I was perfectly content sleeping next to my one and only love. When I woke up I noticed that Edward held me in his arms while he was still sleeping. I didn't want to get up, but I felt the urge to vomit. I wiggled my way out of his arms and raced off to the bathroom. I wasn't sure why I was sick all of a sudden. I moved away from the toilet hoping I was done vomiting. I went to the sink and rinsed my mouth out before I brushed my teeth. I walked back into the bedroom and laid next to Edward.
"Are you all right, love?" The sweet voice of my husband asked.
"I think so. I feel fine now, just a little bit of an upset stomach." I assured him. I wormed my way back into his strong embrace. I smiled up at him and kissed his lips briefly. He kissed my forehead. It was only four in the morning, so we tried going back to sleep. I awoke to the sound of his alarm clock going off.
"Do you have to go to work today?" I asked.
"Yes." He chuckled. "I have to teach inquiring minds about the baroque era."
I shook my head at him while trying to hold in my laughter. He was a band conductor and teaches many music appreciation classes. He didn't have to work if he didn't want to, because his family has quite a bit of money. He said the only time he would want their money, is if he has tried every job possible and couldn't keep a job. We all knew Edward was good at everything, so holding a job would be the least of his problems.
"Bella, I have to get ready. Will you please let go of me?" He chuckled again at my death grip around his waist. "I don't want to leave my sick wife, but I have to earn some money so I can take care of her."
"Edward, I'm fine and I know you have to go." I pouted.
Edward went and got ready for work. He came back out wearing a pair of dressy black pants, a navy blue shirt with his piano tie. I never really understood why teachers had to dress up Monday through Thursday. What made Friday so special? I started to giggle at my thoughts and knew that they would sound ridiculous out loud.
"What are you giggling about, my dear Bella?"
"Nothing much." Did I want to ask the question in my head? No I think I'll save myself the embarrassment. Edward walked over to me and captured my lips within his. When he broke the kiss off, we were both gasping for air. I smiled up at him.
"I love you Edward. Have fun at work."
"I love you too. I can't promise today will be fun for the students." He laughed as he walked out. "I'll see you tonight."
"Okay." I replied not knowing if he heard or not.
I was in the shower when it dawned on me, I might be pregnant. My period was late by almost a week and a half. I finished up in the shower and got ready to go to the store. I need to buy so many things for the house and now pregnancy tests.
I went out to my newly bought BMW X5 that Edward had insisted on buying me. I've only had it for a week. It was a nice vehicle, but I missed driving my truck.
I drove out of town to go to a drug store where no one knew me. When I got to the drug store, I grabbed a hand basket and went and tried to find the pregnancy tests. There were so many to choose from. I didn't know which one would be best, but I also didn't want to ask for help in picking the best one. So I bought the ones I have heard of in commercials: First Response, Clear Blue, E.P.T, and Clear Choice. I went straight to the checkout, to purchase the test. The cashier smiled at me and rang them up.
"That will be $62.37."
Wow I couldn't believe how expensive they were. I grabbed my credit card and swiped it through the little machine and punched in my pin number.
"Here you go." The cashier said handing the bag with test to me.
"Thanks." I smiled and rushed out of the store to my car. I put the test in the glove compartment. I put my seat belt on and started the car.
I proceeded to drive back to Forks and go shopping for the rest of the stuff we needed in the house. I arrived at the one and only grocery store in town. I went in and grabbed a cart. I went to the meat department and carefully examined the meat, looking for the freshest. I was picky when it came to how the meat looked. I bought many of the family size packages of hamburger. I bought a few packages of chicken breast and fish.
I went through the aisles and brought what I needed in order to stock the pantry. I made my way to the health and body part of the store. I bought shampoo, soap, Edward's vitamins, toothpaste, and new toothbrushes.
I went to go pay for the items in my cart when I bumped into Jacob.
"Hi Bella, it's been awhile since I've seen you. How are you?"
"I'm good. And you?"
"Well I will be getting married in a month."
"That's great. I'm so happy for you. Who is she?" As soon as that left my mouth, there was a tall brunette, with a tan complexion wrapping her arms around his waist.
"Oh this is Jennifer Eves. The one I'm marrying."
I shook my head and introduced myself. "Hi I'm Bella Cullen."
"Nice to meet you. As Jake said I'm Jennifer Eves soon to be black." She giggled.
"I'm happy for the both of you. We should get together sometime soon."
"Yeah I would like that." I wrote down my cell phone number on a piece of paper and handed it to him.
"I have to go, but it was a pleasure running into you here."
"Okay, bye Bells."
I felt very awkward running into Jake like that. I pushed that out of my head and proceeded to the counter to pay.
"How are you today Bella?" Jessica Stanley asked. She was the cashier.
"I've been better. How are you?"
"I'm tired, but good. That'll be $74.93."
I pulled out my wallet and paid cash for everything.
"Have a great day." Jessica said as I was leaving.
"You too!" I pushed the cart out to the car and loaded everything in. I took the cart back into the store. When I got back to the car I noticed that I had left the door behind the driver's side open a little bit. I went over and shut it. I got back in the car and drove home.
I brought everything in and put it away. I sat down on our blue couch and watched the afternoon news. There was a portion on the Forks High School band and their wonderful conductor.
"This is one of the top bands in the state of Washington. They will be competing in statewide competition next week. How do you think your band will do?" The reported asked Edward.
"I believe our band has what it takes to come on top. It's up to them, if they want the title of best band in the state bad enough they will work hard enough to get it."
I smiled at Edward's comment. My sudden sickness came back. I ran to the bathroom and vomited. I had forgot about the pregnancy test I had bought. I rinsed my mouth out and went to the car to get the tests.
I went up to the master bathroom. I took all the boxes out of the bag and laid them on the counter. I was nervous about taking the tests. Just get a hold of yourself Bella. It's not like you and Edward don't want children. I told myself. We did want children we just didn't want them for another couple of years.
Edward and I have been married for five years. I was eighteen and he was nineteen when we were married. I'm now twenty-three and he is twenty-four. This is about the age most people feel comfortable starting a family.
After talking to myself I decided it was time to take the tests. I followed the instructions carefully. I laid them down on the floor because it said to put them on a flat surface. I went outside and threw the boxes to the test in the outside trashcan. I sat on the couch and waited ten minutes. I slowly walked up to the bathroom and looked at all the tests. They all said that I was pregnant.
I didn't know whether to cry or jump up and down for joy. My body decided on tears of joy. I was happy in one way and a little disappointed in another, but happiness had the biggest part of me. I was having a child with my loving and kind husband. I knew everything would be fine. Everyone expected us to start a family years ago.
I went downstairs and made dinner. I made meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. I was excited and nervous about telling Edward. I set the table and waited for Edward to come home. The oven dinged right when Edward walked in the door.
"Perfect timing." I said.
"No, it's perfect planning on your part." He smiled and came over to me a kissed my forehead.
We sat down at the table to eat our dinner.
"Did you watch the news today?" Edward asked.
"Yes, I think it's great that your band will be competing for that 'best band of the state' title."
"I know. Frankly I think we are. The bigger schools couldn't even play the music I have my band playing."
"That's just because you are a great band director and you believe in those kids."
"I do. They have so much talent and they never fail to amaze me, just like my wife." He smiled at me and I returned the smile.
There was a silent moment. I knew this would be the best time to tell him.
"Edward, I have some good news to tell you as well."
"Okay, go ahead and tell me." He smiled his heart-melting smile.
He started at me for the longest time without saying a word. I began to worry at how he would react when he started talking.
"Edward?" I asked, snapping him out of his daze.
"Oh honey that's great." He got up and ran over to me and hugged me. "I am so happy."
"Why did it take you so long to respond?" I questioned.
"You left me speechless. You know I wanted children. This has been the second best day of my life."
"The second? What was the first?"
"The day I married you, silly." He chuckled.
I was pleased to see him so happy. I knew life couldn't get any better than this.
A/N: I know this chapter was long. I promise the next chapter will be better! Thanks for reading. Please Review and let me know what you think.