I actually appreciate that the baby story went in this direction. I wasn't ready for Sutton to have a baby. This feels like the bigger story to me- when a May-December couple gets together, these are real questions. And like someone mentioned, they "knew" before getting married that they both wanted kids, but they never discussed WHEN? Of course, a woman in her mid-twenties, just starting out in her career is going to be in a different place than a 40 something mid-career man regarding having children. Of course, in the days when it was a woman's JOB to marry an "eligible" man and start a family, and that was the extent of her ambitions, that wasn't a necessary discussion, it was just understood.
And I can see a woman in Sutton's position deciding that she NEVER wants kids, and then somehow changing her mind in 10 years. But she would still be younger than Richard is right now. The situation sucks, because they obviously love each other, but it's a real thing.