"Will Baby Make Three?" part eleven.
Disclaimer: in part one.
Again, apologies for the brevity.
The doctor took CJ in as soon as she arrived. After a thorough
he decided to keep her overnight for observation and rest. "CJ,
in labor. You have a high pressure job, you don't get enough rest,
probably not eating well. You can't continue on like this and expect to
make it through the next two months. See what you can do to get more
and make sure you eat. Try to better handle the stress of your job or
going to make a request that you start maternity leave now."
"Don't do that, Doctor. It's very hard to be in the position that
I are in. I have to be able to make it as far as I can before I go on
"I understand your predicament, CJ, but I have to think of the
Right now your daughter is letting you know that she is perfectly
come early if you don't take care of yourself."
"I promise I will, Doctor."
"I'll make sure of it, Doctor. She gets more sleep then she used
to me, but I'll make sure she gets more. The eating thing is under
I bring her some food at her office, so I know she's eating."
"Good, okay then, I'll stop by tomorrow morning to check you again
discharge you. If anything happens before that, the nurses will call me
I'll be right here. Rest."
With that he left.
Danny sat on the bed and hugged her. "How you doing?"
"You know all this time, I've been waiting for something bad to
And, as much as you tell me that nothing will, I'm still waiting. I'm so
scared, Danny. What if that's what's hurting the baby and not the job? I
could be bringing on the very thing that I don't want to happen."
crying now and he didn't know if words would help. He started kissing
hair and caressing her. She moved her face towards him. They kissed
and he went back to holding her. "I assure you that nothing will
our baby because of the decision you made while you were in college, CJ.
God doesn't work like that. But, you are right, all the worrying that
you've been doing is very stressful. It's not good for her."
"I know. I'm trying very hard to relax." She looked at him and
face. "We're almost there. We know we're having a girl. We've got
name and her godparents. Leo says I can take my leave whenever I need
All I have to do is last another two months and have this baby."
"I can think of one more thing for us to do. Marry me, CJ, this