Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday'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 Bloorb. Not only does she create the best titles around, but she writes the emails we all wish we had the guts to write sometimes. One of the greatest straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back emails ever. 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!
  • 101 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • 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.
  • Question: My Many Blessings writes, "I need help with results of a PAP that just came back...but, the PAP was normal. It was something ELSE that came up with it."
  • Project That We Must, Must, Must Do and I Must, Must, Must Write With All the Information: So, I messed up this one yesterday. To view the address click on the link at the bottom of the post. The key is "gingerbreadboy." This is what I said yesterday: "This is pretty much the most fun I've seen in a bit and I'm going postcard hunting this afternoon. Fractured Rainbows has this Gingerbread Boy project and she has invited everyone to send in a postcard that her class will read telling the story of the Gingerbread Boy's travels around the world. Seriously, you must read the post and then get creative. I am so excited about this. This is even better than the traveling Garden Gnome." I sent my card out this morning--the Gingerbread Boy was at the White House helping W pack up.
  • 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)
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 on December 6th. Please stop by and wish her a happy birthday.
  • Becoming Parents is celebrating her blogoversary on Sunday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Jill celebrated her 32nd birthday on Dec 3rd. Go sing her a song!
  • Jenni celebrated a birthday on Monday. She also has an ultrasound today to hopefully discover the gender. So go over and sing and peek. Wait...that sounded all kinds of wrong.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Aurelia Ann is grieving the one year loss anniversary for Bubba and is also missing her Lucky terribly.
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)
  • Way to go, May! May got an A+ on her dissertation! Go wish her big congratulations!
  • MrsJoyner writes: "Good grief...We could really use prayers and good thoughts..My husband, Big E, is taking the police exam today, and as I went outside to go to work I realized that his car was broken into sometime last night. They stole a lot of stuff, including Christmas presents and our GPS, and now his state of mind is completely shattered. We are still waiting on the police and the window people to come fix this. He is still going to take the test, but he's just a mess (obviously) any thoughts or prayers would be great." Please go over and cheer him on.
  • Sprogblogger had a funky number for her first beta and they expect an ectopic. Go sit with her as she waits for beta # 2 on Friday.
  • Infertility, Yoga, and Chocolate's beta was negative. She could use some some support now.
  • Michell received a very low beta after a second IVF and is discouraged. She could use hugs as she waits to see if her beta doubles.
  • The Rubbles' had their IUI this week. They could use some love and encouragement while they wait.
  • Gil received a great fertilization report -- all six mature eggs were successfully fertilized with ICSI. Her embryo transfer is scheduled for tomorrow!
  • One Small Wish has received some not so great news of late and could use some encouragement.
  • Holly's little girl does not have Downs or Trisomy 18 or 13. Which means she has fighting chance against the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. She is happy but understands the long long road ahead.
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.
  • Meg had a wonderful ultrasound and got to see Sprout kicking and wiggling!
  • Bleu had a good 20 week scan.
  • Leanne and her hubby had a major scare this week with the babies. They could still use a bit of love and encouragement as they let out a huge sigh of relief.
  • Good Egg Hunting has her first ultrasound on Friday. Send her good thoughts.
  • A Uterus Divided gave birth to a boy, Dashiell, on December 1st. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Jen gave birth to a girl, Elizabeth, on December 3rd and she twittered/blogged the whole thing :-) Please go over and wish this U.T.E.R.U.S. chickie congratulations.
  • CeCe from Child Bearing Hips is being induced on Friday so go wish her luck! More information once she posts after the birth.
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