Erin’s water broke just after midnight, when they arrived at the hospital, the waiting room was surprisingly empty. Nurse Caroline got them all checked in, Erin had filled out all her paperwork months ago, and everything was all set.
Colin hadn’t been thrilled with the news of a second baby, they were going to need to move, and of course Erin wanted to buy a house. He wasn’t interested in having a house to repair, and fix, that’s what landlords were for.
No matter his thoughts on it though, they were here, and the new baby was coming. He just hoped above all things that it was another son. He wanted Logan to have a brother, but also, he just didn’t really want to have a girl to listen to prattle on about everything. Boys were tough, and he could relate to them.
Erin talked with Dr. Morgan Russo-Traver over the delivery and her requests, and Colin wished the event was over, just so he could have peace of mind that he had made another son.
Erin’s labor progressed quickly though, and he didn’t have long to wait. Her labor seemed rougher than Colin recalled, and he felt traumatized by her excessive screams and grunting.
When the doctor announced that the baby was crowning, he could only feel relief that it was nearly over.
To his dismay though, it was not a healthy baby boy, but a dainty little girl. Erin was thrilled, she had said all along that she didn’t care what they had, but he was positive that she really wanted a daughter. The only bright side was that they would not have to do this ever again, Erin could have one of each, and play happily ever after in her role as a Mom.
Colin didn’t have any girl name suggestions, and told Erin to use whatever name she pleased. And so she named her Mallory, since it meant beautiful. She pointed out to Colin that she had his brown eyes, but it didn’t do much to soften his feelings towards having a daughter.
Notes: Why did I say that Colin wanted a boy? Because of his reaction to her birth!
What the heck Colin?! I can see him being the type of guy who would want only sons, (though he didn’t want any kids to begin with, now he has several.) So him throwing that little fit there totally sealed it for me, that he’s not only unhappy with a second child, but displeased that it’s a daughter. I’m pretty certain she will take after him too, just going off of eye color, Logan has his Mom’s eyes, and takes after her the most.
Can’t wait to play this family again, and see how they adjust!
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Thanks for reading!