Jack Suggests a Home Birth 


When you first found out you were pregnant, you were a bit scared. You and Jack had only been married for a few months. You hadn’t talked much about starting a family other than in the “one day” sense. Plus, All Time Low was bigger than ever and you valued Jack’s career almost as much as he did. You would never want to put him in the position to choose between his career and his family.

Jack, on the other hand, was ecstatic when you told him. He was too stoked to be a dad. He was constantly reading baby books, asking you questions, and doing everything he could to be involved. He was the perfect dad already.

One of the biggest decisions you had to make was where the baby would be born. You were hesitant to admit to Jack just how afraid of hospitals you were because you thought it made you sound babyish. When you did explain to him that you had experiences in hospitals that you’d rather not relive, he was completely understanding.

“How about we have the baby here?” he said, like it was the simplest answer in the world.

“Jacky baby, it’s not like having puppies or something. I’m sure it’s not that easy.”

“But people do it. I’ve heard about it, I know I didn’t make it up in my head.”

“No, I know they do, but I’m sure it’s expensive and it’s a whole process. I can get over my fear of the hospital, seriously. I just wanted to tell you the truth, that I am scared.”

“It’s okay to be scared, Y/N. I’ll be there every step of the way. I love you, I wouldn’t miss a second of this for anything.”

“I love you too, babe.”

That night, you were exhausted and fell asleep early. Jack was by your side when you did but when you woke up in the middle of the night, he wasn’t there. You fell back asleep, figuring he was in the bathroom. When you woke up in the morning, he still wasn’t there. You walked around the house and found him, passed out in front of his computer.

“Babe,” you shook him lightly. He groaned in response.

“Jack,” you tried again. He shot up.

“Fuck, my neck,” he groaned, rubbing it.

“That’s what happens when you decide to sleep at your desk. What were you doing anyway?” You moved behind him and began giving him a neck massage.

“I was just doing some research,” he said innocently.

“Researching what, exactly?”

“Home birth. I was reading all about it and as long as you get someone who’s certified, it’s completely safe.”

You couldn’t help but smile. You felt a tiny kick from within you which told you that you weren’t the only one who appreciated it./

“Baby, that’s so sweet of you. I can get over my problem though, really.”

“You shouldn’t have to. This is the most special moment of your life, of our life together. I want it to be perfect. I want both my girls to be absolutely comfortable every step of the way.”

You felt tears in your eyes. Since Jack found out you were having a girl, he was always talking about his girls. He wanted to do absolutely everything for you two.

“Look, I know you think I’m being over the top, but let’s just talk to the doctor about it. We’ll get some more information and make the best decision we can from there.”

You sat his lap, wrapping your arms around him. “How did I get so lucky?” you asked.

“I’m the lucky one. Two beautiful girls in my life. It’s the perfect family.”

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