Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday'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

  • Invite Only: Speculum Stories went private this weekend. If anyone wants to continue to read they need to email her at
  • Fundraiser: In Search of Biscuit 2.0 is holding a silent auction on July 19th to benefit a friend whose son was diagnosed with histiocytosis. If you have anything you can donate (service-wise or tangible) that she can auction off, contact her through her blog.
  • Question: Elizabeth has a question about uterine fibroids. Since her IF blog is invite-only, use her knitting blog to contact her. If you've had experience with uterine fibroids, she'd love to speak to you.
  • IComLeavWe kicked off last week. Come on...a measly week is much more do-able than a full month, nu?
  • 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 June or July 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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • STE is remembering her boys, six months after they were delivered.
  • Jaded Me is remembering Emi on the first anniversary of her unfilled due date.
  • My Resurfacing is experiencing another loss. Please go over there and give her support.
  • Fertility Now's second beta dropped. Please go over and give her love.
  • Portia P's friend, a fellow stirrup queen, lost her twins. You can leave a message on Portia's blog for her friend.
  • You're Still Young is having her fourth chemical pregnancy. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • The Johnson Family Journey also just had a loss. Please go over and give her support.
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)
  • Elizabeth received good news from her surrogate last week about moving forward with their cycle.
  • Julia has been having BH contractions and has been told that she needs to stay on modified house arrest. Go keep her company.
  • Nat is massively sick with a cold AND stomach virus and could use some love.
  • Care starts her new job tomorrow. She will be away from the computer but I am sure she could use good thoughts.
  • Life in the Soupbowl has a potential donor! Go over and wish her good luck.
  • Life in the Catpad is still waiting for her hCG to go down after her loss. Go over and give her a hug.
  • Afterwards had many contractions over the weekend and she is being treated for them. She goes back today to see where things stand. Go give her support.
  • Our Own Creation hit her 500th post on the day when the twins would have been 6 months old.
  • Waiting for Baby K received good news: they retrieved 28 eggs and out of the 18 that fertilized, 15 are still going strong! Transfer is set for Wednesday.
  • Portrait in Sepia's husband lost his job. Please go over and give her support.
  • They have found a blockage in Bec’s right tube. She would like to know if anyone has had this and what they did. Go over and give her a hug and some advice!
  • My Sanctuary is having a hard time right now and could use some extra love.
  • Lupus Pie had a negative and could use some support.
  • Womb for Improvement had a good HSG with clear tubes.
  • On to Plan B could also use some extra love right now.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Child Bearing Hips had a great ultrasound today.
  • It's a boy for Becca who just had a great 20 week ultrasound.
  • Antigone Lost has an ultrasound today. Go give her good thoughts.
  • It's a boy for Evil Clomid!
  • Mari at Bobim has just announced that she's pregnant.
  • Ange has her first ultrasound today. She is also remembering her baby eight months after he was born so it is an emotional day.
  • Lisa heard one perfect heartbeat on Thursday and has graduated from the RE to the OB!
  • It's Not A Habit is pregnant with a surprise no-treatments-necessary pregnancy.
  • Samantha has one happy 7 week along embryo chillin out right now! Her first ultrasound went great!
  • Beth had a long suspenseful appointment ending with an ultrasound and pictures of her wonderful sneaky little one!
  • Broken Eggs is being induced today. More news forthcoming!
Read and Support


bleu said...

Hey, Kim at Weenie Juice is having a hard time, this is her due month for her m/c and her shadow pregnancy delivered as well.

Bon said...

Yes, you can add that my blog went private and you can email me at to be added

Kristi said...

Thanks for announcing my blogaversary here, and for visiting my blog yesterday! This roundup of IF news is such a great resource.