Chapter 13: The Gang's All Here
A/N: I know I took awhile, but I figured ya'll weren't too anxious for a new chapter since nobody reviewed the last chapter. This is the final chapter of this story. There will be a sequel to this…just do your part and review please )
A week had gone past. Olivia was enjoying her time as a mother. Madison and Marissa were such a joy. As for Brady, the doctor's kept indicating how he had his good days and bad days. Olivia went and saw him daily. He was growing, that was a fact. There was now no doubt in her mind that she would soon have all three of her children in her arms.
One night, at approximately three in the morning, the phone rang. Olivia's heart was racing. Oh my Gosh, what if something's wrong with Brayden? was her first thought. She answered the phone nervously, "Hello?"
"Hey, Liv, how's it going?" Elliot asked.
"Elliot, are you out of your mind calling me at three in the morning?" asked Olivia. "I have a baby in ICU, and you're calling me at three in the morning just to say Hey, Liv, how's it going?"
"Well, I figured you were up anyway, when Kathy and I first brought the twins home we were always up at three in the morning," Elliot said.
"Well, I'm happy for you, I had just gotten to sleep a matter of fact," said Olivia.
"Oh, I'm sorry," said Elliot. "I'll hang up now."
"Thank you," Olivia said. "And you better not do that again!" She then hung up the phone. Just about when she was going to lay back down she heard screams down the hall way. Lovely, Rissy's up, she thought.
"It's ok, Sweet Pea," Olivia said walking down to the nursery. She picked up the little girl. "You need a diaper change I see," Olivia observed.
Olivia must have fallen asleep with Marissa in her arms in the rocking chair, because the next thing she knew Madison was crying and the sun was shining. She laid Marissa back in the crib and picked up Maddi. The phone started ringing just as soon as she had picked up Madison. What a hellish morning, Olivia thought.
"Hello," Olivia answered the phone.
"Hello, Ms. Benson," it was Dr. Matthews on the phone.
"Oh, Dr. Matthews, is Brayden is okay?" Olivia asked nervously.
"Brayden is doing just fine, in fact, I was told to call you and tell you that you can take him home at two-thirty this afternoon," she told her.
"You're kidding me! I wasn't expecting this today!" Olivia exclaimed.
"I'm sure you weren't, but he's taking a turn for the better, and we've taken him off oxygen and he's breathing on his own now," said Dr. Matthews.
"That's fantastic!" Olivia exclaimed.
"So we'll see you about two-thirty today, then?" asked Dr. Matthews.
"Yeah, we'll all be there," Olivia said. Then she hung up the phone and turned to Maddi. "Did you hear that girl? Your brother is coming home!" The gang's all going to be here, Olivia thought. Wow!
Then suddenly it reoccurred to her that she had not even gotten a third crib! Crap! Instantly she picked up the telephone and called Elliot.
"Hello," he answered.
"Elliot, oh my Gosh, Brady's coming home and I don't even have a crib!" exclaimed Olivia.
"Whoa! Slow down, did you just say Brady's coming home?" Elliot asked.
"Yes, and I don't have another crib, nor do I the room!" exclaimed Olivia.
"Calm down, calm down, I'm we can find a crib, in fact I may have an old one in the attic, I'll go look in a second," said Elliot.
"Ooh, Elliot! Thank you," Olivia said.
"And just put him in your room for awhile, until you can find a bigger place," Elliot said.
"That's a good idea, gosh you're a genius!" Olivia exclaimed.
"Yes, I know I am," chuckled Elliot.
"So can you go and see if you have that crib?" Olivia asked.
"That I will do," Elliot said. "Hold on a second."
It felt like forever before he returned. He probably couldn't find it because of that disaster zone in the attic, I don't see how he can find anything in that attic! Olivia said.
"You're in luck," Elliot announced when he returned. "I found it!"
"I don't believe it!" exclaimed Olivia.
"What do you mean?" asked Elliot.
"I mean that your attic is such a mess!" exclaimed Olivia.
"Well, it's an organized mess," Elliot said.
"Anyway, can you bring it over so we can set it up?" Olivia asked.
"Yep, I'm on my way," Elliot said.
Elliot arrived at nine o'clock. Luckily, he was a pro at putting together cribs. It was done by nine thirty. They had plenty of time to spare.
"So is everything ready?" Elliot asked.
"I think, I went and got him a whole wardrobe the other day," said Olivia.
"How many clothes does a baby boy need?" Elliot chuckled.
She had a fairly large dresser that she had put all three babies' clothes in. "The top two are Marissa and Madison's clothes, the lower two bottom are Brady's clothes," Olivia said.
"Whoa! You are blowing this way out of proportion!" said Elliot. "No way does a boy need twice as much clothes as two girls!"
"What can I say? They had a sale in the boys' section," Olivia said.
Elliot just rolled his eyes.
When two o'clock rolled around Olivia started getting the girls ready to go to the hospital to get their brother. What an exciting day. Olivia made sure that Elliot had a camera to take pictures of this marvelous day in her life.
At the arrival at the hospital a nurse was sitting in the lobby waiting for them. "You must be Olivia," she said.
"Good, I can go get Dr. Matthews to bring Brayden," she said crabbily. Boy she's not in a good mood, Olivia thought.
When Dr. Matthews arrived with Brayden, Olivia's heart just filled with joy. "Here you go," Dr. Matthews said. "He's all yours."
"Is it okay for me to snap the pictures now?" Elliot asked. "Why don't you sit down with all the babies in your arms and I'll take a picture."
"Okay," said Olivia.
A/N: YES, I am aware I changed the spelling in Brayden's name. I hope you liked it.