Monday, December 29, 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

  • LFCA spotty due to holidays and constructing the Creme de la Creme list...
  • Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from Weebles Wobblog. Perhaps too late to implement in this current season, but if you are currently in the Christmas letdown, food for thought for next year. How do you vote? Simply by clicking on the words "this one" 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!
  • Creme de la Creme: the Creme de la Creme list is currently at 190 participants.
  • Contest: Another contest over at The Story of Me. Describe your "peaceful" place and if you win, choose your own prize worth $100USD. Contest closes New Years Eve.
  • Question: Dora writes, "I'm looking for info regarding the pros and cons of a naturally timed FET vs suppression."
  • 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)
  • Somehow, Someway (Somehow, Someway's new blog for friends and family about their pregnancy)
  • Apologies--I am adding a massive number of blogs today that came in over this past week. Sorry for the delay.
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)
  • WiseGuy is celebrating her birthday today. Go over and sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Lisa DG's due date has just passed. Please go over and give her support.
  • On January 3rd, STE will be remembering Jacob's birth/death date. Please give her support this week.
  • January 3rd is also Lennox and Zoe's birthday. January is a difficult month for Allison--please give her a lot of support.
  • Emilie of Lemmondrops died right before Christmas and her burial is today. She passed away peacefully in her sleep as her husband Steve held her hand. Go over and mourn her loss with her husband and two young sons. A blogger has posted a roundup of stories honouring Emilie in the news including her obituary.
  • Bree's first ultrasound showed an empty uterus. Follow-up blood test showed that the hcg is decreasing on its own, which is a small blessing.
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)
  • Water Bishop could really use some love and extra hugs right now.
  • Nikki and her husband received news that the expectant mom has decided to go with another adoptive family. Nikki is being brave, but she is hurting. Go and lend some support if you can.
  • Our Family Beginnings also had her match end over Christmas. Please go over and give her a lot of support.
  • Infertility, Yoga, and Chocolate has been told using her own eggs for IVF will likely never work, and she is taking the news hard. She is considering a second opinion and would like to hear your opinion on it.
  • Fromheretomaternity could really use a hug.
  • Calliope could use some support right now after making some tough calls after the holiday.
  • Wishing4One got a BFN for IVF #6. Please go give her support.
  • Life From Here has been chosen by an expectant mom to adopt her baby, due in June. Go give her congratulations.
  • Although last week's ultrasound showed the source of the bleeding, Mrs. M@sk's bleeding has continued and she is worried that she is losing the twin pregnancy. She could use some support while she waits for her next ultrasound on Tuesday.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Dee is on bedrest after Pprom at 13 weeks. She could use support as she helps her babies defy the odds. She has made it past 20 weeks and found a specialist to take her on.
  • Elana had the cerclage and is now at home on modified bed rest.
  • Good Times, Good Times continues to have great betas.
  • Infertility on the Brain also continues to have great betas.
  • Miss Conception got a positive beta at 7DPT (in her third donor embryo cycle) of 138! She is scared to death of another miscarriage, but is trying to enjoy the moment. Her blog has gone underground, but you can email her for an invite to the new space.
  • Melanie had a great first beta of 675 for IVF #3. Her ultrasound is scheduled for January 5.
  • Jill had a wonderful ultrasound that showed two healthy boys from IVF #3.
  • In the Wilderness is pregnant.
  • Morrisa & Shawn had a boy, Noah, on December 23rd. Go over and tell them congratulations.
  • Yael gave brith to a boy, Micah, on December 14th. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Musings of a Barren-ess is having a scheduled c-section today (12/29). Cheesecake will be here soon. More details when she posts again.
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