Sunday, April 8, 2012

736th 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

  • Missing Blogger: AFM has any one herd from one to keep? I haven't heard from her since her wordpress blog went private. would love to know how she is going and if she is OK.
  • Cyclesista: Cyclesista is here again this month! Join us to show your support for bloggers who are cycling this month, or to add your name to the list if you're doing a cycle yourself.
  • Helpful Guide: Whitney Anderson writes: "Here is a guide I wrote about surrogacy (especially in Virginia). Surrogacy can be complicated and seem daunting as an option, so I wanted to shed some light on the process and costs, to hopefully let others know it is possible."
  • Action: A reader writes, "I am sure this has been submitted already, but I am just outraged and thought we could send people over to request this blogger be removed from Babycenter. I am also contacting their sponsors to let them know about this hurtful blog post. You can contact through this link:"
  • Project: The next Time Warp Tuesday (TWT) blog hop/writing exercise will be held Tuesday, April 10th. Through TWT we revisit and share some of our favorite blog entries from our archives and reflect on our journeys since we wrote them. The theme this month is Blogoversaries. Whether you have been writing your weblog for a year, five years or more, many of us like to share a special blog entry each time we mark the anniversary of when it all began. It can be interesting and therapeutic to reflect on how far we have come from year to year. Choose a blog entry from your archives that you wrote on the day of, or around the time of, one of your “Blogoversaries.” Then write a new post on your blog about why you chose the post that you did and what has happened in your life since. Join us for some great reading, reflection and discussion!
  • 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 2012)
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)
  • Production, Not Reproduction is celebrating her blogoversary on Monday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Mrs. Gamgee is celebrating her anniversary next Saturday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Kathy at Bereaved and Blessed is celebrating her 5 years of blogging on Tuesday, April 10th! Go wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • 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)
  • Belle is struggling with all the emotional toll her marriage has at the moment and asks, 'Is it possible to fix the damage infertility has caused?' Please go over and give your support during this uncertain time.
  • After a December miscarriage, JB learned that she had a septate uterus. After a D&C and 2 hysteroscopies, the septum was diagnosed as muscular and vascular. A laparoscopic surgery and stint would be necessary to keep the septum from reattaching. During this procudure, her doctors determined that she had only one functioning fallopian tube. While the left tube wasn't removed, there is no way that an egg has or will ever be passed through that tube. She and her husband are excited to be entering in to their first "TTC" cycle in April since October of 2011. She started blogging as a way to deal with the loss and as a way to help others who are obsessive "googlers" like herself when it comes to self-diagnosis. Here are some of the tips she's compiled about how to deal before, during, and after a laparoscopic surgery.
  • Toddlers and Test Tubes is looking for extra strength and hope as she heads into her upcoming IVF cycle.
  • Genevieve is going through such a hard time right now and she is usually the first one to jump in and comment on others. She needs lots of virtual support right now.
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.
  • Amy recently found out she was pregnant, but is currently on bedrest after a bleeding scare. She's still terrified and trying to keep it together.
  • Maddie is pregnant and in her second trimester currently. Congratulations!
  • Birdie got a BFP with her "cougar eggs!"
  • None Today.
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