"I got you, [Name]." Your husband, Armin, was watching you as you tried to change the little boy. You gave a huge sigh of relief. You turned your head, to meet face to face with a smiling Armin. He carried you over to your recliner, and you huffed when he sat you down.
"Thanks, Armin." you said as you rubbed your bulging belly. He nodded, and left to change Casey. A few minutes later, they both came out and this time Casey was fully dressed.
"Mama!" the boy ran up to you. You smiled. He was a carbon copy of his father, except for the fact that he had your [e/c] eyes and nose. He hugged your belly.
"What is this, mama?" the little boy asked, rubbing your belly. You smiled and began explaining to him.
"It's going to be your little brother or sister! You'll meet it very soon." you said as he stared at your stomach in awe.
"Mama..." you braced yourself, expecting an awkward question that you can't tell the answer to. He was only 5 years old!
"Where do-" He stopped mid-sentence when you gave a cry. Armin sat across from you, fully alert.
"[Name]!" you were holding your stomach, water dripping down your leg. You slowly stood up, and Armin rushed over to you. Casey watched with big [e/c] eyes.
"Is mama okay!?" he asked his father. Armin turned over to him and placed his hands on his shoulders.
"Mama's fine, Casey. It's time to meet your new sibling!" Casey's smile went from ear to ear.
"Yay!" Armin rushed back to you, quickly grabbing the car keys off the hook.
"C'mon, Casey. We have to go to the hospital." Armin said, hurriedly getting you into the car. You screamed again. Damn, these contractions were painful! Mikasa sure wasn't lying.
You finally arrived at the hospital. Armin was staying cool and collected, and you were soon rushed into a room. The doctor walked in, and you were surprised. It was Krista! You two were best friends in college and high school. You tried to smile at her, only to be hushed down by her.
"Not now, [Name]. Now is not the time to have a reunion with me." She took her place at your open legs. You grunted, this was really damn painful. You screamed again, and Krista rushed her team to take their places.
"It's ready to come out, push [Name]!" you screamed and began pushing. Armin stood next to you, squeezing your hand as you squeezed his. Armin had called Mikasa and Eren over, and they stood outside with Casey and their daughter, Mia, awaiting the arrival.
3 hours later, you gave out a huge sigh of relief. It was finally out, and Krista let you hold your baby in your arms.
"Congrats, [Name]!," she said as she handed over your baby. "It's a girl!" she handed a small bundle of pink. You let Krista open the door so Eren, Mikasa, Mia, and Casey come in. Eren and Mikasa stared in awe at your child. She had the pointiest little nose, a pair of soft, pink lips, and a few strands of [h/c] hair. You smiled, and was surprised when she opened her small eyes. She looked tired, very tired, as you held her. However, her blue eyes darted around, eager to see the world. She squirmed in your arms, trying to turn her head. You laughed lightly, happy to see that she was so eager to explore.
'She probably got that from her father.' you thought yourself, chuckling. Armin stared at you, then back at the baby, and kept repeating the process.
"Armin, what are you doing?" he turned to look at you, and smiled.
"She looks exactly like you!" you blushed, and turned back to your daughter. You suddenly realized something, and rolled your eyes.
"I forgot to let you hold our daughter!" you said, smiling sheepishly at Armin. You handed her over to her father, and he carefully lifted her small, fragile body. He stared at her, and Krista came in again.
"Hi, [Name]. Did you pick a name yet?" you shook your head, and Armin stood there, rocking her back and forth in his arms. He stared at her face thoughtfully, and spoke up.
"Lauren." You both turned your heads at him, surprised by the name.
"Lauren..." you repeated. You smiled, happy by his choice.
"Yes, Lauren! Lauren Armii Arlert." Armin turned to you, surprised at her middle name. He liked it, Mikasa liked it, Eren liked it, and you knew because of their cheerful smiles and hearty laughter. Armin handed Lauren back to Krista and she went to put her in the nursery. You gave sighed, happy that the pain was over. Eren and Armin began talking to each other, and Mikasa approached you.
"Told you." you laughed at her simple words. You nodded, smiling.
"Yeah. Just glad it's over." She smiled at you, and squeezed your hand. This was the Mikasa that you, Armin, Eren, and your children knew. Beneath her hard exterior was just a normal girl, filled with emotions and kindness. Mia walked up to her and pulled on her skirt. Mikasa picked her up, and bounced her in her arms, laughing. You smiled at them, and when you turned your head, you were face to face with Casey. He smiled broadly at you, proud of his little sister.
"Mama, Armii's really pretty!" You smiled at his comment, happy that he already loved her so much.
"I promise to protect her forever! No boys for Armii!" You laughed, somewhat surprised that he called her by her middle name. Armin tugged at Casey, signaling that it was time to go home. He knew you were exhausted, and before he, Eren, and Mikasa left, he gave you a kiss on the forehead.
"Good job, [Name]." he said, smiling sweetly at you. You gave him a weak, tired smile. They all filed out, leaving you to rest. You closed your eyes, smiling as you fell asleep.