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A/N- I got two requests in a row tonight to repost this, so it looks like I'm going to have to.
"A day in the life of the incredibly lucky Michael Newton," my husband said at my side. I rolled over onto my side in of the bed to gaze onto upon him. His hair was sticking up all over the place. He was so cute. He smiled at me, with his eyes still closed. "Are you looking at me, Bells?"
"Yeah," I said.
He opened his eyes. "Now, I can start my day." He leaned over and kissed me, then my growing stomach.
I was looking forward to a weekend with "the girls-" Angela, Alice, and Rosalie. They were throwing my baby shower while the Swan/Newton men were going on a fishing trip. We were our own family, we did everything together, every holiday, every picnic, every special occasion. I laid in the bed for a few more minutes while Mike got into the shower. I had all morning to get ready, whereas, Charlie and Dave were picking Mike up in an hour. All his camping and fishing gear was in the living room, packed and ready to go. I hated being apart from him, but he needed some guy time, and a chance to bond with my Dad. Charlie sometimes liked him, sometimes he didn't, especially after he caught us in bed in my room.
I fought the urge to join him in the shower, he'd never be ready by the time Charlie and Dave came by. I was becoming more and more round every day, and I wasn't sure I'd fit in the shower with him anyway. I was only five months, but I couldn't imagine getting any bigger, unfortunately it was inevitable.
He walked out of the bathroom in a towel, winked at me and dropped the towel. He was just toying with me as he dressed. I got up to brush my teeth and walked to the kitchen to make breakfast. I put on a hot pot of a coffee with a few extra cups for our fathers, and made some oatmeal. They needed something with whole grains in it for energy, all the hiking they'd be doing would surely wear them out. I was sorry I wasn't going. I used to go on these fishing trips with Mike, but being this pregnant, Mike didn't want me taking any chances.
Mike came downstairs in our little rented house, he kissed the ultrasound picture taped to our refrigerator before kissing me, again. I handed him a cup of coffee just the way he liked it, a little cream, no sugar, just as Charlie and Dave pulled up.
"Morning, Bells," Charlie said, coming in the front door.
"Hi, Dad," I said, kissing him on the cheek.
"Morning, Michael, Bella," Dave said, coming inside. "Are you all packed, Mike?"
"Yes sir, I am," Mike said.
"Good. It looks like it's going to rain the whole time," Dave said.
"What's new in Forks," Charlie muttered. "It might even snow."
"I made some extra coffee if you want to top off before you go," I said.
"Sorry you're not coming this time, Bells," Charlie said, holding out his mug.
"Me too," I said, pouring more coffee for him. I liked a good hike, although I usually ended up tripping and spraining something. Mike always carried me home, always complaining about how such a little girl could be so heavy, making all our friends laugh, although this was the fattest I had ever been.
"Well, we'll take you, soon," Charlie said. "And little Gene."
Gene. That was the name we had decided on for our son. We knew we were having a boy and I had said that I wanted to name him after his father. Mike, of course, didn't want to have another Mike running around, and he didn't want him to be called Eugene, his middle name, so instead we decided we'd call him Gene.
Alice's VW Beetle pulled up in front of our house and I saw her and Jasper get out, with a few bags from Party City. I was surprised she was on time. She had been entertaining her mysterious doctor cousin that was doing a stint in the ER here in Forks with a prestigious internship program. I had yet to meet him, he was so busy. We had a hard time keeping doctors in this area because of the lack of population. Alice let herself in the front door. "Hey, everybody!" she cried, pulling back her hood. Jasper was right behind her.
"Hiya, Alice!" Charlie cried, taking her into a hug. "Hi, Jasper."
"Hi, Charlie," she said. "How is everything?"
"It's good," Charlie said.
"Are you guys ready to go and leave Bella in our capable hands?" Alice asked, wrapping her arms around me.
"Don't let her ride any motorcycles up and down the drive at midnight," Mike joked.
"Rose and Emmett are going to be here with the food, soon," Jasper said. "Jacob and Ang are supposed to be here with the balloons, but they're never on time, anyways."
"That's what happens when you have kids," Dave said gruffly, pouring a cup of coffee for himself.
"I was on time until Bella moved in with me," Charlie said.
"You're so funny, Dad," I replied.
"I have plans for the decorations," Alice said, ignoring us, continuing with her crusade to make this the perfect Victorian-themed Baby Shower ever. "I'm going to need to move the Stars Wars memorialibia on the mantle, though."
"Just as long as I don't come home to a permanently redecorated house," Mike said, scraping the last of his oatmeal out of his bowl. "I like my man-cave, don't touch my Indiana Jones movie posters! If there's anything on Han Solo or Mal Reynolds, either-"
"I hear you, man," Jasper said, bumping fists with him.
"Have a good time," I said as Mike got up from the table. "I'll protect your man-cave." That had a double-meaning for us. He smiled when he kissed me.
"I love you. Never forget that," he said, softly.
"I love you, too," I whispered, my eyes locked on his. "Have a good time."