Sunday, July 3, 2011

707th 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

  • IComLeavWe: The July 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.
  • Book: Lisa J. Manterfield has put out her own book I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood, and I was lucky enough to have her send me a copy. It is a not a neat story, wrapped up with a ribbon. It is about the choices we make, the sacrifices we make, and the limits we set on family building.
  • Project: A Lasting Footprint writes: "I have create a way to give back the the baby loss community that has given so much to me since the loss of our daughter. I would like to invite you to visit Pregnancy and Infant Loss Blog Direcory( I would love if you would submit your blog to be added to the blog list."
  • Project: Calliope writes: "Pack your bags and get ready for the blogosphere's summer camp! 31 days to think about and answer all kinds of questions about yourself and blogging. Get to know yourself, other bloggers in the ALI community and beyond..."
  • Blog Move: JJ has moved to a new space! Please join her at the new site!
  • 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 June or July 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)
  • Life in a Holding Pattern is celebrating her birthday on Monday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Sticky Feet is also celebrating her birthday on Monday. Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Loribeth is celebrating her anniversary on Wednesday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Emily is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Hannah at A for Adventure is celebrating her official 200th blog post by giving away a fun gift to one randomly selected reader who leaves a comment! Stop by and celebrate!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Please swing by and give some love to Starfishkittydreams as she faces her fifth pregnancy loss.
  • Bodega Bliss has just gone through her fourth loss. Hop on over to her blog and show her some love!
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)
  • Almost There just learned that they will not be considered as potential adoptive parents to the boy they have been providing respite care for and are devastated.
  • The baby boy that Michele had intended to adopt was born healthy, but the birth mother changed her mind and has chosen to parent. Michele is heartbroken.
  • Baby On Mind just completed her IVF egg retrieval. Please stop by and support her as she waits for the results of the fertilization report, and anticipate her transfer.
  • Lissie is a week away from starting her first IVF and has been evacuated from her home due to a giant wildfire threatening her . She has been gone since Monday, June 27th and does not know when she will be able to go back. She could use a little extra support in this stressful time.
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.
  • None Today.
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