Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday'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 Fertile Infertile AND leave a comment on the post because Kristen has reached Iron Commenter status 4 times (and has obviously therefore left a lot of comments on your blog). This post is about the friendship and support that can grow out of the heartache--the author shares stories of what she has learned from loss. 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!
  • 91 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • Project That We Must, Must, Must Do: 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.
  • Question: Love Comes First has questions about Femara/Letrozole. If you've taken this drug, please swing by her blog to give her your thoughts.
  • New IComLeavWe list opened for December (with a caveat about participating over Christmas). Come join along and increase your comments.
  • Opportunity: I don't know this particular press, but a blogger sent this in: Catalyst Book Press is seeking literary essays telling personal stories of miscarriage for an anthology, in particular emotional and spiritual ramifications of miscarriage or the transformations that occurred in people’s lives as a result of undergoing or observing a miscarriage. They are looking for essays that reflect a diversity of experiences and outcomes. Authors of accepted essays will receive $50 for their stories and one copy of the publication. Deadline is 8/15/09.
  • Vote: Mrs. Spit is asking everyone to go vote for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, since it is a cause close to her heart and her family.
  • 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)
  • Are We There Yet is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday. Go sing her a little song.
  • It is E and I's 2 year anniversary today. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Fatty Pants turned 31 on Sunday. Go sing a belated happy birthday song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
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)
  • Vee and Max received mixed news about the cancer and had their transfer today. Please go over and give them support.
  • Emily got a negative beta today from her FET cycle.. she's pretty devastated and is trying to save up for IVF#2.. with help from wonderful donations from the blogosphere.
  • Leslie got a BFN and could use a hug.
  • Andrea of Pre-Heated Oven had IUI#3 yesterday. Please send her lots of good vibes!
  • All You Who Hope is having a rough time and could use a hug.
  • Busted had a low thyroid result. This is the same result she had with the Doodles, so she's worried. Go over and give her some support or see if you can give advice on her test results.
  • AMS's transfer is today. Go give her good thoughts!
  • Sparkle's beta was negative; she needs lots of support right now.
  • Caba is having a day 3 transfer today for her surrogacy cycle for he sister. Please send some good vibes and a bit of hand holding for the 2WW!
  • Holly received some difficult news. At the 20 week ultrasound the beautiful baby girl was diagnosed with Diaphragmatic Hernia. She has a 50% chance survival. She also most likely has Downs Syndrome, if this is the case her chance of survival is much lower. Any information about this diagnosis would be appreciated.
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.
  • Heather found out that she is pregnant with twins! She saw an early heartbeat too.
  • Brenda had a great first beta!
  • Melbagirl had a positive pee stick!
  • Cathleen is having a girl! Shhh...her husband doesn't want to know.
  • Shlomit is pregnant and needs support.
  • Courtney is pregnant!
  • Begging for a Baby is having her c-section today. Go give her good thoughts! More information when she posts again.
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