Sunday, September 18, 2011

715th 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

  • Fundraiser: Help support Melissa Denton and her kids after the sudden death of their father, Matt. A family friend is holding a raffle for a motorbike Matt designed. Buy a ticket and get the word out!
  • Love Bomb: A love bomb for Luna of Life from Here is being organized to give the family a big virtual hug during their baby girl's early arrival and NICU stay. Submissions are being accepted through 9/23. Details and explanations are here -- we hope you'll join in the fun!
  • Project: Too Many Fish To Fry is trying to come up with a hashtag for Twitter to use to spread the word that the New York Times is biased when it comes to covering Infertility. Please get your creative juices flowing and share any suggestions you have to help her on this crusade to get the Times to offer some more balanced articles about the realities of living with IF.
  • Project: After a summer hiatus, Perfect Moment Mondays are back at Write Mind Open Heart as a monthly exercise in mindfulness. It reappears on September 25 and every 4th Monday of the month thereafter. Everyone (that means you) is welcome to write up a moment made perfect by the noticing and link up at WMOH. So observe your own and comment on others' perfect moments starting Monday, Sept 25.
  • Project: Rain at Weathering the Storm is hosting some guest bloggers who are discussing different aspects of adoption. Stop by to read their stories, or e-mail Rain if you'd like to contribute (
  • 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 August or September 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)
  • Mrs. Gamgee celebrated her birthday on Sunday. Go sing her a little song. And Monday is her blogoversary!
  • MLO Knitting is celebrating her birthday next Saturday. Go have a slice of cake with her.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On Tuesday, JuliaS will be remembering Hannah who she lost in 1995. Please go give her a hug.
  • Tracy just found out the results of her fourth miscarriage; coincidentally on the day her and her husband became active for domestic adoption. She could use cyber hugs.
  • 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)
  • Climbing the Pomegranate Tree just had a negative following her IVF cycle. She could use a hug this week.
  • A Baby Carly Story is writing about the healing process and could use some support.
  • Finding a New Normal could use a little bloggy love as she is bracing for and figuring out how to memorialize the first anniversaries of the events leading up to the emergency birth, NICU days, and loss of her twin boys.
  • Give Luna lots of love as she leaves the hospital with baby Z, born at 33 weeks, still in the NICU.
  • Support Delenn as she faces a not entirely unexpected, but still challenging, diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome for her older child.
  • JJ's husband, Mook had major surgery this week -- a 5 hour procedure followed by a 12 week recovery. Would love thoughts and prayers, please!
  • Jess at "A little blog about the big infertility" is going through a hard time as she looks back on her long struggle with infertility. Please stop by and give her a hug!
  • The Childless Mom is scheduled for retrieval for IVF-ICSI #2 this week. Retrieval #1 in May was very rough on her. Wish her better luck this time around.
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.
  • Luna and family welcomed Baby Z earlier this week! Their sweet little girl was born early and is in the NICU while she grows stronger.
  • Welcome Antropologa's new baby boy, born Friday, September 2. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Welcoming Hayden, born September 1, 2011. Remembering Sam and Jack, Hayden's big brothers. Monica says, "I don't know why Sam and Jack were not given the same chance at life, but I know deep in my heart that he was sent to us from them."
  • Betty and Barney Rubble welcomed Rocky Bernard Rubble (his blog name) into their family on Tuesday September 13, 2011. If all goes well Rocky's adoption will be finalized in mid-November.
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