Nothing big is going on. I'm still neglecting to blog about the spate of 40+ women who have given birth in Hollywood. Basically, Marcia Cross is the only one I think who used her own eggs (although she had twins, so I'm not really sure). Everyone else: Geena Davis (twins at 48), Jane Seymour (twins at 45), Joan Lunden (twins at 54), Elizabeth Edwards (age 48 and 50 with her last two children), and Holly Hunter (twins at 47) really seem obvious that they used donor eggs.
I actually had someone on my other blog get all cranky that I suggested that Geena Davis used donor eggs. She had twins at age 48 and a son at 46, even though she claims the twins were an accident. Really. Reallllllly. First, the statistics suggest that she didn't have these children by accident. Three children in two years also suggest somebody was on ice: i.e., there were frosties from an IVF process. Second, what does it matter? Why does finding out that someone you like used donor eggs to finish their family bother you? What if you found out that someone you liked adopted a child? Had stepchildren? Had a child out of wedlock? Was a foster parent? Used a sperm donor? What difference does it make to you and your relationship to this person, much less to their child?
Second, I'm starting to get annoyed at hearing The Definitive Answer as to Why Women Choose Donor Eggs. I chose donor eggs because I wanted the best probability to have another child considering the amount of money we could spend. I did not choose to use DE just because I want the intimate experience of giving birth. I just know that 30% of domestic adoptions end up in "adoption miscarriages" in which the birth mom changes her mind. That's a risk that feels too hard for me, right now. Plus, I'll get to breastfeed more easily-and considering our DS breastfed until he was 40 months old, it is important to me.
So don't tell me why I did what I did and stop saying that Hollywood simply has enough money to do multiple tries at IVF so that they get pregnant. They didn't. They used donor eggs, and all of us know that.
Phhht. Now, let that sleeping medicine works soon so I'm not up for another two hours.
But boy, reading back over this blog post, I sound CRANKY!! I'm not really all that cranky. (And I've come back on Saturday morning to edit this--so it was worse before now!!) I'm really excited that we're starting another cycle, but I'm just not that naive anymore.
So whatever. I also may be picking up on the fight I'm halfway watching on HGTV. Now, there is some crankiness going on. I may try to find some other program to calm me down. It's a floor gone bad on HGTV.