Monday, November 24, 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

  • There will definitely be LFCAs this week though the schedule will be messed up some due to Thanksgiving.
  • Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from The Great Big If's husband. You will laugh and cry over this account of giving the semen sample. How do you vote? Simply by clicking on the link above and then clicking on the post's title. Why the Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day? Click on that link in the header navigation bar above for the story. And send me stuff!
  • 72 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • Dog Rescue: Does anybody want a nice dog? Antigone's ex-husband wants to get rid of their dog and Antigone is too far away to take her. If you are close enough to Denver to help Sadie, let Antigone know.
  • Fundraiser: Diary of an Infertile Mad Woman writes: "This family really needs our help. I know that things are crappy with the economy right now, but if there is any way that you can help them, please do it. I am working on a few projects right now to help raise money. This little girl deserves every chance that we can give her!"
  • Fundraiser: Tammy's Journey writes: "In an effort to raise money for a possible donor egg IVF cycle, I have put together some of my writings from this blog into a book. I know most of you reading my blog are also struggling with infertility and have your own expenses, so please do not feel you have to donate by any means. I completely understand. My hope is that through this book, I can help others struggling with infertility, help family members understand a little more and help raise some money to fulfill our dream. I hope you will check it out. Thank you so much!"
  • Question: DinoD asks: "I am a Canadian resident and I have recently been told by my fertility clinic that we cannot donate our frozen embryos within Canada as we did not sign an "intent to donate" form prior to the creation of the embryos (they were created back in 2002/2003 prior to the new regulations covering assisted reproduction and were created initially for our own use). My clinic did seem to imply that we could possibly donate our embryos outside of the country (hopefully without having to try and smuggle them out ourselves). Anyway, after spending as much time as I can muster reading Section 8 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Regulations I have come to the conclusion that we may need to seek legal help with this. Is there anyone out there (in Canada) who has dealt with donating embryos created prior to the new 1997 regulations? Any help or direction would be appreciated. Thanks."
  • 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 October or November 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)
  • Our Wish Come Two is celebrating her birthday today. Swing by and sing her a little song.
  • Henry Street's anniversary is tomorrow. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Liza's birthday is tomorrow. Go have a little cake with her.
  • Serenity's birthday is on Wednesday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Tertia's birthday is on Wednesday. Go have a little melktart with her (I actually thought I was quite clever for writing that and cracked up).
  • Carrie at Life in the Soup Bowl is celebrating her 5 year wedding anniversary today. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • A View On My Life celebrated her 4 year anniversary on Thursday the 20th. Go wish her a belated happy anniversary.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Please stop by Sara's blog today to show your support. It has been a year since her son Samuel went to Heaven.
  • After three promising betas, Chelle miscarried Wednesday. She had finally gotten pregnant from her FET after her ER had to be canceled this summer due to hyperstimulation. She could use some serious hugs and support.
  • Blessed are the Barren is experiencing a loss and could use many hugs and 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)
  • Lemmondrops is still in the hospital. Please go over and keep her company.
  • I Want to Be a Mommy is having her transfer tomorrow (day 5!). Go over and give her good thoughts.
  • Tertia's scan is on Tuesday and she is understandably nervous. Please go over and give her support.
  • Dora had her transfer on Sunday and she is officially in the wait.
  • Lori at Just Nesting is in the TWW again for IUI #6. Go wish her luck.
  • Fertility Now has one embryo, growing on target, but there appears to be blood in her uterus. She is still on tenterhooks as far as this pregnancy goes, especially since in her last pregnancy, the twin that had blood around it didn't make it. Head over and wait with her until her next ultrasound December 2nd.
  • Destination Zambia heartbreakingly had to pull her file (just weeks prior to receiving her referral) due to changing rules about the length of stay in Zambia. Although she has switched to Ethiopia, she is feeling many sad emotions about all that the decision may mean. Go lend some support if you can.
  • Emily is in the 2ww and could use a bit of love while she waits.
  • Turia had a bfn this week. She could use lots of love and support.
  • Julie is facing two deaths in her family. Please go offer your support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • CC at Inconceivable No More got a fetal fibronectin test and so is on modified bedrest for at least the next two week. Go keep her company.
  • Denise is on bedrest at home.
  • Dee is on bedrest after Pprom at 13 weeks. She could use support as she helps her babies defy the odds.
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