Well, Kendall isn’t pregnant. We found out today that that the two embryos that were transferred did not make it. Sad and upsetting news but we’re still hopeful about future prospects. Is it my fault for naming the embryos Big and Little Edie after the two mentally ill cousins of Jackie Kennedy? This marks the end of my one-post career as a fertility blogger. We so appreciate all the kind and wonderful comments from friends and strangers, but I think in the future I may wait until we have good news to share. I do believe in the end that these things happen when they’re supposed to and it’s clear to me that Big and Little Edie just weren’t ready for their close-ups.
Our house is, though. Kendall and I finally went to see “The Prestige” tonight, the new movie starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson that was filmed in our house last February. Very exciting to see our living room and dining room in the film even though those two scenes probably lasted less than a minute. It’s astounding to me that the studio craftspeople spent a week transforming our first floor into a perfectly reproduced 1890s London pub for such a tiny part of the film. The majority of the amazing period props were not even visible nor were most of the dozens of extras but it was fun seeing Scarlett Johansson bounding down our stairs. I’m also confused as to how Christian Bale appeared in one of the scenes in our living room because I watched that scene being shot and I don't remember him in it. Ah, the magic of the movies. Kendall and I were only too happy to escape into that magic after getting our news today.
Got back from Chicago last night where I attended my 30th high school reunion on Saturday. I still can’t believe I’ve been out of high school for over three decades. I will probably write more about this soon but here’s my advice to all reunion planners: ditch the suburban hotels and the fancy dinners and go back to your high school cafeteria. I went to my 10th and 20th reunions and this one was light years ahead of the others. Great fun and walking through that building for the first time since 1976 shook up a lot of old repressed memories.