In a year, Carla became pregnant. Steven demanded the child be raised in his religion. Carla didn’t object any more than had his mother.
She believed, as did Mary, that being forced into a religion would result in rebellion and rejection. Especially when she, who didn’t push, practiced every aspect of her religion where Steven was a rather poor example… perhaps the word was hypocrite or fraud.
During her pregnancy Carla got the best care, Steven had money.
She didn’t care how his parents felt about her, she had made up her mind not to like them before she met them.
Steven had told her things about them, especially when he was drunk.