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I just found this article, which is a more credible source on the Brangelina IVF issue, but again, doesn’t seem to totally confirm the IVF rumors. If Angelina had IVF and wanted to tell people about it, she would just say it, right? Doesn’t seem to me that any of the telling comments are hers.

Slightly amusing – “…since multiples are usually a side effect of IVF.” (my italics)

And laugh out loud funny – “What stress? Don’t people like to get pregnant by having lots of sex?”

But when you start picking on Perez Hilton as a credible IVF/IF news source, you should probably find somewhere else to channel your energy….

Like knitting!

I am teaching myself how to knit, and boy, its tough! The book I bought is pretty useless in the instructional aspect. But once I caught on, I was knitting away. I just unravelled the piece last night, and am going to try and learn a new stitch tonight. I am thinking that maybe, just maybe, while on bedrest, I will knit my little future baby a hat. Or a potholder.

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Angelina Jolie had her twins a few days ago, a girl and a boy. (Anyone know how many weeks along she was by the way?) I have been wondering all along if she had IVF. That is the rumor, but I can’t find any statement that she has ever made confirming or denying it. I wish more celebrities who have undergone IVF would be candid about it.  I mean, I know I shouldn’t care how Angelina Jolie got pregnant, right?  But somehow, if she had IVF,  it does matter to me now….do celebrities who undergo IVF have a  responsibility to other infertile women?  Of course not, but its probably the right thing to do, or at least a NICE thing to do for other infertile women.   And I know its a private affair and a tough/personal time to go through, and some of us regular Joes don’t even tell other people in the midst of treatment….but once it works and you have babies, I think its good to say where they came from!  It is so helpful to others going through the experience!

I joined an online support forum that has made the process so much easier for me, and I think the main reason it helped is that it has normalized the process….so many women are doing it, therefore it seems like a much less drastic/crazy thing to do (which is what I thought before I got started). If more celebrities who undergo IVF, like Courtney Cox, talked about it openly, it would be all the more “normal” to the rest of the world.  And then when a non-celebrity woman finds out that she has to go through IVF to have a baby, she will A) at least know what it is, and B) feel like it’s not a crazy thing to do, because she knows of at least a few celebrity women who have gone through it successfully.   I often feel like a pregnancy leper at times…other fertile women (read: every single female I know) don’t know what IVF is, and so don’t understand anything that I’m going through…..and when they get pregnant, they don’t tell me, because….well, I guess they don’t want to hurt my feelings, but being left out of announcements just because I’m infertile is pretty hurtful in itself, more hurtful, in fact.   So the IVF celebs speaking out would be as much for the benefit of fertile women as infertile…maybe even more so.

I think if you’re getting paid 25 million dollars for a few weeks of work, and buying 70 million dollar estates in the South of France…then you should give something back.    And sure, Angelina does, moreso than most celebrities, but I think if she did have IVF, and spoke out on it, then it would be a huge morale booster for other infertile women, and thats an enormously positive effect with very minimal effort!   And, if she really wanted to be activists for the cause….considering she (and J. Lo and Marcia Cross and Nancy Grace and whoever) has tons of money….she could donate money to local IVF clinics, to help women pay for the treatment.

Maybe she just got pregnant with twins naturally, and if so, she can disregard these comments (ha).  But it still applies to the rest of the infertile celebs!!

This is not a sexist post, ok? I am a total feminist, and think that woman rock at every age and we are always more beautiful than men no matter what we look like. I really do.

But.

It seems like sometimes, when men age, they get better looking. Not always – as my last two star-related posts will show – But sometimes. For some reason, the wrinkles, the sun damage, and the greying hair WORK for these guys in the looks department, and they look good, sometimes even BETTER than they did 10 years prior.

Not so much.

Not so much.

Yes Please

Yes Please

Cute in a nerdy way, I suppose.

Cute in a nerdy way, I suppose.

Mrs. Garrett's Boy Toy George

Mrs. Garrett's Boy Toy George

How did he get so good looking?

How did he get so good looking?

Baby Brad

Baby Brad

Much Better Brad

Much Better Brad

I think it stinks, because when do you ever see a woman getting better looking with sun damage and wrinkles? I tried to think of some ladies who look better than they did 10 years ago. And while there are plenty of ladies who look awesome at their age, I don’t know if they look better than they did 10 years prior. Here are two I thought of who maybe DO look better?

Pretty Lauren Hutton

Pretty Lauren Hutton

PrettiER Lauren Hutton?

PrettiER Lauren Hutton?

Too Fresh-Faced?

Too Fresh-Faced?

Still Freshed Face, but maybe the right amount.

Still Freshed Face, but maybe the right amount.

But its really not the same type of comparison, because these ladies are trying to cover the grey and wrinkles, not using them to their advantage.

I think we are getting jipped. Men can get older and more wrinkled and have more sex appeal. Men can also pack on the pounds and still be A-List movie-star/ tv show worthy. What do they have to worry about?

Fat Actor 1

Fat Actor 1

Pudgy Actor 2

Pudgy Actor 2

ARE there even ANY fat female leading ladies?? This society really stinks.

I have alot of white hairs coming in, and new indelible wrinkles and it would be great if I could feel like those things were getting me closer to my goal of becoming America’s Next Top Model. But I feel like I had my shot at being good looking 10 years ago, and I never lost the weight I wanted to, and now I can still lose the weight, but that will probably make more wrinkles, so why bother?

Anyway, if you can think of any ladies who look better now than they did in their prime, or are fat and a leading lady, please let me know. We need some reinforcements!