Sunday, February 27, 2011

691st 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

  • Media Opportunity: Only for people in the Boston or NY area -- a director contacted me about a single 30 minute TV program with four segments. Each segment highlights different ways technology is changing how we live and communicate. He is looking to speak/film someone who has used the Internet to connect with others during treatments/adoption. Email me directly if you're interested in having him contact you. That's pretty much all the information I have on it, but he could obviously tell you more.
  • Blog Move: A Little Blog About the Big Infertility is now at this new address (just click).
  • Blog Move: EC has moved from Blogger to Wordpress.
  • Connection: Finding My New Normal writes, "I'm getting ready to head down the path of egg donation and would love to connect with others that have done this."
  • Project: There once was a girl with no children / Who lamented her difficulty to build 'em... Monday night is the deadline to enter the Limerick Chick Contest. The final round of voting begins shortly, so make sure to get your entry in!
  • Project: Stork Stalking wants to set up a system where people can share reviews of the good and bad REs/OBs/Perinatologists they have had (full name and hospital/clinic affiliation mentioned) with the end result being that such a page would be the first that showed up on a google search. She is requesting help (and stories from the community) in setting up such a comprehensive resource.
  • Book Club: Silent Sorority by Pamela Tsigdinos is the March book selection at the Ladies in Waiting Book Club. The author will be participating and hosting discussions throughout the month. The Editor's pick (2nd book for accelerated readers) is 'Succulent Wild Woman' by SARK. Join us for friendship, discussion, and good books!
  • Fundraiser: A Girl, Her Needles, and Some Yarn is making baby gifts in order to fund her treatments. Stop by if you're looking for a gift.
  • Daily Creme Update: There are currently 291 participants on the Creme de la Creme list (and 370 total currently in the queue to get on the list). The list is now closed. Make sure to check back often as new posts will go up daily.
  • 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: 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 January or February 2011)
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)
  • Finding Her Way is celebrating her birthday on Tuesday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Still Life with Circles is celebrating its two year blogoversary. For the celebration, Angie is hosting a giveaway.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On March 5th, A New Day will be remembering a loss. Please give her support.
  • Implosion's EDD for their baby who died in September is March 7th and they are missing their son.
  • A for Adventure is remembering their son Everett who was stillborn 2 years ago. Wishing he was around to bother his sister and keep them up all night.
  • Madison Paige Staats passed away unexpectedly in the care of her babysitter at 4 months of age while her parents were at work. Her parents are reeling. Please go send them love and prayers.
  • Flmgodog found out two seconds after the anatomy scan started that the e baby had died (19w4d) some time in the previous week. This is pregnancy number 8, loss seven. Tired and worn out this could be the end of the line.
  • Baby Steps' Grandmother passed away this week. Please go and give her a hug.
  • I'm Just Ducky, Thanks is hurting right now. She had to put her cat Merlin to sleep on Wednesday evening, had gotten 3 positive HPTs this week through Thursday and then lost it all Thursday night.
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)
  • Les has been selected to adopt a sweet little boy from Foster Care. She is over the moon with excitement and cherishing every moment. Please delight in this long await dream come true with her.
  • A Fertile Mind has cleared Hurdle no. 1 and received approval for her sister to be her egg donor. She is having mixed feelings about this and could use some support.
  • Getting to Our Baby had a BFN. Please head over and keep her company.
  • Jo is struggling in her marriage in a big way, and no longer knows what the future holds. Please, support is needed.
  • Sunnymama looks back at 20yrs of infertility.
  • Olive and Fern transferred two "golden embryos" on Tuesday. Please send sticky thoughts their way!
  • Trina & Robbie could use some support as they wait to hear about Linus' upcoming open heart surgery.
  • Shawna got a BFN on her first IVF. She is moving on to IUI with donor sperm since her husbands sperm isnt very good quality and not being able to afford IVF again. Looking for success stories from people who have done IUI.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company. Blurbs running underneath the "new" line are from this week, and the ones above that line will disappear on Sunday. Please do not re-list bedrest blurbs.
  • Paige is on bedrest until her boys arrive due to preeclampsia.
  • New:
  • None
  • Hanen is still waiting to hear what is happening with her current, early pregnancy. Please go give her support while she waits for results from the next test.
  • And So It Goes got a BFP with IVF/ICSI#1 but is nervous having had two prior miscarriages.
  • Maren at Becoming a Family of Four is 30 weeks along and recently received devastating news about her "much-anticipated and fought for pregnancy." Her second daughter will be born with a congenital heart defect, Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (PA-IVS), and faces a rocky road, with multiple surgeries and uncertain outcome. Please give her your support, especially if you have any experience with this condition and can offer information and positive personal stories.
  • One year and one month after the loss of her twins boys, Jeanna welcomed Owen into the world! Please celebrated with her!
  • Arlyne welcomed Ariana on 2/18. Please go and wish her congratulations.
  • Mrs Spock (pwp) gave birth to Elizabeth on February 16th. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Bea delivered her own little Surprise Baby last week with the help of Mr Bea. Stop by and share a congratulations wish with her.
  • Kristi is enjoying the birth of her beautiful new son.
  • After a blogging hiatus of 17 months, Brooke has returned to announce the adoption of a baby boy, Hayden.
  • AplusB welcomed Arden and Eloise on 2/24/11. Though both girls are in the NICU, they are doing well. Please go and wish her congratulations!
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention on LFCA and for the add to the blog roll. I missed the ALI community so much while I was in hiding with my private blog!