Monday, December 14, 2009

501st Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of 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 We Got Hitched.... A gorgeous post explaining infertility and treatments with the analogy of an onion. 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!
  • it goes again--kicking off the next 500 LFCA posts.
  • Kirtsy-able Posts: I need stuff to Kirtsy again for next week. Please send in posts (your own or someone else's) from bloggers who have not been Kirtsy'd before or in a very long time.
  • Project: Not that you don’t have plenty of time to get on the Creme de la Creme list (after all, it doesn’t truly close for good until March 1, 2010), but if you want to be guaranteed that you’ll be on the list when it goes up January 1st, you need to have submitted your choice by December 15th. Which is tomorrow. If you fill out the form after December 15th, you will go up as I keep adding to the list, but you probably won’t be up there when the first wave of people start reading on January 1st. So if you’ve been dragging your heels on picking a post, I’d get on it tonight.
  • Project: Open Adoption Examiner is running a book tour on the controversial book, The Primal Wound. Adoptees, firstparents, adoptive and pre-adoptive parents share their views on the concepts presented over 3 days. The author will answer questions later in the week. Come read along for some great insights into the experience of adoption -- even if you've not read the book.
  • Project: Still Life with Circles is starting a new art and poetry blog in January 2010. She is looking for submissions from babylost parents. You can find out more information there.
  • Face-to-Face Group: If you don't know about it yet, there is a new support group up in the Boston/New England area called RubyFeather. Click over if you're in the area and want to learn more.
  • Question: Dee's RE now thinks that her issue is a sperm issue (even after she has done two donor egg cycles and is currently in the 2WW of the second). She is looking for anyone with experience or knowledge about the Sperm_Chromatin_Structure_Assay test (SCSA).
  • Question: Megan got some news regarding test results for her RPL work up at her new RE. She is excited to have some answers, and some hope for cycles to come. Any advice or stories of support would be much appreciated!
  • Daily Update: There are currently 174 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2009 list.
  • If this is your first time reading the LFCA or you need a refresher about how the LFCA works, please read this post. It has everything you need to know about getting your news in the LFCA.
  • Forums: Join the forums if you'd like additional access to the bulletin boards and other features. Any blog reader or writer can become a member of the forums by clicking here and registering.
NEW BLOGS (started in November or December 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)
  • It was Princess of Tides' blogoversary, but she doesn't necessarily feel like celebrating. Go commiserate with her for a while.
  • Luna is celebrating her 2nd blogoversary. Go wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Mrs. Spit is remembering her son, Gabriel, two years after his premature birth & death. Please go sit with her & give her some hugs.
  • Amy remembered William Henry on his second birthday.
  • Gwinne is going through a rough time. December 19 marks the anniversary of her first pregnancy loss, and she's coming up on the due date for pregnancy #3, still not pregnant. Please stop by to wish her well.
  • CLC could use some support today, as she remembers Hannah on her second birthday.
  • Sarah at My Baby Journey is going through her 5th loss. Please go give her support.
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)
  • Jo from MoJoWorking had her egg retrieval for IVF#1 on Thursday morning. Transfer was on Sunday and she could use some support in the WUB.
  • Please offer prayers and support to Lauren who's DH has just found out his lymphoma has relapsed after 2 bone marrow transplants. He is about to start more chemo and they could both use some support.
  • Jill at Hubby, Baby and Me Would Make Three lost her cousin Carrie on Tuesday after a car accident. Send her family love and prayers.
  • Tashish is experiencing bleeding, a very slow rising beta, and a possible miscarriage. Please stop by and give her some support.
  • Journey Girl's donor had 18 eggs retrieved and 8 embryos created. Go wish them congratulations on this news.
  • Demeter's 2 Joys starts a new job today. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Caro is going through a horrific time at work with a boss who is trying to get her fired. Please stop by and offer words of encouragement.
  • Tireegal had a negative pregnancy test and BETA after her first donor egg IVF cycle. She is feeling down about it and could do with a virtual hug or a kind word.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Good Egg Hunting is on bedrest after a bleeding episode. She is 32 weeks and would love some company.
  • After a very scary bleeding incident on Monday, IfOptimist has been diagnosed with total previa, and is on bedrest for the time being.
  • On (In)fertile Ground saw four heartbeats! One of the 3 embryos transferred split into identical twins. She is excited and scared at the same time and could us advice from moms of multiples about their pregnancy experiences and what to expect.
  • I've Got News for You is pregnant and nervous. Go wish her congratulations and support.
  • Lin got a BFP! Go wish her congratulations.
  • Mandy at To Be Again just received her BFP after a third round of Clomid.
  • Jodi gave birth to a boy, Joey, on November 23rd. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Life After Two Losses was induced on Friday. More news when she posts again.
  • Kim of A Someday Mom announced the birth of son Tateum on Friday, Dec. 4th. Mom and baby are doing well!
  • Pam at Blood Signs had her baby girl! Go wish her congratulations.
  • UnicornMommy gave birth to her daughter, Hannah, on Friday. She is super excited and will update when she can.
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