Sunday, October 28, 2012

761st 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 November IComLeavWe list is now open. As always, November's IComLeavWe runs through American Thanksgiving. The rule for November and December is "just do your best."
  • Parenthood for Me: Erica writes, "Parenthood for Me, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through ART or adoption, shares a testimonial from a 2011 grantee. They are new parents to a baby boy - PFM's first IVF baby."
  • Question: Tigger's friend has several fibroids in her uterus and could use some suggestions on pain relief until such time as the insurance will allow her to get them out.
  • Project: Dear Finley is hosting another blog hop for any baby/pregnancy/child loss blogs. Please take a moment and come link up and discover new blogs.
  • 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 September or October 2012)
  • None Today.
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)
  • Amanda is celebrating her 1 year blogiversary today (Oct. 28) on the anniversary of her second miscarriage.  She is currently 40 weeks pregnant and is waiting for her baby to come. 
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)
  • Kaybee got a BFN on a FET using donor embryos.  Please give her support. 
  • Hapa Hopes recently had a BFN after FET. Send her some love.
  • Thanks sis, glad mom didn't stop at two also had a BFN after donor egg cycle using her sister's donated eggs. Drop a note to show your support.
  • The 4th anniversary of Tigger's mom's death is rapidly approaching and she's having trouble dealing with it. She's also having issues with her dad and dating. Please go over and give her your thoughts, support, and hugs.
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.
  • At long, long last, after a drawn out adoption process, Dream Seeker's beloved little boy is coming home. Please go send celebrate and offer congratulations!
Read and Support


GLouise said...

Hi Mel!! I'm back after years (wow, really, years??)...After completing two open domestic adoptions, we are now looking to expand our family either through another adoption, or perhaps egg donation. Would love to connect with some of the community in the egg donation side of the house... The technology seems to really have improved since my last ART visit over five years ago :-)

GLouise said...

And here is my "new blog..."

Robin Jones said...

Wow, this is awesome. I've been googling and goolging and googling trying to find blogs about trying to conceive and it's been frustratingly fruitless. Love this idea!

Dream Seeker said...

Thank you so much for your lovely message here - it means the world! We are offically a family of three, and every day I simply cannot believe our luck to have found one another. Someone was smiling on us!