Sunday, November 27, 2011

721st 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

  • Study: Mother, Mother Ocean writes: "Along with being and mom through adoption and waiting on another adoption, I am also an adoption researcher. I am currently working on a study and would love your participation. We are looking for married women waiting to adopt internationally. The study is looking at adjustment to parenthood through adoption. It will follow you at three times (6 weeks before you travel, 6 weeks after you adopt, and 6 months after your adoption date). We are conducting it via mail so you can live anywhere in the world and participate." Please click over to read more, or contact her at
  • Activism: Kerri Mowen has put forth a petition on funding for NIH. She writes, "The NIH budget has been stagnant for the last several years, and the NIH funds about half the research that it did 10 years ago. Progress in all areas of medicine are currently at risk. The House has put forth a budget proposing a 3.3% increase in funding for the NIH. This is a link to a petition to Congress to urge them to support the House-proposed increase for the NIH budget. Please sign and pass it along. NIH funding benefits ALL of us!"
  • Support Group: Loren is planning to start a donor egg support group in Denver, Colorado beginning December 2011. It makes no difference where you are in your process of dealing with this route to parenthood, you are welcome. There are three of us so far!
  • Question: My Many Blessings has a question about the MTHFR mutation and being on the Pill. She'd love for people to weigh in with their thoughts.
  • Giveaway: Keiko of Hannah Wept, Sara Laughed has just launched her social media and online communications consulting business, Words Empowered! Whether you're a new blogger looking to hone their brand or a seasoned blogger who wants to tighten up their social media profile, Words Empowered can help. In conjunction with her business launch, Keiko is running a Launch Giveaway, with prizes including a free one-hour social media consultation! Deadline to enter the giveaway is 11/30/11.
  • Giveaway: Single Mom 2B is holding a giveaway of a charm which is a combination of a pomegranate (fertility symbol) and the Chinese character for strength.
  • 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 October or November 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)
  • Lindsay's birthday was on Sunday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Double Blessings is celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go over and have a slice of cake with her.
  • Write Mind Open Heart is also celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Kechara's 30th birthday was November 23. She's excited instead of dreading it, so go wish her a happy birthday!
  • Lynn is celebrating her 33rd birthday on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, she and The Hubs will celebrate their 9th anniversary. Go wish her a Happy Birthdayversary!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • No Longer Broken is going through a miscarriage. She found out at the emergency room, on Thanksgiving. Please give her support.
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)
  • The Redhead Files could use some extra support.
  • Sunnymama and Sunnyboy said goodbye to their embryos this week after another IVF two week wait ended early with AF. Sunnymama would appreciate support at this sad time for her and Sunnyboy.
  • Mothernatureschmature's mother was just diagnosed with cancer. Please give her support.
  • After 4 IVFs, 11 IUIs, 6 years TTC, multiple losses, Jess finally has been diagnosed with adenomyosis. She is looking for other people who might have experience with this disease, for support...
  • Unaffected at For We Are Bound by Symmetry is in her 1WW following a FET. This is her first IVF cycle and transfer, and she could use some support, cheering, and words of encouragement.
  • Alyson is facing her first holiday season after her daughter Lauren was born sleeping this October. She could use some extra support to help her get through.
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.
  • Almost There got a surprise BFP!
  • No Longer Broken has started bleeding and is scared that they are losing this pregnancy. Ultrasound scheduled for Monday the 28th. Time cannot go fast enough.
  • On November 18, Sunny Jenny finalized the adoption of her foster daughter. Exactly one year to the day she brought her home from the hospital! Please wish her congratulations.
  • Getting There finalized their son's adoption on November 14. Go wish the family congratulations!
  • Angie's sweet rainbow baby, Little Kevie, was born on November 1st. Let's help her celebrate!
  • Gwinne's son Tiny Boy was born on November 12th. Go wish her congratulations.
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