Sunday, May 1, 2011

699th 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

  • Apologies for the lack of LFCA last week. I went out of town and it was the thing that got away. I've removed any blurbs older than April 25th from the list.
  • IComLeavWe: The May IComLeavWe list is now open.
  • Cyclesista: It's that time again! The latest cyclesista post is up. Visit to support bloggers who are actively cycling this month, or to add your own blog to the list.
  • Questions: Has anyone had a pregnancy where the gestational sac was too small for the embryo? Gwinne's looking for successful outcomes. Thanks.
  • Advice: Here We Go Again is looking for advice about what kind of specialist to see.
  • Project: The Miscarriage Diaries writes, "I am currently working on a photo series on recurrent pregnancy loss, "The Miscarriage Diaries" and am actively looking for participants in the New York, Tri-State area. I am also looking for participants living in France as I will be there next year. Please contact me at miscarriagediaries at gmail dot com if you are interested in participating. You can see some of the photos from the series here: You can also read about the project here:"
  • Book: Fran has written a book called The Truth Behind the Secret "Infertility." Click over to read more about it.
  • Daily Creme Update: There are currently 306 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 March or April 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)
  • Saturday 4/30 was Gracie's birthday, and she celebrated with an IVF transfer. Go share come cake with her and wish her well.
  • Sunday is BB's birthday. Sing her a little song!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • It has been one year from the day that Annette found out that her daughter Valentina had passed away. April 27th is one year from the day that Valentina was born. Please stop by her blog and let her know you are thinking about her.
  • 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)
  • Sunnymama had her embryo transfer on Saturday so please call by to visit during the two week wait. She'd also love others to share images and words of hope at her weekly link collection Sharing Hope.
  • Geo-chick is in the dumps emotionally with a wait that is more than twice what she expected. Please go abide with her and support her in this out-of-control part of the process.
  • The Princess and The Pee Stick is waiting now headed into the egg retrieval and beyond portion of her first donor egg cycle. She could really use some extra support and encouragement.
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.
  • None Today.
  • Tara recently started a blog to document her pregnancy - she is carrying a baby who will not live unless a huge miracle happens. She could use a lot of support.
  • Hillary would like prayers of support for her current pregnancy. After the loss at 21 weeks of her previous baby, her family is now dealing with a scary diagnosis. The newest baby was found to have calcifications on his/her heart. Combined with Hillary's age this could be a 2nd marker for a chromosomal defect.
  • Amanda gave girth to Aedan a few days before his scheduled arrival on Thursday 4/21. Both mom and baby are doing great!
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