Friday, January 24, 2014

Laura's First Doctor Visit: Part 2.0

Luke makes it back in time to take Laura to her doctor's appointment. They have just arrived at Dr. Bratter's office. 
Laura steps up to the window to check in while Luke looks over the waiting room for a place to sit.
*Laura* "Hi, I have a 1:15 appointment with Dr. Bratters."
*Receptionist* "Sure, just sign in...*she looks up* "Laura?"
*Laura* "Yeah...? *she takes a better look at the receptionist* "Kira?"
*Kira stands up* "Yes! Oh my god....I haven't seen you in like forever...How are you?"
*Laura* "Oh!...Um..good. How about you?"
*Kira* "I have been great...*she smiles* "I'm coming round to give you a hug. It's so great to see you!"
Kira comes out from behind her desk and gives Laura a warm welcoming hug. 
*Kira* "Come fill out your paperwork back here and we can catch up a bit."
*Laura* "Okay..."
Laura looks back to check on Luke and he has already made himself comfortable.
So, she goes ahead and follows Kira in through the doorway.
Luke looks down to see if there are any interesting magazines to read but decides to find something to do on his phone since they are all baby magazines...
*Kira* "So, I am guessing your pregnant...Is that your husband out there?"
*Laura* "Boyfriend..Yeah, we just found out right before Christmas."
*Kira* "Congratz! You are gonna be the greatest Mom. You still in the restaurant business?"
*Laura* "Thanks....Yeah, I'm still at Ma Cherie. What about you? Been working here awhile?"
*Kira* "I have been here for about a year. Dr. Bratters is great to work for. 
He even delivered my baby."
*Laura* "I didn't know you had a baby."
*Kira* "Yeah. She just turned 2 awhile back."
*Laura* "Wow! Has it been that long since we have seen each other? She sounds sweet. So, are you married? boyfriend..?"
*Kira* "I know...right? Neither. Marley's Dad and I didn't work out."
*Laura finishes up her paperwork and sets it down* "Oh! I'm sorry to hear that..."
*Kira* "Oh don't be sorry he is a complete ass. *she tilts her head to look out at Luke* "You seemed to snag yourself quite the handsome man. *she stares at him with a scrutinizing look* "You know, he looks familiar...."
*Laura unsure how to respond* "Really?...How so?"
*Kira* "Yes! I know now, he looks like this guy I saw in a pic in a mag I was just reading."
 Kira reaches behind her desk and grabs the latest issue of RockStar magazine that she was thumbing through right before Laura had arrived. She flips through the magazine until she finds the page she is looking for.
*Kira* "Here it is. It's an article on musicians and where they are now. *she points to a picture of Rufus Blue and standing a little ways behind her is Luke* "He looks like this guy in this photo..."
*Laura trying not to scream with frustration* "Yeah, that's Luke....He dated Rufus before he moved down here. This pic must be at least 5 years old. I'm guessing she doesn't go out it public much anymore, so they mustn't have anything more recent."
*Kira* "Oh my god! Really?!..Wow!"
*Laura dropping the conversation quickly* "Yeah, really...Well, I guess I better let you get back to work. You should call me or stop by the restaurant sometime for lunch.."
*Kira* "Okay....yeah that sounds great!"
 Laura opens the door and steps back into the waiting room. Luke looks up when he sees it is her. She looks at Luke and rolls her eyes. He can see she is frustrated about something.
*Luke* "What's wrong? I thought you knew her?"
 *Laura* "Yeah, I do. We went to college together. How come you didn't tell me about that article in the latest RockStar Magazine. I know you have it home...."
*Luke not expecting that* "What for? So you can get more stressed out. It's not important. You know that is a really old picture anyways..I don't know why they chose that one."
 *Laura* "I know...She just caught me off guard with it. She recognized you right away..I'm just tired of being reminded of you and her."
*Luke* "Let's just focus on us and why we are here today. Have you thought about when or how you want to tell your parents? You can't put it off for much longer."
*Laura* "Yeah, I have been thinking about it. Maybe we can meet them for dinner tonight since we are both free. I think telling them in public would be better."
*Luke* "Okay, I guess you can call your Mom when we are done here."
While Laura is talking with Luke. Kira can't help herself but watch them.
She is caught by Steph who sees her staring intently at the couple.
*Steph* "You need to stop staring the looks of it he is already taken."
*Kira turns her head* "Oh crap! Was it that noticeable?"
*Steph* "Um yeah!! Your mouth is agape and your drooling like he is something yummy to eat..."
*Kira a little embarrassed* "That bad, huh?" *points to the magazine* "Flip to page 62. He used to date Rufus Blue..."
*Steph grabs the magazine and opens to the page* "She looks at the picture then out into waiting room.  Oh, wow! Yeah I think your right. Still he doesn't look like he has wandering eyes. So too bad for you!"
*Kira* "He's hot but I wouldn't dream of hitting on him anyways. I know her. She and I went to college together."
*Steph* "Good cause that would be embarrassing...Who's up next?"
*Kira grabs the clipboard* "Midge..."
 Steph steps out to call the next patient and they all get up and follow her back into one of the exam rooms.
Luke and Laura sit in silence for a while. She grabs a magazine in hopes it will distract her some. Luke just sits and fiddles with his phone.
Laura can't help but notice how hard it is for the other woman to sit with her big round belly.
She turns to look at Luke....who is already looking at her...
*Laura* "Will you still love me when I get big and fat waddle all around?"
*Luke smiles* "Of course, Babe.  I think I will love you even more...just knowing all the changes that are happening to you are because your carrying my baby."
*Laura smiles* "Good answer...You saved your hide on that one..."
*Luke* "I'm being serious. I know we weren't planning this but the more I think about it, the happier it makes me. I think I'm ready to be a Dad."
*Laura smiles and feels her eyes water* "Oh! Luke....Me too..." 
*Luke* "Don't cry, Babe..."
*Laura* "I can't help it..they're happy tears. I'm glad..."
Laura looks down at the magazine she is holding and stares at the baby on the cover. She blinks and a few tears drop...
*Laura* "Sooo, you hoping for a boy or a girl?"
*Luke* "I'm happy with either....."
*Laura* "Really? Not secretly wishing for a boy?"
 As they continue to talk about the baby. Another expectant mother walks in for her check up. Then another big bellied patient exits the door that leads to the exam rooms....
Steph comes back out to call on another patient. 
The lady hands her mother her baby while she follows Steph to the back.
*Lady* "Here Mom, he woke when I got up so he might get hungry but, I shouldn't be too long..."
*Grandma smiles* "I got it sweetie..."
The mother turns and walks away leaving baby with Grandma. Laura turns her attention to the delighted Grandmother. She hopes her Mom will be happy when she hears the news. Her Mother is quite traditional and feels that couples should be married before they have children.
*Laura* "He is a very calm baby..."
*Grandma* "Oh, yes....He has such a wonderful disposition. He might fuss a little here soon, once he starts to get hungry."
*Laura* "He is precious....How many months is he?"
*Grandma* "He is going on 4 months. Are you pregnant with your first?"
*Laura* "Yes...we found out right before Christmas."
*Grandma* "Oh! What a wonderful surprise..Well, congratulations!"
*Laura* "Thank you! You seem quite proud of your grandson."
*Grandma* "Oh, yes!  I am so excited to be a grandma. I was over the moon when my daughter told me."
*Laura* "That's good to know....Cause we still need to announce it to my Parents."
*Grandma* "Do it as soon as you can before you start to show too much. Are you two not married? Is that why you are nervous?"
*Laura* "Yeah...that is exactly why I have procrastinated. I'm hoping my Mom will be okay with it all."
*Grandma* "I wouldn't worry about it. A Mother's love is a strong thing and when she finds out your having a baby she is going to be happy and want to experience it all with you."
*Laura* " have no idea how much better that makes me feel."
Grandma stands and pats the baby on his back.
*Grandma* "Glad I could help....would you like to hold him?"
*Laura* "Oh! No that's okay....Thank you though..."
*Grandma* "Here....he's a very calm baby and I'm right here. It's fine."
*Laura* "O-okay....What's his name?"
*Grandma* "Christopher...."
Grandma gently places Christopher in Laura's arms. Laura cradles him softly and looks down at him. She was sure he would start to fuss the second Grandma set him down in her arms.
*Laura* "Hi, Christopher!! You're a sweet lil' guy...."
Christopher gurgles and squirms a little. And it looks like he 
smiled at her.
*Luke* "See...your doing just fine..."
*Grandma* "Yes, I think you will be a wonderful Mother...."
 As Laura continues to hold the little baby boy. Steph comes out to call the next patient.
*Steph* "Laura Lavinge..."
*Laura* "Oh! That's better take him back."
Laura hands Christopher back to his Grandma and she sits back down with him.
*Laura* "Thanks for letting me hold have a very sweet grandson."
*Grandma* "Sure! I can see your glowing quite beautifully now....I wish you all the best. "
*Laura gets up* "Thank you and it was so wonderful talking to you..."
*Grandma* "Likewise Dear!! Now don't keep the nurse waiting..."
Laura smiles at her one last time then turns and heads in Steph's directions. Luke follows behind her.
*Steph* "Hello, how are you doing today? Ready to meet Dr Bratters?"
*Laura* "Good, thank you....and yes."
*Steph smiles* "All right then, follow me..."
Luke places his hand on the small of her back to reassure her that he is there with her as they walk though the door. Laura is comforted by his touch but after he talked more openly to her and her conversation with the kind, insightful Grandmother, she is feeling a lot more confident about having this baby. She is ready to announce to her family and friends that she is pregnant. For the first time she finally feels excited about all of it and she can't wait to drag Luke into that fancy little baby boutique....Cause he did promise to take her shopping!

Concluded in Part 2.5


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Your attention to detail is totally on point and real like. I love that you showed several pregnant women coming for their doctor visit. I am even more excited for them to tell the parents. Keep them coming Miranda!

    1. Thank you!
      It's a busy buzzing doctor's office :)
      I think Laura is finally coming out of that slump she was in....

  2. Loved your doctor's office. Great detail and realism. Grandma ticked me off a bit. She was getting a little too much in the business.

    1. Thanks Vanessa!
      Lol! Yeah she might have been a bit nosy but I think it was good for Laura. She needed some one to push her along a bit. Sometimes it's easier for a complete stranger to read you and speak up and say it's gonna be okay :)

  3. Wow! I am still in awe over how realistic your scenes are! I love the window divider and the sitting area...well done. This story keeps getting better and better!

    1. Thanks Willam :)
      I kind of half ass'd this one. I wanted to do more but wanted to get the story up on time :) Glad you enjoyed to story!

  4. This is my first time on your blog reading your stories and I love them so much! Your dioramas doll sets look so realistic. Im trying to scroll back and read them from the start. The only problem with blogger is that you have to keep clicking back and back so your reading the stories backwards. There should be an easier way for me to do this, do you know?
    Perhaps I will click from the achieve lists however in previous blogs Ive read when Ive done this, I would have to end up clicking forward until the year ends then go back to the achieve lists and reclick on the year. Oh wells, Your stories are great so I dont mind.

    1. Hi Christine,
      So happy to hear you enjoyed to story. I know it can be frustrating trying to go backwards with blogger. There really isn't an easy way to do it :)

  5. You really nailed the doctors office! I like that we can see both sides of the window also. The matching father son shirts are just too cute! You made the seating attached to the wall the wall is just the right scale.

    1. Hello and thank you!
      I really wanted that to be a key piece(both sides of the window) of the diorama for the storyline. The seating I made is just layers of cardboard wrapped in fabric :)

  6. I've been meaning to comment on this episode for weeks but kept getting interrupted, Lol. Ok, so I'll make it quick. Poor Laura, it seems like Luke's past relationship is coming up more and more. It's gotta be tough though when you date a really hot guy. He's certainly someone you notice and make chicks come out of the woodworks, lol. I'm interested to see how this plays out. :-)

    1. Lol! I know life gets busy....
      Laura has had enough already of hearing about Rufus. I agree Luke makes a lot of heads turn in his direction which can drive Laura a bit nuts at times....I have some more drama in store for them :)