Since Olivia had announced to everyone at the precinct that she was expecting, Cragen had ordered her on desk duty and had given her a more flexible schedule. She worked Mondays through Thursdays and had Fridays and the weekends off. She was also stuck on desk duty. Since the next day was Friday, Olivia was off of work but Brian wasn't. He was trying to get some sleep before he had to get up and get ready but it was no use.
"Liv, please lay still," he pleaded.
All night she had been tossing and turning and huffing and puffing that she couldn't get comfortable. She would try the covers on and then complain she was too hot and kick them off. Then she would complain she was too cold and would pull them back on.
"Liv," he said again, "I have to be up in an hour and I haven't had any sleep."
"Sorry," she said quietly; and she meant it. She knew that Brian had to be up for work and she felt bad that she was the reason he was still awake. She just couldn't find a comfortable way to lay down. She finally decided to just get up so Brian could at least rest for the next hour.
She walked into the kitchen and turned the coffee on so it would be ready for Brian when he did get up. She then went to the fridge and took out the milk to make herself a bowl of cereal. She felt like she hadn't ate in ages. She sat at the kitchen table and ate her cereal in silence while listening to the slow drizzle of the coffee pot. She thought about what she would do today while Brian was at work. She settled on getting some more baby shopping done. They hadn't gotten much yet since they didn't know if it was a boy or a girl. All they had was the bassinet that would be in their room next to their bed for a little while after the baby was brought home.
When she finished her bowl of Cheerios she placed it in the sink and then headed to the couch. The restless night she had had was catching up to her and she was feeling sleepy. She didn't see the point in sleeping now because then she would sleep all day and wouldn't sleep again at night. She yawned and flipped the television on with the remote, grabbing the duvet and draping it around her.
It was now six in the morning and the alarm clock was blaring, letting Brian know that it was time to get up. He pushed the covers off of him and threw some clothes on before heading into the kitchen. He saw that the coffee was done so he poured himself a mug and took a sip. Then he went to find Olivia. He heard the sound on the TV so he went into the living room and smiled when he saw Olivia passed out on the couch.
"After keeping me up all night," he smiled. He shook his head and then quietly continued to get ready.
Before heading out of the door he wrote a note to Olivia telling her that he would stop by on his lunch break and bring her whatever food she was craving at the time. He left it on the coffee table and gave her a gentle kiss on her cheek before leaving and making sure the door was locked up behind him.
It wasn't until around noon when there was a knock on the door that caused Olivia to wake up from her slumber. She moaned and wiped her eyes before getting up to answer it. "Ken?" She was shocked to say the least that Fin's son was standing at her door. She hoped he wasn't in any kind of trouble.
"Hey Liv," he said with a smile, "Can I come in?"
"Yeah," she answered stepping aside and opening the door further, "Make yourself at home."
"I just stopped by to say congratulations," he said sitting down on the couch, "Dad told me you were expecting."
Olivia couldn't help but smile. Whenever she thought about the tiny life inside of her she just got all happy. "Thanks, Ken but, why didn't you just call? It would've saved you a long trip."
"I wanted to give you this." Ken pulled a small piece of paper out of his back pocket and handed it to Olivia. "It's a check. I didn't have time to get the money myself but, you've have gotten me out of a lot of trouble so, I felt like I owe you something."
"This is sweet," she smiled, "But you don't owe me anything." She held her hand out hoping to give the check back to him. It was a sweet offer but she didn't want to take his money.
"Keep it," he said, "Really."
Olivia smiled and thanked him again.
"I better get going," Ken said, "I'm having lunch with Dad today. I'll let you know how that goes."
Olivia chuckled, "Have fun."
When Ken was gone Olivia thought about going back to sleep but then she looked at her watch. It was almost one o'clock and she had slept most of the day away. She groaned and looked down at the coffee table, seeing the note from Brian. She smiled while reading it and figured that Brian would be on his lunch break any minute. The next thing she new her cell phone was ringing, proving her theory correct.
"Hey, Bri," she said smiling as she answered the call.
"Hey Beautiful," he replied, "I was just calling to see if you were hungry."
"Of course," she teased, "I'm always hungry."
"What sounds good?"
She took a minute to think about it but then replied, "Pasta from that one place near the precinct. I'm really in the mood for some Alfredo."
"Yeah and could you stop by the store and get some chocolate? The baby really wants some chocolate..."
Brian chuckled, "Sure, Liv. I'll be there in about half an hour."
Olivia waited impatiently for Brian to be home with her food. She was really starving and the baby was too. She looked around in the kitchen for something to snack on until he got there but, there was nothing that looked good. Finally about thirty minutes later, like Brian had said, he had arrived.
"I'm starving!" Olivia said with her eyes growing big as she rushed to get the back full of food.
"Whoa," Brian teased, "Nobody's going to take it from you."
She shot him a look and continued to get her bowl of pasta out of the bag. They sat together at the kitchen table and no words were exchanged until Olivia had half of her meal scarfed down.
"Feel better?" Brian asked taking only his third bite.
She nodded and leaned back in her chair to take a break and rub her slightly swollen abdomen. "Now I feel a little sick..."
Brian looked at her with sad eyes. This pregnancy had a been a bitch when it came to morning sickness. Every morning Olivia was huddled over the toilet losing whatever meal she had last ate. "Do you want a Tylenol?"
She shook her head, "No. That's not good for the baby."
"Liv, Tylenol isn't going to do any harm. I asked the doctor."
She shook her head no again before taking off down the hall and into the bathroom. Brian followed after her and sighed when he saw that she had just lost her lunch. He reached for a rag and ran it under cold water before placing it on the back of her neck and putting her hair into a pony tail. He rubbed her back and whispered soothing words until she was finished.
"Ugh," she groaned, "This sucks."
Brian gave her a sympathetic look, "Come on," he gestured helping her up, "Let's get you settled in bed."
"I can't sleep all day," she complained, "Then I won't sleep tonight."
"You need to rest," he explained.
"I slept this morning."
"You need to rest some more."
Brian helped her into the bed and brought her a glass of ice water to have next to her. He helped her get comfortable under the covers and then kissed her on the forehead. "I have to get back to work but call me if you need anything, okay?"
She nodded with her eyes already falling shut.
"I love you," Brian whispered.
"Love you too..."
Before Brian even left the room Olivia had already fallen asleep. He smiled at her and her growing belly before leaving the room and heading back to work.
Up next: Brian takes Olivia shopping for the baby!