Sunday, July 13, 2014

Labor Pains....

Luke and Laura finish getting ready, they quickly shower, get dressed and make sure they have everything they need. Laura calls her parents to tell them they are headed to the hospital, then they walk out 
the door....
*Luke* "Are we forgetting anything?"
*Laura* "No, I think we got it..."
*Laura* "You gonna call your, Mom?"
*Luke* "When we get in the car....I'll call her on the way..."
Once they are in the car and driving, Luke gets out his phone to call his Mom. The phone rings several times before Cynthia picks up, nearly clicking over to her voice mail.
Cynthia reaches over to grab her cell phone and sees that it is Luke who is calling.
*Cynthia* "It's Luke....don't talk..."
She picks up her phone and answers.
 *Cynthia* "Hi Sweetie!....."
*Luke* "Hey, Mom...We're headed to the hospital. Laura has gone into labor."
*Cynthia* "Really?! Your certain she's in labor?"
*Luke* "Well....she's been having strong ones about every ten minutes for a while now. So we're heading to the hospital..."
Cynthia swats the hand that has been tickling her away.
*Cynthia* "Okay....I'll be on my way...
*Luke* "Okay...see you in a little while..."
*Cynthia* "Okay, bye..."
They both hang up, Luke continues to drive, while Cynthia sets her phone back down and turns to face the man in her bed.
*Peter* "The baby is on the way?"
*Cynthia* "Yes, which means I need to get ready..."
*Peter* "You want me to come with you?"
*Cynthia* "No! Are you crazy!...Luke doesn't need to find out about us hooking up..."
*Peter* "Well, he's gonna find out eventually, right? It's not like it's the first time."
*Cynthia* "We'll see....but now is not a good time for that."
Cynthia gets showered and changed. She comes back out and Peter is still lounging in her bed.
*Peter* "You sure you don't want me to drive you?"
*Cynthia* "I'll be fine, Peter....just make sure you lock up when you leave."
While Cynthia is on her way.  Laura and Luke have made it to the hospital. Laura has been admitted and given a room.
The nurse has her change into a hospital gown, while she converts the bed to accommodate for the birth.
Laura climbs up on the bed and the nurse gets some info from her before examining her.
While the nurse checks to see how far along Laura is, Luke takes a seat on the couch and grabs his phone.
*Laura* "Who are you texting?"
*Luke* "Aric and Roxie....anyone else you want me to call or text?"
*Laura* "No....that's good for now."
*Nurse* " are doing great! I'll be back to check on you in couple minutes."
She exits the room and Luke gets up to stand next to her.
*Luke* "Roxie just text me back..."
*Laura winces feeling another contraction* "What did she say?"
*Luke* "She's excited....and can't wait to meet him."
Laura kinda smiles then hunches over.
*Luke* "Another one? They're getting a little closer...."
Laura groans and Luke reminds her to breathe.
*Laura* "Rub my back...."
*Luke* "Is that better?"
Laura just nods and continues to breathe. Then the door swings open and Krystal and Scott make their way into the room.
*Laura* "Mama!..."
*Krystal* "Hi Sweetheart!...How are you feeling?"
*Laura* "Not too bad yet...."
The contraction subsides and she can relax for the moment.
Krystal gets comfortable on the stool and sits with Laura to help her through it. Sometime has passed and Luke still waits for his mother to show up wondering if she is on her way.
*Krystal* "Okay, so they are about 5 minutes apart now..."
*Laura* "Did you call Michelle?.."
*Krystal* "Your dad will call her...don't worry about that right now."
*Scott* "I'll try her again....she didn't pick up the first time."
Scott gets his phone out of his pocket and dials Michelle's number.
Meanwhile way across town somewhere out in the country. Michelle and Benjamin took a detour to watch some fireworks before heading home. 
 *Michelle* "Oooo! Look at that one! They're so beautiful and the stars are so bright!"
*Benjamin* "I told you I'd git you the best view...."
*Michelle* "I could just stay here forever, you know?"
*Benjamin* "As long as it's with you, forever is fine with me, Darlin'...."
 Benjamin leans over as far as he can and kisses her.  Both of them getting wrapped up in each other. Then both getting startled by Michelle's phone and it's sudden ringing. They break apart and Michelle grabs her phone to answer it.
*Michelle* "Hi Daddy!"
Benjamin sits and waits in silence for a beat while Michelle 
listens to her father.
*Benjamin* "What's going on?"
*Michelle* "Laura went into labor everyone is at the hospital."
*Benjamin* "Well, I guess we're not going home just yet then are we?"
*Michelle* "Daddy? We're on our way.....Okay. Bye Daddy..."
Back at the hospital...
Sometime more time has passed and Cynthia finally shows up.
It's now much, much later into the evening and things are progressing slowly but everything is going well.
*Cynthia* "Hello?!"
*Luke* "Mom, you made it!"
*Cynthia* "Of course honey! I wouldn't miss this!"
*Krystal* " came just in time...."
*Cynthia* "Hi, she getting close?"
*Krystal* "She's getting there."
Cynthia walks to stand by Laura. Another contraction coming and Laura drops her head.
*Luke* "You ready to be a grandma?"
*Cynthia* "Surprisingly, yes I am..."
Krystal looks up and sees Scott is still on his phone.
*Krystal* "Scott, Honey, get off the phone!"
*Scott* "I'm talking to your brother, Darlin'...."
*Krystal* "Oh! Well tell them I said hello."
As Krystal has her attention turned to her husband, the nurse comes in to check on things and makes sure all is well.
*Nurse* "How is she doing?"
*Krystal* "Good....contractions are about under 5 minutes apart now."
*Nurse* " Okay....Lets go ahead and see how much she has dilated then.."
Krystal gets up so the nurse can examine Laura.
*Nurse* "Your about halfway early morning you should be holding your baby."
Laura sits back up another contraction sending waves of pain down her back.
*Nurse* "Now is a good window if you want an epidural...once you get closer to being fully dilated, it'll be too late."
*Cynthia* "I had one it was smooth sailing after that....."
*Laura* " epidurals."
*Nurse* "Okay, just remember to breathe...your doing great so far."
The nurse steps away and checks in with the other nurse who just came in the room.
*Luke* "You sure you don't want one, Babe?"
*Laura* "No, I'll be okay. You know how much I hate needles."
*Krystal* "You kicked and screamed as a kid when you had to get shots."
Everyone decides to take a quick break when Michelle shows up, only Luke stays with her.
*Michelle* "Hey sis! You look like your handling this like a champ."
*Laura* "Yeah, until I get another contraction....then it's not so fun."
*Michelle* "Well, your brave, Mom said you turned down pain meds."
*Laura* "Yeah, they say some can affect the baby..."
Then Laura stops talking another contraction building...
*Luke* "Help me out here....rub her back it helps the pain."
Michelle and Luke start rubbing her back while Laura breathes.
*Michelle* "You ready to be a Dad?"
*Luke* "Yeah, though I guess you can never be completely ready."
*Michelle* "True..."
*Luke* "Where's Benjamin?"
*Michelle* "Out in the waiting room with our parents."
The contraction dissipates and Laura looks up again.
*Michelle* "You zoned out there when that contraction hit."
*Laura* "Yeah, kinda hard to carry on a conversation when it happens..."
Michelle stays a little longer then heads back out to the waiting room to be with Benjamin. One of the nurses continues to prep a few more things for the birth.
*Nurse* "Everything is ready to go! All we need now is for you to deliver your baby."
Everyone falls into a routine while they wait for Laura to progress. Several hours later, and now early morning the following day. The moment has finally come for Laura to start pushing.
*Nurse* "Dr. Bratters was called in for an emergency c section. So Dr. Kelly will be delivering your baby."
Everyone gets gathered around her, Luke on one side and Krystal on the other, while the doctor and nurses get everything into place.
*Krystal* "This is it sweetie, the last stretch...."
Laura just smiles. Luke runs his hand across her forehead, feeling proud of her.
*Luke* "I love you, Babe..."
*Laura reaches up and grabs his shirt* "I love you too..."
*Dr. Kelly* "I want you to push on your next contraction."
So on the the next round Laura pushes but not hard enough.
*Dr Kelly* "Now one this next one I need you bare down and push hard...."
Laura keeps it up for several more rounds of contractions but starts to get tired.
 *Laura* "I don't think I can push again!"
*Dr Kelly* "Laura, your so close, just one more good push...."
Luke leans over to look at what the doctor can see.
*Luke* "Just one more time, Babe...I can see his head!"
*Krystal* "Luke and Dr, Kelly are right sweetie your almost there just one more good push and he'll be here."
So Laura pushes one last time and Dr. Kelly gets ready to catch little Phoenix....

to be continued.....


  1. omg i am wayyy to excited to see the baby i can not wait. again very detailed your on the top of my favorites : )

    1. Hi Keeta Farley :)
      So glad to hear you are enjoying it! Can't wait to share the little guy with all of you!

  2. Aww....I'm so excited for Luke and Laura. I hope everything goes well once lil' Phoenix has fully arrived. :-)

    Oh, Peter...LOL...I don't know what to say about Mr. Peter. I'm thinking, Luke would want to kick his butt if he finds out he's having a thing with his mother. This is gonna be good. :-)

    1. Hi Tracy :)
      Me too! the moment is finally here....and I think everything will go smooth :)
      As for Peter....Well yeah he has got some explaining to do. I agree Luke will loose it if he finds out. his best friend and his mother not cool!

  3. I am so excited about Phoenix!!!! But what i really want to know is when is luke going to tell laura about him and rufus knocking boots in the hotel

    1. Hi Ty!
      Yay! lil' Phoenix is finally making his appearance :)
      As for what happened at the hotel, I believe Luke plans on keeping his mouth shut. So I don't know if Laura will ever find out, just got to wait and see :)

  4. so excited can't wait for the baby. i'm speechless about peter.

    1. Lol! Yeah Peter has thrown us all off.
      Can't wait to share Phoenix will everyone!!

  5. I had an inkling about Peter and Cyndi. She is messy boots honey. I hope she is on a pill or shot or going through the change. Lol. I can't wait to see little Phoenix!! Keep up the good work Laura, natural birth is a mother!

    1. Did you sense that moment between them at the BBQ I think Luke did a little as well.
      It has been a rough ride for Laura but she is getting through it :)

  6. Great job Miranda! Your stories are always full of deals. I look so forward to the next episode because the baby will be here. I kinda feel like auntie, I'm so excited! : ) It has been a pleasure following this couple form the beginning to their starting a family. That Peter is a whole nother story alone. Lol! I felt that the hand was too big to be a woman, but I never bought it would be Peter. I can't wait to see baby Phoenix!

    1. Hi Georgia Girl!
      So glad you enjoy all the details sometimes I worry that they get to be too much. But to me this moment is important for them so I wanted to drag it out a bit. When I first had them together I wasn't too sure about kids for them but as their personalities grew over time it seems like a more welcomed idea :)
      Yeah Krystal is one Krazy lady she is all over the map with her love life. And I think Peter is kinda that way too.
      Next week for sure you'll get to meet baby Phoenix!

    2. I put Krystal instead of Cyndi! Yikes! Wrong lady lol!

  7. Boy this took me back to the birth of my children and their children. Things are usually hushed and exciting at the same time. You set it up very realistically! Now I am too excited for Phoenix to arrive! I hope he won't be African-American or Asian or something. That would be too much for me and Luke! LOL!

    As for Peter...he is nasty. With his friend's mom? Yuk!

    1. It was fun to do this scene, I too had to think back about it all.
      Lol! this baby is definitely Luke's....I can tell you that for sure.

      As for Peter and Cyndi....I know it's a shock but Cynthia is one crazy lady but this might just take the cake for Luke, if he finds out. He could handle his mom having multiple relationships but I'm not sure if he will like this at all.

  8. Wow, why is there so many people during the child birth? Is like that for real?
    Everything about child delivery seems so scary, messy and repulsive. I'm lucky I decided to not have babies, and I admire the braveness of women who wants to go through this X.x

    The grandmommy comment made me laugh, I would give everything for Phoenix to be AA or Asian <3

    1. I was lucky enough to see my oldest nephew born. I got to watch the whole process. And yeah it's busy and depending on the hospital they will allow several family members in there at one time.
      childbirth is messy alright, and it's hard but very rewarding when you get to hold your baby.

      Lol! I know that would make your day if Phoenix was not Luke's but I can say for sure the baby is his....

  9. Felicidades por el nuevo miembro de la familia.
    Excelentes dioramas!!!

  10. miranda what website did your photos from to create this
    lovely blog?

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