A 28 year old Brittany Lopez-Pierce woke up at 8am on a Sunday morning, not because she wanted to, because she had to. Her 3 year old twins decided it was 'get up' time.
"Mommy" Jade whispered.
"Hey baby, where's your brother?" She whispered getting out of bed quietly, as to not disturb her peacefully sleeping wife.
"He's playing with his cars but I was hungry mommy"
"Ok let's go get you some breakfast shall we?" the blonde giggled as her daughter eagerly nodded. "Come on Jaden" she said through his bedroom door.
Once downstairs Brittany made the children their breakfast and put cartoons on for them. She sat down on a chair and sighed.
"Mommy, what's wrong?" Jaden asked, sounding worried, something that reminded her of her wife.
"Nothing sweetie, just a little tired" she smiled at him.
Once the children had finished their breakfast, Britt rinsed and put their empty bowls into the dishwasher. As she walked into the family room Jade spoke.
"Mommy, can we go wake mama?"
"Ok then, but nicely ok?" Both children nodded quickly before walking upstairs to their parents room.
"Mama! mama! mama! mama!" They shouted jumping on the bed. Britt walked in shaking her head trying not to laugh as her wife groaned.
"Guys, I said nicely" Santana opened one eye and saw her wife smirking at her. She walked into the bathroom.
"Mama are you awake yet?" Jade asked her sweetly.
"Yes princess, how can I not be?" She gave her a sloppy kiss on the cheek.
"I love you mama" she said hugging her. Jade was a real mama's girl.
"Mama loves you too princess" she said kissing her then sitting up in bed. "Hey pop, what you doing over there?" Santana asked her 3 year old son, who was standing outside their bathroom door.
"I'm waiting for mommy to finish" he said looking at the door again. "I'm protecting her like you told me too"
"I think she'll be ok mijo, come and give mama a hug" she said opening her arms. Jaden ran up to her and climbed on the bed. Both children snuggled up to their mama. Brittany came out of the bathroom and smiled. "What?" San asked.
"That looks so adorable" she smiled adoringly at her family.
"Mommy, come and have a family hug with us" Jade said getting up and pulling her over whilst she blew her bangs up. Britt sat next to Santana and pulled Jade next to her. Santana kissed her softly on the lips and smiled at her.
"I love you" she whispered to her.
"I love you too baby" she smiled. "And hows baby Lopez-Pierce doing today mommy?" Santana asked her.
"Well, baby LP has been doing somersaults since about 6am" she yawned. "Come on beautiful, let's get you dressed" she said to her daughter, lifting her up.
"Woah!" Santana shouted, standing up and grabbing Jade.
"Babe, what the..."
"Babe, she's too heavy for you to carry when you're pregnant" The pregnant woman rolled her eyes and took Jaden's hand.
"Come on baby, let's get dressed" she walked out.
"Britt, come on babe I'm only looking out for you" Santana said following behind her too Jaden's room.
"Will you just go and get Jade dressed please!" She snapped. 'Damn hormones' she thought. She felt really guilty when her wife left the room, she hated snapping at her.
After getting Jaden dressed in some khaki shorts and a t-shirt she let him get some cars out. She walked to Jade's room and watched Santana interact with her daughter.
"There you go princess, all beautiful" she said kissing her. She was wearing a yellow sundress, her favorite color. She turned around and saw Brittany stood there. She opened her arms out for her to walk into.
"I'm sorry" she whispered against her chest. She squeezed her even tighter, being careful of her growing bump though.
"It's ok babe" she kissed the top of her head before she pulled back. She reached up and kissed her lips before walking out of Jade's room and down the stairs. "Come on princess, let's go" she said holding out her hand for her to take. She walked down the stairs not realizing Jaden was still playing.
"Where's Jaden?" Brittany panicked as her wife walked into the family room.
"I thought you had him?"
"I left him upstairs playing, I thought you were going to bring him down?" Just as Britt said that she heard Jaden cry. She stood up and ran upstairs. "Baby? Oh God Oli come here" she said hugging him. "What happened baby?"
"I hurt my finger mommy" he sobbed. Brittany kissed his finger.
"Is that better?" He nodded. "Shall we ask mama if we can go to the park today?"
"Yeah!" Jaden shouted. The dancer giggled.
"Come on then Oli." She said taking his hand. When they reached the bottom Santana came over.
"Are you ok mijo?" She asked her son.
"Yeah, I hurt my finger but mommy made it all better, please can we go to the park today mama?" He asked politely.
"If you want to, go and get your sister and we will go" Jaden ran to the family room to get his twin. "Are you ok?" She asked her wife who looked paler than usual.
"I'm fine babe, just tired and it's your fault" she smirked.
"If you didn't get me pregnant I wouldn't have been awake since 6am would I?"
"Hey, it took both of us you know?"
"I'm kidding babe" she said kissing her. She wrapped her arms around her waist as she wrapped hers around her neck.
"Ewww! Mommy stop kissing mama!" she heard her son shout. The taller woman pulled back and her wife smirked. Brittany ran up to Jaden and started tickling him. "Mommy, stop" he giggled. She stopped and went to put her shoes on.
Once everyone was ready the growing family left the house. They decided to walk to the park as it was a nice day. Santana and Brittany walked with their hands intertwined together while the children ran ahead.
"Stop at the road!" Brittany shouted. Santana looked at her. "What?"
"Babe, they know not to cross the street" she chuckled.
"Well sorry for protecting them you do it all the time" she sulked.
"Babe, I was only saying..." Santana started but was cut off.
"I know but so was I" she said before dropping her hand and walking up to their children. She took both their hands and crossed over the street to the park. The children ran to the playground and up to the swings. Santana ran up behind Brittany and put her arm over her shoulders.
"I love you" she whispered, causing her to shiver at her touch.
"I know" she said smirking, she saw her face drop at her not saying it back. "I love you too babe" she kissed her and went up to their children.
"Mommy push me!" Jaden shouted.
"Excuse me?" She said to her son. "Jaden Oliver Lopez-Pierce where are your manners?"
"Sorry, Mommy please will you push me?"
"That's better, and yes honey I will" Britt stood behind the swing and started to push it. San went behind her daughter and did the same.
"Do you want me to push him babe?" San asked seeing how tired she looked.
"No! I want mommy to push me!" Jaden whined hearing what his mama said. Jaden was a mommy's boy and always wanted to be with her.
"Jaden, mommy is tired ok? So if she can't push you don't whine" Santana scolded her son. Jaden started sulking.
"Babe it's ok, I'm fine" Britt smiled seeing her son smile as well.
After playing on the swings the children went on the slide, sea-saw and climbing frame before saying they wanted an ice-cream. Santana went to get them whilst Britt sat under a tree watching the children. She closed her eyes for a few seconds before opening them to look at her children.
"Jaden, where's Jade?" She panicked at not seeing her daughter.
"She wanted mama so she went to find her" Brittany shot up.
"Baby, which way did she go?" Jaden pointed to the left and Brittany ran. "Jade?! Jade, where are you? Jade?!" She shouted as Jade walked from round a corner. "Oh My Gosh, Jade don't you ever do that again ok?" Brittany shouted picking her daughter up and hugging her.
"I'm sorry mommy" she sobbed starting to cry.
"Sweetie don't cry mommy's not mad ok? She was just worried"
"Im sorry mommy" Britt walked back to where she was sat to see Jaden sat down and Santana walking over to them. Jade was still sobbing in her mommy's arms.
"What happened?" The tan woman asked as Jade walked up to her and she picked her up.
"She went looking for you and thought I was mad" Brittany explained.
"Shhh princess, come on mama's here, shhh" Santana soothed her daughter as Jaden ate his ice-cream quietly. When Jade calmed down she sat in Santana's lap eating her ice-cream. Brittany felt her eyes getting heavy as she leaned her head on her wife's shoulder. "Britt baby?" Santana asked her wife.
"Do you want to go home?" she felt her nod her head. "Come on then" she said standing up and helping her up. "Come on mijo."
Jaden stood up and held his mommy's hand while Santana carried Jade. When they got back to the house Brittany sat on the sofa and sighed. Jaden and Jade ran to their toys as Santana sat beside her pregnant wife.
"Babe are you sure you're ok?"
"Yeah, I told you I'm just tired" she replied resting her head on her wife's shoulder. Santana kissed the top of her head.
"Do you want to go to bed?" she shook her head no.
"I want to stay here with my beautiful family" she stated as she watched her children play.
5 hours later
It was now 7pm and the children were getting ready for bed. Santana said she would put their pajamas on while Brittany had a soak in the tub.
"Mama, where's mommy?" Jaden asked.
"She's having a bath mijo, you can go and check on her when you're ready for bed ok?" Santana asked knowing that's why he was asking.
"Ok mama" Jaden smiled. Once he had his pajamas on he walked into his parents bathroom. "Mommy?" He whispered.
"Hey baby" Brittany said looking at him. "Where's mama?"
"She's getting Jade ready for bed. Mommy are you sad?" he asked her innocently.
"No baby, why do you ask?" She asked her son sitting up abit.
"Because you don't play as much as you used to and you keep yelling at mama" he answered, Santana was stood listening at the doorway.
"Oh baby come here" Brittany said, getting out of the tub and wrapping a towel around her. Jaden walked up to her and sat on her lap. "Mommy loves playing with you but I can't play as much because of the baby, and I don't mean to yell at mama ok?"
"Ok, but when the baby comes will you play with me?"
"Everyday baby, I promise" she said kissing his head.
"I love you mommy"
"I love you too little man" she squeezed him tighter before Santana walked in. When she looked up she had tears in her eyes.
"Come on mijo, you can go and play with Jade for ten minutes before bedtime ok?" Santana told her son.
"Ok mama" he said jumping off Brittany's lap and running to his bedroom.
"Babe, what's wrong?" Santana asked, kneeling in front of her.
"I hate being pregnant, it makes the children upset because I yell at you and I just hate it Santana" she sobbed as she pulled her into a hug.
"Shh, baby it's ok, shhh. Jaden and Jade are fine, they understand" she rocked her until she calmed down. "Are you ok?" She asked wiping the tears off her cheeks.
"Yeah, I'm gonna put some pajamas on" she smiled standing up. Brittany removed the towel from her body and got into some clean underwear and pajamas. Santana came up behind her and wrapped her arms around her waist. She leaned back into her embrace.
"Come on, let's put the kids to bed."
They walked into Jaden's bedroom and told him to put his toys away and told him to get into bed then did the same with Jade.
"Goodnight princess" Santana said kissing her daughter's head.
"Goodnight mama, I love you."
"I love you too."
"Goodnight baby" Brittany whispered kissing her daughter "I love you"
"Goodnight mommy, I love you" Santana and Brittany turned off the light and walked out closing the door behind them. They walked into Jaden's room.
"Goodnight mijo, love you" Santana told her son kissing his head.
"Goodnight mama, love you too" Jaden replied.
"Goodnight sweetie, I love you" Brittany said hugging him.
"I love you too mommy and I had funny playing on the swings with you today"
"Mommy had fun playing with you too baby" she said kissing his head before following Santana out of the room and closing the door.
"Are you ready for bed babe?" The Latina asked.
"Yeah, but you don't have to yet"
"Hey, I'm coming with you, I'll be happy just holding you while you sleep babe"
"Aww your so sweet San" Brittany kissed her before walking to their bedroom and climbing in bed. Santana stripped off, left only in her boxers and a t-shirt before she too climbed in bed.
"Goodnight baby, I love you" she whispered kissing her head.
"I love you too" she whispered before falling into a deep slumber.
Santana just lay there stroking her hair and watching her sleep. She loved her family. She had a gorgeous wife, two beautiful children and a baby on the way. If you would've told her six years ago that she'd be happily married with kids she would've laughed in her face.
But in this moment right here and right now she knew what her family was to her
They were her Addiction