Wednesday, December 22, 2010

676th 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

  • Clever: Whitney Anderson writes: "Just wanted to spread some holiday cheer IVF-style with you ladies. Here's my version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
  • Media: Please read about Parenthood for Me in the Rochester Business Journal. The article speaks of the first grants, recipients, and how the non-profit was formed.
  • Book: Lori Green LeRoy writes: "My book, The Inadequate Conception - From Barry White to Blastocytes: What your mom didn't tell you about getting pregnant is now available via my Web site as well as and Whether a couple needs two tries to get pregnant or two hundred, most can relate to calculating menstrual cycles and trying to decipher ovulation test sticks. And there can be plenty of funny incidents and awkward and absurd moments along the way, whether trying to get pregnant involves candlelight and Barry White or Petri dishes and blastocytes. The Inadequate Conception tells the author’s and others’ real-life stories of trying to find two blue lines on a pregnancy test."
  • Daily Creme Update: There are currently 274 participants on the Creme de la Creme 2010 list. The soft deadline to submit your entry is December 15th to be on when the list goes up on January 1st. The final deadline for the 2010 Creme de la Creme is January 31st.
  • Giveaway: Stop by and comment on this blog post and be entered in the My Hopeful Journey giveaway featuring an Infertility Survival Kit including a $25 spa wish gift card. Enties will be accepted through 11:59 PM on December 22nd.
  • Name That Blog: Mrs. X writes, "Please help me rename my blog. Details are in the post, and I will sew a gift for whoever wins!"
  • IComLeavWe: My Hopeful Journey created a comment tracking spreadsheet on Google Docs for those of you that want to track what blogs you have visited during December ICLW! It is located on the top left of her blog above the ICLW button.
  • 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: 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 November or December 2010)
  • None Today (more added 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)
  • Calliope's birthday is on the 24th. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • Delenn's birthday is on the 25th! Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • It's Suzy's 40th Birthday on December 23rd. Give her a big hug and share some cake!
  • Magpie is turning 50 on the 29th. Come celebrate this huge milestone with her.
  • Please stop by to offer birthday wishes, support and encouragement to Gypsy and the Tramp. In addition to her birthday, she is also enduring a loss in the midst of this holiday season.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On 27 December, 2010, Hanen is facing the 1st anniversary of the car accident which caused their baby girl to die of placental abruption at 34w. She'll be writing little Z's name on a beach in Tasmania on the day, but would love to know that others are thinking of Z on the 27th.
  • Angie is remembering Lucy on her second birthday.
  • Illanare suffered the loss of her much-wanted and much-loved Little Stars on Christmas Eve 2009. It was her last shot at pregnancy. Please send her your love and let her know that you will be thinking of her this Christmas.
  • 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)
  • After some final heartache over their last loss, M & M are finally excited to move forward 'officially' with adoption. Come celebrate with them! Their time for a family and renewed Hope, has finally come!
  • Mattie got some difficult news from the Doctor about future pregnancies and could use some hugs.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company. Blurbs running underneath the "new" line are from this week, and the ones above that line will disappear on Sunday. Please do not re-list bedrest blurbs.
  • Kristi is on modified bedrest for cervical trouble and a subchorionic bleed behind the placenta. Please go send her some encouraging words.
  • Rachel has made it to 29 weeks and is holding steady! But she's been lying down for a long time now, so go help entertain her.
  • Once A Mother is pregnant with twins, and has been put on bed rest indefinitely due to a large subchorionic hemorrhage.
  • J has made it to 33 weeks and is still on bedrest with Littlest.
  • An Offering of Love's partner is in her third trimester of a twin pregnancy and is on complete bedrest. Words of encouragement are appreciated!
  • Tbean is on bed rest for the remainder of her twin pregnancy. She is terrified and could use your thoughts and prayers.
  • NEW:
  • Catrisha over at Baby Dreams just found out that she is expecting #2. She's on bedrest already as a precaution from her OB-GYN, and is very nervous yet optimistic. Go on over and congratulate her, as well as keep her company.
  • E got a positive pregnancy test in early December, but is having trouble with betas and a vague ultrasound result. Please give her support.
  • None Today.
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