Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday's Connections Abound

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point to Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

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

  • I'm at the DC BlogHer Conference today.
  • Can I just state how much I love the new LFCA submission form? It has shaved so much time off the process. Truly, no one needs to shout their news into the ether. Send in your own news or submit a call for support for another person that you read.
  • You Have to See it to Understand It: Just click over...Swallow the Key.
  • Question: CG writes, "I need some information regarding PCOS patients having used Follitism for stimulation in an injectable cycle. My clinic has a bunch of donated Follitism but claims that this medication does not work for PCOS patients and hence cannot give it to me.
  • Question: Life from Here is looking for book recommendations on open adoption. She has a short list on her blog about possibilities but wants to hear thoughts about them as well as additional suggestions.
  • Question: Dear John has a question about ejaculatory inhibition. Please go over and give your thoughts and advice.
  • Switching Spaces: Trace writes, "I'm switching over to WordPress where I'll have a "new identity." My new blog is and if anyone wants the password for any protected posts leave a comment and I'll send it to you.
  • Giveaway: All Thumbs is giving away a copy of The Infertility Assistant.
  • The 1500 adoption/infertility/loss blogroll is now...searchable. I've created a custom search engine that searches only the blogs on the blogroll. You can access it in the top right corner of my blog.
  • The IComLeavWe list is up for October. Join along; who doesn't love comments?
  • 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.
  • U.T.E.R.U.S. fundraiser: Unquestionable Love is holding a li.a s.ophia fundraiser. She is donate every cent of what she makes from the fundraiser, so tell your friends and go shopping!
  • Join Along: It's that time of year again...Time to recruit bloggers for the Great Blog Cross-Pollination! Come join in, last year was great fun! It's a great way to introduce yourself to a whole world of new bloggers. See the new icon here.
  • Face-to-Face: There is a Central Florida bloggers meeting coming up!
  • Give Away: Jess at Life in the White House is doing her first giveaway: A one year subscription to American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, staring October 9th and ending October 15th at 7:00pm EST.
  • ISO the Golden Egg is starting a regular post called Pay it Forward Fridays. She has received so much love and support, she wants to give back. Regularly. Some weeks it may be just a little something to give someone a much needed lift, other weeks it could be more substantial. Paying it forward give her more pleasure than she could have imagined. She hopes others will join her in Pay it Forward Fridays and write about it. It could be as simple as writing about looking for things to donate to the U.T.E.R.U.S. Project's ebay auctions. Whatever. Karma, baby!
  • 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 September or October 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)
  • Reproductive Jeans is celebrating her anniversary this Wednesday. Go over and tell her congratulations.
  • It was Karen's 33rd birthday on September 27. Happy belated birthday!
  • It was the Angry Canadian Nurse's birthday last week. You can still go over and wish her a happy birthday.
  • It was Thinking Miracle's blogoversary yesterday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Little Bit of Something found out her mom has cancer and then found out the next day there was no heartbeat even though they had seen a heartbeat previously. She has a D&C scheduled for Tuesday and could use some support right now.
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)
  • My Open Book has a need for support right now. Her mother is in the hospital right now. She writes: "My mom is an alcoholic and is currently in the hospital ICU going through severe alcohol withdrawal and detox. I am hoping to find other women who can relate on any level and share advice, support or simple company."
  • Scarred Bellybutton is fighting some depression and could really use a big tight hug.
  • Cece at Child Bearing Hips needs support. Her FIL had a major stroke on Friday. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • BFN for Mulberry, but she is keeping with a positive attitude! Give some hugs.
  • My Scar Smiles At Me's egg donor had her retrieval and they are waiting for fertilization reports and the upcoming transfer.
  • The Painting Chef's uncle was in the hospital after a blood clot in his brain caused him to have a seizure. As of a couple of days ago the family was looking at some difficult decisions to make.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Infertility Just Sucks gave birth to a girl Wednesday, October 8th. She said, "she's perfect in every way." Go over and wish her congratulations even though she hasn't posted yet on her blog.

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