Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. You guys are all the greatest. I appreciate every one of you. Much of the rest of this story is told much as writings in a diary. So the writing will be in italics. They are written from Nick and Catherine's POV. I will put who is writing each and will also tell when the story is not part of a journal writing. Enjoy! Nick's Diary I decided to start writing about the pregnancy in a diary. I know it's not really a GUY thing to do, but Cath decided to keep one, so I thought I should to. She said that it would be a cool thing for the baby to read when it's older. She also said that sometimes feelings are easier to write about. I just laughed at her when she told me about that. I don't think she appreciated the laughter though. I got a really bad look from her afterwards. So, even though it's not something I really want to do, I love her enough to give it a go. I don't really know where to start, so I guess I'll just start from the beginning. Your mom and I have known each other for a long time. Nearly forever. She would roll her eyes at that one. She says that makes her feel old when I say that. I just laugh and tell her that it's true. Even though she is older than me, she's still one of the prettiest women I've ever known. I've loved her for nearly as long as I've known her. She'll probably say that I had a crush on her, but it was no crush. When you get older, you'll realize the difference. A crush is fleeting. Something that, given time, can be overcome. Real love is something that no matter how much you try to deny it, can't be forgotten or ignored. When I first found out about you, I was the happiest man on earth. I never thought I'd had a child of my own. Let alone with the woman I love more than life itself. I always thought families were for someone else. Not me. I was too independent for children. Then I fell in love with your mom and I could see myself as a husband and a father. We already had Lindsey. I always considered her my daughter. If not by blood, then by love. Your mom smiles when I tell her that. Then she usually kisses me on the nose and tells me that, that's one of the many things she loves most about me. I tell her to list the others and she smiles and kisses me and tells me that there are too many things to list. We met at work and work was my first love. Even during the bad times, I wouldn't do anything else. Putting the bad guys behind bars is a passion of mine and your mom's. It's what we live for. Keeping the city safe for you and your sister is the most important thing to us. After we found out about you, I went to work and wore a silly grin all night. Finally Greg and Warrick asked me what was wrong with me. It was then that I told them about you. I swear I'd never felt so complete before. Then that same night your mom started having problems. I've never been so scared in my life. I drove to the hospital like my life depended on it. Truth be told, it did. Even though I'd never thought about having a family, I knew that I wanted you. Your mom was so scared that night. She held my hand the whole way to the hospital. She never told me how scared she was, but I could tell. She was so quiet, and your mom's never quiet. Boy I hope she doesn't ever read this, she would NOT be amused by that. I'd be in trouble for sure. Anyway, I'd worked myself into a frenzy and had to be hospitalized myself. I awoke to see your mom sitting beside me. I'd never been so glad to see her in my life. Even though she was going through hell, she was still worried sick about me. I thought that was charming. After we got out of the hospital, your mom was on bed rest. She told me that I was driving her crazy. I probably was. I was just worried sick about her and only wanted to make sure everything was alright. She told me that she appreciated my concern, but I was driving her crazy. I promised to ease off, if she promised me that she was going to take it easy. Not an easy job for you mom. She can't relax for very long. She's usually off and running all the time. That's one of the things I love about her. She never backs down from a challenge. It drives some people crazy, but not me. One thing your going to know soon is that your mom is an amazing lady. She loves fiercely and is like a tiger when someone she loves is threatened. If you are half as tenacious as her, then I am going to be in for the ride of my life. Signing off, Your Daddy Nick Okay, you know the drill. Hate it? Love it? Either way, let me know.