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'Congratulations It's a spork'
'Wait, breathe or don't breathe? Oh jeez, why did I have to sleep through Lamaze class?'
"I'm sorry, Mrs. Smith, but our tests show your child is a changeling left by the fairies."
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New Mothers and Priorities
"For me, it all began one gray and chilly morning in the grim maternity ward of a borderline hospital on the Upper West Side."
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Though initially enthusiastic about natural childbirth, the Millers felt their midwives took the concept too far.
"Why, Mr. Larsen! We were about ready to give up on you."
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"Please, R.K., stop mothering me."
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'Congratulations. You're the father of two tax exemptions.'
'It's a venture capitalist.'
'Push! That's it. It's just like passing a football.'
"If you're going to be all judgy, I'm just going to lie to you."
Mr. and Mrs. New Year have a baby
"I hear you may do a baby."
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Maternity Ward - Push Hard.
'I know it's Mother's Day, but she just went into labor. She probably won't be a mother for hours.'
'This is taking too long - we'll have to induce hatching.'
'Mom is feeling sick. She caught a baby.'
'And here to perform the circumcision is the highly skilled Mr. Hakiro, of Hakiro's Sushi Bistro.'
'I told you we should have packed a lunch.'
"Your wife wants a report on your condition."
"I know, dear - but there's such a thing as carrying office politics too far."
Maternity Ward - 'I wonder what his credit rating is...'