Pregnancy/Baby Alphabet-John Shelby
A= Aftercare After Birth (How they act after you finish giving birth.): John keeps patting your forehead with a wet cloth after you fell asleep when the baby is out. He also makes everyone leave the room once the baby is clean and you are clean and stitched up. While he waits for you to wake up, John whispers quietly to the baby telling them how strong their mother is. When you wake up John scoots close to you and you both wrap an arm around the baby. John praises you on how proud he is of you for giving him the best gift.
B= Baby (Who is the baby more like. The baby’s personality.):The baby had John’s cheerful attitude but they can also be calm. When the baby gets older they have Johnny charm and your smarts, making them the perfect negotiator for the company.
C= Care Taking (Who takes care of the baby more. Do you have someone else take care of the child.):You and John take care of the baby equally, you a little more. The only time you allow someone else to watch the baby is when you and John are having a date night or having alone time. You don’t really like having the baby out of your sight.
D= Delivery (How they act when you are in labor, do they stay in the room or outside the room):John stays in the room with you but he stays up near your head. He is frantic and always asking if everything is okay and he needs to help. The whole time he keeps whispering to you how good you are doing and he even does the breathing exercises with you.
E= Emergencies (How do they act when something happens to the baby. If something happens during labor how do they react):The first time the baby is rushed to the doctor, John goes fucking mental. He heads to the doctor as soon as he finds out and doesn’t even wait he pushes into the room you and the baby are in. Once he is told that everything will be fine, he doesn’t let the baby go.
When Polly freezes when you are in labor John instantly asks what’s wrong. When she tells him that the baby is breeched, his body stiffens. He helps the best he can in rearranging you to help unbreech the baby.
F= Falling (How do they react to the baby falling off of a step or off a swing.):When John sees the child falling off the deck he freaks out. He rushes over and holds the baby close to his chest whisper that they are fine. When the child gets a bit older he doesn’t fuss so much as he used to.
G= Gender(s) (What gender do they want the baby to be, how do they act when it is the other gender.:John really wants a baby girl. He wants a princess he can spoil to no end. But if you end up having a son, he is equally as happy. He’s glad he can train the baby to be a boxer and a true blinder.
H= Hair Color (What hair color does the baby inherit): The strong Shelby gene of brown hair is most likely to have brown hair. If you are lucky they have your hair.
I= Illness (How do they react when the baby gets sick for the first time, how about when the baby is ill for a while.):When John saw the baby with a running nose and glassy eyes he rushed the baby to the doctor. He was freaking the fuck out, worried that something bad has happened. The doctor tells him that the baby will be ill for a while and John threats him to make the process faster to which the doctor said it’s not possible.
J= Jumping (How do they react to the child jumping into their arms from a high place, or the child jumping off the bed.):When the child jumped into John’s arms from the top of the fridge(how they got up there he doesn’t know), he told them to be careful. Also he lets them jump on their bed but he keeps an eye on them.
K= Keeping the Baby? (Do they want the baby in the first place. Do they let you keep it.):John is the one who really wants a baby, he has been begging you for months. It was you who was a little hesitant on having a baby, so much could change once you have the baby. Of course John lets you keep the baby, hell he would shit a brick if you didn’t keep them.
L= Love (Do they fall in love with the baby right away. What do they love the most about the baby.): John fell in love with the baby the moment a bump formed in your stomach. He swears that his heart swelled when you saw the small body of his child. John fell in love with their large (Y/E/C) eyes, the same eyes he fell in love with years prior to their birth.
M= Movement (When you are pregnant how do they react to feeling the baby move. How do they react to the sight of the baby kicking.): John has his hand on your stomach at all times in hope to feel the baby kick. The first time the baby kicked John almost cried, his eyes grew glassy and his lip lightly trembled. Every time after that he would just smile brightly when the baby kicks. John also makes comments on how weird it is when you can see the baby roll over in your stomach.
N= Normal Cravings (How do they react to your cravings when you are pregnant with your baby. Is there a food that they will not let you eat mostly because it grosses them out.): John finds the craving hilarious, all the odd foods you want to have. Even if they are gross to him, John will still get it for you. All he will do is make comments while you eat the odd food.
O= On Time (Are they there by time you go into labor. Do they arrive before or after the baby is born. How do they feel if they are late.): John does not leave your side when your due time is near. He will not go with his brothers anywhere if it means he won’t make it back in time for the birth. If John missed the birth this man would most likely rot in his own guilt. He would be so upset and angry at himself for letting him miss the amazing opportunity of seeing his child come into the world.
P= Pain (How do they react to seeing you in pain due to the contractions. How do they handle seeing you in pain during labor.): Seeing you in pain during labor causes John pain as well, he can’t handle seeing you in pain. The whole time he is smoothing out your hair and whispering that you are doing so well and it is almost over. John lets a few tears of his own fall as he watches you go through the pain of having the child.
Q= Questions (Do they ask the midwife a lot of questions. Do they keep asking if they are doing something right when they are doing something with the baby.): During the pregnancy John asks Polly and the Midwife thousands of questions. What he will need to do during the labor, how long will the labor last, will you be able to walk right away, will the baby realize he is the dad, ect.. He asks so many questions that at some point the Midwife will just ignore him, and Polly yells at him to shut the hell up.
R= Resting (Do they get a lot of rest when the baby is born. Do they stay awake at night worrying about the baby.): John at first spent most of his nights just watching the baby, amazed that he help create such a beautiful baby. He also is the first to wake up if the baby cries out at night, which amazes you. John also loves to take a nap with the baby balanced on his chest as he reclines on the couch.
S= Singing to the Baby (Do they sing to the baby, or do they listen to you sing to the baby. What is their favorite song to sing to the baby): John normally likes for you to sing to the baby, for he loves your voice as well. Watching the baby stare up at you with wonder as you sing a song to them always makes John’s heart swell.
T= Talking to the Baby (Do they use baby talk. How do they react to hearing you talk in baby talk.): John has no shame in using baby talk, he’ll do it in front of his brothers with no embarrassment. When John hears you using baby talk he normally joins in, both of you looking like complete loons leaning over the crib talking in that special voice.
U= Underneath the Man/Woman’s Heart (How do they truly feel about having a child. Do they feel as though they are ready for a baby): John loves this child with all his being. He doesn’t think any thing can top the moment he had his first child. John doesn’t think he is completely ready for a baby, but he wants to have one badly. He knows that he has what it takes due to him basically raising Finn, but he knows it will be different due to this one being his actual child.
V= Vision as in Supervision (Do they keep a close eye on the baby. Do they have someone watching the baby at all times): The first few days John doesn’t let the baby out of his vision, wanting to make sure they will be fine. After John feels comfortable with the baby not being under his vision at all time, he will let you be alone with the baby. Sometimes he will make someone go and check on you two, and if he is out of time he will have someone making sure everything is okay for him every moment it seems.
W= When the Baby is Born (What day is the baby born. Are they in town at this time or are they off for business.): The baby is born nine months after he gets back from the war. Luckily John is in town when you go into labor is able to be there when the child finally comes out.
X= Xray or Ultrasound (How do they react to seeing an x-ray of the baby. Do they tear up when they see the ultrasound.): Due to ultrasounds not being used often, John just has to take the doctors word. When the doctors says the baby is okay, then John has to believe the baby is okay. John wants to get an x-ray, in hopes to see the baby inside you but he heard from someone that it can make you sick, so he decided not to.
Y= Yawning (Do tired do they get when dealing with the baby. Their reaction to the baby yawning.): The only time John gets super tired when dealing with the baby is when he had a rough day at work. the baby doesn’t tired him out easily. When John saw the baby yawn for the first time he will proudly say he made the most unmasculine noise.
Z= ZZZ (How much sleep do they get during the pregnancy. How much sleep after the baby is born.): When you are pregnant John stays awake nervous that something will happen. He also talks to your stomach when you are sleep because he can’t get any sleep himself. Once the baby is born John gets a little more sleep, but he makes sure the baby is sound asleep before he does. The moment the baby cries in the middle of the night he will jump out of bed.