B&B Recap: Nicole Hands Her Baby To Maya

Nicole gets ready to give birth.

Nicole gets ready to give birth.

Admittedly "ready to pop," Nicole savors her last moments before going into labor. The emotional surrogate mom breathes heavily while surrounded with loved ones, including her mother.

"I am so proud of you," Vivian tells her daughter. "We all are," echoes Maya.

 
Maya anticipates motherhood.

Maya anticipates motherhood.

Maya and Rick support and hold onto Nicole, encouraging her through the first stages of labor.

"We're all here for you, kiddo," Maya tells her sister. "You're amazing."
Nicole's mind is elsewhere.

Nicole's mind is elsewhere.

Amidst her labor pains, Nicole can't help but think of Zende. But when her mother offers to call him, Nicole quickly shoots down the prospect.

"He's probably with Sasha," she laments. "Zende has a whole other life now."
Nicole's labor begins.

Nicole's labor begins.

With her family all around her, Nicole goes through labor. With deep breaths, she delivers a beautiful and healthy baby girl. A grateful Nicole then smiles and embraces her mother by her side.

Meanwhile, Zende quietly slips into the corner of the hospital room to be there during the momentous occasion.