Thursday, December 11, 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 The Non-Housewife. A post where the author explains what has kept her from joining a face-to-face support group as well as what made her realize how much she needed one. 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!
  • 115 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • Reporter Looking for Interviewees: this comes from a listserv so I don't know the writer at all. "Summary: Acupuncture and TCM success stories. Media Outlet/Publication: national consumer health magazine. "Please note that my anecdotes must be about women only, not men. I'm looking for a few fairly dramatic anecdotes about *women* who have benefited from any form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This could be acupuncture herbs, qigong, acupressure, etc. I definitely need a story from someone with an ongoing health issue who finally found relief thru acupuncture, after Western medicine had failed to deliver. I also could find a place for an anecdote about using acupuncture to enhance or replace traditional fertility treatments." If interested, email"
  • Question: Nicole could use some advice on getting through the 2WW for IVF #2.
  • Question: GreenEggsNHam would like some advice on writing a letter to the firstmother who is carrying her Ukulele.
  • Question: Alyson is needing some advice or recommendations for on-line programs to help her daughter's development of the English language. If you can recommend DVD's or other programs to increase her daughter's development skills, head on over and leave her a comment.
  • Luna won the grand prize at the Infertility Haiku Contest! Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Opportunity: an email from a blogger: "I got an email from Reproductive Health Specialists and in it they "advertised" a contest for a free round of IVF. The basics of it are that you have to be between 21 & 42 and have BASIC health insurance to enter. Deadline to enter is 12/31. The link for anyone who is interested is They are located in Penn Hills and I believe are affiliated with UPMC Maggie."
  • 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)
  • Today is Luna's blogoversary. Go over and wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Saturday is William's birthdate. Please sit with Amy during this difficult time.
  • Lisa from Infertile Ground is having a D&C Thursday after seeing a healthy heartbeat last week and no heartbeat this week at 7w5d.
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)
  • Our Own Creation is testing soon from this FET cycle. Please go over and give her support.
  • Antigone's divorce is final this upcoming Friday. Please go give her support the next few days.
  • One Small Wish's retrieval is scheduled for today. Go wish her luck!
  • Sara at Gas Passer is having surgery today - go wish her a speedy recovery.
  • Rebecca got a beta of 21 for FET #3, and could use some support.
  • Annie got a positive pregnancy test last week but her betas are not doubling. She's worried about losing another baby and could use the support.
  • Bree at Project Kjetil could use some support as she waits for a second beta today. The first was quite low (26.9 at 15dpIUI). (Note that this URL links to a little notifier bloglet. She tends to invite everyone who asks to be invited... so feel free!).
  • Wishing4One is scheduled for her IVF #6 transfer today.
  • Melanie is scheduled for her IVF #3 transfer today.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them 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. 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.
  • Beth is supposed to be induced on Friday. More updates to follow.
  • Amanda is having a c-section today. More information when she updates with information about the boys.
Read and Support

1 comment:

nancy said...

Whew! This one took me quite awhile to get through as I had so much commenting to do on their blogs.

Once again - thank you Miss Mel. L&F is just a wonderful resource and so many people get so much out of it.