Thursday, March 18, 2010

557th 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: None today (I have posts in the queue, but I am trying to make a decision about the future of the Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day).
  • Projects: IComLeavWe for March kicks off this Sunday. The list closes on Sunday night. If you plan to participate this month, sign up now and start commenting this weekend.
  • Advice: Last American Girl Standing writes, "We just found out that our newest problem is abnormal fertilization by the sperm, even though we have great SA results. The current IVF cycle will use ICSI, but it sounds like there are DNA issues with the sperm. Help? Please? I'm so focused on the problems we've had with the female anatomy that I am way out of my league. Info, experiences, advice, questions to ask are all appreciated."
  • Helpful Post: While thinking of how invasive fertility issues turn out to become, Mrs.Tiye at The Broken Brown Egg shares her ideas of some conversations that you may not want to, but absolutely must have with your partner.
  • Daily Update: There are currently 292 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2009 list.
  • Connection: A blogger asks: "I frequently read Over My Ovaries and On with my Life. She's gone p/w protected and I didn't get an e-mail address to contact her to ask if I could be added to the list. I miss hearing about what's going on with them. So if someone can get me an e-mail for her, I'd be thrilled." Leave a message for the blogger in the comment section below.
  • Event: Share Southern Vermont is doing their second annual Walk for Hope and Remembrance It's on Saturday, May 8th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. along the Toonerville Trail walking path in Springfield, Vermont. Click over to the site for more information.
  • 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 February or March 2010)
  • None Today (more added over the weekend).
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)
  • The RE's Muse (who closed her blog years ago) is celebrating her birthday on Friday. You can still head over and leave her birthday wishes.
  • Er...I have Monday down as the blogoversary for Uppercase Woman, but she wrote that her blogoversary was March 4th. Let's just call the month of March Cecily Celebration month and go over and wish her congratulations on 6 years of blogging.
  • Journeywoman is celebrating her birthday on Tuesday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Future Expectations is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday. Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Mama Wannabe is celebrating her blogoversary on Wednesday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Tina is celebrating her blogoversary on Wednesday (though it has been way too long since she has updated).
  • Managing the Sweetness Within is celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed is celebrating her blogoversary this week. 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 Jen's loss. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • Sunnywithachanceof will be remembering her loss next Saturday. Please give her a hug.
  • Sunday is the D&C anniversary for Tina's third loss in 2006. Please go give her support.
  • Next Thursday marks the date that Busted lost the Doodles. Please give her a lot of support.
  • Stacey had a chemical pregnancy after IVF. Please swing by to 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)
  • Miriam at Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed is remembering the one year anniversary of her diagnosis of premature ovarian failure on Thursday. Go hold her hand as she stands looking forward at the possibilities of the spring and the future while she remembers this past roller coaster of a year.
  • Knock Me Up, Doc is now in the wait after having here IUI on St. Patrick's Day. Go over and give her good thoughts.
  • Murgdan could use some love. She's 32 1/2 weeks pregnant and her husband just told her their lives are going in different directions. To make it even worse the dog seems to be having baby-jitters, too.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Sonja is 19 weeks with quads! Her cervix is not cooperating and she is having some congractions. She has been hospitalized. When she is released she will be on strict bedrest. The goal is for her to get to 27 weeks. She could use some support as she is pretty scared right now.
  • After losing her dear Will at 24.5 weeks, Eve is on continued bedrest until further notice with his twin, Abby. Eve is now back home from the hospital, although she is still on full bedrest.
  • 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.
  • BB is on bedrest with her twins because of cervical shortening and contractions.
  • Potty Mouth Mommy is on full bed rest at home because she is having contractions and has a history of incompetent cervix. Please give her some love.
  • Kacy got a surprise BFP.
  • I.V.Effed's beta didn't quite double in 48 hours, and even though the RE's office is not concerned, she is - any reassurances and good thoughts welcome.
  • The Duchess welcomed little Claire to the world on March 3. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Eyes Wide Open finalized their son's adoption on March 10! Go wish them congratulations.
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1 comment:

HereWeGoAJen said...

Thanks, Mel. I made the decision not to recognize today on my blog, so having it up here is really special to me.