An add on for Winding Road, but can easily be read by its self.
Rating: PG for theme
Summary: A new Addition is welcomed for Isaac and Taylor.
Beautiful was the only word Isaac Hanson could describe the sight in front of him, Taylor holding their new son. A surprise for them after a few days in Monicera an alternate realm they lived in from time to time, and unintentional especially 2 days before the new tour. “Ike I don’t want to postpone the tour, but I don’t want to lose the baby.” Taylor had said just over a week ago as they sat in the large house in Tulsa that housed their large family.
“I think I know something we can do, its very risky and doesn’t always work.” Kate said as she looked at Natalie who nodded.
“Do you still have Joseph’s necklace from when you renewed your vows?” Natalie asked as Taylor nodded as she continued.
“OK wearing it here could keep your pregnancy going, but be aware that you have a very high risk of miscarriage and premature birth outside of Monicera.” Taylor again nodded as Isaac’s hand rested on top of his a smile slipping across his face.
Isaac smiled as he lightly kissed Taylor’s forehead resting on his shoulder. His newborn son curled against his chest sleeping away, Taylor looked up at him, his sleepy blue eyes locked with Isaac’s. “Sleep sweetheart.” Isaac whispered adding “They’ll be here in the morning.” He was speaking of their families, shortly after Taylor gave birth on the bus Isaac snapped a picture of their son sending it to Nikki, Natalie, Kate and their mother Diana. Phone calls started minutes later wanting to know his name.
Taylor’s pregnancy had been well hidden not even detectable to the naked eye or even up close with a few slight alterations to his clothes of course. Things had to be explained to a few of the crew the only ones who knew the truth were themselves and anyone who road on the bus with them. Becca had even tried to devise a birth plan but with no access to anything for pain Taylor decided just to ride it all out.
It was a few hours before the evenings show when his pains started, very dull in his lower back but he mostly over looked them until they started to get stronger right before the show started. Taylor did his best to shake them off as he carried on for the night. Not 15 minutes after walking off stage a pain struck so sharp, Taylor’s knees buckled and he collapsed on the bus. Isaac ran ahead as he saw Taylor go down as Zac tried to help him, Isaac quickly ducked his head back outside letting the fans who witnessed the fall know Taylor was ok. Zac helped him up on the couch as Isaac stepped back in hurrying to him.
“Baby what’s wrong, what happen Taylor?” He asked as he petted him, a whimper escaped his lips as he grasped his stomach.
“Sweetheart is the baby coming?” He asked softly as Taylor nodded another sharp pain spiking up his spine.
“We need to go start getting the back set up.” Zac said to Becca as the two got up heading to the small area on the back of the bus where Isaac and Taylor usually spent most of their alone time.
Isaac help Taylor to his feet as they headed to the bunks, Taylor cried out mid way as his knees buckled, Isaac locked his arms to keep him from falling.
“It’s gonna be over soon sweetheart, just come on ok let me get you to the back, and before you know it the baby be here and it will be all over.” Isaac said softly rubbing his back.
“There so sharp, why are they so sharp?” Taylor said as his brothers helped him up and to the bunk area. “It means you’ve been in labor long before this afternoon when your back started bothering you.” Zac said as he looked at Isaac asking “When was his last contraction?” Isaac groaned as he said “I forgot to time it.”
With Isaac and Taylor in the bunks Zac scurried back to the backroom to help finish setting up the make shift delivery room, He reached in to one of the spare bunks pulling out towels and blankets and hurried back to Becca.
“Come on, its gonna be ok.” Isaac said as helped Taylor to the back in nothing but a T-shirt and a towel wrapped around his waist. Becca and Zac help him down on the four large folded towels as Becca moved letting Zac take over to help with the delivery. “How far apart are they Ike?” he said as Becca lay a towel on his shoulder. “Two minutes.” Taylor yelped as he said. “My water broke.” Isaac slipped his arm around Taylor’s shoulders to help support him a little as Zac looked up at him “Taylor you’ve not been pushing have you?” he asked as Taylor shook his head Zac looked up.
“Yeah well, the baby is almost out, by about 3 centimeters. Ok, push on the next contraction Tay big push ok?” Taylor nodded complying to the request only seconds later squeezing Isaac’s hand as Becca wiped away sweat that had already been running down his face along with a few tears.
“Good Job Tay, stop unless your still having the contraction, if you are then push again just like you did.” Zac said wiping away a little fluid leaking out. Taylor whines as he gives another push, the baby’s head coming into view. “Great Job Tay your almost there” Zac says listening to Taylor trying to relax he watches him tense as he pushes again bringing the baby’s head into his hands, He carefully flexes the head upward like he had watched in a birthing video Kate had to watch when she was pregnant with Sheppard.
“Last one Tay come on.” Zac said Taylor whines as he ducked his head against Isaac’s neck as he begged “No, Oh god please.” Isaac turned his eyes to meet his as he said “Its Ok Taylor, just think about that baby about to be in your arms.” Taylor tightly gripped Isaac’s hand as another contraction hit.
“Push Taylor, come on baby Push.” Isaac said petting him a slight screech escaped his lips as a pain filled scream escaped next. Zac grabbed the towel from his shoulder taking the baby by its neck, the shoulders were loose and he carefully pulled as cries filled the small room, Taylor open his eyes as tears stung them. A boy, Zac lay him against his chest as Isaac dried him off wrapping him up in his towel, Becca handed Zac a few bobby pins to use as clamps for the cord as Isaac smiled kissing the new mother. “I love you.” He said softly as Zac teased. “Ike Come on he just had a baby don’t make another on the spot.” Becca and Zac laughed as Isaac looked at him holding up the back his hand and saying “You know what this is little brother?” He curled in all fingers but his middle one as he added “A Flock of These!” Becca tried to resist collapsing in the floor from laughing so hard as Taylor groaned “We’re surrounded by crazies!” he said to the baby boy who had calm down and just seem to stare up at him, he had Isaac’s eyes and button nose, Taylor’s fat cheeks and lips.
Isaac smiled kissing Taylor’s temple as he said “What do you want to name him?” Taylor’s blue eyes sparkled as his mind went to someone precious they had lost before he got pregnant with twin girls who were now 15.
“Joseph, Joseph Walker Hanson.” Taylor whispered as he kissed the little boys hand, as Zac handed Isaac a pair of sheers. Isaac smiled as he found a piece of the cord close to baby Joseph’s body that was clamped and began to snip as he started to fuss. “Hey, its ok Joey.” Taylor said as he petted him. Isaac smiled as he settled back next to Taylor after getting his phone from his bunk. Taylor lay a gentle kiss on Joey’s head as Isaac snapped the picture, sending it out his wife, mom, half brother Jeremy, and sisters in law.
“We’ll need to stop at a hospital and get his shots and birth certificate.” Taylor said resting his head on Isaac’s shoulder, Isaac nodded his head as he picked up Joey holding him for the first time. “Hey Joey, I’m your daddy.” Isaac said as Joey gave a light grunt as he open his eyes. Isaac gently kissed his cheek as he turn to Taylor and said “I’m so proud of you.” He softly kiss Taylor as Zac stepped out returning with a diaper, blanket, and Taylor a pair of Pj’s, as Becca carried a small dish tub of water.
With Becca’s help Isaac carefully help Taylor stand, Becca picked up the slightly bloody towels tying them up in plastic bag to later be burned. Isaac help him slide on his boxers and pants, he decided to leave on his shirt. Isaac help him sit back down on the floor as he pulled the small dish tub over, splashing a little on the carpet. Zac smiled as he handed Isaac the newborn. Isaac lay him on the floor as he unwrapped the towel. “The water is perfect Zac.” Taylor said as he dipped his hand it just to be safe, knowing well enough Zac wouldn’t do anything like that on purpose.
Isaac supported Joey’s head as Taylor poured handfuls of water over him as he just looked up at the two. Isaac caught Taylor by surprise with a kiss as he giggled.
They had just settled into their hotel room, Taylor had fallen to sleep when Isaac picked up Joey heading to the hospital in Monicera, Zac agreed to stay behind in case Taylor woke up. He was only gone 15 minutes when he returned with Joey slightly fussy and his birth certificate and baby bracelet.
With the two back, Zac retreated to his hotel room as Isaac made a bottle for Joey. Taylor began to stir as he smiled. “Hey mama, how you feeling?” Isaac said softly as he sat next to the bed Taylor sat up carefully hissing at the sore muscles in his stomach from just over an hour before.
“Baby you got it or do you need help?” Isaac said concered as he sat Joey’s bottle down on the night stand placing his pillow behind Taylor as he said “I got it”
Joey began to fuss as he Isaac gave him back his bottle, Balancing the bottle with his chin, Isaac grabbed some decoration pillows they had set aside when he and Zac were helping Taylor get in bed, He sat one of the large ones behind Taylor as he place another behind himself. Isaac sat back as he took the bottle back in his hand, watching his hungry son suck it down greedily. Taylor scooted closer as he rested his head on Isaac’s shoulder he let out a yawn as Isaac smiled saying “Go back to sleep, I’ve got everything taken care of.”
Taylor nodded as he smirked whispering “How were we blessed with something so beautiful?” he reached over softly petting the newborn who had just finished his bottle and was starting to go to sleep. “I’m looking at something beautiful that helped create it.” Isaac said Taylor just smirked as he said “Funny so am I.” Isacc chuckled as he lean in for a kiss. Baby Joey started to fuss as the two parted, Taylor looked down at his little boy as he said “Sweetheart whats wrong?” Isaac gave his son to Taylor as he lay the little boy against his chest lightly kissing the top of his head. As the proud parents sat there resting in the comfortable silence that surrounded them, Taylor look down realizing his son was fast asleep. He was exhausted even though he had gotten some sleep he felt like he could sleep for weeks. He looked up at Isaac as his sweet husband whispered “Sleep sweetheart, they’ll be here in the morning.” Taylor nodded as he smiled letting his eyes close finally drifting off.
Once he was sure Taylor was asleep, Isaac carefully scooped up his son, carrying him to the portable crib Zac had set up while he was gone. “Goodnight sweetheart.” he whispers as he carefully lay his son down. Petting him only for a minute as he pulled a little blanket up to his tiny chest. Isaac changed into his pjs as he streched out next to Taylor who never seemed so angelic in his life, Isaac knew he might not get much sleep but he would rather get up to get Joey than Taylor do it.
Isaac rubbed the sleep from his eyes as he looked at the clock just after nine. He sat up in the bed surprised to find Taylor sitting with Joey giving him a bottle. “Honey what are doing up? Let me take care of him, you need to rest.” He said climbing out of bed, Taylor only chuckled as he said “I had just got out of the shower when I heard him, I wanted you to sleep.” Isaac only smiled back as he wrapped his arms around Taylor’s neck kissing his temple as and asked “How do you feel?” Taylor groaned as he asked “Do you want the honest answer or the safe answer?” Isaac looked at him as he chuckled “The safe answer?” Taylor giggled “Same as the honest answer; Sore as hell.” Isaac laughed as he kissed his neck. “I love you so much.”He whispered. Taylor smiled as he lean his head back against Isaac’s shoulder, receiving a kiss on the cheek.
Isaac met him for a kiss he said “I’m getting in the shower, and please get back in the bed?” Taylor chuckled as he said “Help me before you go?” Isaac nodded as he took Joey laying him on the large king size bed, he began to fuss as he took Taylor by the hand being careful not to harm his still exhausted body. He listen to him hiss as he stood up holding his stomach, the two took small steps as he helped him to the bed. Once in and the comforter draped over him, Isaac smiled kissing his son’s head as he lay him back in Taylor’s arms, Taylor calm him down as Isaac stole another kiss running off for a shower.
Taylor smiled as he heard a knock on the door, Isaac running to answer it as the family stepped in, Isaac’s wife Nikki and their sons Everette and Monroe, Taylor’s wife Natalie with their four kids Ezra, Penny, River and Viggo, Zac’s wife Kate and their son Sheppard. Zac followed in with his mother Diana and father Walker, his sisters Jessica, Avery, and Zoe, and younger brother Mackenzie or Mac as they mostly called him. The last few in were their half brother Jeremy and Isaac and Taylor’s kids, Dylan and Connor followed by the twin girls Frankie and TJ.
Natalie was the first over to see Joey as she kissed Taylor saying “He’s beautiful, I’m so proud of you.” she giggled as she reached over petting Joey who slept soundly amidst all the ruckus of voices. Diana reached in carefully picking up her new grandson as Walker and Jeremy sat on the bed talking to Taylor. “Mom would have loved his name.” Jeremy said as Walker smiled. “Joseph was on my mind after he was born so I thought it would be a good name.” Taylor said as he yawned Walker only laughed saying “Go back to sleep if you need to we’d all understand.” Taylor chuckled as he nodded, letting his eyes close a sleep before he even realized.
Isaac smiled as he picked up his phone holding it up, recording the little boy who was almost 6 months old. “Joey,Joey!” he said as Taylor got his attention pointing to the camera as the little boy turn to his father. Natalie quickly snapped the picture as Joey smiled, laughed, and turned away. Everyone busted out laughing as Isaac saved the video, the band was on a break from recording and touring for the holidays as they would start it all over again after the new year. Nikki smiled as Joey reached out to her as she took him, Isaac slipped up behind Taylor wrapping his arms around his waist.
“Are you two planning anymore kids?” Kate asked.
“I think I’m good, I have technically nine kids, Ike’s tied with mom and dad.” Taylor giggled as Isaac said “Well we’ll see about that.”
“uh huh yeah just like we’ll see about you having the next ones, I’m out of commission for a while.” Issac smirked “No your not, not after a few hours ago.” he laughed as he said “You might as well tell them, they’ve seen the cross by now I’m sure.” Taylor rolled his eyes as he said “Horn Dog”