Wednesday, August 26, 2009

439th 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 Moving on to the Next Plan. The author says it perfect herself: "But the pain of being told, as the culmination of 16 cycles of raised hopes and crushing disappointment, that I will never become a mother without the help of a hefty dose of science - and maybe not even with it - is something that I think has changed me for ever.". 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!
  • Project: In Due Time has finally made her big announcement! She's just opened a new chat site for the ALI community called ALI Gab. Please drop by and congratulate her on her achievement.
  • Project: Cara, founding director of Share Southern Vermont is knee deep in preparations for their next two events, participation in the National Wave of Light on October 15th, and their first annual Bowling for Babies fundraiser in November. The amount of loss southern Vermont has seen lately is devestating and they are down to their last four memory boxes. If you have the skills and would consider making a few for the group please click over to read the press release. They are also looking for people willing to crochet angel ornaments for their holiday drive that will kick off at the Bowling for Babies event. Images of both the box and the ornaments are in the post.
  • Blog Closing: Trials and Tribulations on an Infertile Man is closing his blog. Please go over to say goodbye.
  • Question: A blogger is looking to connect with those in their mid-40s who are doing treatments or are trying unassisted with their eggs (in other words, not using donor eggs). If you fit this description, will you leave your blog url in the comments below so she can begin reading your story?
  • Question: Gwinne's new IVF protocol will involve 7 days of Ganirelix prior to starting stims. She's wondering if anyone has been on a similar protocol. Feel free to email her at or stop by her blog.
  • 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 July or August 2009)
  • None Today (adding a bunch soon)
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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Just What I Always Wanted is remembering Sarah on the one year anniversary of the two lines. Please go and remember with her.
  • Into the Light Again lost her cousin in Afghanistan. Please go over and give the family support.
  • Fran had her second ectopic pregnancy. Love and support are always appreciated.
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)
  • Womb For Improvement's first IUI has ended with a negative. She could use some support whilst she tries not to get disheartened.
  • Peaches has received biopsy results that her only two choices are to do another round of medical menopause or to use a surrogate, and she's having a hard time with this news.
  • Sam had her third (and hopefully last!) laparoscopy on Tuesday. Go keep her company while she recovers.
  • Me at We Are What We Repeatedly Do is scheduled for her ER on Wednesday!
  • Andrea jennine at Entrusted is scheduled to have a day-5 transfer for her 4th IVF/ICSI (1st with frozen eggs) and is feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time.
  • The Red Stain is feeling tired and down and would be grateful for your prayers.
  • I Won't Fear Love has a bunch of stressors right now in terms of health and job and could use some love.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Michele received the news that the twins are doing great, weighing 1lb10oz and 1lb9oz, at 23w4d. Unfortunately, her cervix is dynamic and opening and closing at random. The cerclage is still holding things together and she is still on strict bedrest in the hospital until the twins are born.
  • Devon is home, but still on bedrest.
  • Carrie of Tubeless in Seattle has been put on hospital bedrest until the triplets are born. Please send her support as she awaits her boys.
  • Jamie was recently released off hospital bedrest but is now on modified bedrest at home.
  • Baby Smiling In Back Seat's cervix has shortened and she is now on modified bedrest to keep her twins inside as long as possible.
  • After a scary hospital visit at 24 weeks, Chelle is on modified bed rest. Her restrictions will increase as time goes on to try to avoid preeclampsia and keep her twin girls growing inside her as long as possible. The girls are doing great.
  • Miss Conception gave birth to her twins on August 16th. Her son and daughter are home and doing well.
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1 comment:

Amanda said...

love love love the update to the LFCA submission page!!!!