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It’s no secret that Derek and Meredith welcomed a new baby in the Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale, but it may come as a surprise that they will take time off in season 10.

That’s right, fans will see what Grey Sloan Memorial hospital is like without Meredith and Derek! According to TV Guide both of the parents will be going on maternity leave to settle Bailey Shepherd into his new home.

This is a little different from the last time they brought a new child home. Neither of the surgeons took time off after they adopted Zola.

But the time at home with their family won’t be quite what Meredith and Derek had in mind.

Patrick Dempsey explains, “They’re struggling a bit because they want to get back in the ER. They’re just losing their minds and they want to have something else to do. They get stuck just doing dishes and diapers.”

Of course, both surgeons will still be at the hospital in the season 10 premiere.

Meredith is still recovering from childbirth and her surgery. While Derek tries to be there for his family, he will also be juggling helping the short handed staff treat storm victims.

How long do you think Derek and Meredith will stay on maternity leave in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 10?

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