This is it, guys. This story is officially completed. I want to thank all my supporters, your reviewes were amazing and they always encouraged me to keep going. Youhave no idea how much they meant to me. Thank you so much for that and to everyone who read this story: Thank you so much for sticking with it till the very end :) Now enjoy the last part of it, I tried to write an extra long epilogue :D
„It's a boy, I'm one hundred percent sure that it's a boy" Rachel said and smiled contently. It was late at night but Finn and Rachel were still awake, snuggling in bed and caressing Rachel's seven months pregnant baby bump. They had decided to surprise themselves with the gender of their baby.
"Whatever you say, baby" Finn said, let his hand glide over her stomach and chuckled.
"You don't believe me" she said and made a pout.
"Of course I believe you" he said and pecked her lips. Truth was he was positive that a little girl was growing inside of Rachel. Plus he had talked to Amy and Amy was sure that she'd get a little sister as well.
"I still think it's a boy" Rachel said and closed her eyes. Finn spooned her from behind and Rachel moaned a little.
"Does your back hurt again?" he asked and Rachel nodded slightly. Finn knew that the weight of her stomach gave her intense back pain every now and then so he slowly started massaging her back and felt her relaxing against him.
"A can't wait to meet him" Rachel said and sighed.
"Me neither. I'm so excited" he said grinningly.
"How do you want to name him?" she asked and looked up at him.
"I don't quite know but I'd like Christopher as second name, you now, because of my dad. You can choose the first name" he said. Rachel nodded.
"I like Christopher. And for a first name what about Fiyero?" she said and Finn eyes widened.
"Rach, I don't know…" he said and Rachel burst into laughter.
"I'm just kidding, babe" she said and kissed his jaw. Finn let out a sigh of relief.
"Funny" he growled and Rachel laughed even harder.
"You're too cute" she said and kissed him firmly on the lips.
"Ok, now I'm serious. I've thought about a name for a while and I really like Jayden" she said and a wide smile spread across Finn's face.
"That's perfect. Jayden Christopher Hudson" he said and it sounded like music to their ears. They cuddled together and closed their eyes and were almost asleep when Rachel spoke again.
"But if you and Amy are right and it really is a girl?" she said and Finn chuckled.
"I thought you were one hundred percent sure?" he teased and nudged her shoulders.
"I am. But you always need a backup plan" she said and smiled.
"Well, when I was about seven years a girl on a tv show I loved was named Maya. I think it's pretty" he said and a wide grin spread on Rachel's face.
"Maya is perfect. And for a second name I think Isabella is beautiful" she said and Finn nodded.
"Then it's decided. It's either Jayden Christopher or Maya Isabella" he said and bent down to press a light kiss to Rachel's swollen stomach.
"Good night, little man or princess. We both love you so much and you'll have the most awesome big sister ever. Amy's so excited to meet you and so are we" Finn said and crawled back up to take Rachel into his arms.
"You're such an awesome dad" she said and kissed him.
"We both make pretty awesome parents, huh?" he said and felt her smiling against him.
Finn and Amy were walking around the store and looked at the different cribs critically. Rachel had stayed at home to take a nap and had sent Finn and Amy to buy a crib. Apparently she trusted their daughter's design sense because she knew that Finn didn't have one at all.
"So, Amy do you want a little brother or sister?" Finn asked and looked at his daughter.
"I don't know. I mean I'd prefer a sister, you know girls and stuff, but I'd love a brother just as much. But I just know that it's a girl" she said and smiled up at him.
"So do I. Mommy's convinced that it's a boy" he said and looked at yet another crib.
"Mommy's wrong" Amy said and shook her head no at the crib Finn was pointing at.
"How do you know?" he asked curiously.
"Awesome big sister senses" she said and Finn kissed her cheek. Amy was just so cute and she already was an amazing big sister.
"What do you think about this one?" Finn asked and pointed at a white crib with rosy sheets but Amy instantly shook her head no.
"What? I think it's pretty" he said confusedly.
"It is but the baby could still be a boy, daddy. I don't want my little brother being forced to sleep in rosy sheets" she said and Finn laughed at himself.
"Thank God I have you" he said.
"Yeah, you'd definitely be lost without me" she said and smiled. They continued their walk through the store until Amy stopped in front of a crib which was made out of light wood and had green sheets. At some places cute little lions and giraffes decorated the sheets. Finn instantly fell in love with it.
"How about this one?" she asked and looked at him questioningly.
"I really like it. The only thing that bothers me are the lions, you know for a girl?" he asked but Amy just laughed.
"Well, I'm a girl and I think lions are cool. Not as cool as pink though but still. Plus mommy let me feel the baby kicking and from the way it is kicking I can tell that he or she is wild" Amy said and Finn laughed. It was true, the baby was kicking like crazy lately and some nights Rachel couldn't sleep because of it. Then she always sat in the bed and talked or sang to the baby.
"Then it's decided. We take this one" he said and Amy nodded, satisfied with her choice.
It's been eight hours. Eight hours of blood, sweat and tears. Eight hours of labor and Rachel was in tears by now.
"Finn, I can't do it. I can't. It hurts so badly" Rachel cried and clutched his hand in her death grasp as yet another contraction let her cry out in pain.
"I know, baby, I know. But the baby will be here before you know it. Just breathe through the pain" he said and put a cold, wet towel to her forehead, wiping the sweat away.
"I just want him or her to be here" she said. Finn bent down and kissed her forehead. Then he rubbed her back as another contraction ripped through her body.
"I love you" he said and he sort of felt helpless with his crying wife because the only thing he could do was reassuring her and trying to get her as comfortable as possible. He would've jumped at her place immediately if only he could.
"I just want it out of me" she whimpered as a young midwife entered the room. She bent down in front of Rachel and parted her legs softly.
"Ok, Rachel. You're almost there. Your baby is going to be here very soon. During the next contraction I want you to push as hard as you can, ok?" she said. Rachel nodded and tightened her grip around Finn's hand. She took a deep breath and then the contraction came. She held her breath and pushed with everything she had, unable to stop screaming.
"Very good, Rachel" the midwife said as Rachel fell back into the pillows, desperately trying to gather some strength. Finn was so proud of her.
"You're doing so great, babe" he said and kissed her messy hair. The midwife looked between Rachel's spread legs and then Rachel had to push again. Finn was sure that his hand would be bruised when this was over but honestly he couldn't care less.
"I can see the head. One more push and he or she will be here" the midwife said encouragingly.
"You're amazing. One final push and we'll have a baby" Finn said and Rachel breathed once more, ready to push. Rachel screamed and screamed but then the pain was suddenly gone and a shrill cry filled the room. Tears sprung into Rachel's eyes as the midwife placed the baby on Rachel's chest and Finn couldn't help it, he just cried along with her, feeling like the proudest father of all time. Finn looked at his baby and then he was finally sure.
"It's Maya Isabella" he said and wiped a single tear from his cheek.
"It's a girl" Rachel whispered and lightly kissed the blood covered head of her second daughter.
"Welcome to the world, Maya. Me and your daddy and Amy love you so much already" Rachel cooed and stroked her tiny head. Finn just stood there, unable to tear his eyes away from the tiny miracle in Rachel's arms.
"You can touch her, proud daddy" Rachel said and looked up at him, smiling all over her face.
"I will break her" he said and bit his lip.
"You won't" Rachel replied confidently and Finn sat down at the edge of the bed, stroking his daughter's back lightly.
"Daddy, do you want to cut the umbilical cord?" the midwife asked and Finn bit his lip nervously.
"Don't worry, most daddies do it and they do it perfectly" she said. Finn nodded and then the midwife showed him how to do it. Maya gradually stopped crying and when her breath was even and steady, the doctors took her away to measure, bath and weigh her. Finn sat down next to his wife again and kissed her fiercely on the mouth, putting all the love he felt into this kiss.
"I love you and Amy and Maya" he said and caressed her cheek lovingly.
"I love you too and our perfect family" she said, pecking his lips once more. Then Rachel yawned and her eyelids started to flutter.
"Get some rest, baby" he said and stroked her forehead. Soon Rachel was asleep soundly and Finn took the opportunity to call his mom and Burt who were watching Amy.
"Finn, is everything alright?" his mom asked.
"She's here. Maya Isabella Hudson is here" he said and he could his mother starting to sob at the other end of the line.
"We'll be there soon" she said and then ended the call. Then the nurse returned with Maya in her arms, wrapped up in a pink blanket. She walked over to Finn and placed Maya in his arms. Finn just started crying again and didn't even realize that the midwife quietly left the room. He was mesmerized by the little girl in his arms. She breathed deeply and Finn could see a perfect little fluff of brown hair on her head. Then she opened her eyes for just a second and Finn could see big chocolate brown eyes, just like Rachel's. She definitely had his mouth and his freckles. Her skin was darker than his but not as toned as Rachel's and her nose was a perfect mix of both. Then her face wrinkled and she started crying and Finn panicked lightly. But he was alone. No midwife was in sight and Rachel was sound asleep.
"Shh, Maya. It's ok, princess. I'm your daddy and I'll protect you. Shh" he cooed and the crying disappeared again. Maya curled her tiny fingers into his shirt and made a cute little noise.
"She remembers your voice." Finn turned around and saw that Rachel was awake again.
"Yeah, I think she does" he answered and smiled. But then Maya whimpered again and Finn rocked her back and forth, trying to soothe her.
"Maybe she's hungry" Rachel said.
"Yeah, right. She's my daughter after all" Finn said and placed the baby in Rachel's arms. Rachel lifter her shirt and Maya immediately started sucking on her boob. Finn said down beside them and placed on arm around Rachel. The other hand caressed Maya's head. Then the door to the hospital room opened.
"Mommy, daddy!" Amy exclaimed and jumped into her father's arms.
"Shh, baby girl. You have to be quiet. Your sister's starting to fall asleep" Finn said and lifted Amy up in the bed.
"Sister?" she asked.
"Yes. You were right. It's a girl" Finn smiled and Amy took a glimpse at her sister.
"She's tiny" Amy marveled.
"You used to be even tinier" Rachel said and Amy's eyes went huge.
"Even tinier than her?" she asked and Rachel nodded. Then Amy placed a kiss on her mother's cheek.
"I love you, my big girl" she said and Amy blushed a little.
"Do you want to hold her?" Rachel asked. Amy nodded excitedly.
"What's her name?" she asked as Finn took Amy into lap.
"Maya. Maya Isabella Hudson" Finn said and then Rachel placed the baby in Amy's arms. Finn helped Amy to hold her, just in case.
"I love her" Amy said and kissed her sister's forehead.
"Now you do but wait until she starts following you everywhere and taking down your entire room" Finn said and kissed Amy's hair. Rachel meanwhile leant back into the pillows, closing her eyes again. And as Finn sat there and had his family around him he thought that nothing, and really nothing, could make him as happy as his three perfect girls. If someone had told him two years ago that within two years he'd have a gorgeous wife and two perfect daughters he would have sent this person to the nearest psychologist. But now he really believed that nothing was impossible and that he would always love the three of them, no matter what. He grinned as the thought about the future and the perfect years which were about to come eventually.
Nine years later
First entry of Amalthea Lola Hudson's diary
today's my 15th birthday and you were one of my presents. I don't really know how to write a diary but mommy said that it was important for teenage girls to express their feelings so I thought that I'd try it. Plus mommy swore that she had a diary when she was my age. Well, today was a great day but I'm really looking forward to next Saturday. Then it's opening night. It's mommy's first role on Broadway and she's really excited. She's going to play Elphaba in a remake of Wicked and she doesn't want to admit it but she's nervous. Though I think that's not necessary because mommy has the best voice I've ever heard. Daddy and I are going to watch the play but Maya has to stay with nana and pops because daddy said that she's too young to watch something like Wicked. We'll she's nine after all. But she's the best little sister in the world. Yes, she's clingy sometimes and we're totally different from one another (I'm more the singing and dancing kind of girl and she's totally into sports) but I love her with all my heart. She always makes me happy when I'm said and she's always on my side whenever I argue with mommy or daddy. But all in all I think we're a pretty awesome family and I couldn't ask for better parents or a better sister. By the way, I'm positive that another Hudson is going to join us very soon because mommy puked yesterday and today and she and daddy are all over each other lately. I'm not sure but we'll see. I have awesome big sister senses after all. Ok, I'm going to meet up with Nick later and let's face it, I have a HUGE crush on him. Daddy doesn't like him that much but mommy said that he's a nice guy and that daddies always had a problem with the first boyfriend of their daughters. I had to clarify at least one hundred times that he isn't my boyfriend. Well, not yet.
I'll write another entry later or tomorrow
Love, Amy Hudson
*sob* It's over. For good. I'm literally crying right now because I really enjoyed writing this story. But all good things come to an end, don't they? And I'll write a new story, I already started one. I think I'll post the first chapter around April 7, maybe even earlier, we'll see.
And one last time: Please review! (I'd love to get an overall review about how you liked the story all in all) :D