Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday's Connections Abound

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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

  • Early LFCA today because someone got called for jury duty. And by "someone" I mean me. A very unhappy version of me.
  • The next 100 Words Project is up on the Bridges site. The theme for October is Love. Please participate--the one for September 11th was amazing. The deadline is October 2nd.
  • IComLeavWe for September finishes this weekend.
  • Bridges continues to post daily. And it continues to be an amazing resource for insight into a multitude of worlds. And I'm not just saying that because I work on it.
  • Support Her: A Sibling for Celia writes: "Once again, I'm going to be walking in the Light the Night walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society on October 4th in Fredericksburg, VA." Please go over and help her if you can.
  • Question: What Am I has an interesting question up about what hospitals could give to support people after a loss. Go over and weigh in.
  • Read It: Mrs. Spock's article is up on the OBOS website! Go over to read Pregnancy After Infertility Or Previous Pregnancy Loss. It is excellent and I'm so proud of her and for OBOS for providing information on pregnancy specifically after IF.
  • Participate: My Sanctuary is kicking off another virtual world tour. It is easy to participate and get in on the fun.
  • 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 August or September 2008)
  • Embracing Happenstance (surrogacy)--this is one of the coolest blog layouts I've ever seen. Just felt like I needed to comment on that...
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)
  • Tigger's anniversary is today. Go wish her congratulations.
  • It's Baby Wanted: Apply Within's birthday today. She is currently in the 2ww (and on Friday she'll be 10dp3dt). Go wish her a happy birthday and tell her that you hope her birthday wish comes true.
  • Tubeless in St. Louis is celebrating her daughter's first birthday this weekend! She writes: "we are celebrating our daughters 1st birthday on the 27th. She was brought into our lives through the miracle of Open Domestic Adoption. I have posted a little note today (Wednesday about Julia's birthmother calling and I hope to post again Sunday after the party. Her birthmother called me to let me know they should be there Saturday. What a fun nervous time ahead of us! Happy Birthday, Julia." Go over and eat a little cake with her.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • 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)
  • Sharah over at Outlandish Notions could use some support. She was just thrust back into the crossroads of to concieve or not to conceive after believing for the past year that decision had already been made.
  • All Things Deb is waiting for results for yesterday's endometrial biopsy. Give her good thoughts.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Ten Times Crazier is in the hospital on bedrest for contractions and her cervix is dilating. She will be in the hospital until 34 weeks or until the twins come.
  • Gas Passer is on bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
  • A Uterus Divided is on bedrest.
  • Interrupted Wanderlust has been placed on modified bedrest due to low amniotic fluid with one of the twins.
  • None Today.
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