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.
- Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from Excavator. At a memorial service for a man who died too soon, the author writes: "Loss transports us to a world where we would never go if we could choose." 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!
- Advice: Having decided to pursue IVF the topic of what to do with "extra" embryos has come up between Betty and Barney and unfortunately, they are on opposite sides. Can you weigh in? Betty would like to hear BOTH side of "when does life begin" thoughts as they relate to IVF.
- Daily Update: There are currently 250 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2009 list.
- Blogroll Question: Would non-US bloggers like a non-US treatment category on the blogroll so people can easily find one another? Dr. Spouse pointed out last week that the differing protocols could lead to people wanting to find different types of blogs. If you want me to start the category and place your blog in it, let me know.
- Article and Projects: Parenthood for Me was in the Democrat and Chronicle. Go read about Erica and cheer her on. Parenthood for Me is also holding its third essay/blog entry contest. Help educate others on infertility, adoption, and loss by telling your story. There will be 1 winner and 2 honorable mentions. Rules and deadlines are on the blog. You can read past winner's entries as well. Lastly, Parenthood for Me is now accepting applications for grants. They are not yet posted on-line so you must email info(at)parenthoodforme.org in order to receive the application. Please specify whether you need a medical grant app. or adoption grant application. Please read their FAQ page before submitting an application. Deadline for submission for June grants is April 20, 2010.
- Project: Miriam's Foodie Fridays is a project where Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed has resolved to cook a new recipe at least once every week in 2010. Come join her Collective Cookbook by sharing in a weekly recipe swap and take a bite out of boredom.
- Project: Dragondreamer's Lair just announced the start of her 2010 Book Challenge. Set a goal, keep track of your books, and maybe win a prize. Go stop by and join in the fun.
- 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.
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- Tubeless in Seattle is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday. Go sing her a little song.
- Baby, Interrupted is celebrating her birthday on Friday. Go have a piece of cake with her.
- Loribeth's birthday is Tuesday, Jan. 12th! Go over and sing her a little song.
- Wednesday is the anniversary of Alana-ism's miscarriage. Please go give her support.
- Mrs. Hammer's father-in-law passed away from cancer. Please stop by and offer some support to her and her husband as they grieve.
- WiseGuy of Woman Anyone? breached the 300 posts mark!
- Waiting in Sunshine is having an endoscopy this week. Go give her good thoughts before the procedure.
- Astral goes in for her IVF consult on Thursday. Go give her good thoughts.
- 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 is home again - for now - but will be closely monitored until she delivers her twins.
- 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 out of the hospital and back home.
- Part of a Miracle (the GS for Expectant Duck) is on modified bedrest because of complete placenta previa.
- N is on bedrest for the next couple of days (at least) and is having a really rough time. A little company would mean a lot.
- Jackie had a discouraging appointment with her endocrinologist and has learned that, among other things, she will only be able to breastfeed for the first two months of her baby's life. This is much less time than the six months she was hoping for. She's feeling sad and frustrated and could use some support right now.
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