This morning I woke up to Sirius playing with my hair. We barely slept last night. We were way to nervous and excited to see Teddy. I could feel Sirius smile down at me.
“Goodmorning.. Today’s the day!” He whispered.
“I’m so excited!” I giggled.
“Lets grab breakfast and go get our Teddy.” Sirius said, his fingers still playing with my curls.
We grabbed two croissants and two coffees and headed to the orphanage with our baby carseat installed. Sirius wanted a carseat for his motorcycle but I told him it wasn’t a good idea. We finally arrived to the orphanage and the lady welcomed us. She made us sign a few other papers and she told us to wait. Sirius was jumping around from excitement. She came back a few minutes later with Teddy in her arms. When he saw us, he outstreched his arms to hug us. Sirius took him in his arms and hugged me. It was our first family hug. The little baby kept giggling and his small hands were holding my cheeks.
“Hi buddy!” I said, smilling.
Teddy giggled and tapped his hands together. Sirius was crying again.
“Don’t you look so cute little Teddy bear!” Sirius said, tickling the baby.
“Here is all his stuff. This is his favorite blanket, he loves holding it. And here are the few of his clothes..” the lady said.
I grabbed the bag and Teddy mubbled some baby words reaching for his blanket. I giggled and gave it to him. He smilled and burried his face into the baby blue blanket. We left and headed home. We had a bit of trouble putting him in his carseat but we figured it out eventually. Arriving home, Regulus was waiting for us on the balcony stairs. He ran to the car while we undid Teddy’s seatbelts.
“Oh he’s so cute!” Regulus said.
“Say hi to Reggie Ted!” Sirius said, tickling Teddy’s neck.
Regulus smiled and Teddy waved his little hand at him. We walked inside and showed the house to Teddy. His eyes were big and his mouth was shaped into an “o”.
“This is your room Teddy!” Sirius said.
Teddy giggled and looked around smiling at all the stuffed animals and toys.
“Look! Daddy got you a Puppy and a wolf just like Padfoot and Moony!” Sirius said, showing Teddy the stuffed animals.
Teddy grabbed the two stuffed animals with his small hands and wrapped them in his blanket. He laughed and Sirius and I sat down next to him.
“He’s beautiful..” i said.
“He is.. I already love him so much..” Sirius said, looking at the distracted baby.
“He’s our son.. can you believe it?” I asked, smiling to myslef.
“It’s hard too.. He’ll grow up pulling pranks and playing quidditch..”
“And reading books!” I laughed.
“Oh yes we can’t forget about the books! Do you think he will be a Gryffindor?” Sirius asked, brushing his fingers on the baby’s back.
“I don’t know.. But I’ll be proud of him no matter what..”
Teddy yawned and I took him in my arms.
“You tired baby?” I asked the sleepy Teddy.
He yawned again. He had his blanket, his black dog and his wolf in his arms. His eyes semmed heavy and he instantly closed them.
“He makes me want to take a nap too!” Sirius whispered.
“Do you want to go take a nap in our bed with him?” I asked.
“Oh yes! Family nap!” Sirius whispered, smiling.
We walked to our room and layed Teddy between us. Sirius and I were both laying on our sides, facing our tiny baby.
“I could stare at him all night..” sirius said.
I bent over the sleeping Teddy and kissed Sirius’ lips.
“We’re parents babe.” I said.
And we fell asleep, protecting our little Teddy.
April 10th 1978