The Pain Of A Lost Child: Chapter Twenty
“Annie?” Rob asked following her into the room, stopping next to her and reaching out to take her hand in his. But, she moved away from his touch so he couldn’t take hold of her.
“Annie what’s wrong?” he asked looking concerned for her, but she couldn’t answer as she tilted her head to the side trying to figure out why her back was hurting so much. The dizziness from earlier had passed quickly and straight after her back had started up it was hurting her so badly now that she had to bite down hard on her bottom lip to stop screeching from the pain, she winced and gasped as the pain travelled from her back around to her mid section, she flinched as the pain intensified again so she leaned back on her seat but it didn’t help so she lay flat on her back and that eased the pain for her just a little, she had closed her eyes and had been rubbing her stomach gently then she heard Rob move closer to her and then he placed his hand on her brow and asked in a worried and concerned loving voice
“Annie is everything ok?”
At first she just shook her head, but when the pain around her stomach got worse her eyes flew open and she cried out from the pain as it was too much for her.
“Rob!” she whimpered and immediately he was there crouched down at her side holding her hand tightly while he placed his other hand over the top of hers, which was on her tight stomach.
“It's ok Annie I’m right here now. Is it the baby? Do you think it’s coming?” when she nodded Rob scooped her up into his arms and then drape a warm furry blanket over her as he took her out to the car and quickly drove her to the hospital.
Rob was having a hard time that night as he saw Annie in the last stage of delivery as he had heard her shouting and screaming from the pain of labor.
“Hell, how much more pain can she cope with?” he had asked the doctor as if it were Annie’s first child. When Annie was struggling with the last of the labor as she was struggling to birth their baby.
“Patience my friend,” he had told Rob “Your wife is doing well, and remember this is not her first born am I right?”
That of course had got Rob feeling miserable again as it brought back memories of Niko’s birth, but when he had seen several people rush into the birthing room and rush to Annie’s side his heart began to race as he realised that he could no longer feel Annie and when he looked in on them he saw one of the nurses injecting Annie and noticed that her heart rate had dropped down to a deathly slowness. He was about to storm in there when her heart had jumped back to it’s normal pace.
Three hours later Rob was helping her hold their seven and a half pound baby girl with a mop of brown hair and chocolate deep brown eyes like her mummy. With a giant smile on his face and tears brimming the corners of his eyes as he looked down at Annie as if she were the most rare and amazing being in the whole world. For quite some time they had just spent their time like that just marveling at their daughter, but finally Rob broke the silence to look at Annie with his heart in his eyes.
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