Monday, July 28, 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

  • If you were an iron commentor for IComLeavWe this month let me know so I can add you to the wall of honour.
  • Request for an Interview: If you fit the bill, email the reporter directly... "I am a correspondent/producer for AARP Broadcast and am working on a similar story for television. The story is about couples who tried unsuccessfully to have children then decided to stop trying and live life without them. I am looking to interview a couple who fits that criteria on camera in the next two weeks. We are based in Washington DC and are looking for someone in this region which includes southern Maryland and northern Virginia. The interview will air in a story that also profiles a couple who decided to never have children. It will air on a program called My Generation which broadcasts nationwide on the RLTV network with a viewership geared towards people 50 years old and above. While it is not a deal breaker, it would be nice if our couple is in this age demographic." Email Diane.
  • Question: Womb for Improvement needs some advice about delayed menses and PCOS. Go over if you can help.
  • Off-Topic Question: Living a New life with Infertility is starting a new woman-centric business. Drop by to answer her questions.
  • 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)
  • Mommy to an Angel was remembering Jesse this past weekend on his birthday.
  • Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Natalie’s positive pregnancy test that became Devin.
  • Amy is taking a break from blogging. Her only request is that we don’t forget about William or her while she is gone.
  • Mel at Life in a Holding Pattern is reflecting on a loss from July 25th in years past - go give her a hug
  • Jen lost her twins at 8 weeks; they were conjoined. Please offer her support.
  • Laura at Elephant in the Room lost her grandmother over the weekend.
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)
  • Are We There Yet? is in the post-transfer stage and she learned that three embryos made it to freeze.
  • Cathleen could use some words of encouragement. She is a little discouraged by her first follicle check.
  • Tami at Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Normalcy is currently in her two week wait. Go sit patiently with her.
  • Sassy is in the hospital because she is spilling protein and her blood pressure is high. She will be remaining in the hospital for the duration of the pregnancy.
  • Anniep is having a tough time right now. She has lost a friend and the wait for her CGH results has been pushed out another week.
  • Amy's homestudy was officially approved. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies had a job interview last week. Go wish her luck that she gets the position.
  • Jumping Through the Hoops is in the wait again. Go sit with her while she waits.
  • Life in the Phisch Bowl was chosen by an expectant mother. She is due in August. Go give her a lot of support.
  • Amy, blog-reader-but-not-writer and fabulous UTERUS supporter, has her first ever egg retrieval for IVF tomorrow. Jen is collecting good wishes for her on her blog. ("I met her via email through UTERUS. See how far reaching this thing was? We clean out closets, we collect money, we make new friends, we help create new life…").
  • Ashleigh has found out that she is producing too much amniotic fluid. It is the last straw in what has been a stressful pregnancy for her.
  • Antigone’s husband has left. Go and give her a hug as she moves on to the next chapter of her life.
  • Julia was admitted to the hospital this weekend with premature contractions. She’s been on mag and has had the steroid shots to mature the baby’s lungs. Things are looking better though and there is even talk of sending her home.
  • Make You Stronger had her IUI this past weekend.
  • Jaded Me has been fired from her job. Please go over and give her support.
  • Soulbliss had 9 eggs retrieved this morning!
  • My Baby Quest is having her amnio on Wednesday. Go give her support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Isn't It Pretty to Think So? is having fantastic betas. She's still a bit nervous so go over and give her a hug with your congratulations.
  • An IVF Story is pregnant. She is also terrified because she was told the sac was too small. Please go over and sit with her. She has a scan today.
  • Misty River had a good first ultrasound and were able to see the heartbeat.
  • Positive pee stick for CCB at Two Moms and a Baby.
  • The Oasis had a positive pee stick!
  • Geohde gave birth to the twins on Saturday, July 26th. Saag and Naan and mum are all doing well. Go over and tell her congratulations.
  • Yoka became the mother of a baby girl on Saturday, July 26th, named Lillian. Go over and wish her congratulations.
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