Kira reaches behind her desk and grabs the latest issue of RockStar magazine that she was thumbing through right before Laura had arrived. She flips through the magazine until she finds the page she is looking for.
She turns to look at Luke....who is already looking at her...
*Laura* "Will you still love me when I get big and fat waddle all around?"
*Luke smiles* "Of course, Babe. I think I will love you even more...just knowing all the changes that are happening to you are because your carrying my baby."
*Laura smiles* "Good answer...You saved your hide on that one..."
*Luke* "I'm being serious. I know we weren't planning this but the more I think about it, the happier it makes me. I think I'm ready to be a Dad."
*Laura smiles and feels her eyes water* "Oh! Luke....Me too..."
*Luke* "Don't cry, Babe..."
*Laura* "I can't help it..they're happy tears. I'm glad..."
Laura looks down at the magazine she is holding and stares at the baby on the cover. She blinks and a few tears drop...
*Laura* "Sooo, you hoping for a boy or a girl?"
*Luke* "I'm happy with either....."
*Laura* "Really? Not secretly wishing for a boy?"
As they continue to talk about the baby. Another expectant mother walks in for her check up. Then another big bellied patient exits the door that leads to the exam rooms....
Steph comes back out to call on another patient.
The lady hands her mother her baby while she follows Steph to the back.
*Lady* "Here Mom, he woke when I got up so he might get hungry but, I shouldn't be too long..."
*Grandma smiles* "I got it sweetie..."
The mother turns and walks away leaving baby with Grandma. Laura turns her attention to the delighted Grandmother. She hopes her Mom will be happy when she hears the news. Her Mother is quite traditional and feels that couples should be married before they have children.
*Laura* "He is a very calm baby..."
*Grandma* "Oh, yes....He has such a wonderful disposition. He might fuss a little here soon, once he starts to get hungry."
*Laura* "He is precious....How many months is he?"
*Grandma* "He is going on 4 months. Are you pregnant with your first?"
*Laura* "Yes...we found out right before Christmas."
*Grandma* "Oh! What a wonderful surprise..Well, congratulations!"
*Laura* "Thank you! You seem quite proud of your grandson."
*Grandma* "Oh, yes! I am so excited to be a grandma. I was over the moon when my daughter told me."
*Laura* "That's good to know....Cause we still need to announce it to my Parents."
*Grandma* "Do it as soon as you can before you start to show too much. Are you two not married? Is that why you are nervous?"
*Grandma* "I wouldn't worry about it. A Mother's love is a strong thing and when she finds out your having a baby she is going to be happy and want to experience it all with you."
*Laura* "Thanks....you have no idea how much better that makes me feel."
Grandma stands and pats the baby on his back.
*Grandma* "Glad I could help....would you like to hold him?"
*Laura* "Oh! No that's okay....Thank you though..."
*Grandma* "Here....he's a very calm baby and I'm right here. It's fine."
*Laura* "O-okay....What's his name?"
Grandma gently places Christopher in Laura's arms. Laura cradles him softly and looks down at him. She was sure he would start to fuss the second Grandma set him down in her arms.
Christopher gurgles and squirms a little. And it looks like he
smiled at her.
*Luke* "See...your doing just fine..."
*Grandma* "Yes, I think you will be a wonderful Mother...."
As Laura continues to hold the little baby boy. Steph comes out to call the next patient.
*Laura* "Oh! That's me...you better take him back."
Laura hands Christopher back to his Grandma and she sits back down with him.
*Laura* "Thanks for letting me hold him...you have a very sweet grandson."
*Grandma* "Sure! I can see your glowing quite beautifully now....I wish you all the best. "
*Laura gets up* "Thank you and it was so wonderful talking to you..."
Laura smiles at her one last time then turns and heads in Steph's directions. Luke follows behind her.
*Steph* "Hello, how are you doing today? Ready to meet Dr Bratters?"
*Laura* "Good, thank you....and yes."
*Steph smiles* "All right then, follow me..."
Concluded in Part 2.5