Wednesday, November 5, 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

  • Yes, We Can.
  • Fundraiser: Reproductive Jeans is selling her Christmas CD (it is incredible, by the way --Mel). Donations will be made from the sales to U.T.E.R.U.S. project.
  • Project: The Cross-Pollination effort for '08 is the end of this week. Those participating, time to trade those posts if you haven't already! Click on the link to check out the current list of participants.
  • Password Protected: Sassy from Cupcakes & Conundrums is starting a private blog, please leave a comment with an email address if you'd like to keep following her in private.
  • Helpful Site: To Write Their Names in the Sand is a children's memorial site. They will write your child's name in the sand and photograph it before the ocean washes it away. They are currently not taking names again until tomorrow (scroll to the bottom of the page).
  • The new IComLeavWe list opened and there is a way to do it even with Thanksgiving. Come join along and increase the comments on your blog.
  • Harriet the Spy is the current book club selection and everyone is invited to join along.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • It was Astral's birthday yesterday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Topcat and her husband are celebrating their 3rd anniversary on November 5 after a very tough year. Please go over and congratulate them.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Waiting for U, Baby found out her pregnancy was ectopic and ended up having emergency surgery to end the pregnancy she tried so hard to have. She could use some support and hugs.
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)
  • Hot Mama Bear will probably have her IUI on Thursday. Go over and wish her good luck.
  • Tammy finds out the results of her genetic testing on November 17. She would appreciate thoughts and prayers leading up to it and especially that day.
  • Anna just got a negative on this cycle and also found out that her clinic is suspending treatment until the new year. She could seriously use some words of comfort.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • A Uterus Divided is on bedrest.
  • 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.
  • (Not So) Evil Clomid is on bedrest.
  • Denise is on hospital bedrest for regular contractions, growth discordance and low fluid for one of the twins. She's hoping to graduate to modified bedrest at home soon.
  • Still anxious but Busted Babymaker had a good ultrasound yesterday.
  • After many difficult cycles and early miscarriages, Peesticks and Stones saw a heartbeat yesterday. Go wish her congratulations!
  • Growing Family is growing again! Kohana is pregnant with the family's third child.
  • The Duchess had her c-section yesterday. More details to follow.
  • Danifred is going in for her c-section today. More details to follow.
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