Thursday, August 7, 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

  • Bridges ran its fourth post today. Click over to read one of our own: Luna from Life From Here. OH! And do not forget to go over there tomorrow for the True View thread. Please give us a glimpse into an aspect of your experience and/or respond to someone else's thoughts.
  • Thank You: To Lindsay at Our Family Beginnings who is the most wonderful woman in the world and realizes how the music that plays in the background while your television family is talking can make a good security blanket to take on the road with you to a location casualty. As well as playing for me "Via Con Me" which just makes me smile.
  • Connection: Please help if you can give support. Tigger writes, "I need help, information, something. Mom is starting to show signs of dementia, for lack of a better word. Hearing things, seeing things, NOT seeing things that are there. It could be the medication, it could be that the cancer is spreading to her brain. I am more equipped to deal with issues like depression, anxiety, sadness, sickness than I am with something akin to dementia. I don't know how to cope, what to do. Is there anyone out there who can shed some light, support, ideas?" Contact her through her blog or email her at
  • Found!: If you read her years ago, you will immediately recognize this blogger from her old space. And if you read her years ago, you will be grinning to see this current space and meet up with her again. I, for one, have missed her a lot.
  • Fundraising: Katie at Isn't TTC Supposed to be Fun is walking to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. If you wish to donate, you can find more information here about Memory Walk.
  • Connection: The Happy Not-So-Newlywed says, "I am looking for bloggers who are in their mid-twenties and are facing IVF. My husband and I are starting down that road this next cycle and I would love to read along with other people in the same boat (being so young and doing IVF)." If you match the description, head over to her blog.
  • Giveaway: If you are pregnant or parenting after IF, All Thumbs (run by Lori and Chicklet) are doing a book giveaway that might interest you.
  • 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 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 July or August 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)
  • Here We Go Again is celebrating her anniversary on Sunday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Dreams come True...Sometimes celebrated her second year anniversary yesterday. It's not too late to wish her congratulations.
  • It is Delenn's one year anniversary of the transfer that led to Willow. Go wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Today is the ten-year anniversary of the day that Loribeth delivered Katie. Please go over and sit with her and please flood her comments box with love and messages of remembrance for Katie.
  • I wrote the wrong amount of years yesterday. Life after Infertility and Loss is remembering Carena on the ten-year anniversary of her loss. She lost Carena the same day that Loribeth lost Katie.
  • 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)
  • Luna's homestudy is tomorrow. Go wish her good thoughts.
  • The doctor found a tumour on Glenna's ovaries during an ultrasound to check for cysts. It hopefully is not cancerous though she will not know until she has surgery on August 21st. Please go give her support.
  • Jumping Through the Hoops could use some extra support today. She has a double line but this is pregnancy #4 for her first child. She is spotting and waiting for her beta today. Please give her a hug.
  • Will They Have His Eyes's dog had surgery today. Go give her good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
  • One of Shelby's cats is also sick. Please go give her good thoughts.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Jonny and Flo have a new daughter, Beatrice, who was born on August 6th. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Julie gave birth to a boy, Ben, on August 1st. Go over and wish her congratulations.
Read and Support


Jen said...

I always jump when I see myself on Lost and Found when I am not expecting it. I read that and thought, "Sunday? Really? Hmm...I guess it is." I love that you remembered before we did. :)

LJ said...

How sweet are you. Hope the music lets you have your happy place!