Monday, July 6, 2015

828th 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

  • Advice: Lori of Lavender Luz and Mali of No Kidding in NZ write, "The ALI community has two new advice columns that have recently been unveiled. Answering questions about sticky situations in open adoptions is Lori Holden, 8+ year ALI blogger and author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption. Dear Lavvie appears weekly on Thursdays. Answering questions about entering a No Kidding Life after infertility or loss is Mali of No Kidding in NZ. If this is a path you're considering or you're traveling, be among the first to ask Mali a question."
  • 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.
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)

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)
  • St. Elsewhere is curious about whether there are other bloggers whose three year olds are vivid dreamers and have to be soothed multiple times in a week. Her daughter often wakes up from dreams and shouts for interventions or requests that sleep-soaked parents are just not able to understand in the first go. How about "don't let the pen fall?" or sending parents to the kitchen multiple times in the middle of the night till they can bring water of the right temperature that impresses her majesty? In the morning, the girl has no memory of what happened in the night just passed. Anyone else experiencing the same thing? Anyone who has seen this tendency get better?
  • Billy had an awful time in her last ART cycle. Not only did the cycle fail, she was distressed with her doctor's incompetence, and is anguished that there will be possibly no sibling for her daughter. As a single mother, she hoped that even if her kid did not have a father, atleast the child would have a sibling. But life has other plans. Please offer her virtual hugs as she processes her sadness over this.

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