Chapter ten: the miracle of life
Four and a half months later…
"Oh, God!" Piper screams, as she gets another contraction. She's on the dining room table, propped up with a bunch of pillows, giving birth. Everyone is surrounding her. The contraction subsides. "Leo, this really hurt."
"I know, honey. Hang in there." Leo comforts her.
"Ah!" Piper screams.
"Okay!" Phoebe lifts up Piper's dress. "Oh, I see it! I see a head!"
"You do?!" Piper asks.
"Now, honey, on this next contraction, we're gonna need you to push." Paige instructs.
"Okay." Piper nods, and continues her Lamaze breathing. She gets another contraction and pushes, for ten seconds. "Could somebody get me some water?"
"And miss this?" Prue asks, rhetorically. "Yeah, right."
Piper gets a contraction, and as she pushes she squeezes the life out of Leo's hand. She gets another contraction, and pushes.
"Alright, Piper, push! Push!"
"I am pushing!!" Piper screeches.
"Okay, Piper, this next contraction, we're gonna need you to give one big push." Instructs Phoebe.
"You have to."
"Come on, honey, you can do this." Leo encourages.
"Okay." Piper takes a deep breath, and pushes as hard as she can and the next thing she hears is the sound of a baby's shrill cry.
Phoebe wipes off the baby and holds it up for everyone to see.
"Is that what I think it is?" Paige asks.
"If you're talking about Mr. Winky between the legs, then yeah." Laughs Phoebe, handing the baby to Piper.
"I got a boy?" Leo looks at the baby boy in his wife's arms.
"Yeah you did." Prue smiles.
"Look what we did." Piper smiles at Leo, and then at the baby. "You are safe, you are loved and you are wise."