Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday'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

  • U.T.E.R.U.S. Update: We are so damn close! We currently have raised $2833.04. We have under $200 left to raise. New eBay auctions are always going up and the etsy store can use your help. Any money we make over the total will be held for the next U.T.E.R.U.S. fundraiser to give us a head-start.
  • IComLeavWe is over for October. If you made Iron Commenter status, let me know so I can add you to the Wall of Honour. The list for November goes up this Thursday evening.
  • Password Protected: Journey to Junior has decided to go password-protected starting Friday. If you would like to continue to follow her journey, please leave your email address in the comments section of her blog or email it to
  • Contest: Calliope designed a beautiful button for the 1st International Infertility Competition. If you want a Haiku button personalized for your site, drop Angie Best-Boss a note (
  • Question: Just Keep Swimming's husband was diagnosed with low morphology. His blood work came back with low FSH and low testosterone. His urologist is sending him for an MRI of his pituitary gland. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any info that you can point her to?
  • Question: Two Years and Counting has a question about injectables and Clomid. If you can answer, head over to her blog.
  • Barren Bitches (and Man-Pie) Book Brigade is reading Harriet the Spy. Join along.
  • Um...hello...did you check out the new stuff happening with U.T.E.R.U.S.?
  • 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.
  • 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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Tomorrow is the estimated due date for Tina's third loss. Please go give her a hug.
  • 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)
  • Living A New Life with Infertility asks for good thoughts to be given to her husband's who lost his best friend. She writes: "he is having issues processing it. We also were informed that he had a will-- and in that will are provisions that could change our family dynamics. I'm asking for good thoughts and maybe even a silver lining."
  • The Shifty Shadow has her egg collection on Thursday. Cross your fingers and toes for her!
  • Thinking Miracles is in the wait. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Lisa's retrieval for IVF #7 yielded 5 eggs, more than she's ever had, but, only 2 fertilized. Transfer is Thursday. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Shelby from The Great Big If is scheduled for IUI #5 on Wednesday. Go 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 had twin boys (names to be announced soon) on October 27th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Lea Bea gave birth to a boy, Ezra, on October 27th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Faith in Fertility's wife gave birth to a boy, Samuel, on October 27th too. Go over and wish him congratulations.

Read and Support


Mirabel's Parents said...

mel - thanks for posting that journey to junior is going private...however, i misspelled the URL! it is i'm sorry about that!

KC said...

Hey Mel,

For some reason I now only get the shortened version of the LFCA on my google reader. This stinks because now I can't read it on my cell phone anymore. The actual blog site doesn't format on my cell but on Google reader it would. Any chance of the long version being posted in the feeds?

Thanks for all the hard work you do!!

Anonymous said...

Can you add this blog to your rolls. No known fertility problems, but will be "advanced maternal age" while TTC and during pregnancy.