You've reached the blog of Sam Evans. I'm twenty-four years old. I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, but I'm a city man now living in the Big Apple. I work as a personal trainer. I have a beautiful five-year old daughter named Annabelle and she's the world to me. I'm also married to the woman of my dreams, Quinn. I couldn't be luckier to be her husband. That's about all I can think about myself, so if you want to know anything else just drop a question in my ask box.
QUINN: After following the nurse into the examination room, Quinn situated herself on the table and crossed her legs together, knowing the first half of this appointment would consist of routine check ups of her basic vital signs to make sure she, the mom, was healthy and there were no immediate signs of something wrong. The nurse checked her heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, and a couple other things before asking Quinn if there was anything wrong or different that she'd like to mention. "Nope, I think everything's good for right now. We're just really excited to find out what we're having," she explained with a smile, and the nurse let out a soft laugh. "I understand. The doctor will be in shortly. Congratulations, by the way." And with that, the nurse was gone, and Quinn knew it would be another short wait for the doctor to come in since there always was a wait.
SAM: Sam sat down as the nurse did the normal routine of checking her. There were two other chairs in the room besides the examination table. One was for the doctor and the other was for the company. Sam lifted Anna up into his arms and sat her own on his lap. He knew she'd be anxious and run around the room, and he didn't want her to get in the way of the nurse. For now, he was going to sit down with her while they waited. He was going to get up when the doctor came in, though. He wanted to be right by Quinn's side once their baby was up on the screen. "Momma," Anna called when the nurse disappeared, looking at Quinn's protruding stomach. "How're we gonna see my sister if she's in your tummy?" Sam couldn't help but smile. Both because she was mystified by the fact that they were going to see the baby that was in her mother's stomach and because she called Sammy Jr. her baby sister even though they haven't found out whether it was a boy or girl yet. .
QUINN: She couldn't help but laugh and shake her head. It was true though, even if they were just joking. What if Anna refused to touch her little brother, if they were having a boy that is, because he had cooties. She was at the perfect age, but then again, Quinn also didn't think Anna would be able to refuse holding her absolutely adorable baby brother or sister. "You know her, she'll want to be the center of attention and that'll probably mean holding her baby brother or sister if she has to." Before either one of them could say anything else though, the nurse called out her name, and Quinn had to smile because they called her 'Quinn Evans'. She really did love being Sam's wife and no longer part of the Fabray family (which she really should call her sister back but she really doesn't want to). "Come on, baby. Let's go see our baby," she grinned happily as Anna came running back to walk into the room with them.
SAM: A chuckles passed through Sam's lips and he nodded his head. Quinn was right. He could admit that. Anna might think that her little brother has cooties, but once the attention started to shift towards him, Sam was certain that she would do anything - including hold him - to make sure that she was a part of it. He was about to tell her how much he agreed with her, but he didn't get a chance to. Her name was called before he could get a word out. He wasn't disappointed, though. A smile formed on his lips at the mere thought of someone calling Mrs. Evans. This was the first real situation where someone called her Mrs. Evans other than on their honeymoon. It was closer to home now. "'Let's go Mrs. Evans," Sam said, directing his smile at Quinn. Sam followed with Anna by his side as the nurse led them back to the room where the doctor would meet them.
QUINN: When Sam spoke, Quinn looked over at him and offered a small smile as she squeezed his hand gently. "I know, baby. I know you'll love Sammy Jr. no matter what," she murmured and leaned over to give him a small kiss against his cheek. She would've given him a proper kiss, but they were in a waiting room full of other people and families, and she thought it would have been inappropriate. After sitting back in her seat, she rubbed her stomach soothingly and continued on to say teasingly with a soft laugh, "I just hope Anna's okay if we have a boy." Quinn was referencing to what their daughter said about boys being gross and having cooties, which she had to admit, was still absolutely adorable. Although almost everything Anna did was considered adorable in her eyes. Well, except the temper tantrums.
SAM: With his free hand, Sam reached over to place it on Quinn's stomach. At night, he loved holding Quinn close to him and he loved putting his hand over her stomach. It wasn't nearly as round as it was going to be, but now it was getting big enough to actually see and feel. Another thing he was really looking forward to was being able to feel Sammy Jr.'s kicks. He wasn't ashamed to say that he liked talking to her stomach and feeling the baby kick back, even if it wasn't always correlated. He wondered if it was going to be random, like how it initially was with Anna when they were just watching a movie and he felt something against his hand. Sam couldn't help but chuckle a little at Quinn's comment. He retracted his hand and sat back in his seat. "Me too," he whispered. "I hope she won't be afraid to touch him because he has cooties," Sam teased back.
QUINN: After Sam took Anna and left to find some seats, Quinn talked to the receptionist about insurance and all of the necessities before she joined her husband and their daughter in the waiting room. "It should be no more than fifteen minutes," she told them, which was the same information the receptionist gave her. They were on time today and Quinn was extremely grateful. "Mommy," Anna began, looking at all the toys that were out for young kids to play with. "Can I go play?" Quinn nodded her head, knowing that it was better to let Anna have fun with some of the other kids rather than her get antsy as they waited. "Of course. We'll come get you when it's our turn, okay?" Anna then nodded and jumped out of her seat to go play with the dolls and other toys that were in buckets. Once it was just the two of them, although Quinn kept a close eye on eye, she grabbed Sam's hand again and placed her free hand over her belly, which was still small in the scheme of how big she would get, but now visible through her clothes. Her heart had begun racing and at this point, she just wanted the appointment to start because she was so anxious.
SAM: Sam nodded his head as Quinn returned and told him how long it would take. It was going to take longer than he wanted it to, but it was standard and he didn't mind that much. He just hoped it would go by faster than he expected. He watched as Anna frolicked away to go play with the toys on the other side of the room. He watched her interact with the other kids for a while before his attention was taken away by Quinn's touch. He glanced down to their connected hands and her hand on her stomach before he looked up at her face. "I hope you know I don't mind," Sam began to say. "I know I keep swearing that we're having a boy, but I don't care what it is as long as it's healthy." Sam would honestly be over the moon for either a girl or boy. He was just happy to father another child and be there for it. He was going to be there for their child's first everything, and he couldn't wait.
QUINN: She would never actually admit this to Sam because she knew he'd just tell her that she was freaking out over nothing, but the closer they got to the doctor's office, the more nervous she became. Not because she was afraid of losing the bet, but like last time, she was afraid something was wrong with little Sammy Jr. She couldn't carry to full term without bed rest last time, so what if she couldn't do it this time around? She forced herself to push those thoughts to the back of her mind as she looked back at Anna and let out a soft laugh. As much as she wanted to correct Anna and tell her that if she gets a little brother, he wouldn't have cooties, she was totally fine with having their six year old still believe that all boys were gross and she wasn't about to argue either. When they pulled into the parking lot, Quinn was the first one to pul off her seat belt and she was quick to get out as soon as the car was in park and unbuckled Anna to lift her up out of her seat and into her arms. After closing the door behind them, she waited for Sam to join them and grabbed his hand with her own, lacing their fingers together. "Let's do this," she began and took a deep breath before walking into the office and signing in at the front desk.
SAM: He exited the car and waited until Quinn and Anna were out before he locked it. He walked around to the other side of the car and extended his hand when he saw that she was reaching for it. He knew she was just as excited as he was if not more so. He gave her hand a gentle squeeze and flashed a quick smile in her direction when she said "let's do this." He was ready to go in and find out the sex of their baby. He knew it was going to be a few minutes before they were actually called into the office, but he hoped it wasn't going to be too long. As they approached the door, with his free hand, Sam opened the door and allowed Quinn to walk in before he did without disconnecting their hands. However, he removed his hand from hers when they entered the waiting room. Sam took Anna from Quinn's arms and into his own while she signed them in. "I'm going to find us seats," Sam whispered quietly as she talked to the woman behind the counter. The place was more crowded than he expected, but he managed to find three consecutive seats towards the back wall. Sam took a seat and waited for Quinn to join him and Anna.
QUINN: As soon as they made it to the car, Quinn placed Anna into her car seat and buckled her in. In just a few years, she would no longer need a car seat, and that made Quinn a little sad when she thought about it. Needless to say, she pushed the thought out of her mind and walked around the car to get into the passenger's seat. After buckling up her own seat belt, she rested a hand on her belly and glanced over at Sam as he pulled out of the parking lot. It made her smile, listening to the conversation between the two of them and Quinn just had to jump in. "And Mommy thinks she has a little girl in her tummy. What do you want, sweetie? A little brother or sister?" Quinn had a feeling she already knew what the answer would be since Anna still swore up and down that all boys except for her Dad, had cooties. "A little sister!" she said happily and then crinkled up her nose, looking very similar to Quinn as she did. "Boys are gross." Quinn couldn't help but laugh and then glanced over at Sam. "There you have it, Daddy."
SAM: His eyes glanced at the review mirror and he saw Anna scrunch up her nose in a very Quinn-like way that made him smile. Somehow, Sam wasn't surprised at all that Anna wanted a little sister. He knew she thought boys were gross (Sam didn't have a problem with that, though), but he hoped that she wouldn't be disappointed if she found out she was going to have a little brother. Sam noticed that Quinn looked at him and just began to shake his head slightly. Instead of addressing her, he decided to address Anna. "I'm not gross, am I, Anna?" Sam asked, pretending to be a little sad by her statement. Anna started to shake her head and said, "No Daddy! You're not gross!" Sam laughed a little bit. "Then your little brother won't be gross, either." Anna crinkled her nose again. "No! He'll have cooties!" Sam shook his head, holding back a laugh. "Well, we're almost there so we'll find out if you're having a brother or sister." In a few minutes, Sam pulled up into the parking lot of the doctor's office. "We're here!" Sam couldn't describe the feeling in his stomach with anything besides excitement. Yes, he wanted to find out if he won the bet, but he really just wanted to know what they were having and they were just a few minutes from finding out.
QUINN: She loved how excited Anna was to know whether she would be having a younger brother or sister. Quinn was honestly worried that Anna would get only child syndrome and be jealous another baby was coming into their lives. It still could happen too. The closer they got to the due date and the more new baby stuff started coming into the house, the six year old could start to realize that she wasn't the only little girl in her parents lives anymore, but for now, she was grateful that all three of them were excited and ready for this appointment. "Then let's get going," she smiled and lifted Anna into her arms to carry her downstairs. "Do you want to drive, Daddy?" Quinn asked as they waited for the elevator to take them to the lobby and then out of the building. "Or should we catch a cab?"Either way, they just had to make sure they were on time. This was one appointment none of them wanted to miss.
SAM: Sam was glad that Anna was so excited about being a big sister. He hoped that didn’t change as time went on. He remembered how jealous Stevie was once Stacey was born and started to take all of the attention away. Hell, Sam was even jealous when Stevie was born. Not every child is immediately accepting of their younger sibling when their parents start to focus on the younger one more. Of course Sam and Quinn weren’t going to ignore Anna once Sammy Jr. was born, but things weren’t going to be all about her all the time anymore. Since he was well aware that Anna loved things being all about her, he was a little concerned about how things were going to go once their son or daughter was born. Sam followed beside Quinn as she led them to the elevators. “Yeah, I’ll drive,” he said in response with a nod. It would be easier for him to drive instead of trying to get a cab to and from the doctor’s office. Once they made it to the car, Sam climbed into the driver’s seat while Quinn buckled Anna up in her seat. Sam started the car and pulled away from the parking lot. “So Anna,” Sam addressed the five year old, trying to make some conversation as they drove. “What do you think Mommy has in her tummy right now? A little boy or a little girl?” Anna was quiet for a little bit. “I don’t know, Daddy,” she responded, smiling. Sam took a quick glance at Quinn. “Well, Daddy thinks Mommy has a little boy in her tummy.”
QUINN: Quinn was beyond excited for their appointment today, and that was putting it lightly. She couldn't keep still and even though she just cleaned the entire apartment the other day, she found herself scrubbing the floors and dusting the shelves in order to keep herself busy. After waiting for 18 weeks, they were going to find out if Sammy Jr was a boy or a girl and as much as she wanted to win the bet, she wanted to see their little baby and find out what they are having even more. It was such a magical moment during pregnancy and the last time wasn't nearly as amazing as it should have been. This time, they knew they were keeping their baby and finding out the sex of the baby would lead into buying clothes, toys, and other necessities that a baby boy or girl would need. Finally, the time came for them to head out. Anna was all ready to go with her Elsa book bag filled with some toys and coloring materials to keep her occupied during the appointment. Quinn had comfy clothes on, her hair up in a messy bun, and flip flops on. The two of them were sitting on the couch, impatiently waiting for Sam. "Daddy!" Anna called and Quinn couldn't help but smile. "Yeah, Daddy. Hurry up!"
SAM: Sam honestly couldn't wait for this appointment. He's been waiting for this appointment since he learned that Quinn was pregnant. He still vividly remembered when they went to the appointment to find out what Anna was. And whenever he thought about it, he remembered the bittersweet moment when they found out it was a girl. Back then they didn’t think they were going to keep her, so knowing the sex of their baby only made their situation worse. However, everything was different this time around. They were adults now and they could support themselves on their own. They could keep this baby. When they found out the sex, they could cheer and celebrate the fact that they were going to have a little boy or girl. Like Quinn, Sam was just excited to find out what they were having. He did think they were going to have a little boy, but he honestly didn’t mind what they had. He wouldn’t even be mad if he lost the bet because that meant that he was going to have another daughter to take care of. He wasn’t looking forward to doing what Quinn wanted him to do, but it was only for 24 hours. When the time came for them to leave, Sam couldn’t help but chuckle at Anna yelling his name, followed by Quinn. He didn’t think they were leaving until later, so when he was just slouching around instead of getting ready this morning. “Alright, alright,” Sam said as he came out of the bedroom, still adjusting his clothes. “I’m ready to go.” Sam looked down to Anna with a smile on his face. "Are you ready to find out if you're going to have a little brother or sister?" Anna started to nod her head vigorously. "Yeah!" she exclaimed.