Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday'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 third post today. Click over to read one of our own writing on a non-IF topic: Helen from Everyday Stranger.
  • 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.
  • Question: Long Distance Infertility has a question about donating meds. Go over if you can help.
  • 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 today. 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 time between the day that Loribeth learned that Katie had no heartbeat and the day she delivered. 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 Thursday 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)
  • Luna's homestudy is this Friday. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Egged On is having a terrible week. Her cycle was canceled Monday because her donor tested positive for chlamydia. They were 8 or 9 days away from retrieval. Please go give her a hug.
  • Katie is almost 37 weeks pregnant and diagnosised with gallstones that will require surgery. Please go over and give her support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • The Longest Wait is over. She received the call and has her referral. She is traveling internationally to adopt...soon! Go wish her congratulations.
Read and Support

1 comment:

Glenna Marshall said...

Hi--just wanted to add myself to the next roundup. I am so enjoying my adopted son, who is now almost 8 weeks old, but my doctor recently found a tumor on my right ovary which requires surgery to remove it and quite possibly the ovary as well, which is difficult since we already have other IF troubles. Just wanted to add myself so other bloggers could send some prayers my way.

Thanks a bunch!