Baby Series #5 - Bringing The Baby Home
A/N: Honestly you guys have been so patient with me and I really appreciate it. I’m sorry I’m making you wait so long between posts but it’s getting hard to get on here regularly. Enjoy this next bit of the baby series though and don’t forget you can send me in ideas of what you’d like to see in terms of Daddy 5sos ! xx
Ashton was smiling widely as he unlocked the front door, letting you pass with Grayson’s carrier before going inside himself. You looked around the familiar space and sighed contentedly, glad to finally be home. Because your labour had been fast and because Grayson had come earlier than expected your doctor had kept you in hospital for longer, making sure that both you and Grayson would be okay to go home. After a week you were freed, excitedly bundling your little boy into his carrier while Ashton drove the car around.
Now that you were home it truly felt like the start of parenthood.
Placing Grayson’s carrier down on the couch you adjusted his blanket as Ashton wrapped his arms around your waist, kissing you on the side of the face. Grayson had fallen asleep before you’d gotten him into the car and he was still out like a light, his small hands bunched up into fists by his head as he sucked on his dummy.
“It feels so good to be home,” Ash murmured against your skin. “Can’t wait to show Gray around the house.”
“Ash, he won’t even understand what you’re showing him, let alone remember it.”
“That’s fine,” Ashton shrugged. “I’ll remember it. I’ve wanted a family for so long y/n and now we have the most perfect little boy I could have ever imagined.”
You turned slightly and pressed your lips against Ashton’s cheek, smiling into his skin.
“You’re already such a good Daddy,” You said, turning back to look at your son, watching the way his chest rose and fell with each breath. “Welcome home sweet boy.”
It was nerve wracking leaving the hospital, leaving the safety net that you and Luke had had for the last couple of days. Now everything was up to the two of you and while you were mostly excited, there was a small amount of dread that filled your chest. What if you couldn’t differentiate between McKenna’s cries, what if you didn’t swaddle her properly or didn’t feed her enough… you were driving yourself insane just thinking about it.
“You okay baby? Luke asks, looking at you through the rearview mirror, his eyebrows knitting together. “You’re really quiet back there.”
“Just thinking Lu, sorry,” You replied, focusing your attention back on your baby girl.
She was wide awake but didn’t seem concerned about anything, her bright blue eyes glancing around as you rubbed a soft circle over her belly.
“Well we’re almost home, just around the corner.”
When Luke pulled into the driveway you took a deep breath, getting out of the car as Luke grabbed McKenna’s carrier. He pulled you into his side with his free arm and kissed the top of your head.
“This is your home baby girl,” He murmured down to Kenzie. “This is going to be where you grow up.”
His words made you smile and for a moment you forgot all about your insecurities about being a good Mum.
“You’re such a sap Hemmings.”
When you woke up you were slightly disoriented, your brain fuzzy in the dark room until you remembered that you and Nevaeh had been discharged from the hospital earlier that morning. After your near brush with death your doctor had kept you in for nearly two weeks, keeping a close watch on you and your little girl. You’d recovered fairly quickly from the emergency c-section and Nevaeh was progressing exactly where she should be. Once you’d been cleared Calum happily took you home, talking your ear off nearly the whole way.
It had been a crazy couple of weeks and while in the hospital you and Calum had been in a happy bubble, expressing your feelings for one another without any thought of what was going to happen when you went home. As soon as Calum had pulled up into the driveway of your apartment block your bubble popped and reality set in. You panicked and told Calum that you were going to put Nevaeh down for a nap and catch up on a bit of sleep yourself. It wasn’t a complete lie, you were exhausted and numerous people had told you to sleep whenever the baby slept.
You’d obviously been asleep for longer than you intended because when you opened your eyes the room was in darkness. Sitting up quickly you flipped on the bedside lamp, glancing towards the bassinet sitting against the far wall. Walking over you expected to see your little girl sleeping soundly but only found it empty.
Quietly walking out of the bedroom and into the living room you found Calum reclined back on the couch, his mouth hanging open as he snored softly, Nevaeh perched comfortably on his chest, cradled by both of his arms. It was a sight that immediately made you smile. It didn’t matter that you and Calum hadn’t figured anything out between the two of you, this was your family, the three of you together.
“Home sweet home,” You whispered.
“Are you okay Mike?” You asked, watching as he held one carrier in each hand, swinging the car door shut with the edge of his foot.
Michael looked up at you and gave you a bright smile, nodding his head.
“Yeah babe,” He answered, walking up to you.
It was surreal to think you were finally home with the twins, you’d spent longer than you’d imagined in the hospital and you were happy to finally be out of there, bringing your boys home. Ethan and Issac were two very happy, very healthy boys, your doctor immensely happy with how they’d progressed. Issac was still the biggest out of the two of them but Ethan had put on a good amount of weight as well, spending little to no time in the NICU.
Unlocking the front door you let Michael in before you, smiling as he placed twins down carefully on the couch. You wrapped him into a hug and leaned up to kiss his cheek.
“I can’t believe we’re finally home,” You said happily, looking around your living room.
Michael was about to reply when he was cut off by Ethan, his dummy falling from his mouth as he let out a soft whimper. He wriggled in his carrier and stretched his arms up, his little face turning red.
“Oh sweetheart,” You cooed. “What’s all this crying about huh?”
Lifting him from the carrier you cradled him against your chest, beginning to rock him back and forth while placing a kiss to his rosy cheek.
He didn’t settle down right away and it only took a minute for Issac to start crying as well, upset by his brothers whimpering. Michael quickly picked him up and looked at you over the babies head.
“And so it begins,” He said.