Tuesday, December 16, 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 Love Bites. A newly-divorced woman admits how she feels when she accompanies her SMC best friend to ultrasounds especially in regard to her friend's infertility. Tales from the other side of the syringe. 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!
  • Deadline is Friday: 142 people already on the The Creme de la Creme List. Are you?
  • Project: Cara at Building Heavenly Bridges has started a monthly raffle. If you are a scrapbooker (or know one that you like to give things to) check this out. Each $10 donation is an entry. Link to her blog and get a free ticket. All proceeds go to Share Southern Vermont to support grieving families.
  • LFCA Category Update: since people were all over the place in their feeling about receiving messages of support long after a fact, I've decided to just include notes in the support section as we've usually done. Which means that even if it long after a moment and you need support, you should list it.
  • You Know: You know how good you felt when someone came to your blog for the first time? Well, Niki's gestational carrier, K, just wrote her first post on Niki's blog and she could use some well-wishes welcoming her into the community. That's my little way of nudging you over there.
  • Project: Clio writes: "I started an astrology research project looking for common trends in charts of women experiencing, or who have experienced IF, as a way to better understand patterns and possibilities when they finally get pregnant as well. I am aware of many studies that use astrology to find fertile times, but no published study that discusses infertility in the charts and how different planets may affect those patterns. I explain everything in this post and I'm inviting all women in this community to participate. The more data I can gather the more comprehensive and accurate I can get. Participants can volunteer their information anonymously as well. I'll be posting updates in all my findings. Thank you!"
  • Project: Sassy at Cupcakes and Conundrums is inviting people to share photos of how their community and their family is celebrating Christmas this year. Leave a comment on her blog to let her know that you'll be participating.
  • Giveaway: Baby Smiling In Back Seat is having a giveaway to celebrate Creme de la Creme. Guess her favorite post and you might win some pottery! Submit your guess by Thursday 12/18 at midnight EST.
  • 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)
  • Lostintranslation is celebrating her 35th birthday today! Go wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Friday is the anniversary of Gwinne's D&C, which is the date she uses to commemorate the loss of her first child.
  • Life in a Holding Pattern is remembering her little one lost on the 7 month anniversary. Go sit with her.
  • Good Egg Hunting is experiencing an early loss. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • After a roller coaster of a time, Sprogblogger has a confirmed ectopic pregnancy. Please go give her support.
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)
  • Liza's adoption hearing is Thursday. Go give her good thoughts.
  • 100 posts for How to Get from 0 to Pregnant in 365 Easy Steps!
  • Dora celebrated her 100th post by coming out of the donor embryo closet! And it is a very cool story of those tube-like Internets.
  • Michelle is in the last week of pregnancy, her dad is in the hospital and she's having a really hard time. Go give her a hug.
  • Womb for Rent's retrieval is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Go wish her well!
  • Lindsay is going for her follow-up OB appointment since the last miscarriage on Thursday. She is nervous and excited all at the same time but ultimately hoping it leads to a positive plan of action for staying pregnant the next time.
  • Bunny started bleeding on Saturday and she is in a holding pattern until her ultrasound on Wednesday. Please go keep her company.
  • Cathy's son, Daniel, is scheduled to have his surgery today. Please stop by to give her lots of love and support.
  • Princessoftides has her IUI today. Go give her good thoughts.
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.
  • None Today.
  • Beth gave birth to a girl, Connelly, on December 12th! Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Sayer's Journey Through Infertility went into preterm labor and delivered Aidan Christopher on December 14th. He is in the NICU, and intubated, but doing well. Please go over and give congratulations and support.
  • The Bailly Family welcomed a girl, Lillian, on December 14th. Go wish them congratulations!
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Clio said...

Thank you to LFCA for sharing my post about the astrological research. Since yesterday I had more women coming over and sharing their info. I spent most of the day working on it today and started to find some curious things. Details to come soon!

luna said...

hey, you might not want to say that bridges continues to post daily... just sayin!