Monday, March 16, 2009

340th 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 Bugaboo Envy. With the brilliant line, "It is really hard to understand that infertility is about more than having an extra long wait until one gets pregnant," the author explains the balance lost with faking it. 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!
  • New Business: Kristin of Dragondreamer’s Lair is announcing the launch of her cross stitch design company, Cuppa Joe Designs. She and her co-designer Christa hope to provide stitching enthusiasts everywhere with new designs that express their creativity and passion for stitching.
  • March of Dimes: Lindsey & Nathan from Our Little Wolfe Pack are walking in the March of Dimes "Walk for Babies", which is raising money to help prevent premature births (an issue that hit home for them when their son Logan was born 4 weeks early). If you'd like to sponsor their team and help them reach a goal of $150, please check out their blog.
  • Giveaway: Life in the Phisch Bowl is giving away two books on preventing miscarriage. Leave a comment for a chance to win.
  • Giveaway: Kari is having her first giveaway on her blog. It would be an ideal gift to pamper yourself or a friend. It is courtesy of
  • Contribute: Shannon is looking for recipes for a BFNtini. Go over there and give her some ideas.
  • Book: The Velveteen Rabbi has a chapbook out of miscarriage poems. You can read them for free or listen to them as an mp3 on her site.
  • Opinion: Katie would like some input about whether or not to blog more about endometriosis.
  • Question: Duck writes: "I have an IM who does not blog, but still needs some blog world advice. Her GC is mid cycle and has fluid in the uterus (they are preparing for a FET transfer). The Docs have prescribed some antibiotics. Has anyone had fluid in the uterus? Have any advice or success stories?"
  • Project: New IComLeavWe list went up 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.
  • 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)
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)
  • What Wuz I Saying? is celebrating her blogoversary on Wednesday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • The RE's Muse is celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Apron Strings for Emily is celebrating her blogoversary next Tuesday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Clio is also celebrating her blogoversary next Tuesday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Leslee is celebrating her 6th wedding anniversary this past Sunday. Please stop by and share a piece of cake from the freezer.
  • My So-Called Life celebrated her anniversary last weekend. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Raggedy Ann is celebrating her first blogoversary today. Stop by and wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Here We Go Again will be remembering her unfulfilled due date on Thursday. Please go give her support.
  • Sunny will be remembering her loss on Friday. Please go give her support.
  • Overeducated Mommy is thinking about E as her due date approaches on Saint Patrick's Day.
  • Mr. Spit is missing Gabriel as they approach what should have been his first birthday.
  • The 15th was the anniversary of the due date of Anna's lost first baby. Please go over and give her support.
  • And So it Goes is currently experiencing another loss and had the D&C this past weekend. Please go over and give her support.
  • MeandBaby was told this pregnancy is not viable after her latest beta and that she has to wait until Wednesday for a scan to see if it is ectopic. Please go give her support.
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)
  • Katie is having a hard week with the anniversary of her m/c and needs some extra support with her first IF appointment coming up.
  • Missing One needs support as she is missing her daughter terribly today. It has been almost two years since her stillbirth. Please go be with her.
  • A lump was found in Sweetpea's right breast at a doctor's visit. She'll be having a mammogram and ultrasound next Thursday, and she could use some support.
  • Fromheretomaternity could use some reassurance and some support from SMBC's.
  • IVF #3 was a bust for Nicole and after 5 failed clomid cycles, 2 failed IUIs and 3 failed IVFs, it is now time to move on...
  • Erin is having a hard time and could use some hugs.
  • All Grown Up received a negative beta this cycle. Please go give her support.
  • Tubeless in Seattle had 22 eggs retrieved this weekend. She's waiting for the fert report.
  • Amanda at Learning to Breathe is a going through a rough time with her younger brother, who was just found after a second suicide attempt in a short period of time. She could use a few virtual hugs!
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.
  • Bloorb is pregnant!
  • Kirke had an excellent more than doubling beta! Go tell her congratulations and keep her company until she has the ultrasound on the 31st.
  • Get Pregnant saw a heartbeat at her first ultrasound. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Vee and Jay have a son! BB was born on March 15th. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Parenthood for Me will be celebrating the finalization of their son's adoption next Tuesday. Go over and wish the family congratulations.
  • Romancing the Stork had a boy, Elliot, on March 14th. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • RM is being induced today. More news when she posts again.
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1 comment:

Anna said...

Just wanted to say thanks for sending support my way during this tough week. It's a comfort, and you're so kind to do it.