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For the epilogue, I think you guys should listen to 'Unborn Heart' by Dan Hill. It's what I listened to while writing this. =]
Life is great.
Edward thought that his condo was too small if we were going to get married and start a family. So, the instant I agreed, he contacted a Realtor. Within the first two weeks, just before our wedding, Edward and I moved into a house near Esme and Carlisle's lot. The house was perfect. Big, but alright. It was spacious.
Nine months ago, after our honeymoon in the secluded islands of Bora Bora, I found out something that made Edward both overjoyed and...Over-panicked.
After his experience with Tanya on babies, he's sort developed a phobia.
And he's the one freaked out.
I really thought it was the other way around.
Edward had his mom stay with me day and night. He made sure I had all three meals and that they were all organic and fresh. He made sure I got to my doctor appointments in time. He didn't know what to do with me when I had sudden urges to throw up. He sticked with me through all my mood swings.
He won't let me eat junk food even though I developed a craving for them recently. I would always find a way for Elizabeth to sneak me some. Then Edward would find out and give me a lecture how It would be bad for the baby.
He won't even let me drive!
Edward almost hired me a personal driver until Elizabeth and I teamed up on him.
But as the bump grew on my stomach I noticed differences in Edward. His hands were gentle as he rubbed it. His eyes projected pure love and joy. His voice was smooth and gentle as he talked to our unborn baby. He would break into a smile like a kid on Christmas day whenever the baby would kick.
"I love you my little baby," Edward had said to the baby one night.
We were sitting on the couch and Edward had his face nuzzled on my stomach as he knelt in between my legs.
"I'm going to spoil you rotten," he had said. "Your mom and I are going to love you unconditionally."
I remember smiling down at him and kissing his forehead.
"The baby just kicked," I had said as I brought Edward's big hand to the spot.
Edward's eyes were wide as they always were when the baby did so. His smile broke into a huge grin.
"Edward!!" I yelled.
"Bella? Bella!! Bella?!" Edward frantically called back.
He appeared at the door wide eyed and panting.
"I think my water just broke," I said.
And the most horrifying thing happened.
Edward fainted. He dropped down on the floor with a loud thump.
Luckily for me, the phone was within arms reach. I called Elizabeth right away because they were the closest to us. She'd get here fast.
"Bella?" Elizabeth answered.
"We have a little problem," I said.
"What is it?" she asked.
"Edward fainted because I told him my water just broke," I said.
Then, I heard a thump on the other side of the phone. And at the same time, I felt this incredible pain on my abdomen. I groaned and placed my free hand on the big bump.
"Elizabeth!" I heard Senior Masen shout in the background. "Honey, wake up." I heard the phone moving and then I heard his voice. "Bella?"
"I need someone to drive to the hospital," I said to him. "My water just broke."
I heard him gasp and Elizabeth groan.
"We'll be right there," he said. "Where's Edward?"
As he talked I could heard them moving around. I heard doors closing and the sound of keys rattling.
"He fainted-" I started to say but then, the pain in my stomach came back causing me to groan. They aren't suppose to be this close.
"Lizzy!" I heard Senior Masen yell. "We gotta hurry! Eddie fainted!"
On the floor, Edward still had not moved. He stayed where he was, unconscious.
"We'll be right there," Elizabeth said. "Get your overnight bag. We had it ready, right? It should be where it is; near the front door."
I hung up the phone after replying to her and walking over to the front door like a penguin. My breathing became labored and Edward stayed on the floor even as Senior Masen came bursting through the door. He wrapped my arm around his neck and led me to the car as Elizabeth came and got Edward.
We drove off to the hospital. Not two minutes on the road did we see Edward's Volvo speeding through traffic to get behind us. At the hospital, Edward got out of his car so quick, it almost seemed inhuman. He rushed to my side all the while calling for a wheelchair.
16 hours I was in an 'active labor'. My contractions lasting about one minute. They were stronger, longer and closer together.
Beside me, Edward held my hand tightly.
If I wasn't in so much pain right now, I'd be laughing. It seems as if Edward was the one having the baby by the way he held my hand in a vice grip.
When it was time to push, I went to fifteen minutes.
"Push!" the doctor said. "One last time."
And then, after I did as he said, I heard the cry of our first baby.
"It's a girl," the nurse said.
I dropped back into the hospital bed with a tired smile on my face. Edward had his eyes glued to the baby in the doctor's hand. The baby was given to me, still all bloody.
The doctor asked Edward if he wanted to cut the cord and Edward hesitated at first. After he did it, he rushed back to my side. The baby was taken away to get cleaned and I was wheeled to my room.
Alice came in with a huge smile on her face, nearly bouncing in place. Jasper came in behind her, in the same condition. I was the first in the group to have a baby. This is a big thing. We all were infatuated with babies.
Rosalie and Emmett came next. Rosalie always wanted a baby. That's why when she found out that I was pregnant, Emmett and her started trying.
"Where's the baby? What's the sex?" Rosalie asked.
"Still with the doctor," Edward said. "Should be coming in soon."
"It's a girl," I smiled.
Alice and Rosalie squealed causing all men, including Senior Masen, to cover their ears. The doctor chose that moment to come in and hand me a pink small bundle.
I gasped at the same time everyone did.
This beautiful baby girl had Edward's bronze hair and my chocolate brown eyes. She both got our pale skin and my heart shaped face. But when she looked into my eyes, her small pink lips broke into a crooked smile that could only have belonged to Edward.
"Adelle Mia Masen," I said. "That's what we chose for a baby girl."
"That's a perfect name," Elizabeth said. "For a perfect child."
"You do realize this baby will be spoiled rotten by their grandparents, right?" Emmett asked.
"Yes," Edward said, his eyes still on Adelle.
"Come on guys," Senior Masen said. "Give the happy family some time."
After everyone reluctantly left, we were alone. The sound of Adelle's soft voice was the only thing in the room as she made sound we didn't know.
"She's beautiful like her mother," Edward said.
I looked up at him to see him frowning.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"She's very beautiful," he said.
"And?" I asked.
"I'm going to have trouble keeping boys away from her," he said, breaking into a smile. I burst out laughing.
"Want to hold her?" I asked.
Edward nodded hesitantly as he carefully lifted Adelle off my arms. They felt so weak. He relaxed into a position as if he had been doing this with practice. He walked around the room, cooing down at Adele's face. I could see from my point of view that her lips were turned up into a smile as she looked up at her father.
Edward looked so cute holding our baby.
He looked up at me then and I mouthed 'I love you' to him.
He smiled crookedly at me and sat in the chair near my bed. "So, mommy," Edward half teased. "How are you feeling?"
"Sore," I said.
"You should get some sleep," Edward said, carefully putting Adelle in my arms again. He pulled out a camera from the overnight bag we packed and snapped a picture. He smiled as he looked at it. "We wouldn't want the new mom-"
"Can I just come in and say goodbye to little Adelle?" Emmett's voice complained from outside the door, cutting Edward voice.
This is officially the end.
Well, I already posted the preface for the sequel. I'm working on the first chapter. And please vote for me at the Mystic Awards. It got nominated for all human story.
And just to point out; I have no idea how the whole baby birth process goes. So I did what I know and heard. I apologize if there are any mistakes. =P