The honeymoon days for Clara and Claudio were spent with both of them relaxing and preparing for the new baby to arrive, which would be sooner than both of them thought.
While Clara was at work, her first day back since the wedding, her water broke in the office and her boss rushed her home because the contractions started to pick up.
Claudio rushed outside and helped Clara upstairs to the nursery,
“You can do it babe! I’m here for you, even though I can’t feel your pain I can be like a cheerleader!”
The pain was more than Clara expected but soon enough she gave birth to a healthy baby boy who they decided to name Cullen.
Claudio was so proud of his little family that for a while he couldn’t help but look on at them together. He had a beautiful wife, and a baby boy now. It was almost like a dream.
Claudio walked over to the bassinet and picked up Cullen while Clara was organizing the diapers and bottles,
“Hey there tough guy. You were a little surprise baby, you know that? Me and your Mom love you all the same. I can’t believe I’m your Dad and I helped to make you...that’s pretty wild, huh?
After setting down a yawning and sleepy eyed Cullen, Claudio walked over and pulled Clara into a deep kiss,
“You are the best thing I could have ever asked for, you know that? Now how about we maybe go celebrate the birth of little Cullen in our own special way, hm?”
Clara giggled and pushed Claudio away teasingly,
“I’ll race ya!”
Unfortunately that would be the last time Claudio ever held Cullen as a baby. His touring for his music career had taken off right after he released his hit song “Rose Petals”, dedicated to Clara, during their wedding. He was gone most of the time which left Clara, Harley and Mason to care for the little one.
Clara was happy that his career was taking off but when most of her nights were filled with caring for a crying baby and then going back to an empty bed, it takes a toll on a person.