Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday'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 thetowncriers@gmail.com 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 second post today. Click over to read one of our own writing on a non-IF topic: Karen from Chez Perky.
  • Survey: A doctoral student said, "as part of my dissertation research, I am exploring individuals and couples use of blogs in dealing with infertility issues." I don't know anything about this study, but if you are interested, you can access the survey here.
  • Question: Luck Doesn't Happen Twice has a question about Prevacid and infants. Head over if you can answer.
  • Question: Caba's Cave was curious is any surrogates or IPs (intended parents that use a surrogate) had to purchase maternity benefits for their surrogate and how that worked. Contact her through her blog if you can answer.
  • Non-IF Questions: Cupcakes and Conundrums has a bunch of questions currently on her blog for your perusal and answerication. Um, blogger isn't marking answerication as a non-word, though it doesn't come up on any google search or in any dictionary. Strange. Maybe it should be a real word.
  • BlogHer Panel Video: if you missed BlogHer and want to see the video, Pamela Jeanne has it up on her blog!
  • IF in TVLand: "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."
  • Idea: Feliz Dianne Flutter has a great idea to read through all of the books on the book meme that is going around. Stop by her blog if you want to join along.
  • 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)
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)
  • Life After D&C is celebrating her anniversary on Wednesday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • The Happy Hours is celebrating her 2nd year wedding anniversary today.
  • Stacie and Isaac celebrated their anniversary last week (amongst the pox). Go over and wish them 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 learned that Katie had no heartbeat. Please go over and sit with her between the 5th and the 7th as she remembers these two terrible anniversaries and please flood her comments box with love and messages of remembrance for Katie.
  • Life after Infertility and Loss is remembering Carena on the twelve-year anniversary of her loss.
  • 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)
  • A Maybe Story's dog was hit by a car. Finn is doing okay though he is coughing a lot. Please go give her support.
  • Beth and her sister are having to put her father in a nursing home. Please go lend her some support, as I'm sure she could use some right now.
  • Tammy's husband lost one of his best friends (only 33 years of age) to a brain aneurysm and could use some support.
  • Rho at Nobaby Lane is having her transfer today. She did have some spotting, so the doctors need to determine if they should wait on the actual transfer. I'm sure she'd love to hear some kind words.
  • 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.
  • Infertility Bites had a three-day transfer yesterday. Wish her luck in this 2ww!
  • The Angry Infertile is in the 2ww after yesterday's IUI #2.
  • Losing the Baby Wait is paper pregnant.
  • Just the 2 of Us is taking their first steps on their adoption journey.
  • One Good Egg could use some support as she awaits the results of her homestudy.
  • One Small Wish just came out of the infertility closet to her parents.
  • The Secret Garden could use some extra support as she makes some difficult decisions.
  • Hoping for Another Lovebug has her LID (July 18, 2008)!
  • Just a Mere IVF is starting her next IVF cycle. Go wish her good luck.
  • Vee and Max get his latest CT results tomorrow. Please go give them good thoughts.
  • Chicklet is home.
  • Baby Wanted: Apply Within's donor has her retrieval tomorrow and the transfer is set for Saturday. Please go over and wish her good luck.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • None Today.
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1 comment:

Heather said...

Thank you for recognizing me!!!! I'm so happy to be on this list. It's been a long time coming.