Wednesday, June 25, 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

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS
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  • Call for Clickers: There are a bunch of open categories that still need Clickers. I've also added a second person to some of the bigger categories that grow quickly with new blogs daily. If you would like to be a Clicker, this is what it entails: you take a section of the blogroll, you click through every blog in your section at least once a week, and you send along anything "newsworthy" along with the blog url--meaning, any time a person either needs support or needs the community to celebrate. In other words, anything that would fit informationwise into one of the existing categories on Lost & Found. If you would like to be a Clicker, look at the list (open categories are marked in orange) and send me an email with your preference for a section. Include a second choice just in case the first choice is filled.
  • Collective Television Viewing: Discussion is going on at Cali's right now about FX's 30Days. If you watched it, jump into the conversation. If you do end up blogging about it, could you let me know? Hinty, hinty, it would really help me out.
  • Question: Andie at The Conceivable Future is looking for stories or resources about RPL, MTHFR, Natural Killer Cells, and Reproductive Immunology as a whole. She has also compiled a fantastic resource list on this.
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  • Infertility Outlet: Dramalish has information about an IF board and an invite to all of you: "I am a moderator at a place called 'Baby Steps.' It's a forum of message boards created for women (and the odd man--and yes, most are odd ;)) who have/are experiencing IF in various forms. There are boards for Pursuing Pregnancy, Secondary IF, Grief/Loss, Pregnancy, Adoption, Parenting and a lot more...We're currently looking for new members... so if you want a secure, supportive place to learn, vent, and share, leave me a message or send me an email."
  • Last week to sign-up for the Roundup Extravaganza (the summer version of the Creme de la Creme). Head over if you want to participate.
  • 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)
  • Shelby's birthday is today. Go eat some cake in her honour.
  • Um...it's my blogoversary today. So...er...may I ask for my own congratulations?
  • Blood Signs is celebrating her birthday this Friday. Go sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On Friday, Tina will be remembering her second loss on the baby's unfulfilled due date. Please go give her a hug.
  • STE has a lot of dates going on today. It is six months since her water broke on the twins and six months since her friend’s father died. Another friend’s father died yesterday.
LOSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • 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.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • 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.
  • Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to low fluid.
  • 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.
  • Gas Passer is on bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
BIRTH AND ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • In and Out of Luck gave birth to a boy, Ryan, on June 17th. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Sam comes today! More details forthcoming at Vacantuterus (and here once she posts them).
  • The Wielecki Twins are being born today. More details coming soon...
Read and Support

2 comments:

Andria and Co. said...

Just sent you a email, I can help with the clicking!

Glenna Marshall said...

Just wanted to let you know--I'm home with my new SON!!! :)

Thanks for the updates!