- Autumn's POV -
We were supposed to meet the adoptive parents today. I just wanted to get it over with. We also had an appointment in the hospital today; we were going to get an ultrasound, as I was already 20 weeks pregnant. So we were going to get to know if it was a boy or a girl.
We got up and got ready for the hospital. I put on some easy clothes as I was tired today. The pregnancy ate my energy. I walked downstairs and made breakfast. Some eggs, some bacon and some toast. I ate so much these days, the baby was growing.
We left by car and got to the hospital. I checked in at the reception and we waited again. The hospital is really more of a waiting field. A woman got rushed by us to a room. She was screaming in pain. I really hope I wouldn't have to go through that.
"Autumn Summers." My name got called. I got up and walked to the room. I laid down and placed my shirt up. The lady taking my echo placed some paper along the hem of my trousers so they wouldn't get dirty. Then she got the transducer and the gel. She squirted me under and placed the transducer on me. It was very cold. Then she turned some knobs and we could see something on the screen.
"So this is the head of your baby." She started saying.
"Oh no it isn't our baby." Dean started to say but I placed my hand on his to silence him.
"These are the feet and those are the hands. Do you want to know if it's a boy or a girl?" She asked us after she had determined it was healthy.
"Yes please." I said.
She moved around and then pointed at something.
"You are definitely having a baby boy; he's showing his crown jewels pretty good." Dean laughed at that comment.
She turned on the sound and with Doppler we could hear the fast heartbeat.
"Everything is good and he's growing perfectly." She said.
She helped me clean my stomach and then I got up and we left again. We raced to the adoption agency where we would meet the other couples we could choose from. I had made a quiz type list for them. We were running a bit late as the hospital had run a little late too.
We ran inside and quickly got to the conference room we were wanted in.
"Sorry we're late! We came from the hospital." I rushed out as I sat down.
"It's no problem." Said Antoinette.
"These are your chosen couples. Tyler and Claire, Monica and Elise, Allison and Dirk, Amy and Brian and Lucas and Tim."
"Hi, we're Autumn and Dean." I said as an introduction.
"Why are you giving up your baby?" Amy asked me.
"I'd rather not discuss that." I answered.
"But I really want to know you seem like you love each other and I wouldn't see why." Woah rude. If I don't want to tell you why should I have to?
"I have made a list of things I want to ask you." I said, ignoring Amy's question.
"Shoot!" Claire and Monica said at the same time, they were ready for my questions. They laughed when they noticed they both had said that.
"Okay first thing, what would you name a girl and what would you name a boy?" I asked them wanting to know how they would call the baby.
"Well for a girl we thought about Annabelle and for a boy we thought Alexander." Tyler and Claire said. The other couples didn't have an answer ready, they hadn't really thought about it.
"Say the child has done something naughty, what type of punishment would you give?"
"We would spank him or her." Said Amy and Brian. I really dislike that couple. They won't get my child.
"A time out is an appropriate punishment." Said the other couples. I agreed with them.
"Amy, Brian, I'm going to ask you to leave, I don't think I would give the child to you." I told them being honest. Amy gave me a glare and Brian looked disappointed.
Antoinette held the door for them as they left. I looked at the other couples.
"How do you feel about having a baby conceived by a murderer?" I asked in a small voice, being scared of the answer.
"A child is a child, it can't help what its father or mother has done." Tyler and Claire declared. Monica and Elise nodded in agreement.
"Is the child conceived by a murderer then?" Asked Allison.
"Yeah." I said in a murmur. She gave a look of disgust.
"Come Dirk, I don't want a child of a murderer!" She declared as she pulled him out of the room.
"Sorry!" Dirk yelled back. I knew they could have had such an answer, so it didn't hurt me too much.
"What about you guys?" Said Dean to Lucas and Tim.
"I think we need to reconsider this adopting thing, I really want a biological child. I think we might try like a surrogate mother." Lucas said looking at Tim. The tears clear in his eyes. I got up and hugged them close.
"I think you'll be great parents! I hope you find someone that can help you!" I said to them as they left. The remaining couples were Tyler and Claire and Monica and Elise.
I felt that Tyler and Claire were a better fit for the child.
"I'll tell you the news it's a baby boy."
"Oh but we really wanted a baby girl." Monica and Elise said. That made my choice a lot easier.
"Antoinette I want to go with Claire and Tyler. I know they'll take good care of the baby and they'll make sure he won't end up like his father." Monica and Elise looked okay with my decision and Claire and Tyler looked overjoyed. They hugged me close.
"We'll discuss the details sometime later!" They said. Dean and I left at the same time as them and we went to the grocery store. I really needed some chocolates.
We went back home when I had the chocolates and I sat down on his bed eating them.
"You'll get even bigger." Dean said as he saw me eat them. I glared at him and growled when he moved to grab one.