Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday'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

  • Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from Searching for Biscuit 2.0. It's a post about why infertile women dread the yearly pap smear appointment. A must-read for anyone who thinks before they speak. 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!
  • 105 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • Online shower for Antigone: Head over to Yummy Sushi Pajamas and Awful but Functioning TODAY to participate with online games and festivities.
  • Photo Friday: Photo Friday is back at Creating Motherhood! This week's theme is your early photos with Santa or early holiday photos. Upload the photos onto your own blog and then visit Calliope's blog to leave your url so others can marvel at cute little you.
  • Is it True?: A blogger I completely trust sent this in, though neither of us can vouch for the truthfulness in this. Still, if it is, it's worth passing along: "According to the American Fertility Association, an RE in Southern California, Huntington Reproductive Center, is celebrating their 20th anniversary by giving away 20 free IVF cycles. Again, not sure it's legit, but figured anyone that lives in the area (or is willing and able to travel) should have the opportunity to check it out."
  • Giveaway: There are two giveaways happening at Sticky Feet. The first is for See Kai Run Shoes and the second is for Ambajam Mini-Cuddle.
  • Question: Kim has questions about hydrosalpinx. If you have any info on this condition please go over and offer advice if you are able.
  • I posted the book's cover and website.
  • Triplet Family in Need: this is a local story of a family some of the DC bloggers know, but they are an IF family in need. Please read the story at Chez Perky and help if you can.
  • Important Story to Read: Jaymee sent me the website of a friend who had something very scary happen to her daughter. If you have a small child, please read this. We are sitting down the twins and having a talk this afternoon about putting things in their mouth as well as getting rid of music cards to be on the safe side. Please read it and pass along the information to others who have small children (or, damn, I could imagine idiotic middle schoolers swallowing a battery not knowing what it does inside the body).
  • Giveaway: Alyson is having a give away. Check out her blog for a chance to win a cupcake holder.
  • New IComLeavWe list opened for December (with a caveat about participating over Christmas). Come join along and increase your 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.
  • 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 November or December 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)
  • Kristin of The Fertile Infertile is celebrating her 39th birthday tomorrow. Please stop by and wish her a happy birthday.
  • Becoming Parents is celebrating her blogoversary on Sunday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Go sing a song to The Rebound Girl for her birthday AND congratulate her. She got a positive pee stick! What a great birthday present!!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • A Message from Cathi: "I wanted to thank (Stacie) and all of you who have supported me and my husband through our very hard journey to parenthood. Today is the day that I will be laying my three precious angels to rest with G-d. This is going to be the hardest day of my life... Thank you all for you support. Please pray for my little angels Raiden, Ryker, and Gwyn...Thanks Again Cathi"
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)
  • Wishing4One is scheduled to trigger on Friday, retrieve on Sunday and transfer on Thursday. Go wish her luck!
  • After a long hiatus, Nicole is back to blogging and back to IVF. She is scheduled for her transfer for IVF #2 on Friday. Go welcome her back and wish her good luck.
  • Melanie is scheduled for her retrieval for IVF #3 on Friday.
  • Anita's FET is scheduled for next Thursday. Go wish her luck!
  • Courtney finally has a court date - Jan 16th! If they pass the first time they could go get the boys in February.
  • Waiting on Life is paper pregnant! They've been matched with an expectant mother and are awaiting their new arrival due Feb 4th.
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.
  • Elana is in the hospital for observation and cerclage. Both babies are fine, and she is on modified bed rest for the foreseeable future.
  • UnBalancedT thought she hadn't ovulated this month, instead she's gotten a BFP. Also, her car was rear-ended on the highway yesterday with she and her family in it. Please lend your support as she waits for her first OB appointment.
  • Surprise, Lisa's having a girl! And not a little boy as previously thought...
  • Jenni is having a little girl!
  • Emily at Wishing, Waiting, Hoping, Praying has had a roller coaster experience, starting with negative home tests, but ending with a positive beta of 43!
  • CeCe from Child Bearing Hips is being induced today. More information once she posts after the birth.
  • Begging for a Baby gave birth to a girl, Lillian, on December 2nd. Go over and wish her congratulations.
Read and Support


Mrs. Spit said...

Just a note - Gabriel's birthdate and death date is December 10th. I don't think I mentioned it for your records.

PJ said...

My retrieval is Saturday, and transfer is probably Tuesday.

Alyson and Ford said...

Thank you for mentioning my giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Alyzabeth's Mommy of Ten Weeks!

Amy said...

Don't know if I added William to your calendar or not! Birth day, December 13, 2007. Found out on December 10, 2007 that we had lost him.

KLTTX said...

Is Bridges still posting daily? I havn't had it show up in my Reader for a while now and am wondering if something is wrong there. Thanks.

Amanda said...

thanks so much for thinking of hazel, and especially for passing the word along about the danger of button batteries! i cant tell you how much i appreciate it. it seems as though we are far from the only parents who were ignorant of how dangerous these common little things are. im happy to say that hazel is doing great now, and we are so blessed to have her back home with us. we ave made so many new friends in the blogosphere because of all of this, and for that i am grateful! have a safe and happy holiday season,
amanda, jamie and hazel