THE DUE DATE-------- HER BIRTH
“I can’t do this anymore Terrence. Its so painful.” Gabby said in tears.
“You can Gabby. You are the strongest woman i know. I can see her head Gabby. Just few more pushes and you will be holding her in your arms.” Terrence encouraged.
It kills Terrence to see Gabby in so much pain with him unable to do anything rather than standing there and holding her hand, whispering encouraging words into her ear.
God bless all our Mothers wherever they are.
And Yes. Sophie was right all along. They later found out they will be having a girl and Sophie was on cloud 9. She insisted that she wants the baby to share her room with her but Terrence and Gabby hesitated. They decided the baby will stay in their room for the first few weeks of its birth and will be transferred to the nursery later on. Then maybe when the baby clocks one plus, she can now share a room with Sophie. Sophie was grumpy at first but later agreed to the plan as she was given the privilege to choose the theme colour for her younger sister’s room.
Gabby gave the last push with all the strength she had in her. Lo and behold, the loud sound of a crying baby filled the room and Gabby gave a sigh of relief.
“You did it my love.I’m so proud of you” Terrence said with tears in his eyes as he kissed her forehead.
A blanket was placed on Gabby’s chest after which a nurse placed on the new born baby on her mother’s chest and covered her with another blanket.
The little cutie stopped crying immediately her head touched her mothers chest and Gabby could not help but smile at that. Her baby girl was so perfect.
Terrence was called to cut the cord which he proudly did. Before he went over to join Gabby in admiring the little one on her chest.
“She’s so beautiful.” Terrence whispered as the little angel opened her eyes. It was as if she recognised her Father’s voice. He never failed to sing to her every night whiles she was still in her mommy’s belly.
“She has your eyes.” Gabby smiled weakly.
“Yes she does.” Terrence replied as he softly touched her curly hair which she seemed to have inherited from her mother.
The baby was taken away from them as she was being checked and cleaned. Terrence had the privilege of giving Baby Serena her first bath.
Yeah, that’s her name. Serena Amie Tennon. Born July 5, 2018. 5:28AM. She was named after Sophie’s biological mother.
Gabriela was transferred to the recovery ward after she was cleaned up and she instantly took a nap to regain her lost energy.
She woke up two hours later with Terrence by her side as he gave her a kiss on her forehead.
“Where’s Serena?” She asked.
“She should be here soon.” He assured and not quite long Debbie entered with the bundle of joy in her arms.
“She’s so pretty.” Debbie cooed as she walked in with her attention on baby Serena who kept on looking at Debbie’s face as if she recognised Debbie from somewhere.
“You have done so well Gabby. We are super proud of you.” Debbie smiled warmly at her and Gabby smiled back too as she muttered a small thank you.
“Its time to feed her.” Debbie said she she gently handed Baby Serena to Gabby. She assisted Gabby in adjusting her gown.
“Don’t worry. just place your nipple at the entrance of her mouth. She will figure out her way around it.” Debbie assured and Gabby did just that. Baby Serena latched on immediately and Gabby heaved a sigh of relief.
“You are officially welcome to motherhood.” Debbie grinned as they all laughed.
After Gabby was done feeding and Burping Serena, It was already visiting hours and the whole family bombarded the room with a lot of gift for baby Serena. The whole family including Nikki Ian, Gabby’s parent, Terrence mom and her Husband, Debbie and her husband, Isabelle, Olivia’s mom and Sophie.
“Why are you crying Sophie? Aren’t you happy to see Serena?” Nikki asked as all eyes went to Sophie who was having baby Serena in her arms as Terrence supported her in carrying the baby.
“I’m really excited to meet her. She’s just so beautiful. so perfect and so small.” Sophie said in tears as everyone awed.
Everyone was happy to meet baby Serena and it was indeed a perfect day for everyone.
11 Months later.
Gabby felt someone placing tiny kisses on her cheeks. She groaned and said. “Stop it Terrence i want to sleep more.” Her response was followed by a tiny giggle which caused her to open her eyes and she found Sophie grinning at her.
“Happy Mothers Day Mummy.” Sophie said as she kissed Gabby on her cheek.
“AWW Thank you so much my love.” Gabby said as she kissed Sophie’s forehead.
“I made this card for you.” Sophie said as she handed over the card to Gabby.
Gabby collected the card with a smile. She opened it and saw the words written in Sophie’s little handwriting. she smiled again and read the content.
It states. “I’m so happy to have a beautiful mommy like you. Thank you for being my mommy. Thank you for giving me a baby sister. Thank you for being a good wife to Daddy. And thank you for being you. I love you forever and always. Sophia.
“Thank you my love. I will forever cherish this.” Gabby said as she held back tears and pulled Sophie into a motherly hug.
They both pulled away when Terrence opened the door with Serena on one hand and tray of Gabby’s favourite breakfast on the other hand.
“Mama.” Serena giggled as soon as she saw her mom. Terrence gently placed her on the bed as she crawled towards her Gabby.
Serena will be one in a month’s time. She had already said her first word which was Sophie’s name. She learnt how to say ‘so-fee’ before she learnt mama, then dada. Of course Sophie got emotional when Serena get to say her name as her first word. Serena had also taken her first step during Terrence birthday last month. It was something their family and friends witnessed with them. Gabby also bears Mrs Tennon now. She and Terrence had their wedding three month after Serena’s birth.
“How’s my baby doing?” Gabby asked as she showered kisses on Serena’s face which erupted a loud giggle from her.
“Happy Mothers Day my love.“Terrence said as he gave her a long passionate kiss. Sophia giggled and Serena started saying baby words as she clapped her tiny hands together. As if she understood what was going on.
Gabby blushed and Terrence gave her breakfast in bed.
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