Tuesday, September 9, 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

  • New IComLeavWe list is up for September. Join the comment-loving-athon.
  • 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.
  • Connection: Vintage Mommy is looking to connect with other bloggers who are "married, have a single adopted child, adopted when Mom was over 40, in an open domestic adoption." Do you fit the bill or know of other bloggers? Connect with her via her blog.
  • Question: Mel at Life in a Holding Pattern has a question for anyone who has used Heparin or Lovenox during pregnancy. She is in the TTC phase but has begun seeing a hematologist and could use some input from others.
  • Question: Meredith at A Uterus Divided has questions for anyone who might have been on hospital bedrest. She is looking for helpful suggestions to spark her appetite and help out with her weight gain and the Roomie so both can stay growing well.
  • Question: The Promise of Our Love is looking for information about renting a doppler. If you can help out, go over to her blog.
  • Request: "I recently received a book from a publicist to review, and am participating in a blog tour for the book at the end of this month. The book is An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken. She wrote this memoir about her experience losing her unborn child while she and her husband were living in France. She talks candidly about her sorrow, her grief, how she felt when she became pregnant again, etc. It's a beautiful book. I am looking for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. Miscarriage, stillbirth, etc. The "when" of the child (or children's) death is not the deciding factor of who to include. I would accept anyone. [My goal is to include] personal reactions to some of McCracken's comments in the book. If you would like to participate, I can be reached at antonette@ameritech.net with "McCracken blog" in the subject line."
  • 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)
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)
  • A little bird told me that Beth is celebrating her 30th birthday today? Is it true? Is it true? Go wish her a happy birthday.
  • Yesterday was Tash's blogoversary. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Bagmomma's blogoversary was last week. It's not too late to wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Msfitzita is remembering her twins--Molly and Joseph--a little over a year after the loss.
  • Jen at A Tale of Two Coins is having a miscarriage. She lost her husband on August 19th. Please go over and flood her with 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)
  • The Happy Not-So-Newlywed is having her baseline ultrasound so that she can start IVF injections on 9/9
  • Finding Motherhood has started another round of Clomid today.
  • Dreams and False Alarms is feeling a little wiped out and raw as she begins lupron for another round of IVF following a miscarriage.
  • Desperately Seeking Spawn had 14 eggs retrieved, 10 mature and all 10 fertilized.
  • Staci is moving forward with the adoption process after the surrogate cycle failed. She could use some support and words of encouragement.
  • Niki is having an extra rough day.
  • Nat is also having a rough day, after visiting Devin’s grave for the first time.
  • The Spits' cat is missing. And as Mr. Spit says, it is leaving a hole in his family.
  • Jaded is missing Daniella, as she should have been here by today.
  • Celeste brought Maxwell and Shoghi home on Saturday!
  • SingleTracy at Babysteps had a negative HPT after her donor embryo cycle. Please go give her a hug.
  • Lori at Just Nesting had a negative this last cycle.
  • The Sluggish Butterfly had her beta go up again so she needed to get another methotrexate shot. Please go give her a hug.
  • From Here to Maternity is stressed waiting for the first ultrasound. Please go give her support.
  • Good Egg Hunting had an IUI this weekend. Go wish her good luck with the wait.
  • Infertility, Yoga, and Chocolate's pregnant SIL was just dignosed with breast cancer- and her RE is being rather unhopeful about this next IVF cycle, and already talking donor eggs. She could use some company in this bad place right now.
  • Dramalish could use support right now. Her last cycle was negative and she is in need of a hug.
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.
  • Rebecca at My F*cked up Uterus is on modified bedrest and due in less than a month.
  • A Uterus Divided is on hospital bedrest.
  • Unexplain This! is pregnant with a great first beta. Her next beta is Thursday. Go wish her congratulations and good luck.
  • Soulbliss had a great ultrasound yesterday. The baby is measuring on target and the heartbeat is great too.
  • On My Way to Fertility is pregnant. Official beta was yesterday and she's awaiting results.
  • Mil and Moosk heard a heartbeat and saw "milmoosk" on an ultrasound. Please go congratulate them.
  • Baby Steps to Baby Shoes failed the glucose test.
  • Letting It Out has scheduled a c-section for the 10th- when they will be welcoming their twins! Wish them luck!
  • Intending to be Parents are going to be parents! Their gestational carrier is pregnant with great betas.
  • Addition Problems had a boy, Teddy, on September 6th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Meghan gave birth to a girl, Sweetness, on September 4th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
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hieyeglasses said...

I think I can pick up a lot of useful information from this site.

Allie said...


First the site is pretty slow to load...just mentioning it because you asked.

Also I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about Mary Ellen and Steve? Are they doing okay since they lost their triplets?