Laura smiles at him, she is exhausted, starving hungry, and sleepy as well.
Dr. Kelly finishes up and one of the nurses turns to get ready to examine little Phoenix.
The nurses meanwhile, measure, weigh, and take care of little Phoenix.
*Nurse* "He is 7 pounds 15 ounces, and 20 inches long..."
*Dr. Kelly* "He's nearly 8 pounds! That's a big boy...."
Across the other side of the room all the new Grandparents are looking at the pictures Scott just took. Dr. Kelly finishes talking to Luke and Laura then excuses herself and lets the nurses finish up.
Once done with his little checkup, the nurse hands him back over to Laura. Until it is time to move her upstairs to a recovery room, then Phoenix will be sent to the nursery for the rest of his checkup.
A few minutes later Michelle and Benjamin come in to get a look at Phoenix.
Scott walks across the room to greet his other daughter and to say hello to Benjamin.
*Scott laughs* "Sure why not....Hard to believe he's finally here."
While they chat for a moment Michelle gets a good look at the baby.
*Michelle* "Ohmygosh! He is so tiny and so cute!"
*Krystal* "Your officially an aunt now Sweetie...."
*Michelle* "Yeah! If you ever need a babysitter, let me know."
*Laura smiles* "I'm sure we will eventually..."
*Luke laughs* "I'm glad you were here too Mom....
Then Laura turns her attention to Luke and Krystal.
*Laura* "Luke, you going to hold your son?"
*Luke* "I've never held a baby before."
*Laura* "It's not hard, it's just like holding a football."
Laura carefully moves Phoenix from her arms and into Luke's.
*Cynthia* "Just relax sweetie, you doing fine."
*Luke* "He's just so tiny and fragile feeling..."
*Krystal* "Babies are quite resilient, Luke...Like your mother said your doing just fine."
*Cynthia* "He looks like you a lot."
*Luke* "You think so?"
Almost everyone agrees that Phoenix looks like his daddy.
*Luke* "You want to hold him?"
*Cynthia* "Of course!..."
Luke passes him to his mother and she takes him with open arms.
*Scott* "Don't worry I was nervous when Laura was born, it's easier with the second one..."*Krystal* "Scott!...."
*Laura* "Yeah, but that won't be anytime soon..."
Everyone quietly talks while Phoenix gets passed from one set of arms to the next until he finally ends up in Krystal's.
*Krystal* "Feeling like you want one of your own now?"
*Krystal* "Oh don't get embarrassed."
*Michelle* "You know I want to wait till I get settled in my career."
Krystal lets it go and turns her attention to the baby in her arms.
*Scott* "He's perfect Darlin', I'm just glad him and Laura are here safe and sound."
Michelle and Benjamin congratulate Luke and Laura and then say their goodbyes. Everyone is tired it's been a long night and morning.
Michelle and Benjamin leave and Cynthia too also decides to head on home.
*Luke* "I will...."
Krystal and Scott also say their goodbyes.
*Krystal* "You should try and nurse him before they come and take him to the nursery. Then while he is up there you can get some sleep."
*Luke* "I will as soon as they get her settled into her new room."
Krystal and Scott kiss their daughter goodbye and let them have some time alone with their new baby. Luke climbs into the bed and Laura sits up trying to get Phoenix to nurse.
*Luke* "Is he doing it?"
*Laura* "No....His mouth is so little. I don't know how to..."
*Luke* "Don't worry...you and him will get adjusted."
*Luke starting to get sleepy* "That's good..."
After Laura tried a few more times she ended up giving up for the moment. Then the nurse comes in with breakfast for Laura.
The nurse takes Phoenix up to the nursery and Laura digs into her breakfast.
*Laura* "Luke, don't forget to bring the car seat with you tomorrow..."
*Luke dozing off* "Mmmm what?"
*Luke* "Yeah, I know...."
Luke falls asleep while Laura finishes her breakfast. He didn't sleep much the night before and is now feeling it.
The nurse comes back to take Laura to her new room and Luke follows so he knows where to go when he comes back later in the afternoon.
Since Phoenix is still being cared for over in the nursery Laura takes the time to get some much need sleep.
When she wakes up Luke is standing looking down at Phoenix in his little nursery crib.
*Laura* "Hand him over to me...and don't forget to support his head."
*Luke* "You're making me nervous...."
*Laura* "Sorry...just go slow, take your time..."
Luke gets him scooped up and placed into Laura arms.
Laura takes his tiny little hand in hers and just relishes the moment.
*Laura* "I love you too, Baby. Did you take a nap?"
*Luke* "A little bit...."
Phoenix starts to fuss and they turn their attention back to him...