May 10th, 2003

Week 20

Today was a big day for Sara and Derek. They were going to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl. They were so excited. They didn't guess they'd be feeling like this. Sara had been waiting for this moment for almost her entire life.

"I think I may throw up." She said. Derek glanced at her.

"Take a deep breath." He smirked. Hell, he felt like he was going to throw up too. Dr. White stepped out of his office.

"Sara Johnson?" He smiled. She stood up smoothing her shirt over her stomach. Derek took her hand. This was it, "How are you doing, Miss Johnson?"

"Oh just fine. I'm a little tired, but that's to be expected." Sara smiled, "We're opening a new dance studio so that's been taking up a lot of our time." Dr. White nodded.
"I've seen a few of your ads. Belly Ballet. I love the idea." He smiled, "If you leave a few flyers up front, we'll gladly hand them out to interested pregnant women."

"Thank you so much." Sara said. Dr. White looked at Derek.

"And how is dad doing?" he asked. Derek smiled. Dad. God, that was such an awesome word. Derek nodded.

"I'm hanging in there. I'm just looking forward to seeing if it's a girl or a boy." He said.

"Let's hope the baby isn't that stubborn." Dr. White said helping Sara up onto the table. "A lot of the time the baby will be closed legged."
"I drank three cups of orange juice." She said. Dr. White laughed.

"That'll help. That's for sure." He said pulling the machine over to Sara, "All right. The gel that I'm about to squirt on your stomach will be very cool. Don't get startled."

"Oh I will." Sara chuckled. Dr. White squirted the gel onto her stomach. Sara shifted on the table with a giggle.

"okay, Let's see what we have here." Dr White said. Derek took Sara's hand and squeezed it. Their child popped up on the screen. It was so amazing.

"Look how big it's gotten." Sara smiled.

"Very big." Dr. White winked, "And very healthy."

"Can you tell if it's a boy or a girl?" Derek asked.

"Let's see…" Dr. White moved around slightly, "That I can."

"What is it?" Derek asked.

"Are you sure you guys want to know?" Dr. White asked.

"God yes." Sara said. "I don't think I could wait."

"I understand." Dr. White smiled, "The two of you are having a little girl." Sara's eyes widened.

"A little girl?" She asked. Dr. White nodded.

"A perfect little girl." Dr. White said, "She's growing on target."

"Wow…" Derek whispered. A little girl.

"Do you have any names picked out?" Dr. White asked as he printed out the sonogram.

"Aria…I like Aria." Sara said.
"A nice musical name." Dr. White said, "Congratulations."

"Thank you." Derek began to grinned brightly, "Thank you so much." Sara wrapped her arms around Derek and hugged him tightly. A little girl! That was utterly wonderful!

May 24th, 2003

Week 22

Derek was out for the summer finally. he could relax as he watched Sara's stomach grow. he hated not being able to give Sara all his attention, but now he could...Until he started school again.

"D, what to go on a double date?" Chenille asked going into his fridge.

"Sure." He watched his sister, "Don't you have any food at your own place?" Chenille shrugged.

"Yeah, I guess so but I like your food." She chuckled.

"We shop at the same grocery store." he said closing the fridge door. Chenille gave him a look.

"So what do you think about the double date thing?" She asked.

"I'll need to ask Sara. She's getting pretty tired lately." Derek explained to his sister, "She's been trying to sleep more."

"Well good." Chenille said glancing out the window, "I was so tired when I was pregnant with Christopher."

"I remember." He said, "So I'll get back to you."

"All right all right." Chenille smiled, "I'll leave you alone with your sleeping beauty. Call me with a decision later."

"I will." Derek kissed her cheek and ushered her out of the apartment. He shook his head. he hated double dates. Derek walked quietly into the bedroom and looked at Sara. She looked so peaceful asleep. She shifted in her sleep and opened her eyes.

"What?" She mumbled.

"You're just very sexy." Derek said. She groaned loudly pulling the blanket over her head.
"There's nothing sexy about me feeling how big I am." She said. Derek crawled into bed with her.
"you're perfect and sexy. I couldn't have anything better." Derek said caressing her stomach. "Are you hungry?"
"Do you want me to even tell you the answer?" Sara asked. He shook his head. he knew the answer. She was always hungry lately. She was pregnant after all.

"Okay okay. I'll make you something very good." Derek said as he caressed her stomach, "Chenille came over."

"What did she want? All my size four clothes?" Sara said, "I'll never be able to wear them again." Derek chuckled.

"No not those, but you'll be able to wear them again one day." Derek said, "She wanted us to double date with her and her man." Sara groaned loudly.

"I'm not up for social gatherings today." She said.

"Why not?" Derek asked.

"Because I'm tired. This baby is making me very tired." Sara said, "Aria takes up a lot of my energy. I would just rather stay home with you, curled up on the couch." Derek nodded slowly. Granted he wanted to go out, but he would do anything to make Sara feel comfortable.

"I'll go call chenille then." He said, "She'll want us to do it someday."

"Tell her in eighteen weeks I'll be small enough and comfortable enough." Sara told him.

"But you'll be leaking." He winked going to the phone.

"I'm sorry, Derek." Sara said.

"It's all right. I'd rather stay home with you anyway." Derek winked at her. Okay, so that was a blatant lie. He wanted to go out and have some fun before Aria came. It was only right.

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