Previously in Incognito, Deirdre made Robyn aware of her predicament. She went on to explain that she had an insane idea that would require Robyn's help.
So, tell me the plan. (Robyn)
I need to disappear for a while. (Deirdre)
Okay, that’s easy enough. I can help you get out of Dollton without attracting the attention of the goons Walter has keeping tabs on you. Where will you go? (Robyn)
I don’t know yet…somewhere far from Walter and his thugs. I’ll leave before my pregnancy starts to show, and I’ll come back after the baby’s born. I’m in negotiations with PS Records right now. I’ll tell them I’m taking time off to write some new material, and that I’ll be ready to record in the fall. I’ll work it into the deal somehow. (Deirdre)
But, when you show up with an infant, won’t Walter be suspicious? (Robyn)
I’m planning to put the baby up for adoption. (Deirdre)
That’s a very good idea, I think. You can skip town before anyone knows you’re pregnant, have the baby, and then come back. No one will be the wiser. (Robyn)
That’s the plan, and this is where I need your help. (Deirdre)
Sure. Do you want me to help you find an adoption agency or a family to take the baby? (Robyn)
No… I want you to adopt the baby. (Deirdre)
What?! Dee, you can’t be serious. (Robyn)
I am. Robyn, I’ve thought about it, and I can’t imagine trusting my baby to the care of strangers. Plus, I want to be able to help raise my child…without Walter’s interference. (Deirdre)
I don’t…I mean I’m not sure how… (Robyn)
Just, tell me you’ll think about it, please. I don’t know what else to do. (Deirdre)
Robyn hugs her best friend.
Four weeks later, Deirdre waits to see the doctor at her first prenatal appointment.
Will the baby’s father be joining us for this appointment? (Dr. Lopez)
No. It’s okay to get started. (Deirdre)
Alright then. I’ve looked over your medical history and vitals. Everything looks good. I see you listed your last menstrual period along with a date of conception. That makes dating your pregnancy much easier. (Dr. Lopez)
Dr. Lopez consults her due date wheel.
You’re almost 8 weeks pregnant, which puts your due date at August 17th. So, how are you feeling? (Dr. Lopez)
Well, I was feeling great until a couple of weeks ago when I started feeling nauseous around lunch time and dinner time every day. (Deirdre)
That’s just a little morning sickness… a misnomer since it can strike at any time of day or night. It’s normal and usually subsides by the 12th week. Before you leave, I’ll give you a handout of suggestions to help you through it. (Dr. Lopez)
Dr. Lopez chats with Deirdre about precautions to take and things to do to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
If you haven’t already started taking a prenatal vitamin, then you should begin right away. Do you have any questions for me? (Dr. Lopez)
Well, every mother is different. Since this is your first baby, you might not look pregnant until your 20th week. You have a small frame, though, so you could show sooner. Why do you ask? (Dr. Lopez)
I’m an entertainer, and just wondered how long before I needed to trade in my slinky dresses for a maternity wardrobe. (Deirdre, lying)
I see. Well, the important thing is that you gain the recommended 25-35 pounds during your pregnancy. Try not to worry too much about your dress size, and just focus on delivering a healthy-sized baby. (Dr. Lopez, assuming Deirdre is worried about weight gain)
Well, if there’s nothing else, then I’ll get the nurse to join us so I can do your exam. After that, she’ll draw blood for the blood work we discussed earlier. (Dr. Lopez)
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