Helen sighed in shock and excitement, breathing out and in shakily. She rested her slim hand onto her now flat stomach and just sobbed in happiness.
This can't be happening. We wanted kids but...my God, on the first try?! Does he want kids this early? Of course he does, Helen. But oh my God!
"Yes!" She slammed her hands onto the granite counter and grabbed all of the tests in her excitement. She began running in his direction but Bob, having heard this, zoomed into the room and saw his wife standing there, holding five pregnancy tests. Her hair was rampant, her face was lit with glee, and she was practically shaking.
"Helen..." He looked at her and then saw the tests. "Oh, honey!" He yelled. He grabbed her and embraced her gently.
"Bob, we're having a kid! Gosh, we're having a kid!" She sobbed into his chest. She felt his breathing and his heartbeat getting faster. She couldn't even take a breath, she was crying so much in happiness.
Bob started gently caressing Helen's face and rubbing her slender arms. "My gosh.. WE'RE HAVING A BABY!" He yelled. He then grabbed her gently and pulled her into a kiss.
Over the next nine months, Helen's stomach grew. By the third month, she already had a small bump but that was the least of her worries. Her powers were going away. It turned out that as the pregnancy lasted, her powers would get less and less powerful meaning she wouldn't be able to stretch as far. This also meant that in the last month, there was a very big chance she wouldn't be able to use her powers at all.
Bob had said that it wasn't anything to worry about. They were in hiding and she, along with the baby, would be safe.
Then she went into labor a month early.
"Ugh. Ow!" Helen woke at 1 in the morning in pain. This was her first baby and she didn't know what to do. Bob was away with Lucius for a week and she didn't know what to do. She tried to get up out of the bed but failed, crumbling to her knees.
"Oh!" Helen supported herself with one arm, cradling her swollen stomach with the other. She sat up against the bed and grabbed the phone, barely succeeding in dialing a number.
Oh, I really hope she answers.
"What is it? Who are you? What do you want?" The familiar voice answered. Helen smiled in pain but then groaned.
"E, I really need your help. I need you to come and take me to the hospital." Supers, ever since the Relocation Act was made, had a special hospital for when they were seriously injured or when they needed to give birth. The hospital wasn't too far away but Helen couldn't drive herself and an ambulance would take too long.
"Oh. Yes, of course. I'm on my way, darling." The phone hung up and only fifteen minutes later, Helen was being taken to the hospital with Edna surprisingly insisting on staying by her side.
"E, you can go. I..I just..needed a ride. Oh!" She doubled over in pain and groaned loudly. Edna smiled and laughed.
"Helen, I have known you for a long time and to see you like this and knowing your first instinct was to call me warms my heart. Nonetheless, I will stay with you and help you. "Edna said nonchalantly. Helen sat back up and smiled before screaming out in pain.
"This child is impatient just like their father. Gosh!"She winced and surprisingly, a tear escaped her eye.
Luckily, they had already made it to the hospital and they rushed Helen into the delivery room with Edna by her side.
Then at 3:25 in the morning, Violet Parr was born. She was a small baby, only 5 pounds and 6 ounces , but she packed a tiny punch. Helen was in love and she was sure Bob would be too. Bob had rushed to the hospital once he heard Helen had had the baby and was there by the next morning.
"So what is the child's name?" Edna asked, observing the baby girl from the hospital bassinet when she came to visit. Helen was sitting up in bed, all smiles.
"Violet. We haven't figured out her middle name but.."Helen trailed off, blushing and looking at Bob for what she was about to say, "We were thinking we would have her middle name be Marie. You know, because you helped so much when she was born, we would give her your middle name and make you her..her godmother."
Edna became silent. Then suddenly, she turned to them and smiled.
"Of course, darlings. Just as long as you let me make her a suit when she grows up."