Wednesday, July 15, 2009

415th 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 Making Me Mom. The author examines how she processed the dual diagnosis of male factor and female factor infertility. 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!
  • Preemie Project: The Preemie Project has started work on their fall/winter packages for premature infants. She writes: "It is hard to believe, but there are only 4 more months until these gifts start getting packed up and ready to deliver for Thanksgiving! I'm in the beginning stages of promoting this right now by asking for handmade items, donations and word-spreading." Click over if you have craft-y skills and would like to help.
  • Resolve's Advocacy Day Follow-Up: Resolve writes: "We are proud to announce that since Advocacy Day we have 4 new co-sponsors to the Family Building Act in the House of Representatives: Bob Filner (CA), Gerry Connolly (VA), John Lewis (GA), and Eric Massa (NY). Thank you to everyone who visited these four offices – way to go! We are also close to getting a few Senators to co-sponsor the Family Building Act (S 1258) in the Senate and will keep you posted. Just moments ago RESOLVE learned that in the 2010 appropriations (funding) request in the House for the CDC, language was added that requires the CDC to create the National Action Plan on Public Health and Infertility, and to report back by April 2010. This is a huge victory for RESOLVE and for all of you – thank you!"
  • Radio Show: "This week’s Creating a Family radio show (Wed., July 15) is on parenting after infertility. How does the long struggle to have a child, either through successful treatment or successful adoption, affect how we parent. Once you finally get your child infertility is over. Right? My guest to talk about parenting after infertility is Dorothy Greenfeld, Director of Psychological Services, Yale Fertility Center at Yale University School of Medicine. Send any questions that you want me to ask during the show to You can access the show at the radio page of and can listen live on Wed at 12-1:00 Eastern Time or after it airs either through your computer or as a podcast from iTunes."
  • Cool Bracelet: Emily the Hopeless is selling a "celebrate adoption" bracelet as a fundraiser. Go over and get your own.
  • Giveaway: Niobe is giving away a dozen, extra-tasty, super-jumbo cookies from Frank's Big Ones Bakery. If you live in the US or Canada, leave a comment on her giveaway post by midnight tonight EST and you'll be in the running.

  • Helpful: My Endo Journey had a post about a drug called Aygestin that just sounded...well...helpful. And since I hadn't heard of it yet, I thought I'd pass along the link to the post.
  • 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 June or July 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)
  • Fertilized is celebrating her birthday today. Go eat a slice of cake with her.
  • Peesticks and Stones is celebrating her blogoversary today. Go wish her congratulations.
  • STE's birthday is today. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Infertile Turtle is celebrating her anniversary on Friday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • My Journey to Mommyhood is celebrating her birthday this Saturday. Go sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • 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)
  • None Today (What? No one wants any support for anything? Seriously?)
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Michele's 17w4d appointment showed that her cervix has dilated up to the placement of the cerclage. Bedrest is continued with the hopes of keeping the stitch tightly in place and holding the babies in as long as possible. On the up side, Bobby and Maya looked great, and were very active.
  • Empty Arms is experiencing several signs of incompetent cervix and is currently on bedrest. Please go keep her company.
  • Devon is on bedrest at only 17 weeks after a weekend of cramping and the fear that her placenta previa will cause bleeding. Devon is on Lovenox after losing her twins last year at just 23 weeks. Please go give her support.
  • Due to a shortened cervix, Stace has been admitted to the hospital for an extended stay.
  • Brown-Eyed-Girl gave birth to a baby boy on June 30th. Momma and baby are getting the hang of things and are doing very well. Stop by and wish them happy thoughts.
  • Chronicles of an Incompetent Cervix gave birth to a girl, Riley. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Muelly.
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1 comment:

Hillary said...

My heart did a little dance in my chest when I saw my blog up there- thanks for Kirsty-ing me! :)