the rest was a lot better and sounded less Jerry Springer) see here if you are interested.

I could not believe what the ones who were against said! I am sure they picked the ones most likely to be the most inflammatory. I think they do that to get as much attention to themselves, their website, magazine and forums as possible. Any publicity is good publicity, eh?