Wednesday, May 13, 2009

379th 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 Learning to Accept My Infertility. A post about how pregnancy after infertility is different from anything she ever imagined when she was on the other side of the positive pee stick. 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!
  • Announcement: While I am uploading the LFCA daily, I am not on email much. Therefore, if you want me to post something, please use the form because I cannot guarantee I'll see it via email. The exception being new blogs--please still email those.
  • Project: Taking the Statistical Bullet is compiling some useful parenting tips for a friend whose baby is due in a few weeks. Pop over and throw in your two cents worth!
  • Radio Show: Creating a Family writes: "This week’s Creating a Family Show (Wed., May 13), will be a big one. We will be talking about the future of international adoptions from Guatemala and what has happened to the children since international adoptions stopped a year ago. We are thrilled with our guest lineup. We will have Wendy Cuellar, Director of the National Council for Adoptions, Guatemala’s Central Adoption Authority; Michelle Bond, US State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Adoptions; Randy Weaver, the Guatemala Director of Orphans Resources International; and Kevin Kreutner, co-founder of Guatadopt, an adoptive parent support group. This show is for anyone interested in the future of international adoptions, regardless of where the children come from. Send any questions to dawn (delete space) and listen in either during the show (12-1 Eastern Time) or after it airs at the radio page of, or download it from iTunes. Please pass the news about this blog and show to other forums and groups."
  • Forums: If you are not a member of the forums, you will not have access to the LFCA on days when we are utilizing an open thread in the forums instead of posting on this site. Any blog reader or writer can become a member of the forums by clicking here and registering. On days when we don't have the LFCA, it also follows that I'll be slow on approving new members (that whole lack of Internet access thing) so please be patient.
NEW BLOGS (started in April or May 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)
  • Beagle's birthday is today. If you are not a regular reader of her password-protected blog, you can leave her a comment on this post.
  • Shalini is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • It's Either Sadness or Euphoria is celebrating her anniversary this upcoming Saturday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Trying for a Baby is celebrating her birthday this week. 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)
  • Aimee and Adam are mourning the loss of their daughter Kayleigh. She fought long and hard and is now at peace. She leaves behind her parents and older brother and sister. Please stop by and give them some love in this hard time.
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)
  • Billy's biopsy came out negative! Go wish her congratulations.
  • Hope.Faith.Patience got a BFN for IVF/ICSI #2.1.
  • At Pirates and Butterflies's 20 week ultrasound it was discovered her baby Megan Grace has a lethal form of dwarfism. Please go and give her support as she processes this news and the hard road she has ahead.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Mrs M@sk has been put on bedrest at 26 weeks with incompetent cervix. She will be there until her little girls are born, which will hopefully not be too soon. Her doctor is aiming for 30 weeks. Go keep her company and send her good thoughts.
  • None Today.
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