“Come here buddy, momma wants to talk to you for a minute.” He ran over jumping into my lap as I wrapped my arms around him.
“You know how momma Stef has two babies in her belly?” he nodded looking at my belly.
“You have two babies.”
“No bud, just one baby. That means you’re going to be a big brother to three babies!” I smiled kissing his cheek.
“The babies make Momma Stef sad all the time.”
“She can’t help it, buddy. She is very happy about having the babies, she just can’t control her crying.”
“Yeah me too.”
“Can I go play?” I nodded letting him go play with his trains. Dom came over pulling me in his arms making me relax.
“Are you going to tell your mom about Caitlyn?” I shook my head sighing. Over the last couple of months, Caitlyn has been distant so I suppose this is why.
“No, I think I should talk to her. There has to be a reason why she didn’t tell me.”
“Probably scared you would tell Blake.”
“What are you hiding?” He sighed looking away.
“When I talked to Blake last, I asked how they were doing. She wants to get married and have kids.”
“And he doesn’t?” he shook his head making me sigh.
“That’s what he said. I get where he’s coming from, but I wouldn’t trade this with you for anything.” I smiled leaning up to kiss him.
“Rowan, come on we have to go to nana and pops for a little bit.” I grabbed some of his toys while Dom scooped him up.
I curled a sleeping Rowan as we walked up to my parents. Mom carefully hugged me before we went and sat in the living room.
“Kinsley, why don’t you go lay him down?” Dom pulled him from my arms taking him up to my old room.
“Rowan stay with Lucas?” mom asked.
“Yea we got him this morning. I’m trying to let him spend a little more time there before the babies are born.”
“That could have, been you?” she smirked as Dom came back sitting next to me.
“I’m thankful it wasn’t. Where’s daddy?”
“He’s coming, he was talking to Lorelai on the phone.”
“Yea just trying to plan something for Chase’s birthday.” Dad walked in hugging me before sitting down next to mom.
“How is my little girl?”
“Good, we got some news to tell you.” I smile turning to Dom squeezing his hand.
“We’re engaged and we’re having a baby.” Dom smiled kissing my cheek before looking at my parents. Once it registered with my mom, she quickly got up wrapping her arms around me. tears poured down our eyes as she held me at arm’s length looking me over.
“It’s about time. Are you planning to get married right away or wait till after the baby?” I looked at Dom and dad talking about something.
“Honestly we haven’t talked about it. We got engaged last night and I told him about the baby last night too.”
“I always knew you two would finally get together.” She kissed my cheek before going over to hug Dom. Dad came over wrapping his arms around me.
“I’m so proud of you. Lucas is a great guy but I’m happy you ended up with Dominic.”
“Daddy.” I gasped pulling away from him.
“What he’s a great guy and all but he never made you happy like Dominic.” I nodded walking over to Dom kissing him.
“I love you.”
“Love you too.”
“Does your sister know anything yet?” Mom asked making me shake my head.
“Not yet. You two are the only ones besides Rowan about the baby. Stef and Lucas know about us being engaged.”
After spending time with my parents, we made our way back home. I got him in a bath before we laid him down for bed.
“I got you a bath ready.”
“Only if you join me,” I smirked giving him a kiss following him into the bathroom. His arms wrapped around as I sat in the tub.
“This was much needed.” I sighed in content.
“So, what are you thinking about the wedding?”
“I know we both want Blake there. So next time one of us talks to him find out for sure when he comes home.”
“What about this whole Caitlyn thing?”
“Honestly I don’t know. I just need to see her and talk to her. It makes me wonder though if he didn’t tell me how long it would be till she told me. I still see all his sisters and brother as my own there no way I wouldn’t have found out.”
“She’s scared.” I nodded rubbing my hands over my belly.
“I get her side and I also see where he’s coming from. Unplanned pregnancy happen. I get that, but I feel like they should have talked about kids before.”
“I think it will all work out. Once he finds out I think he will change his mind.”
“I hope but you know the whole situation with Sawyer. So, I think that is the reason he doesn’t want to have kids. Sawyer and her mom are okay now, but it was rough in the beginning.”
“That’s probably a part of it. I can’t wait for our little one and be able to watch our baby grow in you.”
“I love you.”
“I love you too.” I turned kissing him.
“Momma where we going?” Rowan asked as we made our way to Paisley’s house.
“We’re going to see Aunt Paisley’s; Aunt Caitlyn is there. Jeremy is there so you can play with him.”
“Okay.” We pulled up to Paisley’s and I pulled Rowan into my arms. Paisley opened the door and smiled hugging us.
“It’s so good to see you. Rowan, you’re getting so big. Come on bud let’s go see what Jeremy is doing.”
“Does she know I’m here?”
“No. She’s in the guest room. Let me get the kids settled and I’ll meet you up there.”
“Thank you. Go have fun bud, I’m going to go to talk to Caitlyn.” I kissed his cheek handing him off to Paisley. Sighing I made my way to the guest room. I knocked softly before opening the door. Caitlyn turned around showing a much bigger belly then I expected.
“Kinsley.” She gasped.
“I think we need to talk.” She nodded sitting down on the bed rubbing her belly. I sat on the bed next to her.
“How far are you?”
“Twenty weeks. A little girl.” She smiled rubbing her belly.
“I’m sorry Kinsley. I was about to tell Blake I was pregnant when he told me he didn’t want kids. We talked about kids and everything, but I guess we didn’t expect it. I love him so much and I’m not ready to let him go. I was scared if I told you that it would get back to him. With everything going on I just want him to focus on getting home.”
“I get it you were scared, and you could have told me. Honestly, if I was in your situation, I probably would have done the same.”
“I just want him to come home and say he wants this. As scared as I am to do this without him, I will do anything for my daughter.”
“If you ever need me, I will always be there. my parents, Sawyer all of us will be here every step of the way. If I know my brother like I think I do, then I know everything will work out.”
“I sure hope so.”
“Have you decided on a name?” She nodded rubbing her hands over her belly, making me do the same.
“Layla Danielle Flannigan.” Tears filled my eyes hearing my sister's name. I wrapped my arms around her hugging her the best I could.
“It’s okay right.” She looked me over-worried, as tears covered her own eyes.
“It’s perfect. Blake is going to love it. Pregnancy hormones are getting the best of me.” She gasped pulling away from me.
“Wait are you serious?”
“Yep, you’re going to be an aunt again. I’m with you every step of the way in this okay.”
“This is crazy.” I nodded giving her another hug. My phone went off pulling me away from her. I quickly pulled myself together, so Dom knew I was okay.
“Hey Kins, you’re at Paisley’s, right?” I frowned grabbing Caitlyn’s hand.
“Yea, is everything okay?”
“I’ll be there in a little bit. I need to talk to you.”