She’s Having a Baby is a story of Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern as young newlyweds who experience the newly married things like inlaws, living together, shared finances, and the timeline for starting a family.
It’s really wild how life can imitate art sometimes.
From the time that we’d started dating seriously, Vicky and I would talk about our plans together. We wanted to get married, buy a house, and start a family. Nothing startling, or out of the ordinary, we just wanted the American Dream.
After the wedding, and then the house, the focus on baby-time intensified.
On Vicky’s 26th birthday, I told her I was ready. And so we tried and tried and tried. Some weeks passed and she got her period.
We started over… and she got her next period. I started getting a little worried, like maybe we were having a problem conceiving.
We studied up a little and decided to give it a shot the scientific way – waiting until the exact right days in her cycle, doing this and that just so, propping up on pillows, playing Neil Diamond’s Greatest on the hi-fi.
She was late, so we took the test. It was positive and we were hyper. We ran out to the 24-hour drug store and picked up another test, just in case the first one was wrong.
The second one confirmed it. A few days later we were at the beach with my family. After everybody was seated for dinner, I got up to go to the men’s room. On the way back to the table, I grabbed a high-chair and put it next to me.
Everybody looked at me like I was kind of nuts, and then I said, “You’d better get used to this, because Vicky’s pregnant.”
Oh, and you know the hospital scene in the end of She’s Having a Baby where they play Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work”? We liked that song a lot, so I brought a boombox to the delivery room and played it on repeat for what must have been fifty times.
I bet the staff there totally enjoyed that.
She’s Having a Baby is available on Amazon in DVD and Amazon Instant Video.