Monday, March 2, 2009

333rd Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point to 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

  • Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from I Won't Fear Love. A response to Jindal's speech and an explanation for why our health care system should take into account all people rather than dividing the country into fortunate and unfortunate (with the fortunate not even understanding the definition of the word). How do you vote? Simply by clicking on the words "this one" above and then clicking on the post's title. Why the Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day? Click on that link in the header navigation bar above for the story. And send me stuff!
  • Project: New IComLeavWe list went up this morning with a new way to do sign-up. It will enable me to send out a reminder email on the 20th as well as a "remove the icon from your blog" reminder on the 28th.
  • Password-Protected: Christina has made the decision to go private with her blog. She has left instructions on a post at her blog for those who would like to continue to follow her story.
  • Activism: Cara at Share Southern Vermont has a post up about new legislation through First Candle in Washington DC. Click over and read the symposium. As written it only includes SIUD and sudden older child death (up to 4 years). They say, a "sister" bill regarding stillbirth will be written.
  • Submissions: Exhale: A Literary Magazine is now seeking your infertility-and-pregnancy/infant-loss-related essays, poetry, art, and photography submissions for the second Artistic Exhalation (ArtEx) Award. Deadline is Friday, April 10th, 2009. The theme of this award is Turning Points. For information, go to and click "ArtEx" award, or e-mail Monica LeMoine, Editor, at
  • New Blogroll: Production, Not Reproduction has started an Open Adoption Blogroll. Go over and add your blog.
  • Vote: Chasing a Child is up for an award for best "mommyblogger" from Scholastic. She's one of ten finalists. You can vote for her here: This post will be up until March 13th because you can keep voting until March 13th.
  • Creme de la Creme: The Creme de la Creme list was posted. I continue to add to it daily and update the date/time link on the right sidebar whenever there has been a change.
  • 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 2009)
  • 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)
  • Sell Crazy Someplace Else is celebrating her birthday this week. Go over early and sing her a little song.
  • Scared and Scarred is also celebrating her birthday this week. Go over and eat a little cake with her.
  • Fertile Ramblings is celebrating her birthday this week. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Three of a Kind is celebrating her birthday this week. Go over and eat a little cake with her.
  • Addition Problems is celebrating her birthday this week. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • This past weekend was the Maybe Baby's blogoversary. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Flower celebrated her birthday Sunday, March 1. It's not too late to go over and sing her a little song.
  • Blessings From Above turned 35 on Sunday. It's not too late to go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Wishing and Hoping for Baby is celebrating her 25th birthday on Tuesday. Go over and sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Please send some love to Bodhi. After nine years of trying and her fourth miscarriage a few days ago, she's getting off the train.
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)
  • Duck is currently waiting a beta result, the result should come in today, please come wait with her.
  • Gina had IUI #4 yesterday. Please go keep her company while she waits.
  • Bree at Project Kjetil has had low betas with increasingly slow doubling times. Things aren't looking great, yet the doctor wants to watch and wait for a fourth beta on Thursday. It's going to be a long week. Please keep her company.
  • Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies has her beta on Thursday and Devin's birthday on Friday. Please give her a lot of support this week.
  • Get Pregnant's beta was not quite doubling. She is worried and scared that the pregnancy won't last and could use some hugs.
  • When Only Hope Fails was the victim of a fraudulent adoption attorney. Please go give her support.
  • Please send some bloggy love and support to Michelle and her family. Her husband, Nick, left on Monday for his deployment to Iraq.
  • Mrs. X is schedule for a Day 5 transfer on Monday.
  • Barbara transferred one perfect embryo on Sunday.
  • Please go over and give Megan good thoughts - her IVF cycle might be cancelled today. Even though she has a great contingency plan, she'd still like some hugs.
  • Sam has had an unpleasant few days since retrieval, but she is looking forward to Day 5 transfer on Monday.
  • Onepinkline had her egg retrieval on Friday. Eight eggs were retrieved and there are currently six embryos going strong. Go keep her company as she waits to find out whether she'll have a three or five-day transfer.
  • MyrtlesNotSoFertile had two embryos transferred on Sunday. Go wish her luck as she awaits beta day.
  • Alison at Wanted: Baby Giant has a beta on Monday for her third IVF and she expects it to be negative. She could use some love.
  • Jill is scheduled for IVF #2 egg retrieval on Tuesday.
  • Nicole is scheduled for Day 3 embryo transfer (IVF #3) on Monday.
  • Vee from The Sweet Life needs love and support. So much.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Elana had the cerclage and is now at home on modified bed rest.
  • Heather is on bedrest for the foreseeable future after having a cerclage put in. Sweetpea is still doing great!
  • G is home, but now on bedrest. Go give her some love as she cooks these babies a little longer.
  • Hoping for Another Lovebug is on hospital bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Please keep her company. She has Internet access, though reading is easier than typing.
  • Reba found out that her cervix is funneling and she is now on bedrest. Her next appointment is on Wednesday and she could use some support so that her little one hangs on as long as possible.
  • RM is on bedrest due to elevated BP and swelling. She has 23 days until her due date. Please go over and keep her company.
  • Christina at My Life saw a second line on the peestick today! It's faint, but it's there!
  • Pixi.Bits is pregnant with a daughter!
  • Kelly had a positive first beta, and she is anxiously awaiting the second beta on Monday.
  • Jess at Life in the White House is having her first ultrasound on March 2nd.
  • Please send your best prayers and wishes to Kimbosue and her baby as she is being monitored for preeclampsia.
  • Leaping Hurdles could use some reassurance. She is not having many pregnancy symptoms and is concerned.
  • Becky gave birth to a girl, Genevieve (Eve), yesterday. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Patrice gave birth to a son, Jonah, on February 27. They are seeking prayers because Jonah is battling a rare skin disorder which caused the stillbirth of their first son. Please go give them love and support.
  • Heather gave birth to a son, Nicholas, on February 25. Go wish her congratulations.
Read and Support


Julia said...

Wow, Mel-- thank you. I am honored.

Tigger said...

Bodhi's link doesn't work for me. It goes to her site, but it's as if the post has been removed. :(