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Grey's Anatomy Set Becoming Baby Central

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According to TV Guide Magazine, the set of Grey's Anatomy is becoming quite the family atmosphere. To a point, this goes without saying, given all the recent baby news.

However, producers are reportedly constructing an on-set nursery to accommodate Ellen Pompeo’s 6-week-old Stella, Katherine Heigl’s 1-year-old adopted Naleigh, Chyler Leigh’s 6-month-old  Anniston, and the baby Eric Dane is expecting with wife Rebecca Gayheart.

All those bundles sure make for a happy Grey's Anatomy set.

After the past few years, that sure is a nice thing to hear!

“Ellen is absolutely loving life as a mom and Katie just came back on set with Naleigh, who is absolutely beautiful and precious!,” reports her on-screen sister, Chyler Leigh.

“The babies haven’t met yet, but I’ve heard talks of a nursery coming. For now our trailers have been converted into baby havens. I have been passing on my experience.”

Leigh, while only 27, now has three kids with hubby Nathan West. The recent arrivals were the first for Pompeo and Heigl, and Eric Dane will be welcoming his first as well.

Chyler Leigh and Noah

Grey's Anatomy star Chyler Leigh with adorable son Noah.

But what about plans for the stork to pay a visit to Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital? Show creator Shonda Rhimes says, disappointingly, “We don’t do babies on Grey’s.”

Aww. Does that really mean no McBaby? Ever?

“I assume Derek wants to be a dad at some point,” says Rhimes, clarifying that Meredith, on the other hand, is probably “not too into babies.” Well, just give it time, right?

In the meantime, what about a mini-Calzona?

Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins and is the real-life mother of Luke, 2, says, “In my character research, I found a lot of real life pediatric doctors don’t want to have their own children because everyday they see all the horrible things that could happen.”

So maybe not. At least not for awhile.

We can also rule out former cast-member T.R. Knight (George), 36, who just broke things off with his boyfriend, Mark Cornelson, just weeks after the kid was legally able to toast his 21st birthday. Someone pass poor Mark a pacifier of his own!

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Username I think if Callie ever really wanted a child and Shonda ever decided to go that route. AZ would be willing to have a baby cause she loves Callie that much. And as of right now, she seems to be bending over backwards to make Callie happy. Myself being a lesbian I am fully aware that we can have children. There are sperm banks. LOL!!!

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It also made me thinking what now is left for MerDer..since they're (hopefully!) done with break-ups and family/trust issues and have even "married" it would be a great turn to start a family!!!

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@Dimples, like many people in the real world, Callie is in love with the idea of having a child (baby) but not with the concept of being responsible for it. In Season 3, she, Bailey and Addison were talking in an OR Gallery when Callie mentioned having a dozen of kids, Bailey told her that she should be prepared to pack away her scalpel. Callie told her that’s why God created nannies. She also told George that even though she has no intention of carrying a human being inside of her for 9 months, pushing it out and taking care of it anytime soon, at the time she wanted it. What motivated it, we would never know. Her conversation with her dad for me was her reassuring her father that even though she was in a lesbian relationship, she still has every intention of being parent and fulfilling his dreams of being a grandparent and that Yes, homosexual people can have children. Does that mean she is ready to be a mother? I don’t know. Will Shonda use it as a plot device to create one of the universal speed bump in Calzona road. I definitely think so. Same as she is doing Merder. Merder spoke about having crappy babies together; Mer spoke about having beautiful babies. Shonda should have just told the interviewer, she has no intention of going the baby route again. The two she already had on the show (Tucker, Hannah) have vanished into thin air. She can’t even keep up with Tucker’s age.

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MerDerTrueLove and Melinda i agreed with you.Shonda ,with this declaration ,i don't like,i known that she writes the show but she already contradict.During the 5°season mer says their babies 'll better beautiful than Jane ,do you remember 5x15-5x16?Idon't known because she says that...

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Well back many moons ago when Callie was with George she wanted a baby. Then she told her Dad that when the time was right there would be children. Then not last episode but the one before. Callie and AZ was in the nursery and one of the baby's spit up and she was like. Ewwww that one spit. LMAO!!!! So I don't know if she is ready to be a Mom or not. LOL!!!

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Aww. Chyler looks so cute with her son :) I read the article. She's really amazing.
As for a McBaby, Shonda probaby doesn't want to give too much away, so there might be a storyline for Meredith and Derek's baby sometime in the future. They just got married so don't be too disappointed :)

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Greys doesnt do babies...ummm what about bailey?and cristina?and izzies daughter? hello i think greys does babies... And when mer does get pregnant(and god help me she will...)do u really think its gooing to be planned!its meredith!

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McDreamyOrMcHot, It's easy to assume that Derek wants a family just by the type of guy that he is. He has a huge family and if you recall in the 'I want to marry you' speech, he said he wanted to have kids with Meredith. In the Candle House, he reassured the statement of where the kids' playroom is, and finalizing with wanting Mer's crappy babies that was the reassurance needed for him to propose. It's a safe bet that both want kids but timing is the issue in question here. IF they decide to have kids, it'll most likely be Derek the parent that'll take more responsibility since he's already an accomplished surgeon while Mer still struggles to become one. Not saying this will be the replay of Ellis/Mer but I think (or hope) it's the real issue for them, and the real reason behind SR not wanting the McBaby. I think it HAS to happen because it'll be the parallel of how MerDer's kids are going to be raised differently than Mer was. SR once said that GA's story was Mer's transformation and parallel life from Ellis, and this would be the definitive moment of showing that Mer isn't Ellis and she is extraordinary surgeon and woman with a loving husband and kids. Ellis ended in a nursing home, Mer ends up in a happy home. If the show ends up in S7 (or it ends for EP and PD), this could be their finale. So, don't worry. MerDer aren't breaking up and there will be a McBaby. PD will fight for it, I'm sure. :) Sorry for the long and confusing ramble.

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For the show to continue, I would expect some problems in the MerDer marriage... but they CAN'T break up! EVER!

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She 'assumes' Derek wants to be a dad, when over the past couple of seasons we've clearly seen that he has a desire to start a family? And if Meredith is probably 'not too into babies' how do you explain her excitement over 'not as cute as ours' or "crappy babies"? In all honesty, does this woman watch her own show? Apparently not. It really makes no sense to me for her to say that. it's like saying " we don't do real life on Grey's". that´s why i don´t believe her when she said "MerDer are together for good". I´m almost sure she will break them up this season.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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