Wednesday, September 24, 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

  • 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 has begun.
  • 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.
  • Opportunity: I've been asked to post this message though don't know anything about this study: "Neurocrine Biosciences (a San Diego biotechnology company) is conducting an endometriosis patient research survey as a part of our ongoing efforts to understand the disease of endometriosis and the needs of women suffering from its debilitating symptoms. The first 50 qualified participants will receive a $25 honoraria for participating. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The information you provide will develop our understanding of the symptoms of endometriosis, the process leading to your diagnosis, and the available treatment options. At the same time, this information will guide decisions on the clinical development of an investigational drug having the potential to treat the symptoms of endometriosis. Your responses are completely confidential, and all results will be used at the aggregate level and only for research purposes. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to, and we will contact you directly to fill out a screener to determine your eligibility. We appreciate your willingness to share your experience and the important guidance you will provide to our efforts to develop a better treatment alternative. Kind Regards from Neurocrine Biosciences."
  • Participate: Creating Motherhood is creating a list of what not to watch or read if you are in an emotional space about infertility or loss. Go give your suggestions.
  • Participate: Reader Request Music Monday is next week and Sunday is your final day to make your suggestion at Barren Albion. My request? Sister Goldenhair. I'll admit it. I love that song.
  • Help Her: The Young and the Infertile has Wordpress questions. Go help her out.
  • Support Her: Shaken Mama continues to write for
  • Going Private: Wobbly Bits is going private. If you want to continue reading, contact her soon.
  • Question: How to Get from 0 to Pregnant... has a question: "I’m considering doing my final IVF at CCRM and would love input/advice from those who have cycled there. Which doctors they would recommend, etc." Head over if you can answer.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Tigger's anniversary is this Friday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Bee in the Bonnet is celebrating her birthday today. Go over and sing her a song.
  • It's Baby Wanted: Apply Within's birthday on Friday. 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.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • 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)
  • Womb for Improvement is having a hysteroscopy today. Go over and wish her good luck.
  • Janna at Heartstrings could use some help right now. She's considering adopting her step-sister's new baby who may be HIV+. If you know anything about HIV transmission to infants she would love to hear from you.
  • Emily had her retrieval today and got 13 eggs! Go over and sit with her while she recovers and waits.
  • Somehow had her transfer yesterday! Go over and give her some support as she waits.
  • Niki transferred two day 6 blasts. Her first beta is scheduled for 10/3.
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.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said... is on bedrest.