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Chapter 12

(Rickey’s pov)

I walked into her room finding her crying.

“Princess, what’s wrong?” I frowned seeing her sob.

“Daddy.” She got up and came running into my arms.

“It’s okay princess, let’s go to the park.” She nodded and I kissed her forehead trying to calm her down.

“Alright, we’re leaving.” Sophia pushed her face into my neck as we walked past her. McKenna always says goodbye to Soph, but she looks pissed.

“Daddy, can we get ice cream?”

“Of course princess.” We went to the ice cream polar and sat down with our ice cream.

“Better?”

“Yea mommy is mean, she yelled at me.”

“Why did she do that?”

“I spilled water on some papers and she got mad. I said I’m sorry I promise.”

“I know you did. Mommy is just having a bad day.”

“I like mom before.”

“Before what?”

“I can’t tell you.” She looked down, playing with her fingers.

“Sure you can, you can tell daddy anything.”

“Mommy is having a baby.” McKenna was pregnant, she and Colin were going to have a baby. I was hoping things weren’t going to work out between them, but this complicates it even more.

“Your mom is just hormonal and moody. She didn’t mean it when she yelled at you. I’m sure everything will be okay when you go home.”

“Can I stay with you tonight?”

“I would love that princess, but your mommy is going to say no.” She sighed and we finished up eating our ice cream before heading towards the park.

“Daddy come to push me.” I smiled and pushed her on the swings.

After spending time at the park it was time to go home.

“I’m scared.”

“It’s going to be fine. I’m sure your mom has calmed down by now.”

“Will you stay?”

“For a minute.” She nodded as we walked up to the door and went inside. McKenna was crying so I set Sophia down and she quickly went to comfort her mommy.

“Mommy.” Sophia pulled on McKenna’s arms trying to hug her.

“I’m so sorry baby. I didn’t mean to yell at you.”

“I love you, mommy.”

“I love you too baby so much. I’m so sorry.”

“Daddy said you yelled because you’re hormonal.” She sounded so cute trying to say that. McKenna turned to me and glared.

“Oh, he did huh. Go say bye to daddy, you will see him tomorrow.” She came over to me and I scooped her up kissing her on the cheek.

“Love you baby girl. I will see you tomorrow.”

“Love you, daddy.”

“Soph, go get your jammies and I will meet you in the bathroom.” I set her down and she ran off leaving me with McKenna.

“I hear congratulations are in order.” She nodded her head looking down at the ground.

“You told her I was hormonal.”

“She was upset and didn’t understand why you were acting like that. I told her you were just hormonal and moody, but it would be okay when she got home.”

“How would you know. You don’t know what I’m like when I’m pregnant?”

“I know and trust me I regret that every day. She needed comfort that everything was going to be okay with you. You are everything to her and she didn’t know what to think.”

“Thank you, I will see you tomorrow.”

“If you need anything call me okay.” She nodded and I left going back home. It hurt like hell when she brought that up. I was such a dumbass back then. I could have both of them, but no I was dumb.

(McKenna’s pov)

I walked back into the bathroom where Sophia was waiting for me. I turned on the water and she quickly got in while she watched me.

“Are you mad?”

“No baby, I’m not mad. Like your daddy said I’m moody, I can’t help it. I didn’t mean to yell at you, I’m so sorry I did that.”

“I don’t like it.”

“I know baby, I’ll try and be better okay. I’m just stressed right now.”

“Can we cuddle to make you feel better?”

“Sure can princess. I think Colin is coming over.” She nodded and I got her out drying her off and brushing her hair.

“Teeth.” She brushed her teeth while I cleaned up the tub. I went into my room so I could change into my jammies. I put my hair in a bun before laying down my bed. Sophia came in and laid next to me as I moved my shirt, rubbing cocoa buttercream over my belly.

“Why you do that?”

“So I don’t get stretch marks when my belly gets bigger.”

“How come it gets bigger?”

“It means the baby is getting bigger.” I pulled her closer, grabbing her baby book that was next to my bed. I opened it up finding the first picture I took when I found out.

“This is when I first found out I was pregnant with you. Aunt Sean was the only one to know about you.”

We flipped through, looking at her ultrasounds and my belly shots before making it to my last one.

“This was a couple of hours before you were born.”

“Your belly was big.”

“Yea and it will probably be that big in the next couple of months.”

“Is that my hair?”

“Sure is.” I smiled kissing her forehead. We flipped through a couple of more pages while I shared some of the memories with her. There were some pictures of Rickey in here, I wish there was more though. She had fallen asleep so I just held her while I watched her sleep. I heard the door open and I smiled as Colin came in.

“Hey.”

“Hey.” He walked over pecking my lips before changing.

“Love you, Sophia.” I kissed her forehead as she curled more up to me. Colin came in and I moved over making room for him.

“She is so perfect.”

“Yes she is, we should sleep we have a big day tomorrow.” I nodded, pecking his lips again before falling asleep wrapped in his arms with my baby curled up to me.

***

“You have to stay with nana.”

“Why?”

“Because mommy is going to walk across the stage and so is daddy and Colin. You get to cheer us on okay.”

“Okay.”

“Love you, baby, I will see you in a little bit.”

“Love you, momma.”

I kissed her forehead and followed Colin to our seats. I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to graduate high school and college after having Sophia. After this, I get to focus on my babies and enjoy them while I can.

Finally, it was over and Colin quickly came over and wrapped me in a hug.

“You did it, baby.”

“Couldn’t have done it without you.” I smiled as he leaned in to press his lips to mine kissing me softly before pulling away.

“Come on, I’m sure someone wants to see you.” I nodded and we went to find my family. Rickey was with them holding Sophia in his arms.

“Mommy.” He set her down and she ran right into my arms.

“I’m so proud of you mommy.”

“Thank you, baby.”

“Pictures.” We all took our pictures and I even took some with Rickey.

“If you want you can come over, there’s food and drinks for those who can drink,” I told Rickey.

“I’m going out with the guys. Do you think I could get her tomorrow?”

“As long as you’re not hungover.”

“I won’t be.”

“Fine, just text me tomorrow.” He nodded and kissed my forehead before saying bye to Sophia.

“You okay?”

“Yea. Just tired.”

“Let’s go home.” I nodded, grabbing Sophia so we could go to my parents’ house. I hugged everyone and said thank you before finally curling up to Colin on the couch.

“How’s the little one?”

“Good.” I smiled as he placed his hand on my belly and I did the same thing.

“Little sis, beer.”

“No thanks.” Yes, I still haven’t told the rest of my family that I was pregnant. I’m surprised Sophia hasn’t said anything yet. We told Colin’s family yesterday and they are excited for us.

“Mommy can’t drink beer.” Sophia whipped her head towards her uncle.

“Why?”

“It’s gross.”

“And how do you know?” Sophia had her little hand on her hip as she looked at Elliot.

“Gosh, she is so my daughter.” I smiled watching her.

“Mommy and daddy told me.”

“Well, your mommy and daddy still drink it.”

“Mommy not anymore.”

“You are too much like your mom.”

“I’ll take that as a compliment,” I said. I smiled as Elliot just glared at me. I heard a gasp come from Sean making me look at her.

“Sophia, are you going to be a big sister?” Sophia looked at me and I just smiled.

“Yes!” She smiled as she came over to me.

“How far along?”

“Ten weeks.”

“Congratulations.” Everyone said and we got more hugs. Sophia ended up curling up with us while we were still downstairs. I pulled my phone out and posted the first picture of me and Sophia. Our foreheads were touching, we had smiles on our faces and she had her arms around my neck.

“You want me to take her?”

“No, she’s fine.”

Colin had gotten up to hang with the guys, so I adjusted Sophia to a better position. Gavin came in and smiled at me.

“Want me to take her upstairs?”

“Please.” I carefully moved her and he took her up to my room with me following them.

“You know I’m so proud of you.”

“Thank you. I’m proud of you too. Dad said a recruiter came to talk to you.”

“Yea this could be it and then I’m off to the minors.”

“Gavin that’s awesome.”

“I know, I’m almost there. You going to bring the little ones to watch me play?”

“Of course, I’m excited. I hope you get to play close to home like daddy.”

“We’ll see, I just want to play.”

“Mommy, you talk loud.”

“Sorry. Go back to sleep.”

“Mommy, cuddle.”

“Alright, I will see you two in the morning.”

“Night uncle Gavin.”

“Night munchkin.”

“Don’t keep my boyfriend for too long.”

“We won’t.” He smirked and left as I got ready for bed. I crawled into bed and she curled into my arms.

“Love you princess.”

“Love you, momma.” I kissed her forehead and held her close to me.

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