“Holy shit, you’re huge!” you exclaimed at Celia after she opened the door, now nearly 7 months pregnant. “Thanks a lot, Y/N!” Celia laughed and pulled you inside with a hug. You embraced for a good minute. God, you missed her. Celia has always been the tether that tied you to your roots. She’s talked you off of so many ledges and been that shoulder for you more times than you could count. To hug her again was soul soothing.
You held on a little longer. She pulled away and gave you a concerned look.
“What’s up, girl?” she asked, hands on your shoulders.
“Nothing. It’s just a little surreal being back is all,” you shrugged, trying to play it off.
She eyed you, knowingly. “Uh huh. You think you’re gonna just slip back into old habits?” Nothing gets by her.
“Hi guys!” you yelled at little Javi and Fabian. Elias sat in his high chair smiling. Javi ran over to you and you picked him up, swinging him around.
“Hey buddy! Tia Y/N missed you,” you tried to hug him but he wriggled out of your grip and ran back to his toys. Fabian grabbed onto your leg and latched on. “What’s up, little dude?” you giggled at him.
You looked up at Celia.
“I’m exhausted already!” you laughed, “I don’t know how you do it.”
“As soon as I squirt her out, I’m going to drink an entire bottle of wine,” Celia smiled, rubbing her stomach.
“Her!! Yes! We’re having a girl? Finally!” you clapped your hands.
“I don’t know what the fuck to do with a girl!” Celia shouted panicked. Javi looked up at her surprised.
“Mommy didn’t say ‘fuck’,” she said quickly. Poor Celia. She did seem overwhelmed by everything. You couldn’t imagine rearing three little ones with a fourth on the way.
“Come on,” she grabbed her diaper bag and stroller, “I need to get out of this fucking house.” She stopped and closed her eyes like she was composing herself.
“Mommy didn’t say ‘fuck’?” you grimaced quietly.
“Shut up, Y/N,” she laughed and pushed you out the door.
“Hey, why are you limping?” she asked.
You turned and looked at her, smirking.
“Girl, I cannot wait to give you the details.” Later at the park, you and Celia were pushing Fabian and Javi on the swings. MORE IN COMMENTS!!