Monday, May 10, 2010

581st 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

  • Creme de la Creme: for the love, it's finally done. Sorry about the delay, but the final blurbs have gone up on the Creme de la Creme (anything that came in before the deadline of March 1st). Please go over and cheer on the rest of the list. The final count was 288 posts for 2009. Let's see if we can break 300 before the list goes up in January next year. Er...though the 2010 list won't open until November.
  • Game: Can you identify the photoshopped bloggers? Hint: one of them is me and all but one has their picture up on their blog regularly.
  • Guest Post: Pamela Jeanne had her guest post printed by Lisa Belkin of the Motherlode column. Go over and read and support.
  • 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 April or May 2010)
  • 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)
  • Tuesday is Weebles Wobblog's blogoversary. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Wednesday is Sue's anniversary. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Hold My Hope just celebrated her 5th blogoversary. Go over and wish her congratulations.
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 from The Sweet Life could use your thoughts/prayers/good wishes just now as Max has taken a turn for the worse. The blog is password protected, so readers of her blog can leave her messages there, though all others can leave comments right here on this LFCA post and I will make sure she gets them.
  • MommyInWaiting and HopelesslyTTC just found out that after nine months of treatment for his azoospermia caused by Secondary Hypogonadism, and over 130 injections, Hopelessly has sperm for the first time in his life. Join them for a celebration!
  • Gurlee is gearing up for a robotic myomectomy to remove a fibroid on Wednesday. She is very nervous and trying not to crap in her pants. Go and wish her luck for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
  • Paige had her cycle canceled due to donor not responding well.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Sonja and her quads have made it to 26 weeks! She is still on bedrest. Go keep her company as she waits the safe arrival her her babies.
  • Potty Mouth Mommy made it to the 28 week milestone! Still having contractions but holding strong while on bed rest with no cervical changes!
  • Little Footprints is 25 weeks and continues to be on full bedrest after having her cerclage placed. She is doing well but still has a long way to go and could use support.
  • Adventures of Student RN Tiffany is on bedrest. After multiple losses, she is hoping that "baby Bean" will be able to survive the IC and irritable uterus and preterm labor to be able to walk the Earth in a way his siblings never could.
  • None Today.
Read and Support


Orodemniades said...

Vee: I'm sending you and Max and DouDou all my thoughts and prayers.

Betty M said...

Vee - I read bits of your blog before you went pwp. Sending you all my wishes that things improve for Max.

Anonymous said...

Vee I was a long time lurker on your blog before you went pwp. I am SO sorry to hear that Max has taken a turn for the worse. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


loribeth said...

Another pre-pwp lurker who will be thinking of you, Max & Doudou, & sending some prayers & (((hugs))).

Gil said...

A quick update... Vee's darling husband and Doudou's loving father, Max, has passed. Love and thoughts are with Vee and their family as they get through this difficult time. Rest in peace Max. We love you.

Delenn said...

Thinking of you and your family Vee. All my thoughts are with you now. (Long time pre-pwp reader)

Elizabeth said...

Dear Vee, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out for you and your little son.

Anonymous said...

vee~ i too was a pre-pwp lurker and have thought of you often. my thoughts are with you and doudou.

Tally said...

A longtime lurker @ Vee's blog (there were a lot of us!). My heart goes out to you, Max, and DouDou. Much love your way.

Calliope said...

My heart is breaking for you, Vee. Beaming so much love to you and yours.

Mel- please let us know if there is anything we can do for Vee.

Christina said...

Another note of love from a lurker for Vee. I'm thinking of you and Doudou and sending as much support as I can.

JJ said...

Sending loads of love and peaceful prayers to you and yours, Vee

Stacie said...

Oh, Vee. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I am sending love and prayers your way...