Hey, and welcome back to chapter 17 of Looking Into a Strangers Eyes. I hope you like it please read and review.
Chapter 17: Of Course I Will
Becca was sitting on the exam room table at her doctors. Today had been six weeks since her surgery. Everything looked great. She was really ready to start a family. Horatio was too, but he really wanted to get married first. Becca's doctor was excited to see her, her body was definitely ready for a baby.
"Ok Bec," Dr. Rubin said, "When you decide you are ready to have a baby, or you are ready to start trying...," he said reaching into his pocket and pulling out a bottle of pills. "I want you to take these, they're prenatal vitamins, even if you aren't pregnant yet, most doctors recommend taking them three months before you actually get pregnant but I think it's fine if you don't take them that often. We need your body to be ready for when you do get pregnant. Second, have you thought about a c-section? I'm worried that may be what we'll have to do in your case," He told her.
"Why?" Rebecca asked him.
"Well we are worried about that incision when you give birth. That's why most moms who have already had c-sections have them again, we don't want it to reopen, it's very unlikely, but it could happen, and with the surgery being so recent, maybe it's for the best."
"The baby will still be fine though right?" Rebecca asked.
"Yep, and he or she won't have a cone head." The two laughed.
"That's good to know," Becca laughed.
Becca got home at around three. Horatio was off at five tonight which was nice. Sometimes it seemed like forever until he got home. She sometimes felt so needy, like he had to be there with her, she wondered if she crowded him too much. She definitely didn't want that, but these weren't the only think on Becca's mind.
Tonight I'll tell him about the doctors, I'm really upset about this c-section thing, I mean either way it's still a family, but it makes me so upset that I won't be able to go through the whole natural labor thing. I know we'll make it work though. It always does.
Horatio got home that night, and once in the house he set his stuff down, and went to look for Becca. He found her out on the balcony on the phone with her mother. As soon as she saw him she waved and told her mom she'd call her back later.
"Hey," He greeted and kissed her.
"Hi," she smiled.
"So…how was today?" Horatio asked jumping to the point.
She sighed, "Not as planned but it wasn't bad," She looked out toward the ocean.
"What do you mean? Is everything ok?" Horatio asked worriedly.
"I'm fine; my doctor said everything looks great. He gave me a bottle of prenatal vitamins he wants me to take a few months before we start trying to get pregnant. He also told me that because of the surgery incision that I'd probably have to have a c-section unless I wanted to wait awhile, and even then he still may want to do a c-section. I just can't wait much longer. I'm ready now," She told him truthfully.
"What if we wait a half of a month? Two weeks. We'll be together for a year."
"I mean I don't really have a choice right?" she laughed sarcastically, "I was doing ok for awhile, now it's like the feelings are back and it's stronger than ever. I just want to be a mom. All my friends are having kids, my family, they all have kids. I don't."
Horatio looked at her, "Two weeks sweetheart, two weeks. Start taking the vitamins, get yourself ready for this. Sweetheart, are you sure you aren't rushing yourself?"
"Horatio I've never wanted anything more in my life. Do you think I'm not ready? Are you not ready? I don't want to do something you're not right beside me on." She told him.
"I'm definitely ready Bec; I'm just worried that you may not be."
"I am ready. I'm almost positive. I want to be a mother, to feel a baby kick inside me, to wake up at all hours of the night, to have a little person call me mommy, to have someone who depends on me. I want the memories everyone else has the privilege of remembering," She revealed to him honestly. "Maybe I want that for us."
"Maybe I want that for us too sweetheart," he told her as he kissed her forehead and then grabbed her hand and led her into their home.
Two weeks Later
It had been two weeks. Their one year anniversary was finally today. For both of them the last twelve months had been a journey. They'd had their up's and down's. That was normal in a relationship, they were learning that they're going to make their mistakes, find out how much each others heart can take. They were learning how to love, learning how to try, and most importantly, they were learning what it was like to live normal, to live with someone they knew wouldn't break their heart.
The night of their one year anniversary, Horatio went to the bathroom, and Rebecca went outside to the balcony, the wind blowing in her hair, she was so excited it was finally like her life was falling into place. Horatio came up behind her and handed her a gift bag.
"Happy one year anniversary Rebecca," He told her as he kissed the back of her neck.
"Horatio I didn't get you anything," She told him as she almost turned around.
"In a few months we'll be starting a family," He told her, "That's enough of a gift sweetheart."
She opened the gift bag, and pulled out a pacifier holder, "What's this," she laughed, "encouragement? Or good luck."
"Keep going," Horatio laughed.
She pulled the pacifier holder all the way out of the bag, and at the end, was a ring. She covered her mouth.
Horatio wrapped his arms around her and kissed her temple, "Will you marry me Rebecca?"
She turned around in his arms with tears in her eyes, "Of course I will," She hugged him.
Horatio then carried her off and into their bedroom; the rest of the night was history.
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