Roper says that when she was in labor, her hospital room started to resemble Grand Central Station. "What seemed like the entire maternity ward medical staff was parading in and out of the room, introducing themselves, some of them even extending a hand for me to shake," Roper wrote. "'Hi! We're Babs and Carol, the pediatric nurses who'll be at the birth!'... 'Greetings! I'm Ollie the anesthesiologist, and this is my assistant, Stanley!' 'Like, hi, nice to meet you, we're Madison and Addison, the first-year medical students who'll be watching this whole random thing, right?'... After the fifth or sixth person came in to say hidey-ho and make chit-chat, I looked over at [husband] Alastair and we gave each other looks like, 'Dude, what's with the welcome wagon? We're trying to give birth here!'"