Friday, June 28, 2013

784th 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 July IComLeavWe list has opened.
  • Review: Sunnymama and Sunnyboy at sunnydaytodaymama have reviewed Cory Silverberg's new book What Makes a Baby, "a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid".
  • Research: Non Sequitur Chica writes: "I am not affiliated with Fertility Centers of IL but wanted to pass the information along to others. Fertility Centers of Illinois is currently seeking patients for the Thrive-IVF Research Study.  This study is evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of an investigational medication in women who have had repeated IVF failures despite having good-quality embryos. You can find out more information here:"
  • 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.
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)
  • Stirrup Queens's blogoversary was last Tuesday.  Go wish her congratulations.
  • Life from Here is celebrating her anniversary on Sunday.  Go wish them congratulations.
  • Sticky Feet is celebrating her birthday on July 4th!  Go sing her a little song and set off some firecrackers.
  • The Road Less Travelled is celebrating her anniversary on the 6th.  Go wish them congratulations.
  • Mama Said Knock You Out is celebrating her birthday on the 7th.  Go sing her a little song.
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)
  • TorthĂșil has recently learned that she has symptoms of premature ovarian failure. This is now added to a previous diagnosis of male factor infertility. She would appreciate some support and hearing from others who have dealt with POF as part of their journey.
  • After leaving her blog for two years, Dory is back to writing after receiving a BFN today. Please welcome her back with lots of desperately needed support.
  • After being a foster parent for over a year, the state has taken away the child from Knocked up by a Test Tube and given her no way to contact her.  The child is not at the family where she was supposed to be placed.  It's unbelievably heartbreaking for her and her little girl, as this was the only family she's ever known.
  • Bring on the Babies... writes: "After all of my struggles through infertility, miscarriages, preterm labor, and a difficult labor, we have been faced with yet another hurdle. My son, Giovanni, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. I could use some 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.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
  • Bree gave birth to her triplet boys on June 13th at 8:24, 8:25, & 8:26am respectively, after making it to 32w5d. Shortly after delivery, Mom developed severe pre-e. Mom and babies are doing really well and would appreciate your love and support.
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