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Two weeks later, Alyss was back for a check-in. She had her young son, Frances, holding her hand as she walked into the waiting room, moving to take a seat and lifting Frances into her lap while waiting. She had definitely taken a turn for the better, gently rubbing her son's back carefully, humming softly.
She smiled brightly, sliding her son off her lap, and standing. "Better than ever, Healer Black. The dizziness went away last weekend, same with the nausea." Her son clutched her shirt tightly, watching the Healer with intense grey eyes, "Uh, Frances, this is Healer Black, she's the one who's been taking care of me." Frances stepped forward, offering a hand. "Nice to meet you, Healer. I'm Francis." He said shyly, moving back to stand behind his mother.
She nodded. "Alright." Alyss turned her attention to Frances, pointing to a chair and handing him her phone. "Frances, go and sit, and I better not see you move from that spot until I come out." The boy nodded, hurrying and scrambling up into the chair, watching his mother and healer head into an exam room. "I've taken maternity leave for the rest of the year, if that reassures you at all." Alyss spoke, sitting in the chair nearest the table."
Hope BlackHufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's -"My family is my strength and my weakness." – 04:55, February 18, 2018 (UTC)~
She nodded and spoke as she drew Alyss' blood. "I'm guessing you won't deliver for another twelve weeks or so.... but if you were overexerting yourself... I don't want to take any chances. I'd rather you were at home, with your family taking it easy than on your feet, teaching all day."
Hope BlackHufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's -"My family is my strength and my weakness." – 05:16, February 18, 2018 (UTC)~
"Anything before thirty-three weeks or so can likely be considered Braxton Hicks... but if they're feeling more severe, as always please come in," she said, filling the vials she needed, and healing the incision on Alyss' arm. "What name?" she asked with a smile as she corked and labeled the vials.
Hope BlackHufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's -"My family is my strength and my weakness." – 05:25, February 18, 2018 (UTC)~
She nodded. "That's lovely," she said. She tipped the vial into a cauldron and added a potion, watching the results, and nodded. "Everything looks good. But... as I said, I still want you to take it easy."
He nodded, very carefully taking his daughter into his arms, bring careful to support her head. He stared into the sleeping figure of his daughter. He'd held all his nieces and nephew when they'd been born... but it didn't compare to this. "So... what's her name?" He asked, almost to himself, but also to Elle.
He nodded. "I do." He pulled his gaze from his daughter to his wife. "But if you wanna sleep on that thought?" He asked with a slight smile. "I'd hate for you to make a decision that would be difficult to go back on, if you hate it when you're more awake."
She'd shake her head. "Aydan's kids are pretty easy honestly...just need to keep them from killing each other really and not often. Our house is pretty well baby-proofed so little concern there. If it gets to be too much I'll let you know...but it's something I want to do Thomas. I think the first couple weeks with getting up to feed Felicity and everything will be rough but once we get into a routine and she's sleeping more at night it should be ok."
"It'll take months for her to sleep through the night...but we can probably get on a schedule in the next two or three weeks where she's only up two or three times in the night. I'll just sleep when she does and maybe add in an afternoon nap once the kids have gone home."
OOC:I think it took us about three weeks with Lincoln to get to that point where he was sleeping regularly for 3 to 4 hour chunks and with some naps during the day when he was also napping we were functional people again. :P
"And I think you're underestimating what it's going to be like with our daughter. You never volunteered for this before now. And I know you haven't been home before now either, but it seems like you're going to just abandon Felicity to take care of your brother's kids."
She'd sit up more narrowing her eyes at Thomas then glancing at Felicity and keep her tone quiet but fierce her tiredness and hormones raging at his words. "Thomas, I have volunteered for this before and was watching the kids while you were at work. I was only working part time and don't plan to return to it. I will take this one step at a time and I'm not going to offer before I'm ready and if it's not working out I'm not too prideful to ask for help. ...but don't you dare say I'm going to abandon our daughter Thomas. I'm not going neglect my baby for any reason and you saying or even thinking I might really gets my exhausted and hormone driven mama bear instructs up and angry."
OOC: Elle had offered to watch the kids before while Aydan worked and I assumed she was...if that's wrong feel free to remove that first sentence about her doing that.
He disagreed with her being too prideful to ask for help, and didn't think she'd admit that it would likely be too much for her to handle, but knew better than to point that out. He'd just be sure to keep an extra close eye on Elle as well as Felicity. "Fine."
OOC: I didn't realize she was only working part time.
She wasn't going to let him just fine his way out of this. She'd let out an irritated breath and look at Aydan. "I appreciate you coming Aydan...I'll let you know about the kids soon." She'd turn back to Thomas waiting for Aydan to make his escape.
She'd frown disliking the tone and considering saying no just to end the fight. "Clearly you have issues with this whole thing and think I'm going to be an unfit mother...so let's have it out now. What are you thinking Thomas?"