Tuesday, January 5, 2010

514th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of 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 Forcing Seeds. How the continuous mantra of "this will never happen" gives way to the bittersweet ache that comes with "this will happen soon." 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!
  • Project: Kristin is taking "Niobe's wonderful idea and running with it. I hereby declare this the year of the Epiphany card and that gives me 2 more days to get them in the mail. I know I'll have a few extra cards so, if you want an Epiphany card, email me with your name and address." She also has beautiful crocheted hats available as a fundraiser.
  • And She's Baaaaaaaack: Soo.See is back with a new blog.
  • Daily Update: There are currently 230 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2009 list.
  • Project: Calliope at Creating Motherhood is looking for people with brains that want to storm! "A blogger in our community is *this* close to being able to afford a FET. I want to start the year doing a little fundraising for her and would love some help with planning. Contact me via my blog if you want to get involved!"
  • First Time Reading the LFCA: If this is your first time reading the LFCA or you need a refresher about how the LFCA works, please read this post. It has everything you need to know about getting your news in the LFCA.
  • Quicklink Resources: Forums: Join the forums if you'd like additional access to the bulletin boards and other features. Any blog reader or writer can become a member of the forums by clicking here and registering. Regular ALI Blogroll: If you would like your blog added to the ALI blogroll, please email me directly with your blog url and category pick. More information about being added is contained in that link. Password-Protected Blogroll: If you would like your password-protected blog added to the blogroll, please fill out the form.
NEW BLOGS (started in December 2009 or January 2010)
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)
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)
  • Katie at From If to When could use your prayers and support right now. At her routine GYN checkup yesterday her doctor found a large lump in her right breast. She is scheduled for an ultrasound and mammogram on Friday.
  • Phoenix Rising experienced the stillbirth of her second daughter Selah, after having previously lost daughter Jorai in 2007 at 28 weeks gestation. Doctors may have lost samples from Selah necessary for genetic testing, and Kim is struggling. She could use some support.
  • Una Loca Trying Again had a very frustrating consultation with the RE in Spain and is looking at yet more delays in starting IVF.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Good Egg Hunting is happy to say that she's now at 34 weeks and still going strong. Still on bed rest but right now the main issue is that the baby is transverse (and she has a fibroid that may get in the way of vertex) so she may need a scheduled c-section.
  • Puffer just found out she'll be staying in the hospital until she delivers her twins. She's only 32 weeks and 4 days, so she could have a long stay ahead of her. She'd love some company if you have a minute to spare.
  • Breeder Beware is on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy due to gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. Feel free to go tell her a joke.
  • Sunny in Seattle is 25ish weeks pregnant with twins and on bedrest after a scary bleeding episode. She also has a 20 month old at home to take care of while on bedrest. Swing by and keep her company, she could use the support.
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