Tuesday, March 16, 2010

555th 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: None today (I have posts in the queue, but I am trying to make a decision about the future of the Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day).
  • Question: Perchancetodream wonders if/how adoptive parents have dealt with the creation of a family tree. Please visit this post and see if you can give her any guidance.
  • Daily Update: There are currently 292 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2009 list.
  • Vote: Pamela Jeanne writes: "Please vote for Pamela Jeanne's memoir, Silent Sorority, to ensure it's one of the top 10 "Indie Books" included in a More.com feature of Indie titles for spring reading."
  • Announcement: Erica from Parenthood for Me is now the infertility and miscarriage Examiner in Rochester, NY.
  • Project: Wistfulgirl's World writes: "Sign up for April Secret Pals is now open! Head on over to Wistfulgirl's World to get signed up."
  • First Time Reading the LFCA: 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.
  • Quicklink Resources: 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. Regular ALI Blogroll: If you would like your blog added to the ALI blogroll, please email me directly with your blog url and category pick. More information about being added is contained in that link. Password-Protected Blogroll: If you would like your password-protected blog added to the blogroll, please fill out the form.
NEW BLOGS (started in February or March 2010)
  • None Today.
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)
  • Apron Strings for Emily is celebrating her blogoversary on Wednesday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Clio is celebrating her blogoversary on Wednesday too. Go wish her congratulations.
  • What Wuz I Saying hasn't updated in a bit, but her blogoversary is on Thursday. Go over and wish her congratulations and tell her to update us.
  • The RE's Muse (who closed her blog years ago) is celebrating her birthday on Friday. You can still head over and leave her birthday wishes.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Friday is the anniversary of Jen's loss. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • Sunnywithachanceof will be remembering her loss next Saturday. Please give her a hug.
  • 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)
  • Baby Wanted's brother was in a serious car accident.
  • Trouble Down Under has her transfer on Thursday. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Lis is having a tough time after speaking to the Peri nurses while booking her MFM consult yesterday. She lost her twin girls at 5 months of pregnancy in October and just passed their due date March 9th. She was told that her PPROM was caused by an infection but it seems that the nurses think she had incompetent cervix which led to the pre-term labor. Please share any success stories about after IC early loss as Lis could really use it right now. She is scared and confused about TTC again with IC and could use any help or suggestions you could pass along. Her consult is April 1.
  • Michelle got approved to move on to the next step in donor cycle.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Sonja is 19 weeks with quads! Her cervix is not cooperating and she is having some congractions. She has been hospitalized. When she is released she will be on strict bedrest. The goal is for her to get to 27 weeks. She could use some support as she is pretty scared right now.
  • After losing her dear Will at 24.5 weeks, Eve is on continued bedrest until further notice with his twin, Abby. Eve is now back home from the hospital, although she is still on full bedrest.
  • Breeder Beware is on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy due to gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. Feel free to go tell her a joke.
  • Sunny in Seattle is out of the hospital and back home.
  • BB is on bedrest with her twins because of cervical shortening and contractions.
  • Potty Mouth Mommy is on full bed rest at home because she is having contractions and has a history of incompetent cervix. Please give her some love.
  • After a scare last week, Christina just heard the baby's heartbeat.
  • With much gratitude, Cindy and Joey are celebrating a BFP from their latest IVF cycle. Go share in their joy!
  • None Today.
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1 comment:

The Hopeful Elephant said...

So, I am a bit ashamed to admie that I just looked at Kirtsy for the first time. Who knew this world existed? I'm giddy. You should be so proud...you opened up this new and exciting world for me. :)