Sunday, May 6, 2012

740th 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 open.
  • Childfree after Infertility Study: Silent Sorority -- Infertility is traumatizing -- whether you eventually have a child, through biology, adoption, or third-party reproduction or not -- it changes you. Just published at UPenn: some ground-breaking research by Dr. Marni Rosner: Recovery from Traumatic Loss: a Study of Women Living Without Children After Infertility.
  • Blog Invite: Rachel from E g g s i n a row has a new blog.  She will be giving the information out via email.  Please email her at if you are interested in the new link.  Thanks!
  • Missing Blogger: A reader writes, "Hi, I used to follow a blogger named Chelle at but it is now private and I don't have her email! Could you please add me to your blog?"
  • Project: Are you doing the Time Warp this month? Through Time Warp Tuesday we revisit and share some of our favorite blog entries from our archives and reflect on our journeys since we wrote them. The theme for May is Mothering. Some of us are mothers to living children and/or those who have left this world too soon. Some of us are still hoping, wishing, praying and trying to become mothers. We all have mothers, including the women who gave birth to us and the other women in our lives who have helped to mother/shape us into who we are today. Choose a blog entry from your archives that you wrote about mothering. It can be a post where you talked about your own experience as a mother, one in which you wrote about your hopes and dreams for being a mother, a blog entry about mothers who have influenced you and/or however else you may interpret this topic. 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! Linky opens at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, May 8th!
  • Must-read Post: Michelle just finished writing part 2 & 3 of the amazing story of two recurrent pregnancy loss girls finally getting their happily ever afters.  It's a tear jerker!
  • 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 April or May 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)
    LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
    • Thursday is the unfulfilled due date for Aiden.  Please give Dreaming with a Broken Heart support.
    • CrysHouse is remembering her baby loss anniversary on May13th (D&C on May 15).  Still  waiting on another positive pregnancy test.
    • 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)
    • Please drop by to give Starfishkitty some love as she waits on the results of her first IVF with PGD.
    • Krystyn is in the hospital for pre-term labor at 23 weeks. She is hanging in there but this is an extra-difficult and stressful time because her husband is recovering from heart surgery. Please keep her in your thoughts.
    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.
    • Waiting for Little Feet received a BFP with her IVF.  She is optimistic but nervous, as her first IVF ended in a miscarriage.  Stop by and give her some love and congrats!
    • Miss Conception received a BFP this week - frozen sibling of of M & A, the twins she sadly lost at 20 weeks earlier.  Exciting, but tentative and delicate news for her.
    • After 54 negatives (i.e. 4.5 years), Days of  Serenity finally got a positive!
    • Aoife is relieved, overwhelmed and proud to announce the safe arrival of Hugo following an induction that ended in an emergency c-section on 25th April. They've had a rough start with Hugo needing phototherapy for three days, but are finally home and busy nesting in. Hugo's older brother, Seamus, remains constantly in their thoughts and hearts.  
    Read and Support

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