During my lunch hour, I went back to the doctors office. I was getting the test results back today and I was nervous. I know River wanted another baby, and I would hate to disappoint him.
I was trying to steady my nervous breathing when the nurse called out my name.
“The doctor will see you now.” She said without looking up from the screen.
I made my way into the back office and took a seat on the examination table.
Dr. Brink was already seated in the office. “Hello Mrs. Fae, how are you today?”
“Scared. Nervous. The works.” I said.
“I can imagine. Is your husband here?”
“No, he’s at home with our daughter.”
“Oh, well then I guess you’ll just have to explain this to him.”
“Explain what to him?”
“Well, you’re fallopian tubes are damaged, they’re blocked so no eggs can come out and no sperm can come in.” She explained.
“How did that happen?”
“We aren’t sure. We don’t have very advanced medicine here, but there is something we could do.”
“What is it?”
“We can extract some eggs from your ovary and fertilize them outside of the womb, then we can transfer the embryos back into you.”
“Will it work?”
“When can we get started?” I was a little nervous, but at least I still had a chance at having another baby.
“As soon as you want, we don’t have many patients around this part of the hospital.”
“I’ll bring my husband by later then.”
*A couple weeks later*
I was back in the doctors office waiting room with Jazzy, waiting for Drea’s procedure to be done. She was getting an embryo transfer today. I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the whole lab-baby thing, but if that was the only thing that would work, I’d suck it up and do it. I had to give a… sample… which was highly uncomfortable. But it was about to be over, and Drea and I would be having another baby.
“Hey.” Drea’s voice pulled me away from my book. I jumped up and ran towards her.
“How’d it go?” I wrapped my arms around her tightly.
“It went okay. We’ll find out if they attached in a few weeks.” She hugged me back even tighter.
“Now we wait?”
“Now we wait.”
“No matter what happens, I love you, okay? It doesn’t matter if we have another baby or not, that won’t change how much I care about you.”
“God River, you are amazing.”
“I really mean it, Drea.”
It wasn’t long before Drea started to get morning sickness. She wasn’t too upset though, we both knew this meant she was pregnant. To say we were excited was an understatement. We were ecstatic. The new baby was our second main topic of discussion, next to Jasmine and her antics.
She did take a pregnancy test, just to be sure it was actually happening. When the test came out positive, I don’t think either of us have ever been so excited. We were finally having another baby.
This pregnancy went a lot faster than the first. Her stomach was also growing rapidly, I didn’t remember it going to quickly with Jazzy.
As the months went on, Drea was spending more and more time with Jazzy. She wanted to make sure Jazzy knew she was loved, so she wouldn’t get too upset when the new baby arrived.
I snuck into the nursery one morning when Drea was getting Jazzy up for the day.
“Hey pumpkin, are you excited for your little sibling?” She cooed.
“Ya mama.” Jazzy giggled and grabbed her mother’s face. “When will dey be here?”
“Soon, I promise.”
“Mama is it a boy or a girl?”
“Can I tell you a secret? You can’t tell daddy, okay?” Drea whispered to Jazzy.
“I won’t.” She whispered back.
“Now we’re keeping secrets from Daddy?” I asked, making both of them gasp.
“Nope.” Drea laughed and put Jasmine down to go play.
“It sounded like it.” I closed the space between us and wrapped my arms around her.
“What is this secret we’re keeping from daddy?”
“Well, I got an ultrasound yesterday.”
“Really? Do you know the gender?” I asked excitedly.
“I know the genders.”
“Genders? As in multiple?” I asked nervously.
“Yup. We’re having twin girls.”
“Really? Twins? This is amazing Drea.” I laid my hand on her stomach and she nodded. I was excited, first we couldn’t have another kid and now we were having two. “Well it looks like we’ll be getting two cribs today instead of just one.”
“Yea. Do you think it’ll be too cramped in here?”
“Nah. The room is big enough for the three of them.”
We went out to the baby furniture store later on that day and picked up two more cribs. The room was a little cramped, but it wasn’t too bad. It made the room feel complete.
I thought we still had time before the twins came, Drea’s due date wasnt for another few weeks. But of course, timing wasn’t always a friend of mine.
“River, River wake up.” Drea’s strained voice shook me out of my sleep.
“Babe, what’s wrong?” I asked, rubbing my eyes.
“I think it’s time.” She said while climbing out of bed.
“Oh yea,” She clutched her stomach, “It’s definitely time.”
I hate to admit it, but I panicked.
Despite my panicking, Drea and I brought two beautiful girls home the next day.
The first twin born was Ivy. She was given one of the names Drea initially came up with when we were discussing names for Jasmine. She had tufts of blue hair, the same shade as Tulip’s. It made me a little sad, but I was also kinda glad that a little piece of her was living on in my daughter. Ivy was born with dark, purple skin, a few shades darker than my fathers. Ivy was a fairy, and only a fairy. She was absolutely perfect.
The other twin born was named Iris, after Drea’s mother. She had Drea’s hair and the same skin shade as mine. She was also born with only one occult state, except she was a vampire like me.
Both girls were completely perfect. Our little family was finally complete.
“Daddy, what’s dis?” Jazzy asked as soon as she noticed her new sisters.
“They’re your new sisters. That’s Iris.” I explained.
“Iwis?” She asked, and I nodded.
“Can I pway wit dem?”
“Not yet, they’re still too little.”
“Oh.” She said sadly, making my heart break for her.
“Hey, I can play with you if you’d like.” I offered, and her face lit up like a Christmas tree.
“Daddy, why are dey so small?” She asked as soon as we sat down in front of her block toy.
“They’re very young, you were once that size too.” I said, and she gasped.
“Yup. And soon, they’ll be as big as you are now!”
“Den we can pway togeter?”
“Yea, then you can play together.” I laughed as she clapped excitedly.