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“Push.” I wiped the sweat off of her face, while she pushed for the last time. Tears filled my eyes as I watched them place the baby on his mommy’s chest. I kissed the side of her head before looking back down at the baby.

“You did so good honey, I’m so proud of you.”

“Thanks, mom, I couldn’t have done this without you.” I had the same conversation with my mom when I had Sophia, now I’m having it with her.

“He’s perfect.” She nodded leaning down kissing his forehead. Drew leaned down kissing her lips before getting a better look at his son.

“Mom, do you want to hold him?” Sophia asked smiling at her newborn.

“You sure?”

“Yea.” I smiled, pulling my grandson into my arms.

“Hi Jake, I’m your nana.” I smiled, leaning down kissing his forehead.

“Love you, buddy, I’m going to give you back to your mom.” I gave his forehead another kiss before handing him back to Sophia.

“You going to be okay without me?”

“Yea we’ll be okay.”

“Okay, call if you need anything. Love you guys.”

“Love you, mommy.” I smiled, kissing her forehead before going to find my husband, who was waiting in the waiting room. Once he saw me he quickly jumped up and wrapped his arms around me.

“He’s perfect.”

“Can I see him?”

“Let them have their time with him. I promise we can come back tomorrow.” I smiled holding on to him.

“McKenna.” He whispered.


“Turn around.”


“Just do it.” I turned around gasped as I saw Ellie standing there. Rickey let me go and I quickly went to wrap my arms around her. We haven’t seen Ellie for about three years and she barely liked to talk to me.

“Mommy.” Her arms went around me and I only pulled her closer.

“I got you.”

“I want to come home.”

“Okay baby, let’s get you home.” We started walking and she stopped looking back. I noticed Rickey standing next to a car seat.

“Ellie?” She nodded.

“He’s mine.” Rickey nodded, picking up the car seat while we went and got in the car going home. Once we got home I helped her into the living room while Rickey brought in the car seat. Ellie curled into my side while I held her close.

“What is his name?”

“Colin.” She named him after her daddy. Rickey got him out and brought him over to us, placing him against my chest.

“Perfect name for him. He looks like your daddy.” He did look like Colin, and I’m sure he’s going to be like him.

“Do you want us to watch him so you can get some sleep?”

“Thank you, you don’t have to do it,”

“We are happy to do it.”

“I just have to feed him.”

“Alright, I’m going to go up to bed so you can feed him. It’s nice having you here Ellie, and it’s going to be nice having him too.”

Rickey smiled at them and kissed their foreheads before going upstairs. Ellie moved and took him from me so she could get him situated.

“Are you staying?”

“Mom.” She sighed.

“I’m only asking so I know if I have to get anything for you guys. You two are more than welcome here anytime. Your room is still there, we can pull some of Cohen’s old things out for him and I’m sure you and Sophia can share things.”

“Thank you.” I pulled her closer and just held her. There are so many questions I want to ask her, but I didn’t want to scare her off.

“How did you know we were at the hospital?”

“Sophia got ahold of me a couple of days ago, so she texted me this morning saying she was having him.”

“Are you going to see her?”

“Yea, I don’t want to bother her, so I will wait till she’s home.” I nodded and we just sat there until he finished up. She burped him before we went up to her room.

“Are you sure, I can take him?”

“Ellie he will be fine, it gives us some bonding time.”

“Are you mad I didn’t tell you about him?”

“I mean of course I wish you would have told me. I would have supported you through the whole thing.”

“I was scared. I wasn’t going to keep him then they put him in my arms and I couldn’t.”

“You two are going to be just fine. Dad and I will help you get back on your feet. I’m so glad your home.”

“Me too.”

“Okay, I’m going to let you get some sleep. Love you, baby girl.”

“Love you, mom.” I kissed her forehead and went back to my room where Rickey had set up the bassinet.

“Thanks, babe.”

“I figured he could sleep in there, and we could move him to her room tomorrow night.” I nodded, crawling on the bed so I could lean against him.

“Two grandsons’s in one day.”

“Crazy huh.”

“He does look like Colin.”

“He does, and I hope he is like him.”

“Is she staying?”


“It’s going to be nice having them both here.”

“It is.” I nodded curling into his arms.

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