I’ve hired a scientist to watch over the babies

A few weeks ago, I found out that Lego was coming out with “female scientist” mini-figures. I’m not a huge fan of Lego, but I am a huge fan of female scientists. So, I ordered one. Because there is only one.

Don’t get me wrong, there are other females. There is Mermaid, Hollywood Starlet, Fortune Teller and Pretzel Girl. Wait! All is not lost, there is also Librarian, Zookeeper and Swimming Champion — all of whom are female.

When Scientist arrived, I needed a place to put her and next to these seemed like as good a place as any.

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I bought all these babies when I was trying to create the original banner for this blog, because when you’re going through fertility treatments you’re either going to have no babies or a whole pile of babies. Your choices basically look like this:

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And I know some people will be all “Jesus doesn’t make too many babies.” But Jesus doesn’t make these babies, scientists do. And scientists will be all “this is statistics, so we need to increase your odds of success by filling your body up with pre-babies, called zygotes.” It’s complicated, but that is the basic idea.

So I put my Scientist here with the babies.

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According to Lego, “Thanks to the Scientist’s tireless research, Minifigures that have misplaced their legs can now attach new pieces to let them swim like fish, slither like snakes or stomp around like robots.” So, even though she looks like a chemist, she’s actually Dr. Frankenstein.

Then, I tried to order more female scientist mini-figures because one is never enough. And there weren’t any, so I ordered an androgynous-looking surgeon.  I put her next to the chemist.

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Then, I realized that I’ve turned into Richard Dreyfus from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But instead of building shrines to aliens with mashed potatoes, I’m re-creating scenes from my IVF treatment using Legos.

Now we just need to name all these babies.

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Tonight at 9

So, you all know that I’m a recovering journalist. Well, just like any recovering anything, I sometimes backslide. But this lapse was for good, not evil.

I interviewed the moms behind a modern-day civil rights movement for BlogHer this weekend. Check it out here. Read more of my thoughts on this excellent documentary here on Village Q to be super-prepared when you watch the movie The Case Against 8 on HBO. Tonight at 9. Seriously.

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Unbreakable lunch dates

This.

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This grainy pic of our first-born child wouldn’t bring most mothers to tears, unless they were feeling really vulnerable about their Instagram skills. But I’m sharing the story behind my emotional reaction to this crappy photo over at Spawn and Survive today. Here’s a hint: like so many things in life, it has to do with boobs.

Spawn and Survive: When baby won’t take a bottle

 

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Meat: a man’s job

If you follow us, you know that there aren’t a lot of Y chromosomes running around our house. None, actually. When people hear that, they usually have questions. And in this season of BBQs and patio parties, when America has burgers on the brain, that question is almost always: Who “mans” the grill in a house of no men?

Well, America, I’m speaking out about meat carving in my family over at BLUNTmoms today. Head on over and figure out how we manage to survive the summer sans man.

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BLUNTmoms: Who Will Carve the Meat?

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I wrote this. And it has math. And babies.

First comes love, then comes marriage… wait, no. Did we do the k-i-s-s-i-n-g-ing yet?

For our family, the order of operations wasn’t quite the same as the playground taunt. Luckily, there’s a Gallup poll graph that can help make sense of all this. I wrote about it over at VillageQ – – check it out. It has math and babies. As promised. Something for everyone.

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