Friday, July 31, 2009

426th 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 Sell Crazy Someplace Else. A rallying cry of a post pointing out the way weight is a discrimination point within many facets of life as well as infertility and adoption. 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!
  • Plea: Please, please, please send Kirtsy-able posts (I need four of them right now) by Friday afternoon (3 p.m.). Email them directly to me.
  • Face-to-Face Get Together: "This Saturday, the Jeans household is hosting a cookout (or BBQ, as we call it here in the south) for all the ALI bloggers in NC. If you are in NC or in an area near by, consider this an invitation--just email me: for the details."
  • Project: Sarah and Richard have created a site called Rory's Garden in honor of their brother who died from SIDS. Bereaved parents can request for the names of children to be written on flowers and they will create images and post them up on their site.
  • Giveaway: To Baby and Beyond has a giveaway on her blog. It is for a new Bend, Breathe, & Conceive fertility Yoga DVD. Go on over to her blog and leave a comment to win.
  • IComLeavWe: New IComLeavWe list for August opened.
  • LFCA Heads Up: I'm going to have limited Internet access for a few days, so anything that isn't sent via the form will not make it into the LFCA. In other words, don't email the news, use the form, so it can be a quick cut-and-paste. Sorry about that!
  • 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)
  • Kari is celebrating her birthday next Saturday. Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Io is celebrating her birthday on Sunday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Today is Jane's first blogoversary! Go on over and have some cake with looks delicious.
  • Today is Amanda's birthday. 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.
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)
  • Webers in Action starts her IVF cycle. Go give her good thoughts.
  • The Turtle and the Monkey has been keeping her grief for Noah on the backburner while she has been dealing with everything else. It is creeping back into her life now, so please go and give her support and love.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Although she will remain on strict bedrest in the hospital until the twins are born, Michele had a good u/s yesterday. The babies are doing well and her cervix is closed. Stop by and share this good news with her.
  • Empty Arms is experiencing several signs of incompetent cervix and is currently on bedrest. Please go keep her company.
  • Devon has been admitted to the hospital with contractions. Please send her many prayers and warm thoughts. Her little one is still too young to be born and it is important that she stay inside as long as possible.
  • Carrie of Tubeless in Seattle has been placed on modified bedrest and will most likely be getting a cerclage in the next week or two. Please give her some support as she awaits her triplets arrival.
  • Bluebird has two absolutely positive peesticks!
  • None Today.
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