Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wednesday'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

  • 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 over 30 on the list!
  • Question: K from Our Box of Rain is having a scary situation where she keeps nearly fainting. The cause is her uterus is compressing her inferior vena cava when she sits in certain positions. Has anyone had any experience with this?
  • Question: A Little Sweetness has a question: "Several family members just tested positive for the breast cancer genes (BRCA 1 and 2). I'm looking for info on whether or not I should also get tested and just some general advice I guess, especially from people who have gone through this and IF treatments." Please go over to her blog for more information 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)
  • CDE's birthday is tomorrow. Go over and sing him a song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • JuliaS is remembering the loss of her son Zach. Please go give her a hug.
  • STE was remembering the 5 month anniversary of the loss of her boys yesterday. Please go give her a hug.
  • Mrs. Spit had a very early loss this past weekend before she even knew she was pregnant. She is emotionally okay, but people can always use a few good thoughts.
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)
  • Sara at Gas Passer is having a cerclage done today. Please go over and give her good thoughts.
  • Busted had her D & C. Go give her some love while she recovers.
  • Life Without Caden could use a hug right now.
  • CLC received her daughter's autopsy report. She could use some support.
  • Kool Aid Mom Wanna Be is in the hospital. "Currently, admitted to the hospital. Hopefully, only for a few days. I asked for another cervix check today and it had gone from 2 to 1.5. Not good. Not good at all. So, we agreed to do the steroid shots to help the babies develop faster, just in case. However, since I have Gestational Diabetes and the steroids mess (apparently big time) with sugar levels, I need to be in the hospital for monitoring. So, here I am. Typing from the hospital bed." So go over and keep her company.
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.
  • One Step Removed's daughter is pregnant again and she is being cautiously optimistic. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Mama Wannabe is pregnant with a fantastic, high beta!
  • After being scared shitless by an OB reading her chart wrong, Antigone had a great ultrasound.
  • Hey, this is still related to birth and it is definitely cause for a celebration--Mean Mama brought home MBB from the NICU. Go over and wish her congratulations.
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1 comment:

Kris said...

Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to slow growth rate and no amniotic fluid.

Baby is measuring 21 weeks, she should be something like 26.