Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday'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

  • The IComLeavWe list for August is up. Join in the conversation--it's a week of increased comments and commenting (and hopefully picking up a few new permanent readers along the way). If you still have up the old icon for July, please take it down (the red one).
  • If you are pregnant or parenting after IF, All Thumbs (run by Lori and Chicklet) are doing a book giveaway that might interest you.
  • IF in TVland: Calliope passed along word that the new season of Mad Men has an IF storyline. Setting the tape machine to catch the next episode...
  • Summer Reading: If you want to participate in a book exchange and trade your old books for new reads, contact Michell via I Want to be a Mommy and leave your contact info (and maybe books you'd want to add to the exchange?) in the comment section.
  • 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 A Little Sweetness's blogoversary. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Mothering My Miracle Multiples is celebrating her birthday on Friday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Io's birthday is this Saturday. Go over and have a piece of cake.
  • The Lost and Found (yes, this Lost and Found) is celebrating its anniversary on Monday. Happy one-year birthday, little LFCA.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Niki’s beta dropped and she is having miscarriage #3. Please go over there and give her a lot of 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)
  • Are We There Yet? is signing Lucky's adoption papers tomorrow. Go wish her congratulations as well as sit with her because she's in the tail end of the two week wait.
  • Fertile Yet Infertile is worried cause she has no symptoms after her donor egg cycle. She has her first beta on Monday. Go give her support.
  • Luck Doesn't Happen Twice is having feeding issues with her preemie and she's emotionally at the end of her rope. She not only could use any advice you have to give, but she could use a virtual hug from everyone reading this right now.
  • Which Way to Baby's husband just received an unexpected diagnosis that puts him at risk for sudden cardiac death. Only in his 30s, he is facing the possibility of having a defibrillator implanted in his chest. They could use some words of encouragement.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Scarred Bellybutton is having a c-section today--as in just a few hours from now. Go ovre and wish her well. Details when she posts again.
  • Julie's c-section is scheduled for tomorrow. Details forthcoming when she posts.
Read and Support


seriously? said...

Happy Birthday to LFCA. Thanks for keeping us all connected.

Cassandra said...

In case anyone doesn't catch a replay of Mad Men Season 2 Episode 1 before seeing the next episode, I recapped the IF scene a few days ago on my blog.

Happy watching! Throughout the first season it has been an outstanding show, even without an IF storyline. Now, the IF is just icing on the cake. (How often do you hear THAT?!?)