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Sophie's Big Day by Kendall Defoe

THe doctor ignored her, but she was ready. The orderly stopped the gurney as they entered the delivery room and the hard light of the reflectors blinded Sophie for a moment. Soon she saw people in masks and loose green clothing, shuffling with trays and equipment as they made jokes and told her to relax.

Her husband was somewhere in the building; he had walked in with her until a nurse found a wheelchair and angrily deposited Sophie in it while passing him a form to fill out. There was little to do but breathe in a certain pattern, lay back when they put her on another table, and then wait. But she wanted to see the doctor; she wanted to see all of their faces. She wanted them to know. She was ready.
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