Brooke Shields learned she had miscarried while waiting to walk on stage to perform with Muppets characters. She wrote in Down Came the Rain that she received a call from her doctor and just crumbled. She said, "We were crushed. Up till then, I thought simply because it was time and I wanted to have a baby, it would work." Shields went on to give birth to Rowan Francis, 9, and Grier Hammond, 6.