Word Count: 1,550
Summary: Written for the following prompt: Jesse and Andrew are having a baby with Emma as their surrogate. Jesse is anxious, Emma is hormonal, and Andrew is well Andrew
Note: Some of the medical stuff is probably wrong but don't hold it against me, I didn't have long to write this so I didn't have time for research. Also, I am aware that 7+3 does not equal 9, I left some leeway time for Emma to get pregnant. Also, Emma is an actress in this so that's why I said she probably wouldn't be able to work. I know you can work while pregnant but I figure most actresses probably don't since it'd be hard to find a role that could allow that.
Disclaimer: Please for the love of god do not take this fic seriously, hahaha, I do not believe it actually has or will ever happen. All made up etc etc.
“You seriously want me to be a surrogate mother for your kid?” Emma asked.
“Yeah, I mean, we would adopt but we keep getting turned down by agencies because, well, you know because we’re gay,” Jesse said.
Emma’s eyes softened and her smirk flickered, she really did feel for them. She knew how badly they wanted to be dads and it really wasn’t fair that a bunch of bigoted idiots got to decide whether or not they could be, “Yeah, okay, I’ll do it.”
“Really?!” Andrew exclaimed jumping up and tackling her in a hug, “Thank you so much!” Jesse beamed at her, “Seriously, thank you. Also, we’re willing to pay you for the inconvenience since you probably won’t be able to work while your pregnant.”
“That’s really not necessary,” Emma said and when Andrew and Jesse both opened their mouths to object she shushed them and said, “Seriously, if you argue with me about this I’m just not going to do it. I have plenty of money and I honestly don’t mind. I mean you can pay for all the medical stuff, but I don’t want any extra money. Being pregnant will suck, and I know that’s a huge understatement, but I love you guys and I want to help. But, uh question, just out of curiosity how are you going to decide whose semen gets shot up in me?” Emma asked, causing Andrew to bark out a laugh and Jesse to flinch in embarrassment.
“We actually thought we’d mix up our semen so we’d both have an equal chance of it being our sperm that actually impregnates you,” Andrew said and Emma nodded thoughtfully, “That makes sense.”
SEVEN MONTHS LATER
They were all at the doctor’s office watching Emma get an ultrasound done. Jesse was grasping Andrew’s hand in one hand and Emma’s in the other and watching the screen.
“I can’t believe that’s our baby,” Andrew said, “It looks like you, Jess”
“Andrew, you can not possibly tell who it looks like from the sonogram,” Jesse said shaking his head.
The ultrasound technician just smiled at all three of them as if she thought they were a little crazy, but that she was used to dealing with crazy, “Do you guys want to know the sex?”
Andrew and Jesse looked at each other, and Andrew nodded his head, Jesse thought it over for a second before saying, “Yes,” and then, “No, well, actually yes. Yes, we do.”
“Hurry, before he changes his mind again,” Emma said smiling fondly at Jesse.
“It’s a girl,” the tech smiled at them, “and she seems very healthy, she has a strong heartbeat.” Jesse let out a breath he hadn’t noticed he was holding, and Andrew kissed the side of his forehead grinning broadly.
THREE MONTHS LATER
“This was a really really bad idea. I am going to be the world’s worst father. Andrew, what the fuck were we thinking? I’m not cut out for this,” Jesse said pacing back and forth at the end of Emma’s hospital bed. They had been at her apartment earlier checking on her when she had gone into labor.
“Jesse I would love to talk you down from your anxiety, but I AM IN LABOR AND IT KIND OF FUCKING HURTS AND IT’S YOUR FUCKING FAULT SO EXCUSE ME IF I DON’T PARTICULARLY CARE HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW,” Emma shouted and Andrew shot her a glare, but when she clenched her side and groaned in pain when another wave of contractions hit his eyes softened some.
“Do you want some more ice chips,” Andrew asked standing up and handing her the bucket. She picked up a handful and acted like she was going to eat them but at the last second she threw them at Andrew, “No. I DON’T WANT ANY FUCKING ICE CHIPS. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP THOUGH.”
Jesse stifled a laugh, and then the doctor came in the room, asking Emma how she felt.
“I feel like someone took an ax to my vagina, if you must know,” was her short reply. Jesse’s entire face flushed over and Andrew chuckled a little, turning it into a cough when Emma glared at him.
The doctor pulled up the sheet and examined Emma for a few moments before declaring it was very near to time for her to start pushing. Jesse turned white as a sheet and blanched a little before excusing himself to the hallway. Andrew shot Emma an apologetic look and followed him out.
“Hey, you okay?” Andrew asked.
‘I just, um, this was a really really bad idea. Really bad. I can’t do this. My kid is going to hate me. I’m lame and boring, and what if they don’t like me? Or what if they get sick or hurt? What if I don’t pay enough attention and they fall and break a bone or smash their head open? What if they aren’t happy?” Jesse slid down the wall and buried his face in his knees.
Andrew shuffled around nervously for a moment and then slid down beside him, “Jesse, we are going to get through this together. I promise this kid will be loved very much and taken care of. You’re going to be a fantastic father, because you are smart and because you are caring. You are going to put her first and watch out for her and I’m going to help, and sure she’ll get hurt sometimes, she’ll fall, she’ll scrape her knee, she’ll get her heart broken. But, it’s all a part of growing up and you and me both will be there to help her back up whenever she falls. It’ll be hard, I’m not denying that, but we’ll make it. I promise.”
He kissed Jesse’s cheek, “You ready to go back in there?”
“Yeah,” Jesse responded nodding his head jerkily. They stood up and Andrew grabbed Jesse’s hand, guiding him back into the room. The doctor was examining Emma again and when Jesse and Andrew had just barely made it through the door he informed her it was time for her to start pushing. Andrew gave Jesse’s hand a final squeeze and shot him an excited smile and then they both went to opposite sides of Emma, holding her hands. She squeezed their hands as she pushed, trying to remember how to breathe the way she had been taught at the lamaze classes Jesse had drug them all too.
“I can see the head,” one of the nurses informed them and Andrew and Jesse both tried to move down and sneak a look but Emma tugged them back closer, “We’ll all see together once she’s out.”
“One more big push,” said one of the nurses, and Emma gave Andrew and Jesse’s hands an extra hard squeeze and pushed as hard as she could. The baby started crying and Emma sighed in relief, falling back against her pillows. The doctor rushed the baby away to get her cleaned off but Andrew and Jesse were able to catch a glimpse of her.
“She was gorgeous and definitely had your hair,” Andrew said grinning at Jesse.
Jesse rolled his eyes but said, “She was absolutely the most gorgeous baby to ever exist.”
A few minutes later one of the nurses carried her back in and offered her to Andrew and Jesse. Andrew took her and Jesse leaned over reaching out to touch her tiny nose and whispered in her ear telling her that she was beautiful and perfect.
“Have you chosen a name yet?” the nurse asked.
Jesse nodded to he and said, “Lilian Jessica Garfield.” They had decided on it a few days prior. Lilian after Andrew’s grandmother who died a few months prior, and Jessica after Jesse since she had Andrew’s last name.
“That’s beautiful,” the nurse said writing it down on her chart and leaving the room so that they could be alone with Lili.
“Could I hold her for a second?” Jesse asked, and Andrew beamed at him handing her over gently. Jesse’s entire face lit up and he started walking around talking to her.
“You are going to be so loved,” he said, “Your father and I love you more than anything on this planet. Emma loves you very much, and I”m sure she’ll be spoiling you rotten and taking you shopping all the time. Joe is a little mental, but his heart is in the right place and he loves you very much as well. So does his girlfriend and Andrew’s best-friend Carey. She’s great and she’s a good listener she gives very good advice you should keep that in mind.” Andrew grinned at them both and Jesse smiled back, sitting down with Lili in the chair by Emma’s bed and rocking her back and forth. Now that he actually had Lili in his arms he wasn’t feeling quite as scared about this whole thing. Maybe he could handle this after all.