When they got there, Karen noticed a lot more cars on the road but didn't think about it since they seemed to be spaced out for the other houses. Sidney held onto her as they went inside only to be met by loud voices.
"SURPRISE!" Karen jumped a little as players, their wifes or girlfriends, Karen's friends and both her and Sidney's parents were all standing around.
"I knew something had to be up with all the extra cars on the street. What's everyone doing here?"
"It's an impromtu surprise party to congratulate you on having the babies" Billy spoke up as he gave her a kiss.
"Plus its a belated baby shower since your son and daughter couldn't wait for you to have one first" his wife chimed in.
"Oh wow, thank you guys for coming." Karen briefly looked around and smiled seeing Jordan and Britnie standing there together. She looked to Sid who just shrugged his shoulders and kissed her before leading her into the living room to sit down.
"My baby girl" Karen's mom sat down beside her and gave her a hug "you have your family."
"I know. I've dreamed of this for how long?"
"Pretty much since Brit was born and you claimed her as your own."
"Hi baby" her dad came over to hug her "you feeling ok?"
"Yeah daddy, I'm good."
"So how are they?"
"They're good. Getting stronger but they want to keep them the full month until they are completely sure they're ready to come home."
"Do either of them look like me?"
"No, they look more like Sidney but once you get a hold of them, I'm sure they'll be picking up some traits from their grandfather."
The rest of the time, Karen got hugs and congratualtions from everyone and she saw the pile of presents for the babies that she was told she could open later at her leisure. A little while later, Karen needed to go to the bathroom and Sidney helped her walk there and to her tone, he left her alone and went back to the party. When Karen was done, she came out and walked gingerly into the kitchen to be met by Jordan.
"Thanks. Good to see you and Brit happily together."
"We should be happy, I asked her to marry me."
Karen stood there shocked "well then congratulations go out to you too."
Jordan took a step closer to her and Karen knew he would't hurt her standing her ground "thanks and you know what this means, I will always be around since we'll be one big happy family." He kissed her cheek before leaving her alone. She stood there for a minute before getting her drink and making her way out into the living room.
"You ok?" Sidney said running to her side.
"Are you going to be this annoying until I'm better?"
"I could be" he said as they both laughed, helping her sit down.
"So Karen" Vero started "do you know what names you have picked out?"
"Well when I found out I was having twins..."
"And kept that from me" Sidney interrupted.
"I thought about it a lot. I had two boy names and two girl names picked out and just needed to wait until they joined us to see which ones I needed."
"Can we know them?" Geno yelled out.
Karen looked at everyone "Ok, the girl will be named after both of our moms" she said seeing them look at each other "so her name will be Trina Nicole Crosby." Karen saw their moms smile through the tears they were now crying.
"And the boy" her dad asked with hope in not only his eyes, but Troy's as well.
"I don't want to disappoint you but I thought long and hard about this. I hope you understand that this was the most appropriate name for our son...Sidney Patrick Crosby Jr" she said looking at Sidney as she said the name.
"Baby, you don't....we don't need...I can't...."he said getting speechless.
"Son, it's the best honor a man can have" Troy told him as Karen's dad agreed.
"Please tell me you agree with those names Sid?"
He looked at her with tears in his eyes "I definitely agree to the names baby." Sidney kissed her to the awws of the crowd. Everyone stayed for about another two hours then left them alone for the night.
Sidney had taken the trash out and came back to see Karen sitting on the couch lost in thought. She saw him come in and motioned for him to sit with her.
"Thank you for putting all this together for me."
"Well everyone kept asking how you were so I figured if they all came over to see you they'd stop badgering me about it."
Karen laughed "sorry for being burden for our friends to worry about."
"That's my job...to worry about you" he said putting her hair behind her ear. "I don't think you'll ever know how scared I was when I heard you were in the hospital. For a moment, I thought I lost you."
"You're not getting rid of me that easily."
"Good because I don't want to" he said kissing her "and you didn't have to name our son after me."
"Yes I did. When you wheeled me in there today I saw you in him. That was the only name that fit."
"And I think you made our moms' lifetime."
"And disappointed our dads."
"I don't think they minded once they heard the name you chose."
"Well just promise me you'll let little Sidney get stable on his little legs before you stuff his baby feet into skates."
"I'll start him when my dad started me" he said as Karen chuckled.
"I guess we have a month to get the nursery finished huh?"
"Well now that they're here, we can really get it done right."
"How about you do Sidney's side and I'll do Trina Nicole's side?"
"That is a deal baby." Sidney leaned in and kissed her before helping her up and leading her upstairs to go to bed after a long day.