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Mia is past her due date.

It's getting to the point where she can hardly stand the waiting. Draco being home for his paternity leave has helped, but he's also quite anxious. He did, however, have a brilliant idea to relax tonight: a lovely dinner much like Valentine's.

And Mia could use the relaxing. She's been feeling off all day...

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dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
Draco was still busy in the kitchen preparing. The smells of vegetables and meat simmering in sauce from the stir fry were wafting out to where Mia was.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, stir fry... He's so thoughtful.

Mia's in the sitting area of their apartment, but Draco's cooking has that sort of magic that causes the delicious scent to drift all the way there.

She halfway considers getting up to go see, but she finds she would rather stay in her spot on the sofa, rubbing at her baby bump.

Wondering when he's finally going to get here.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
There were also ginger snap cookies for dessert with vanilla pudding for dipping into them. Those were made earlier and set aside since they would take longer than the stir fry. Her own serving floated out to her, also with utensils and some mild decaf tea as Draco emerged from the other room.

"Here we are."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh ginger... He knows Mia's cravings well.

"Thank you so much, Beloved. I think this is just what I needed today."

Ginger is good for calming a nervous stomach.

Mia carefully moves herself so that she's sitting up more on the sofa and takes a bite.

"It's very good. You spoil us, you know."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
He beamed at that, "Only the best of course, luv. How's our son?" He reached over to briefly touch her belly.

"I suppose he just wants to make a good entrance, gets that from my side."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
"I think he's trying to relax after the bout of hiccups he had before dinner."

She puts her hand on top of his for a moment.

"I hope he doesn't wait too long for his grand entrance."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
"Just be patient," He gave her hand a squeeze as he ate his dinner.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Mia nods and continues to eat her dinner.

And then puts her plate down halfway through.

"Could you help me to the bathroom, dear?" she asks.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
He was used to the routine by now, so he just nodded as he set his plate and got up to help her.

"I got you."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
She nods and makes her way to the bathroom.

And things are quiet for a few minutes.

Until she calls, "Draco?" through the closed door.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
"What is it, Mia?" He called back as he came up to the door.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Mia opens the door and leans on the frame, one hand on her belly.

"I think I'm in labor..."

More specifically, from the looks of the bathroom floor, it looks like her water broke.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Draco gasped at that, and panicked for a moment.

"Oh Merlin, luv, lie down or something. I'll Owl my parents to bring Jessica all right?" He went to grab Martin to deliver a message.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
"Could you help me to the bed first?" she asks. "I think I just need to sit."

She leans on Draco for a moment and softly pants through a contraction.

They don't hurt, not the way she thought they would, but they are overwhelming.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
"Of course, remember your breathing," he replied as he helped her to the bed.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
She nods against him and tries to breathe evenly. She sits on the edge of the bed, breathing easier as the contraction ends.

"This isn't as bad as I thought it would be," she tells him.

And then she remembers...

Oh yeah, she did wish for an easier labor, didn't she?

She smiles sheepishly and, to explain it, adds, "Guess he's finally making his grand entrance."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 23rd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
"See, he's our son, he just wanted to make it special." Draco leaned over to kiss her forehead. He knew his parents should be fetching Jessica soon on their way here.

In the meantime, he stroked her hair, and started to softly sing, 'Here comes the sun, do-doo-do-do. Here comes the sun.'

Granted he was slightly more partial to the Stones himself, but he liked some of their work well enough, and knows how much she loves their songs.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 23rd, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
"I'm sorry we interrupted dinner again, though," she says, tilting her head up for a proper kiss.

But the singing just makes Mia laugh and she playfully pushes at him.

"No, that's too appropriate," she says. "Oh, but that does feel good. Could you please put my hair up?"
dragonofgrey
Feb. 23rd, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
"We'll save the leftovers."

Draco then smirked before helping put her hair up, one of his hands lingering to rub the back of her neck.

"Made you laugh though."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 23rd, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
"Good. Your cooking is too good to waste."

She hums a happy little "mmmm" to him in agreement as he rubs her neck.

A few moments later, the only sign she gives him of having a contraction is that her breathing's changed to her exercises. It's not long after that Jessica arrives.

"By the Goddess, your parents gave me a good fright," she says, pulling her hood down and putting her hair back as well. She begins to roll her sleeves as she asks, "What have I missed?"
dragonofgrey
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
"Well her water broke, I'm uh not sure how her contractions are," Draco explained to her.

A moment later, Narcissa swept in, eying her son's tense behavior and worry. "Draco, do keep calm. It's completely normal. Honestly." She had conjured up an overrobe to protect her clothes, and there was a tie securing her hair.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
"Less than ten minutes apart," Mia answers when she can. "At regular intervals."

She gives Narcissa a smile when she comes in.

"Thank you for being here."

Lemia joins them shortly after.

"Oh Mia dear, I came as soon as I heard."

She leans over and gives Mia a kiss on her forehead.

Jessica goes to feel Mia's belly for the position of the baby and says, "I might have to do a more in depth exam."

The Guildmaster winces in anticipation of that.

"There's no way to avoid this hurting," she tells Draco. "Would all of you mind getting whatever Jessica needs? And maybe some ice chips?"
dragonofgrey
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Draco sighed, he didn't like it, but it was necessary. He gave a kiss to Mia's forehead, and whispered reassurances to her before he stepped out to get supplies, along with their mothers.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 27th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
He probably would have liked staying even less.

Almost just as soon as they're outside of the door, there's a yelp of pain from Mia, but it's brief.

"It's all right, Draco," Lemia says, putting a hand on her son-in-law's shoulder. "We know how strong Mia is. And we'll be back to her soon."

Lemia gathered some clean cloths and other supplies, quietly asking Narcissa for a helping hand in carrying things.

When they get back to the room, Mia's once again sitting up on the bed and Jessica says, with a smile, "We can probably expect the baby to be here later tonight."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 28th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
"How soon? She's all right though?"
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