After my lunch with Leon I arrived home late to find Finch and Tulip already half-way through their homework.
I was so proud of them and I was happy to let them run outside to play when they had finished their homework even though it had started to rain. They stayed outside until night had fallen throwing the football to one another.
It was the following day with Tulip and Finch both happily playing in the backyard that I finally found time to tinker at my workstation. I was tired but I needed to get some work done.
Tulip and Finch were busy enjoying the pool. I checked on them occasionally and they came inside when they were hungry.
It was while I was working that I realised that I was going to have to call Leon and tell him I was pregnant.
I really needed to get some work done. Tomorrow was the last day of the weekend and I wanted to be able to take Tulip and Finch out of the house and to the park before the new baby arrived.
It was late when I finally satisfied with my work and the kids were more than ready for bed. They hadn’t paid much attention while they were playing but now that they were finished Tulip immediately noticed that my belly was getting bigger.
“Your going to be a big sister soon” I explained, giving her a hug.
“Really?”, she whispered. “Can it be a girl?”
“Sweetheart, you don’t get to choose” I said laughing.
The following day when we were at the park the twins had started arguing.
“The baby is going to be a boy” Finch told Tulip.
“Is not!” Tulip said, glaring at her brother.
“Is too!” Finch yelled.
“Kids, there’s no way of knowing if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. It could be one of each like the two of you were.” I tried to explain, before attempting to distract them from their disagreement, “I thought you were both going to show me how you can skate?”
It worked and soon they were too busy trying to stay upright to argue. As I watched them I realised something, if I hadn’t been pregnant I could have joined them. I could join them and for the first time really skate.
It was the one thing that I had been unable to do that my sister Erin could. One of those experiences that she had been able to have with our father that had been hers alone. I had envied that, even though I realised how unfair it had been for me to think that way.
After a big day and with rain starting to fall we made our way home.
At least, the kids did. I had no sooner got home before I realised that the baby was on it’s way. After calling a sitter and waiting for her to arrive I made my way down-town to the hospital.
Trying to ignore the labour pains until I made it there.
It was a baby boy who I named Novus. He was born with the traits Heavy Sleeper and Neurotic . I couldn’t really tell who he looked liked yet but he did have my pointy ears and his father’s hair.
Finch was going to be a happy big brother and I am sure that Tulip will be happy too.