Sunday, May 8, 2011

700th 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

  • Happy 700th LFCA.
  • Advice: Lynn is looking for RE recommendations from anyone in Georgia or North Florida. Please stop by and give her your thoughts!
  • Project: A Field of Dreams is hosting a Virtual Baby Shower for Haidee from If you would like to join in please head on over to Athena's blog and read the details on how to participate. Haidee is currently 31 week pregnant after her 3rd round or IVF and 3 years of infertility.
  • Book Club: The Ladies in Waiting Book Club writes, "The LiWBC's book selections this month are Good Eggs by Phoebe Potts and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Phoebe Potts will be joining us for the month of May to participate in discussions and answer reader's questions. Join us to meet friends, read books, and have interesting conversation."
  • Walk of Hope: The Ladies in Waiting Book Club writes, "Atlanta Walk of Hope: On Saturday, May 14th, The Ladies in Waiting team will be walking in the Atlanta Walk of Hope. Our team and I would like to collect names from you (first, or last, or even just your screen name - doesn't matter to us!). On the day of the Walk, we'll take this list of names and write them on our t-shirts before the walk begins. We'd love to represent you no matter where you are on your journey. We hope to have our t-shirts completely covered in the names of the many infertile families we wish to represent. Visit our post and add your name to the comments."
  • 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 April or May 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)
  • Lori Lavender Luz could have gotten a college degree or served a presidential term. Instead, Lori Lavender Luz decided to start blogging 4 years ago Wednesday. Stop by to say Happy Blogoversary and lament the lost opportunity that was Air Force One.
  • So Dear and Yet So Far will be celebrating her anniversary on Thursday. Go wish them congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Angie is experiencing a heart-breaking miscarriage after an FET- after 2 normal ultrasounds no heartbeat was seen on the 3rd. Please surround this wonderful woman with love and support!
  • Teejay at Inconceivable! had a first beta of 38 and a second beta of 30.5. She could use lots of hugs and support over the next while.
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)
  • Yoka is hurting after a failed donor egg cycle (her 5th IVF attempt) and could use some support.
  • Sunnymama and Sunnyboy said goodbye to their little embryos this week after the two week wait ended early with AF. Sunnymama would appreciate support as she deals with own and Sunnyboy's sadness at the end of this IVF.
  • Jen has been getting some unpleasant comments recently. She could use some extra love.
  • Sass just had a tumor removed from her uterus that has come back pre-cancerous. She is 27 and now possibly facing having to have a hysterectomy and is heartbroken.
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.
  • Do I Have to Be a Dink had a bleeding scare and spent the weekend on bedrest after a trip to the ER. On Monday she found out that the placenta tore. The specialist is concerned the baby might not get enough nutrients. She's on bedrest and a 2ww for an ultrasound to monitor the baby's progress.
  • Baby Making Fully Exposed just finished second IVF and is pregnant with twins. Please go congratulate her.
  • Chasing a Child is pregnant after her donor embryo cycle!
  • After a worrying u/s earlier in the week, Holly found out that her baby is free of Trisomy 13, 18, & 21!
  • Doc Grumbles welcomed Banana Slug on Apr. 29th. Please go and congratulate her!
Read and Support


St Elsewhere said...

Happy 700th LFCA!!!

This is awesome!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Happy 700, Mel! Think of all of the smiles and comfort those 700 posts have brought to so many people.

Anonymous said...

Rock on!!!

loribeth said...

Happy 700th! : )

Anonymous said...

Hooray for 700! :)

Brenna said...

700--awesome! What an accomplishment.

areyoukiddingme said...

Congratulations on 700 instances of bringing people together! The world would be a more lonely place without you...

Seriously?! said...

YAY MEL!!!!!

Happy 700 chiquita!!!