Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday'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 thetowncriers@gmail.com 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

  • I literally cannot get over how good Eat, Pray Love is. Has anyone else read this? I can't wait to jump back into reading it tonight. Just had to get that off my chest.
  • Bloggers in the News: Y'all saw that Coming2Terms was in the NEW YORK TIMES, right? Did you hear me just scream that? NEW YORK TIMES! As in the Times. As in the NEW YORK TIMES! Can you tell that I'm a tad excited?
  • Questions: Life in the Phisch Bowl has questions about doing IVF with one ovary. If you've been in this situation or have thoughts to give, please head over to her blog.
  • Question: Nuts in May writes, "I have just developed endometritis/post-operative infection after my ERPC (after my incomplete miscarriage). I feel rotten, and I was wondering how long I could expect to carry on feeling rotten for and what other interesting symptoms or 'developments' I could expect." If you have ever had a problem after a D & C or a D & E (ERPC stands for evacuation of retained products of conception--if that isn't a shitty term!), please go over to her blog and help. Regardless, go over to her blog and give her some love.
  • Resource: Resolve just put out a free PDF you can print on progesterone information. "RESOLVE has developed a brochure which provides information on progesterone and its effect on the pregnancy cycle. In addition, the brochure discusses various methods of administration of progesterone."
  • Fundraiser: posting this for Hailey Kent's parents who conceived her via a surrogate. Please read and contribute to their fund. They are also asking people to watch this youtube video and rate it a 5.
  • 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 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)
  • None Today.
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 Thursday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Andria and Co.'s anniversary is today. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Taking the Statistical Bullet is celebrating her birthday next Wednesday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Next Friday is Flutter of Hope's blogoversary (okay, I know I'm getting ahead here, but I thought I'd dump out the whole calendar and repeat things later). Go wish her congratulations.
  • Almamay's birthday is today. Her blog is invite-only so you can leave her birthday messages here.
  • Chasing a Child is also having her birthday today. Go wish her a happy birthday.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • The Maternal Heart's Essence is adding losses that occurred (during any year) in June.
  • This week is Luna's unfulfilled due date anniversary. Please go flood her comments box with messages of support that she can read when she returns.
  • Today is the anniversary of Baby Dream's first loss. Please sit with her as she remembers.
  • None Today.
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)
  • Finding Motherhood is in the two week wait for her final IUIs. Please go over and give her a lot of support.
  • Endo = Baby?!? had her 100th post!
  • Nuts in May is having complications after her D & E. Please go over and give her a lot of support.
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.
  • Baby Austin is here. Farah at Fertilized gave birth yesterday to a boy. Go wish her congratulations.
  • I'm crying a little as I write this because The Spirit of Magnolia got her referral for her son and they will be travelling in the next month or so to pick him up from Columbia! Please go over and dance around the living room with her.
Read and Support


Searching said...

I just finished Eat, Pray, Love. On the beach. I agree that it is a most awesome book. Made me realllly miss Rome and left me slightly disgruntled that I did not marry an Italian. ;)

Tash said...

Liked Eat, Loved Pray, got so tired of Love that I wanted to throw it across the room without finishing.

Sherry said...

Have to agree on Eat, Pray, Love - I finished it up onthe beach too - wonderful. My husdand kept giving me strange looks when it made me laugh out loud though!

And yeah, I saw Coming2Terms in the NYT too, I kept saying "WOOHOO!" over and over in my cubicle.

MamaSoon said...

Eat Pray Love was my first Oprah book ever. I am glad I got it. It was amazing.

Jendeis said...

Eat Pray Love - awesome book, I listened to it as an audiobook, read by the author. Wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, must now see if the library has Eat Pray Love - I grew up in Italy and I'm all intrigued.

Thank's for the mention. Much appreciated.

Smiling said...

I loved the book too.. I picked it up at an airport, best plane book ever!

Didn't read another book for a few weeks after it --- nothing seemed promising enough:) That dry spell didn't last too long though!