Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter.
This is for my god-daughter Ava who was born today :)
When the first cries sounded around the room she took a sigh of relief.
"Congratulations. You have a baby girl" Healer Jacobs said, producing a tiny baby wrapped in a pink blanket.
She held our her arms and the wailing child was placed in her arms. Her face was scrunched up and her mouth was open wide, letting our a loud piercing cry.
Ginny glanced up when she heard her husband chuckle "She has your lungs" He laughed reaching down to give Ginny a kiss on her head.
"And your eyes" Ginny replied as the little girls eyes blinked rapidly.
"She's beautiful" Harry whispered as he stroked the tiny tuft of red hair that sat on top of her head.
Ginny reached out and handed the baby carefully to Harry. He held her gently in the crook of his elbow and she immediately stopped crying.
"Daddy's girl already" Ginny smiled sleepily. The labour went on for nearly a full day and she was exhausted.
Harry just smiled down at the sleeping baby in his arms, rocking her gently. "What will we call her?"
Ginny shook herself, trying to stay awake "Lily. Definately"
Harry looked up and smiled. "You sure?"
Ginny nodded. "Then what about Lily Ginerva Potter?" He suggested.
Ginny's eyes flew open. "No! No way! I would never be able to live with my self!"
Harry chuckled " Erm... Lily Rose Potter?" "Too flowery" "Lily Zara Potter?" "Too exotic"
This went on for a good five minutes, both throwing out names and the other rejecting them.
It came to Harry when he was gazing down at his daughter, who was staring dreamily around "Lily Luna Potter"
A few hours later:
"Now boys," Harry said arriving into the hospital with a two year old attatched to his hip and a four year old clutching his leg "You have to be very quite in here ok? Mummy's probably sleeping"
Albus wasn't listening, he was looking around with wide, curious eyes, taking in the hustle and bustle of the hospital. James was. He nodded solemnly. He was already informed of his big-brother duty before arriving at the hospital.
Harry and the two boys entered the ward. Ginny was sleeping peacefully and Harry led the other two to the crib on the far side of the room.
He put Albus down before reaching into the crib and removing the sleeping Lily.
"Boys this is your little sister Lily" Both of the boys nodded and Albus proclaimed "Baby!" while reaching his hand forward as if to pet Lily's head. He didn't get far before James slapped his hand away with a "No touch!"
Harry saw the tears build up in Albus' eyes and quickly placed Lily back in the cot before picking Albus up and nearly sprinting out of the room. He made it just in time before Albus started screaming "Baby! Baby!" with James shouting "No touch! Your too small!"
Ginny laughed to herself when she heard the door close and Harry's voice getting further and further up the corridor saying "C'mon I'll get you an ice-cream in the canteen if you stop!"
I'm on a roll tonight :)