Tuesday, June 17, 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

  • We have water again, but we need to boil it for three days before we can consume it. Last night, we used bottled water to brush our teeth and the Wolvog announced that we were getting fancy in this house. Nothing like a water main break to bring out the pearls and Evian.
  • Please Fulfill This Need: Bleu has a need; you may be able to help. Um...head on over and see. She is keeping the list current and removing items as she gets them.
  • Quiet Blogger: A reader asks if anyone knows what has happened to Nilla of Vanilla Dreams. If anyone is in touch with her, please let her know people are thinking about her.
  • Weigh In: Andria and Co. has a post up that jumps off of the comments from the secondary IF Parenting magazine question. Go weigh in with your thoughts.
  • Question: Baby Dreams most likely has OHSS and she has questions about how long the effects of a trigger lasts in the body. She is getting positive pee sticks but isn't sure if it is a positive pregnancy or skewed results from a trigger.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Working on It (old blog; new digs; can't remember if this made it in or not last week and can't find it on old L & Fs)
  • Punch Drunk (new home of T.K.O...more or less; switch over before the other blog expires next week! Punch Drunk is updating, but there are problems with Bloglines. Click on the link if you haven't been seeing updates).
  • I Believe in Miracles (unexplained IF, religious/spiritual)
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 Woman My Age is celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Soulbliss is also celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go eat some cake in her honour.
  • Today is K's birthday at Our Box of Rain. Go over and dance with the party pigs.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Thinking Miracles will be remembering her unfulfilled due date this upcoming Thursday. Please go sit with her and give her a hug.
  • 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)
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.
  • None Today.
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Anonymous said...

Nica updated. Spunketta was a boy who arrived on June 5 via emergency c-section

PJ said...
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PJ said...

Hey Mel!

I'm famous. Sorta. One of my posts is up on the Resolve website. http://www.resolve.org/site/PageServer?JServSessionIdr009=budtgnc9t3.app1a

I'm not tooting my own horn. OK, maybe I am, but I knew you'd relate to my being excited. :)

Yea, I deleted that earlier comment because I left out the fact that link/post in question is called Dear Sarah Jessica Parker.

Miss said...

Hello! My husband and I are just venturing into the world of IF. I really appreciate your site and have been lurking on several other blogs. I started an IF blog a few days ago. http://justkeepswimmingmiss.blogspot.com/ Just wanted to throw it out there. I look forward to delurking more in the future :)