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Friday, September 08, 2006

Courtesy of My Brother

My brother, an honourary Sperm Palace Jester who is even wearing a pomegranate-coloured string in solidarity, sent me this email this afternoon:

Elvis Costello and Diana Krall are expecting twins.

Krall, 41, says, "I'm not kidding. I have twins on my mother's side as well. We know (the sex) and everyone's been asking me, but we're keeping that private because we just want to have something for ourselves."


Which I found very amusing. The likelihood of having natural twins peaks between 35 and 39. She's a little after the peak. Not ruling it out. Just curious since she's not saying that she didn't do treatments. She's not actually saying they're natural. She's just commenting that twins run in her family. There are twins on my mother's side of the family too. Maybe that should become my little coy catchphrase instead of "no, actually I did fertility treatments." catchphrase tends to make cashiers gulp and Diana Krall's sounds more golly-gee-whiz. And I'm trying to be a more golly-gee-whiz girl myself, instead of the kind that make people gulp. And quickly bag my purchases.


Lyrehca said...

And did you see that Marcia Cross just announced she's pregnant. At 44. What do you think that's all about?

Kathryn said...

This must be the week of baby news! P. Diddy (Diddy, Puff Daddy...whatever he's being called these days) and his wife/girlfriend/whatever are expecting twins, too. He made some comment about what a "champion" he was to conceive twins. Yes, Diddy, the fact that your wife/girlfriend/whatever ovulated two eggs OR the fact that your little embryo decided to split definitely means that you are a real man! PLEASE!

chris said...

When people ask me if twins run in my family, I say "no, there were a lot of fertility drugs involved." They either laugh or stare at me like I'm crazy.

statia said...

Also, I don't believe that twins is a genetic thing. My grandfather was a twin, but no one else in my family has twins.

VanillaDreams said...

I'm sure Diana Krall used fertility treatments -- if not even donor eggs. Her chances of conceiving natural twins at 41 is slim to none.

Also, Marcia Cross definitely used fertility treatments -- there is a big discussion on IVF Connections right now talking about her pregnancy. She "tactfully" basically said she used donor eggs, without having to come right out and say it.

Also, she just got married in June, and her due date is April, which is when I would have been due had I not miscarried again. So, that means she got pregnant in July/August. There is NO WAY a 44 year old got pregnant in less than one month of marriage, and especially not using her own eggs!

But I commend Marcia Cross for speaking honestly about fertility in later years. I'm proud of her. I wish more celebrities were that honest. And, she proves there is a way to be honest, without having to announce her personal life to the world!