Brooke Shields is expecting #2.
Lucky 40yo, so she is.
The article states, "Shields has played Roxie Hart in the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago since Sept. 9 and is set to continue in the role until Oct. 30."
This means that she entered the gig pregnant.
This means that, knowing that she had the gig, that she did not undergo extensive ART this time to get pregnant. Roxie is a strenuous role in a strenuous production. It's not that pregnant women aren't strong, but, jeeeez, they sure tend to be nauseated and generally unwilling to jump around and dance in the early stages of being knocked up.
It isn't the sort of thing a pregnancy-seeking ART patient would want to have on her ART calendar.
- Shoot up
- 2 Week Wait
- (Rinse and Repeat?)
- Play Roxie Hart
- Announce as the 2nd Pink Line Emerges
I found an announcement article about it last evening, b/c I'd followed a thread saying it's been rumored that she and her husband are planning to adopt, in part, to keep PPD at bay. I don't think her pregnancy would have been as hard for me to swallow if I'd have read about it first. Prefacing it with the adoption angle made it tougher to read. Can't explain that.
But, I suppose, congrats to Brooke and Chris. You give hope to infertiles and depressives everywhere.
Besides, I can't wait to hear what Tom Cruise says about it, now that they're in a baby race and now that Kate is a Xenu follower, who will never fall prey to something so ridiculous and contrived as PPD.