I'm not really sure how I feel about this just yet. I would love feedback to let me know how I am doing. I'm going to be updating this randomly while I write on my newest story which should have the first chapter up soon. Thank you for all the support for all of my stories along the way. I hope you enjoy this as well. So, here we go!
January 12th, 2013
Finn and Rachel were still getting the hang of being parents. It wasn't easy. They were running on little to no sleep, but they knew they wouldn't change a thing about it. They were lucky their girls were even alive. They could deal with little sleep if it meant that they had their girls.
Kyndell and Kynsley Hudson were not quite two months old and they were getting healthier by the day. It was a relief on their parents to see the progress they were making in their development. They just knew that they were going to be okay.
They day had come that their winter break was ending and the Hudsons had to make their way back to OSU. It was going to be the first long road trip for the girls and the first time they were going to be taken out of Lima since they were born. It was sure to be a stressful day for all involved.
Rachel woke up early and went to the bassinets. She smiled down at her little girls as they moved around and blinked at her rapidly. Rachel said, "Good morning, princesses. I hope you at least got a little sleep last night. You didn't let daddy and I get very much. But that is okay. We still love you. You get to go to your other home today. It's the one that you are going to be seeing the most of. This is going to be a difficult day for all of us, so be easy on us. Nana isn't going to be very happy to see us go. Here is a little secret, mommy is a little worried to leave. Everything is going to be okay because we are a family. Mommy and daddy are going to do the best that they can with you. I promise we won't screw up too much. We are all going to be learning together."
Finn rolled over on the bed and rubbed his eyes. He smiled at Rachel and said, "Good morning, Rach. Are they wake?"
Rachel chuckled at how rough he looked. "Yep. That means it is time for you to get up, daddy. We have to get these two ready so we can head back to Columbus."
"Do we have to go? Mom is so much help with the girls. There is going to be no chance of us getting sleep without her around."
"We have to make it through the next month and nap when they do. Then we should be in the home stretch. This isn't a forever thing. Right now they are just demanding because they are ALWAYS hungry. I think they have your genetics to thank for that."
Finn got out of bed and walked over to give Rachel a kiss. Rachel pushed him away and said, "I don't think so, stinky. You have morning breath. Go brush your teeth and come back to me. Then we will talk about it."
Finn tickled Kynsley and said, "Can you believe your mommy? She won't give daddy a good morning kiss. I don't stink do I?"
Rachel chuckled as she leaned over to pick up Kyndell. She said, "Your daddy has stinky breath. Tell him to go brush his teeth so he smells better for us."
Finn rolled his eyes and said, "Fine. Anything to make my girls happy. Then I am going to kiss all over you and you are going to be happy about it."
Finn was walking away when he heard Lea whisper, "Your daddy is such a pushover."
Finn threw over his shoulder, "I heard that." The two of them started laughing.
Finn and Rachel walked down the stairs holding the girls a half an hour later. They found Carole sitting on the couch already in tears. Finn walked over and sat next to her and said, "Mom, come on. It's not like you are never going to see us again. We aren't that far away and we will come back to visit. It just won't be as often because these two won't be easy to travel with. You know you can call us whenever you want to. We'll hold the phone up to the girls because you know they can't like respond or anything."
Carole chuckled. "I just can't believe how grown up you are. You are my baby and you have two babies of your own. They are beautiful and absolutely perfect. They are going to be amazing with parents like the two of you. The two of you are doing so well and I am so proud of you. I just can't believe it is already time for you to go back. I don't get to see my grandbabies every day. You don't need me anymore." The tears started falling again.
Rachel came over and said, "Carole, we will always need you. There is no way we would have been able to make it through the last month without you. Thank you so much for letting us stay here over break and helping me get prepared to go at motherhood. I know I wasn't the easiest person to work with as soon as I got home from the hospital or when the girls finally got home. I guess I am a bit of a worrier."
Carole smiled. "Thanks, Rachel. You know you can call me if you need anything. I can be up there in about two hours. Faster if you really need me."
Rachel laughed. "Thank you for that. I still get another two weeks with them and then it is back to school and work for me. They are being extra lenient on me since they were premature. Quinn is in the class that I a taking so she is going to help me keep up. It should all work out, but that doesn't mean that it is going to be easy. I'm sure I will be calling you for tips."
"I will always be there for you guys. I just hate to see you go."
"I'll make sure I call you every day. There is no need to worry. I'm sure we are going to be okay. Finny is a great dad and I know he will take wonderful care of us."
Finn said, "Rach, we should really be going. The girls are supposed to be fed in three hours and if we leave now they should be ready for a feeding as soon as we pull in the parking lot of the complex."
Rachel smiled. "See? We are going to be okay. We will call you when we get to the apartment."
Carole said, "Thank you. I'm so proud of the two of you. I'll get Burt to help you get the rest of your things in the car. Then we can get these two little angels in there. I want to snuggle with them a little bit longer while you get the last of your things together."
Finn handed Kynsley over to his mom and went to check that they had everything in their car. He hated to see his mom so upset, but he knew they had to go.
They had the last of the things in the car. The girls were secured in their seats and sound asleep. Finn and Rachel gave Burt and Carole one last hug. They told them goodbye and were on their way.
Finn looked over at Rachel and asked, "Are you ready for this?"
"As ready as I'll ever be. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. We are going to be okay. We are in this together and I know that will make everything okay."
"You have that right, babe. There is nothing that can get in our way when we have each other. We are going to be okay. There is nothing to worry about. We are going to have our ups and downs, but we will always have each other."
"Lets get these two to their new home."
They smiled at each other and were on their way to Columbus.