Patrick: Hey, congratulations! I just heard that you're expecting. How far along are you?
Cindy: Thanks. I'm four and a half months pregnant. It feels like it! I feel huge.
Patrick: You don't look it. I bet Carlos is excited. Do you know yet if it's a boy or a girl?
Cindy: No, we don‚Äôt. Not yet. We should be able to find out at my next ultrasound. I don't care what sex the baby is as long as it's healthy. Carlos is really excited about the baby. He has been going with me to every prenatal appointment and we'll be taking a Lamaze class together soon.
Patrick: How was your first trimester? When my wife had our daughter, she had a lot of morning sickness .
Cindy: Oh, it was horrible! I was nauseous all the time, but I'm better now. Did your wife have a natural delivery or a cesarean ?
Patrick: She had a natural delivery, but she was in labor for 12 hours! I was in the delivery room the entire time and wish I had an epidural, too.
Cindy: Twelve hours! I can't imagine doing that.
Patrick: Don't think about it. I'm sure you'll have an easy delivery. Let me know when the baby shower will be.
Cindy: Thanks. I will.
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