Thought of Stars Chapter 6: Broken Dreams

Screenshot-150It took some time but soon Sabrina did get her little sister!

Of course that wasn’t the end for Reese and Darren and soon they were expecting yet another set of twins. About half way through the pregnancy, the kids were sent to the  office at school and told they would be sent to the hospital after school.

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Screenshot-158The kids found themselves all bonded together.

“I don’t think she’ll sleep tonight, She doesn’t know what’s really going on. Although she keeps saying “baby” over and over but she knows we’re all upset so she cries whenever I put her down.” Sabrina said.

“I’m not expecting to sleep much tonight either, so if you need to talk or just someone to take over Dorthy duty.”

“You never sleep much” Sabrina said cracking a small smile

“That’s true!”

“How’s Finn?”

“He seams OK, but I should probably go check on him, If you need me I’m right next door.”

“Me too”

Thought of Starts Chapter 5: We Found Love

Screenshot-118When Finn was about a year and a half, Darren was starting to get that baby itch again, After some hesitation Reese agreed.

Screenshot-119They tried for over 2 years with no success. Finally they decided to stop actively trying.

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“Why are you looking so smiley today?” Darren said as he came out of the bathroom one morning.

“Because we’re having a baby” Reese said.

“Oh well…. wait.. What!?!” Darren said.

“We’re going to be parents again, I’m pregnant!”

“Seriously? I was so convinced it was never going to happen!” Darren said pulling her in for a kiss.

Then came something new for this pregnancy telling the kids. For the first time all the kids were old enough to understand what was going on with mommy. Which meant they needed to be told they were getting new siblings. Yes. siblings it was another set of twins. It was decided that as the summer started to wind down and the older twins got ready to start kindergarten Reese would spend a day out with each of the kids individually

Screenshot-122Reese took Sabrina to one of the local festivals, It was at a park and Sabrina would love the chance to run around and play. They enjoyed a nice mother daughter game of soccer before breaking the news. Reese was surprised by how excited she was! Although she did ask if one of the babies could be a girl.

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Reese took Ryan to the other festival in town. The boy loved the heat of summer so he was just happy to be outside. Ryan said he was excited to be a big brother again.

Screenshot-129Reese took Finn to the beach, he was happy to just lay around all day. Finn was surprisingly indifferent to the news of his arriving siblings.

Screenshot-136Finally the new set of twins was born, two boys named Logan Felix, and Cohan Dawson. Although Sabrina was sad there wasn’t a new little girl in the family she was happy she got to keep her room to herself.

Thought of Stars Chapter 4: I Know Things Now

Like most new parents it was crazy around the Banks-Urban household. It took them a few months to really settle into a routine finally after a few months they had finally found a rhythm which meant more adult time as well.

Screenshot-107Just after the twins turned 1, Reese was doing everyone’s favorite job and cleaning the bathroom where she found an extra pregnancy test under the sink.  No way… She thought to herself, as she pulled out her phone to check the app she used to track her period. No, no, no she thought as she she noticed her period was almost 3 weeks late. This is not happening. The pregnancy test thought otherwise.

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“We’ll see what your dad has to say about this” Reese said as she got the twins settled on the couch each in their new big brother/big sister outfits. “Dada” both kids yelled out, it was one of the few words they knew well. Just after that Darren walked out to the living room.

“You’re kids have a message for you” Reese started out with.

“What? They can barely talk” Darren said.

“Dada! Dada!” They both called from the couch, Darren quickly rushed over to the couch noticing Sabrina trying to crawl off the couch. The girl didn’t sit for more than a few minutes since she learned she could move about on her own.

“Where do you think you are going princess?” He said to her, “Oh my god! Are you serious he said looking over to Reese.

“mmhmm” she responded with a nod

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A few weeks later Reese and Darren were enjoying some grownup alone time outside.

“You know I think this is my favorite part” Darren said.

“What?”

“The pregnancy, those couple weeks where you start showing, but it doesn’t look like much and only you and me really know what’s going on.”

“Well I’m not showing as quickly this time so hopefully there’s only 1 baby in there this time.”

“I think being a mother makes you even more beautiful,” Darren said leaning in for a kiss.

“I think you’re crazy”

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But of course Darren’s favorite part of the pregnancy was soon over, and everyone could see the new addition to the Banks-Urban household.

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Before she was even a year and half, Sabrina was up and walking, she was definitely going to be a handful.

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“This is a really great way to be spending our leisure day isn’t it?” Reese said as she closed her eyes feeling another contraction come on.

“I couldn’t think of anything better to be doing.”  Darren said grabbing her hand and putting a small kiss on her forehead.

“We could be playing with the kids at the festival or the beech”

“And next year we’ll have 3 amazing kids to play with.”

A few hours later little Finn Daniel was born.

Thought of Stars Chapter 3: Dream Your Dream

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“Let’s take a look here” the ultrasound tech said, “OK this is… Oh what do we have here”

“What is it?” Reese said.

“Well look at that, here’s one baby… and here’s another baby”

“Twins!” Reese and Darren said at the same time.

“Other than that everything looks perfect! Congratulations”

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After the ultrasound tech left the room, Darren helped Reese off the bed. “Twins! That’s just wow!”

“You think I would have suspected that being a twin and all…” Reese said, “How are we supposed to this. We can barely afford one kid how are we supposed to afford two.”

“We love them that’s all we need we’ll get through it”

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Even with the pregnancy to overshadow the engagement and wedding planning, Darren and Reese still managed to have a small ceremony at the garden where they were engaged.

Screenshot-96It was only a few weeks later that Reese woke up in the middle of the night. Not yet babies, she whispered to herself. The babies had a different idea.

Screenshot-105And soon the little twins were born, Ryan Geoffrey and Sabrina Melissa.

Thought of Stars Chapter 2: Keep Holding On

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It was about 5 in the morning when Reese found herself in the bathroom really you can’t take a break it’s a holiday she found herself thinking as she rubbed her belly. She quickly stopped herself. She couldn’t have a baby. She just couldn’t, they were still paying off student loans and the house… They couldn’t have a baby.

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“Are you sure you’re feeling up to going out today we can just stay home if you’re not feeling up to it.” Darren told Reese as she ate her toast at breakfast that morning.

“No I want to go, I’ll be fine!” Reese insisted.

They spent the day at the summer festival and some time at the beach. Soon it was time to get some answers.

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“Well there it is, I’m pregnant”  Reese said. She really didn’t know what to think.

“We’re going to be parents”  Darren said coming up behind her for a hug.

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Reese had just stepped out of the shower one day when she noticed something different. Oh my god.  she whispered as she turned sideways to look at herself in the mirror. “Darren!” she called out. He quickly ran into the bathroom. “What is it?” he said. “Look!” she said pointing down to her belly.

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Darren laughed as he spun around grabbing onto Reese’s hands. “It’s getting real now isn’t it?” Darren said.

“It’s too early for this I’m not supposed to be showing yet!” Reese said. She thought she’d have more time before she had to deal with this.

“Maybe you’re just farther along than we thought. Look we’ll find out more in a few hours. Now put some clothes on I can’t handle this.” Darren said with a smile and a kiss.