Hey everyone, I'm in the thick of a first draft right now. The whole novel is generally forward moving. The first eight chapters deal with a guy (protagonist) finding out his girl is pregnant, and how he is dealing with that (it's better than this, but that's the gist). I basically want to jump to the birth scene from her second or third month of pregnancy. It just seems awkward to me. Everything is in real time, and then all of a sudden, I jump five or six months. And I still have to catch the reader up to speed as to what the protagonist has been doing all this time. What would be a nice transition to do this? The woman really should be giving birth before the middle or at the very beginning of the middle of the story, as much needs to happen afterwards. Any thoughts? I'm looking for smooth transition. It's a comedy, by the way.