The fear had been heightening for days. In actuality, it had been heightening since that chilly autumn morning, when Chummy broke the good news- that she was expecting, yet again. But, naturally, the cringing, grey questions arose upon the announcement, and all in Nonnatus House became terribly aware of the whole situation. However, none had known how to act upon it. But, they had all found the proper excitement to envelope her in, and were filled with joy at the prospect of seeing both Chummy and Peter maintaining two children, rather than one.