7th Heaven

Season 3 Episode 1

It Takes Two, Baby

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 1998 on The CW
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Only three months along in her pregnancy, Annie is depressed with her significant weight gain, while attention-starved Ruthie is starting to feel a little pregnant herself. Mary makes Lucy jealous by attracting lots of men, and Matt decides to share an apartment with three women. Simon's girlfriend starts exhibiting strange behavior, and Eric tries desperately to plan the perfect 20th anniversary celebration for Annie.moreless

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  • Lucy and Mary have a contest over who can get the most boys. Lucy follows 'The Rules' and Mary breaks them. Eric and Annie find out they are having twins.

    A really good episode. Mary and Lucy's plot line was really good. I enjoyed watching them fight over boys. Annie complaining about being fat bothered me after a while. Finding out that Annie was having twins was very important to the series. You should probably watch this episode before watching any other episodes leading up to Annie's birth. Matt moving in with three girls was interesting. They all kissed them, which broke their own rules, which got him kicked out. Simon has a girlfriend, who invites him over for a 'study session.'

    Overall, this was a very good episode. I loved Ruthie dancing at the end. It was funny. A great episode of a great series!

Sheeri Rappaport

Sheeri Rappaport

Connie Gannon

Guest Star

Brandt Wille

Brandt Wille


Guest Star

Terri Conn

Terri Conn


Guest Star

Wade Carpenter

Wade Carpenter

Jordan Johansen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode it says Annie is 3 months pregnant. She found out she was pregnant on May 11. This episode aired on September 24. Therefore, she would have been 4 months pregnant.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Eric: You know, maybe your tummy will be feeling better by lunchtime. Mommy's always is.
      Ruthie: Give me an extra paper bag, just in case it isn't.
      Simon: Just in case what isn't?
      Ruthie: My morning sickness.
      Simon: Oh, give it up! You're not sick, you're not tired, and you're not fat. You're just trying to get attention.
      Ruthie: MOMMY! (runs upstairs)
      Simon: (to Eric) Yeah. Whenever they're hurt, they run to Mommy, even when Dad is standing right there.

    • Eric: It's going to be okay.
      Annie: It's not gonna be okay! It's only gonna get worse. I'm only gonna get fatter, and older, and tireder, and fatter! Then, when I'm at my oldest and tiredest and fattest, then I have to give birth to my fattest baby ever, probably with the world record head!
      Ruthie: Yeah. If you ask me, the only thing you Daddies have to do to make a baby is the fun part.

    • Matt: Hang in there, it's only what? Six months?
      Eric: Yes son, and while I try to balance the demands of the church with those of my pregnant wife, you'll be right here sharing the misery and joy with your dear old dad.
      Matt: Not if I can help it. I'm going to check out housing today, just in case they had a cancellation. I saved my money this summer.
      Eric: I thought you were going to get a car with your money.
      Matt: Well, the way I see it, a car gets me away form the house during the day, where as a room on campus gets me away day and night. Yes, I'm still close by if I ever want to visit. Or eat. Or do laundry.
      Eric: Or borrow the car?
      Mat: Yeah.
      Eric: Well we only have two cars in this family and Mary, God help us, is going to be driving in a matter of weeks.
      Matt: That still leaves one car.
      Eric: Yes, it leaves my car.
      Matt: You saw the pants, Dad. You're not going anywhere.

    • Annie: Are you going to drop the kids off on the way to registration?
      Matt: It's not exactly on the way. Yes, of course I can. Anything else I can do for you?
      Annie: Yes. If you ever get married, and if your wife is ever pregnant, just admit that she's the one having the baby, not the two of you, not you and her, just her. She's having the baby, the woman has the baby, okay? Just do me that one favor.
      Matt: Promise.
      Annie: And don't make promises you can't keep.
      Matt: Okay.

    • Annie: How is that I'm the one who has to watch every single morsel of food that I put into my mouth, and yet those crumbs turn into pounds and more pounds and more pounds, despite the fact that I've already puked most of what I've eaten the day before by the time I get out of bed the next morning?
      Ruthie: Yeah, we're fat and we're sick.
      Annie: And tired you know I'm really, really tired. It's not like having a baby at twenty or thirty, I'm….
      Ruthie: Old.
      Annie: And I've got six months to go. Six more months. Six months of tryinig to wear clothes that make me look...
      Eric: Like you're having a baby. Our baby.
      Ruthie: Yeah, our big fat baby.
      Annie: Yeah, she's right. You know that I was seven months pregnant with Matt before I was in maternity clothes. And now, at three months look at me, I'm fat. I'm old. I'm tired. And I'm fat.
      Ruthie: Yeah, I can't get in nothing of mine, neither.
      Eric: You can't get into anything Ruthie, you don't fit into your clothes because you're getting bigger and that's because you're getting older.
      Ruthie: Yeah, just like Mommy.

    • Matt: I just want to know if Mom is feeling any better?
      Eric: She can't fit into her pants, she's not gonna be happy until she can. Meanwhile, I have to find some place to take her for our 20th anniversary that's appropriately romantic, yet doesn't remind her that I'm the one that got her too big to fit in her pants. I've been down this road five times and it's a long cranky road.
      Matt: I remember when you put on a few pounds you were cranky too.
      Eric: Yeah, but that was different. I wasn't providing a nurturing environment for a developing human being. And I have to say if I were... I think I be thrilled. I'd be elated... I'd be...
      Annie: ...Miserable. You know, you think you know what it's like, but you don't, you really don't. You know nothing.
      Eric: Nothing.

    • Simon: Just in case what isn't better?
      Ruthie: My morning sickness.
      Simon: Oh, give it up already.
      Ruthie: MOMMY!
      Eric: Simon, be nicer to your sister. This isn't easy on her and she's just a little girl.
      Simon: You say it like it's a weakness or something.

    • Matt, Mary, Lucy & Simon: Happy anniversery!
      Eric: Do you think we should tell them?
      Mary: Tell us what?
      Annie: We're having twins!

  • NOTES (6)

    • In France this episode is known as, The Diet, translated.

    • In Germany this episode is known as, "Unity and One Makes Nine", translated.

    • In an interview, Brenda Hampton said that she wrote in Annie's pregnancy because her sister had twins. She also said that there would be a lot of cute twin stories to tell on the show as her sister shares with her.

    • In the beginning of the season the WB was very concerned when Jessica Biel (Mary Camden) cut her hair real short from the previous 2 seasons. The WB obligated her to grow her hair longer again. By the end of the 3rd season you see Jessica Biel's hair returning to it's long lenghth.

    • During the whole entire 3rd season of "7th Heaven", the WB aired a one-hour weekly encore presentation of the series called; "7th Heaven: Beginnings". It was repeats of shows first two seasons that aired every Sunday night at 7pm on the WB.

    • During "7th Heaven"'s 3rd season, it won the Inspiration Award in the City Live Event at Weingart Center.


    • Episode Tittle: It Takes Two, Baby

      A song by Tina Turner and Rod Stewart. Also from the 1995 movie It Takes Two staring Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen.

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