The rest of the weekend went just as planned: lots of resting and spending time together and thanks to Rory preoccupying Jenny, Luke and Lorelai were able to also spend quality time together. When they got home two days later, everyone went back to their normal lives. It was like that for a few weeks before everything changed.
Luke had decided to take Lorelai out for one last dinner before the baby came. They assumed they were safe because Lorelai's due date was almost a week and a half away. Midway through the main course, Lorelai didn't feel too good.
"Are you feeling alright?" Luke asked noticing Lorelai had put down her fork a good five minutes ago.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I've just been having some heartburn since this morning." Seeing Luke was still worried, she waved it off and added, "It's been on and off. I'm sure it will be gone in another minute or so." To prove it she picked up her fork and took a large bite of her food.
"Ok, but if it doesn't then tell me and we'll go home." Luke said as he began eating as well.
They made it through the rest of the meal, skipping desert, and went home. In the car Luke was starting to get worried again when he glanced over at Lorelai and saw her wince.
"You still aren't feeling better?" he asked gently placing his hand over hers.
"No, it actually is starting to get worse." Lorelai said bringing her free hand up and rubbing her upper chest hoping for some relief from the pain.
"Do you want to go to the hospital?" Luke asked.
"No. Luke, it is only heartburn. I just need to sleep it off." Lorelai said smiling at him and squeezing his hand for reassurance.
When they got home Luke helped Lorelai upstairs and into bed before walking over to Babette's to pick up Jenny. Twenty minutes later as Luke stepped back into the house carrying the sleeping little girl, he saw something in the corner of his eye. When he glanced over he saw Lorelai quietly sitting on the couch staring at the clock.
"Lorelai?" He called walking over to her and setting Jenny down on a chair. "I thought you went to bed?"
"It's time." She whispered not taking her eyes off the clock.
"Time? As in time time?" He said gesturing to her stomach.
"Yep." She stated simply.
"How? When? What?" Luke said wondering how she could be so calm.
"I guess my heartburn was actually contractions and after you left to get Jenny my water broke." Lorelai told him, "Since then my contractions have been coming every five minutes."
"What do we do?" Luke asked glancing around the living room.
"I suggest we go to the hospital because they are starting to get pretty strong." Lorelai said hunching over as another contraction started.
"Ok… ok… ummm…" Luke mumbled as he turned in every direction.
"Luke… Luke! You need to calm down. It isn't like we haven't done this before." Lorelai said standing up, "I'm going to go and get my bag and you go bring Jenny back to Babette's and I'll meet you in the car."
Five minutes later Luke jumped into the car next to a waiting Lorelai and they drove off to the hospital. On the way there Lorelai called Rory and her parents to tell them what was happening and was told that they would be there as soon as possible. She then called and told Sookie to pick up Jenny and to bring her to the hospital in the morning.
Finally they arrived at the hospital and Lorelai was put into a room. Thirty minutes later everyone was sitting in Lorelai's room waiting for something to happen.
"How long were you in labor with Jenny?" Emily asked after about an hour.
"Eighteen hours but my water broke and we were on our way to the hospital before any of my contractions started. Luke and I think that I have been having contractions all day and the last time Dr. Bradley checked on me he said I was close." Lorelai said as she ran her hands over her stomach.
From then everything seemed to fly by. Ten minutes later Dr. Bradley came in to check on Lorelai again and they were all surprised when she told them that Lorelai was ready. Luke and Lorelai were in the delivery room for a whole fifteen minutes before they heard the first cries of their new baby.
"It's a boy!" Dr. Bradley announced. Both Lorelai and Luke looked up in surprise.
"A boy? I thought you said we were having a girl? Luke asked.
"Well, I can't always be right. Congratulations!" Dr. Bradley said handing Lorelai the little baby before turning to Luke, "Dad, would you like to cut the cord?"
As Luke took the scissors offered to him and did as he was told, Lorelai stared down at the screaming pink baby in her arms. A boy. Ever since she and Luke got married and had Jenny, she had wanted a little boy. A boy for Luke to teach baseball to and she could dress up in plaid flannel and a backwards baseball cap to look just like his father. She smiled as tears sprung into her eyes. She gently brought him up and kissed his forehead just as a nurse came to take him to clean him up. The next thing she knew Luke was by her side wiping the tears off her cheeks and kissing her affectionately on the forehead.
"I love you." He whispered in her ear.
"I love you, too" Lorelai said before she kissed him.
"So, a boy." Luke said glancing over at the baby being wrapped in a powder blue blanket, "We're going to have to come up with a name."
The nurse came back over carrying their now clean baby boy and handed him to Lorelai.
"He looks like you." Lorelai said gently unwrapping the baby so she could count fingers and toes, "Just like those old baby pictures of you."
"I guess. I can see some of you in him also." Luke said reaching out to run a finger over the baby's tiny hand.
"Any thoughts about a name?" Lorelai asked looking up at him.
"No. What about you?" Luke asked.
"Well I don't know. I was thinking maybe Chase." Lorelai said looking down at the baby who was now dosing off in her arms, "He looks like a Chase."
"Chase… I like it. What about a middle name?" Luke asked.
"William. After your father." Lorelai said.
"Are you sure?" Luke asked.
"Yeah. Chase William Danes. It sounds perfect." Lorelai said smiling up at Luke and then down at little Chase, "Go and tell Rory and my parents."
"Alright. I'll be back as soon as I can. Should I bring them back with me?" Luke asked.
"Yep. They need to start getting to know their new brother/grandson." Lorelai said before kissing Luke, "Go. Just don't be too long."
Luke walked out into the hall feeling as though he was on top of the world. When he got to the waiting room Richard, Emily, and Rory all jumped to their feet.
"Well?" Emily asked as he approached.
"It's a boy!" Luke exclaimed throwing his arms in the air.
"A boy?" Rory asked.
"Yeah, six pounds, seven ounces, nineteen inches long, born at 11:08." Luke listed.
"I thought you were having a girl?" Richard asked.
"Yeah, same here, but like Dr. Bradley said 'You can't always be right'." Luke said, "You guys want to come and see him?"
"Yes!" Emily said as she started pushing Luke towards the doors he came through minutes before.
When they got to Lorelai's room they all crowded around Lorelai's bed.
"Mom, he's beautiful." Rory said looking down at the baby.
"What's his name?" Emily asked.
"Chase William." Luke said smiling at Lorelai.
"Luke, can you take him for a few minutes?" Lorelai asked.
"Uhhh… I don't know. He's smaller than Jenny was." Luke said looking down at Chase.
"It isn't like you are going to break him." Lorelai said handing Chase to him.
Luke quickly adjusted his arms to prepare for the bundle being put into his arms.
"You have always been a natural with babies, Luke. I knew that when I saw you first hold Jenny." Emily said as she watched Luke blush.
"Yeah… well… Lorelai taught me everything I needed to know before Jenny came. She even made me practice. Didn't you Lorelai?" Luke said turning to Lorelai only to find her fast asleep.
"I guess she was tired." Richard stated before they all chuckled.
The next morning Lorelai was sitting in the bed holding Chase when there was a knock on the door.
"Come in." Lorelai said glancing at the door.
"Hi. Look who is here." Luke said walking in with Jenny.
"Mommy!" Jenny exclaimed running over to the bed.
"Hi honey! You want to meet your little brother?" Lorelai asked as Luke picked Jenny up and set her down on the bed next to Lorelai.
"Hi." Jenny said looking down at the baby and kissing his cheek.
"Are you as happy as I am?" Luke asked kissing Lorelai on the side of the head.
"Yeah," Lorelai said looking at her family, "life is good."
Ok! I'm done! I know it has been two years, nine months, and eleven days since I last updated. I don't know what happened. I got writers block and school got hectic and I forgot about it, but I know, there is no excuse for it taking so long. Today I had nothing to do and was sitting on my computer and remembered this story. I went back and read it to refresh my memory and I have to admit, I realized that it wasn't one of my best ideas for a story. I mean there isn't any drama or really anything that makes a good story and it really bothered me how grown up Jenny sounded for a four year old. I guess we'll just have to pretend she's like the super genius kids in Ender's Game (I just finished reading it for school). So I decided I wanted to finally finish it and move on. Anyways, I know it isn't a great chapter and it gets pretty cheesy, but I am happy that I finally finished it. As for my other unfinished story, Cabo San Lucas, I expect to also finish it this summer and maybe even start a new one. I hope you enjoyed this chapter and this story- my first ever multiple chapter one- and I anticipate many reviews because hey, let's face it, reviews are my best friend!