Sunday, April 29, 2012

739th 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 May IComLeavWe list is now open.
  • Book: Nicole Breit launched her debut poetry collection, I Can Make Life, on April 23, 2012. I Can Make Life describes in plain language the turmoil of those struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss. The collection chronicles the author's tumultuous journey to have her son, exploring the physical, emotional, and spiritual impact of fertility treatments, pregnancy, miscarriage, and birth. I Can Make Life was a finalist for the 2012 Mary Ballard poetry competition, and has been hailed as "devastating and beautiful...a gorgeous memoir in verse". I Can Make Life is available exclusively at
  • Video: In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, Where's The Baby Carriage? put together this little video inspired by the "Shit ___ Say" meme.
  • NIAW: In honor of NIAW, several bloggers participated in a WEGO health activist forum on Monday, April 23. A summary of the discussion and a one page white paper are available at
  • Must-Read Post: Michelle is telling an amazing story of a friendship formed through two girls finding each other through their blogs and their lives coming full circle with both of them adopting their baby girls two days apart after years of recurrent pregnancy loss for both of them.  It's a pretty awesome story of happily ever after!
  • Blog Move: Just Let Go ( has moved her blog around since adopting her baby girl to Happily Ever After.  In a fully open adoption she's decided to use pseudonyms in order to maintain the privacy of her new extended family. 
  • 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)
  • Multimama (old blogger, new digs; parenting after adoption and IVF)
    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)
    • None Today.
    LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
    • None Today.
    • Becky lost her first son during pregnancy after fetal surgery. She just lost her rainbow baby girl, Evelynn, at full-term. Please stop by and let her know that you are thinking about her, her husband, Liam and Evelynn.
    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)
    • Heather is gathering support for Baby Houston Schwartz, a 5 month old who has been given poor odds of survival.  There is a chance his life could be saved, but his health company is not cooperating in getting him the tools he needs to do so.  Please stop by to learn how you can send support to Houston's family.
    • Lexy at G-d Uses Every Tear needs support as she got a BFN this cycle.  Now she is waiting for CD1 so they can start IVF1.
    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.
    • Krystyn is put on strict bedrest as her cervix has shortened even more over the last week. She's curently 22 weeks pregnant and is now praying for a positive outcome. She could do with all support she can get.
    • None Today.
    • None Today.
    Read and Support

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