Monday, July 21, 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

  • I'm back. Even though there was Internet access galore at BlogHer, it was hard to find time to do email and things like that because you were also constantly listening. Hence the lack of LFCAs. I kept all of the updates and worked from most recent to oldest (the ones sent on Wednesday night) to add them. I had to drop some of the older updates to make the size of the post manageable and usable. I apologize for anything that was sent that didn't make it in last week.
  • IComLeavWe began today. Commence commenting galore from now until the 28th. Sign up for August will begin on the 1st if you're too late to join up for July. I'm going to take a cue from Cupcakes and Conundrums and keep track of my first 6 comments each day.
  • Technically, you should have your Roundup Extravaganza blurb in today. I am still adding them so I'm not sure who is late yet in order to bother you with constant, scathing emails :-)
  • Invite Only: Morrisa is going invite only. In order to get an invitation to keep reading, please email her with your first name.
  • Question: Does This Suit Your Copperosity has a question about med prices. They are dealing with anovulation and poor morphology. They were quoted $800 for 150units / night for 5 nights. After an ultrasound & med check, they may possibly have 2 or 3 more days of stims, followed by either an IUI or trigger & timed intercourse. Go over and give your thoughts.
  • Question: Butterfly on My Shoulder has a question about adoption and gun ownership. Go over if you can answer it.
  • 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)
  • Today is the real anniversary of the Roundup on Stirrup Queens, though I'll post the Extravaganza post during the normal Friday slot.
  • Today is Rebecca's 22nd birthday go on over and share some cake with her.
  • The Averitt's celebrated their 12th wedding anniversy on Saturday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Today is Drama 2B Mama's blogoversary. Go over and wish Lori congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Vee recently remembered the year anniversary of Crumpet. Please join her in acknowledging the loss of the promise of parenthood that Crumpet represented.
  • Last Saturday was the Doodles unfulfilled due date. Please go give Busted support.
  • Soupy’s grandfather passed away last week. Give her your condolences.
  • Mommy to an Angel lost her grandmother last week. Please give her your condolences.
  • Glitter Shrimp just had a loss and a D & C. 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)
  • Communique's embryo thaw is set for Wednesday and her endo check showed a good lining at 11 mm.
  • Mrs. Mask's hysteroscopy is tomorrow. She hasn't blogged much about it, but you may want to go wish her good luck anyway.
  • Whataboutmyeggs just started her 2WW after an IUI. Go wish her good luck.
  • Please send Antigone good thoughts before her ultrasound tomorrow.
  • Jen at Maybe If You Just Relax had a miserable OB visit and was hoping for much more congratulations and excitement. Give her some love as she looks for a new OB in her area.
  • Rho at NoBaby Lane is having problems getting her meds ordered for IVF #4. Please go give her some support.
  • Daisy has been matched with an egg donor and is waiting to cycle.
  • New Midlife Mommy hasn't yet posted the beta results from this cycle, though she had negative pee sticks last week. Please go give support.
  • Laura at Elephant in the Room has excitedly welcomed home B. from his deployment.
  • Emily is having a sonohystogram today. Go by and give her some support and company.
  • Turia had her IUI last Thursday and is now in the 2ww. Go sit with her if you have a moment!
  • Where's My Belly had some scary bleeding and is having an ultrasound today. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Nancy is having a CVS tomorrow. Please go give her support.
  • Trish could use continued support with Robbie in the NICU. Go give her some love.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • It Will Happen gave birth to the girls, Gabriella and Grace, were born on Sunday, July 20th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Luck Doesn't Happen Twice gave birth to a girl, Boogie (at least on the Internet), on Saturday, July 19th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • On July 17th, Mark and Michelle welcomed baby Tayleigh into their family through the help of their gestational surrogate, T. Congratulations to all.
  • Rae from Broken Eggs has announced the safe arrival of Kailen, born on July 7th. Rae is in love but exhausted.
Read and Support


Mommy Someday said...

Mel - I am having terrible difficulty sending you my roundup extravaganza blurb. My email keeps kicking the message back to me. How should I get it to you? Should I just post it here in the comments?

bleu said...

A had his reversal surgery today and his mommies are doing ok but I bet could use some support.