Monday, June 15, 2009

398th 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 No Swimmers in the Tubes, No Bun in the Oven. On the one year anniversary after the birth and death of her twins, the author writes a letter backwards to herself, warning herself as to how the year will unfold. You will be moved to do a random act of kindness for the girls. 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!
  • Nominations: Glow in the Woods is calling for nominations. "We acknowledge the writing of babylost parents four times a year -- once for each season. For Spring 2009, send us posts from March, April and May -- go here to nominate by no later than Thursday, June 18th, and here to review the winners so far. On Friday June 19, we'll announce the winner along with a list of all the nominees."
  • Project: Braces Bunch is taking new members. "Over the past 2 years, we've had an fantastic group of women participate in the Braces Bunch-and each year, we re-group to see who needs to rotate out for a variety of reasons. And that means, we would love to invite a new group of snail-mail-junkies to join the Bunch!"
  • Question: Nessa and her husband had changed their profile from Caucasian only to include bi-racial and Latino as well in February. They just found out last week that the agency never changed their profile after being assured it was changed in March. She wants to know if it would be acceptable to demand the agency pay 3/4 of their homestudy renewal(which would be $300) if they aren't placed before it expires, considering it was the agency's fault they lost out on four months of potential birthparents.
  • Question: Ms. C asks: "About a year ago, maybe more, I read a review on a blog about Dr. Sears's Vaccine Book. I am looking for it to point my friend towards it, but can't seem to find it (ripping hair from head)! If anyone knows what I am talking about, can you please either leave a comment on my current blog post or in the comment section below? Thanks kindly."
  • Vote: Weebles Wobblog is up for an award and she needs your vote. I've made the message 140 characters so people could tweet it too: "Help my friend: Go here Go to "most inspiring." First row--vote Weebles Wobble. Please RT." Or, er, and don't just tweet it; vote too! And daily. Through July 6th.
  • 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 May or June 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)
  • A Cop, A Nurse, 3 Dogs, and Maybe Baby is celebrating her birthday and blogoversary this Tuesday. Go wish her congratulations and sing her a little song.
  • Battynurse has a birthday this week. Go over and celebrate with her.
  • Making Me Mom is celebrating her anniversary on Thursday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • A Woman My Age is celebrating her birthday on Friday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Soulbliss is celebrating her birthday on Friday too. Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Tigger is also celebrating her birthday on Friday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Punch Drunk is celebrating her anniversary next Saturday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Everyday Stranger's blog is turning six today. And one of her photos is being published in a book. Go over and wish her congratulations on both accomplishments.
  • Dora has a birthday in less than two weeks. Go over and sing her happy birthday a little early.
  • Faith, Hope & Poop? celebrated her wedding anniversary on Sunday. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • SMK is celebrating her 33rd birthday while mourning the loss of her twin girls that she was pregnant with on her 30th birthday. Please show her some love on her special day.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Today will be Lisa's unfulfilled due date for a prior pregnancy. Please go give her support even in this happy time of expecting again.
  • N and J will be remembering Wallaby on their unfulfilled due date today. Go give them support.
  • Thinking Miracles will be remembering their unfulfilled due date this Friday. Please go over and give them support.
  • Please Give Me Back My Heart is remembering Hannah, eighteen months later.
  • No Swimmers was remembering the birth and death of her identical twin girls last Friday. Please go over and remember with her by doing a random act of kindness this week.
  • 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)
  • WiseGuy leaped over the 200th post mark!
  • C by the Sea had her first transfer at the end of last week. She's now in the WUB so head over and keep her company.
  • Musings From the Other Side (formerly Musings of the Barren) had a wonderful day meeting the foster children they hope to adopt on Saturday.
  • Salvageable could use some support while she makes some decisions after feeling like her & her husband aren't in love with each other anymore.
  • Denver Laura has an exchange student. Drop by and wish her all the best - I'm sure any words of advice (in French) would be greatly appreciated.
  • The Unproductive One isn't coping right now as the anniversary of her father's death approaches. Please drop by and give her some support while she struggles through her grief.
  • In Due Time has had news that her Aunt K has been officially diagnosed with a Stage 3 cancer and will be starting radiation in the next week. Your support and prayers would really be appreciated right now.
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.
  • Michele's 13w5d appointment showed that the cerclage is high and tight. She will remain on bedrest, but the doctor was pleased. Twin A was confirmed a boy and Twin B was confirmed a girl. Bobby and Maya were both doing well, with strong heartbeats and measuring on target.
  • Courtney at PrayingforaLittleOne is still having contractions even with the procardia and will be on bedrest until Henry comes.
  • Infertile Myrtle is pregnant with great betas. She has the ultrasound on the 24th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • MeAndBaby's Blog gets her beta results today after getting a faint line. Go over and keep her company until she hears the number.
  • None Today.
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Michele said...

For Ms. C: The book is called "The Vaccine Book" and it is a great addition to any library.

Mc. C said...

Oy Vey! I was unclear... I am looking for the blog post where someone reviewed the book. Anyone have an idea?