A Little Easier, Maybe Not

Author: Pumpkin Belly

And Baby Makes 3

"Oh my gosh, Connor." Dawn squealed as she stepped out of the now completed baby's room, "It looks so wonderful in there."

"Well we tried." Connor shrugged.

"You guys finished just in time." Dawn said placing her hand on her big belly, "The doctor says that I'm due any day."

"It would have helped if we knew if the baby was a boy or a girl." Connor mumbled.

"You didn't want to be surprised?" Dawn asked, her eyes clouding over with tears.

"Oh no baby I do want to be surprised. It just would have made decorating the room a lot easier." Connor said wrapping his arms around Dawn.

"Ok, good." Dawn nodded, "So what are you doing today?" she asked.

"I thought I'd go out and look for a job. Wesley and I were looking in the newspaper yesterday and some of the ads looked ok." Connor said stepping back in front of the mirror to get ready.

"No I don't think so." Dawn said.

"Why not?" Connor asked, distractedly.

"Because I just had a contraction." Dawn gasped.

"What, no. The doctor said that." Connor started.

"I don't care what the doctor said, sometimes babies come early or late. It seems our little bun in the oven is coming early." Dawn explained.

"What do we do?" Connor asked scrambling around the room.

"You don't remember?" Dawn shrieked. "We've been over this a million times."

"Ok, get the bag." Connor said remembering. "We need to call the doctor."

"I'll get the bag you call the doctor." Dawn instructed, "I'll meet you downstairs, tell everyone what's going on."

"Right." Connor said rushing out of the room.

20 minutes later everyone was gathered at the hospital. Dawn had been taken into the delivery room and Connor had gone with her. Angel, Fred, Gunn, and Wesley were in the waiting area. Angel was pacing back and forth while Gunn was getting increasingly annoyed with him. Buffy had been called before they had left for the hospital and was on to L.A. with the rest of the gang.

"Ok, Mrs. O'Neil, this time I need you to push." The doctor said to Dawn, "get ready." He said as another contraction started.

"Push, Dawn." Connor said to Dawn.

"Don't tell me what to do Connor. You did this to me." She screamed.

"Sometimes women say things they don't mean during labor." The nurse said to Connor when he looked over at her helplessly.

"Almost there, I can see the head." The doctor said to Dawn, "This should do it."

"AHHH." Dawn yelled, gripping Connor's hand quite painfully.

There was a moment of silence and then the baby started to cry, as did Dawn.

"Congratulations you are the proud parents of a baby boy." The doctor said.

"A boy." Connor said, "We have a boy."

"Can I hold him?" Dawn cried.

"Of course you can." The nurse said placing the baby in her arms.

"He's so beautiful." She said, "Hi I'm your mommy and that's your daddy."

"Do you have a name for him?" the nurse asked Dawn and Connor.

"Simon," Connor said without looking away from Dawn and their baby, "Right sweetie?" he asked Dawn.

"Yeah, Simon." She repeated.

"We have to take him to get all checked out but he'll be back." The nurse said taking Simon away from Dawn.

"I should go tell the others." Connor said, leaving the room.

"Ok." Dawn said, "We did good didn't we Connor?" she asked.

"We did, we did real good." Connor said before leaving the room.

"We did." Dawn whispered into the air.

THE END

A/N: Ok that's the end. I hope you all liked it. Whoever asked for them to have a boy that was for you. So far people seem to be interested in a squeal. So I think I'll do one but it won't be out for a little. Maybe a couple of weeks. I want to try and finish up a few other stories I have out now. But for more Connor and Dawn goodness you can check out some of my other stories. PLEASE REVIEW.