Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday's Connections Abound

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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


  • It was Mother's Day yesterday in the UK. Whenever it hits May in America, we have such an outpouring of support, but the UKers never get that support at the right time. Head over to your favourite British bloggers and give them some support today.
  • In honour of St. Patrick's Day, Weebles Wobblog is holding the 2nd Limerick Chick contest. It runs until March 9th with a cool prize. Come over and write your limerick.
  • Overwhelmed with Joy is holding a Pay it Forward book exchange. Go to her blog for more details how you can win her book AND join in with your own book.
  • Question: from Bag Momma: "If you or any of your blogging friends have had RPL testing beyond the normal stuff, I want to hear from you. What did you do, where did you go (doctors, cities), what did another specialist find if they found anything?" Contact her through her blog.
  • Question: Riding the Roller Coaster is looking for advice about whether or not to switch RE's and how much actual RE contact is needed during a cycle. Contact her through her blog.
  • Question: My Sancutary is looking for information on mid-cycle bleeding. Contact her through her blog.
  • If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
NEW BLOGS (started in February or March 2008)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES: Celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me dates for March/April right now and I'll post them on the correct day.
  • The Young and the Infertile is current experiencing another loss. Please go over there and give her a hug.
  • Isn't It Pretty to Think So? had her fourth beta drop. Please go over and support her through this loss.
  • Dreams Come True Sometimes had a D&C on Friday. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • A Few Good Eggs is also miscarrying right now. Please go over and support her.
  • My Soul Quest lost her friend this week. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • The Shifty Shadow lost the embryo from her FET this weekend. Please go over there and give her a lot of love. She is hurting right now.
  • Yesterday was Rian's third terraversary of her first miscarriage. You can still go over and give her a hug.
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, celebrations!
  • Apron Strings for Emily her father is in the ICU, after two days in a step down unit he was moved back into the ICU. She could use some love right now.
  • Update: Apparently posting it on Lost and Found worked! Today, Amy from Where to Go from Here received the Certificate of Birth resulting in Stillbirth. She is going to take it, her story, and pictures of William to her local state representatives and tell them how hard it was for her to get this certificate. Hopefully her efforts will help others in the same situation have an easier time.
  • Zee at This is NOT What I Ordered had another negative cycle. She could use some support right now.
  • After the loss of the twin, Infertility Just Sucks is terrified in this pregnancy. She goes in for another scan tomorrow. Please go over and hug her even if words can't make everything alright.
  • The Longest Wait is having a hard time on the adoption wait list for China. She could use some good thoughts.
  • The Conceivable Future needs support right now. Her mother's cancer is back.
  • Square Peg, Round Whole is starting her 4th IVF cycle right now. Go wish her luck.
  • The Road to Parenthood just lost her job and is having a hard time. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • Second beta is today for Infertile...Who Me? It was 9 on Friday, but her test sticks got progressively darker over the weekend. Please go over there and wish her good luck.
  • A Heart for Adoption had a wonderful meeting this weekend with the expectant mother who chose them.
  • The Princess Shine Pages could use some support as the boy she has been fostering will be transitioning to the maternal grandmother this week and she is having a hard time.
  • So Dear and Yet So Far is having a hard time lately...especially being told she cannot carry twins in the future upon talking to her peri and her sister is now expecting twins. Please go over and give her support.
  • Baby Quest has her ER on March 5 and transfer March 8. Go wish her luck.
  • Chasing a Child took the bar--while sick--last week. She survived and now she's in a waiting pattern until April. Go wish her luck too.
  • Evil Stepmonster is in the 2ww. Go keep her company.
  • Let the Fun Begin is having a high-level ultrasound tomorrow because her testing came back as higher risk for Downs Syndrome. She is understandably nervous. Please go over and give her support.
  • Little Bits O'Cracker was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Go over and give her some support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Gorgeous pictures over at Our Journey to You as they wait to enter PGN.
  • Congratulations to Kim and John! Caleb was born this weekend on March 1. Go over and see pictures.

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