3 Months into Pregnancy :
I rolled over onto my side and sighed, snuggling myself into the blankets. I looked at the clock, "Shit." I yelled, I was late, an hour late. I quickly got out of bed and regretted it instantly. The nausea washed over me and I stood still, hoping it would pass, but it didn't. I ran to the bathroom emptying my stomach.
I sat back on the ground and groaned, my head was pounding. I lay my head against the clod bathtub and waited for it to pass. Once it had subsided I got up slowly and brushed my teeth. I opened the bathroom door and jumped back, Edward was right in front of me.
"What are you doing here?" I scolded.
He looked at me confused, "Um, making breakfast." He said.
"Shouldn't you be at work? And why is it so late? You should have woke me up." I yelled, my pregnancy hormones ragging.
"Um, Bella . . . Its only 06:30." He told me, chuckling a little.
"What? The clock in the bedroom says it 9'o'clock."
"It got knocked over last night while we were having sex . . . must be broken." He shrugged.
I breathed out a sigh of relief, "I hate you." I said in a mocking voice, I hated when he knew things, it made me look stupid.
"I love you, too." He smiled, kissing my forehead. "Now lets go have breakfast and then go to the hospital." He lead me towards the kitchen.
I sat down at the table and he brought me over pancakes and orange juice. He had set out the syrup and whipped cream. I grabbed my fork and ate hungrily, I finished my three while he was only on his first.
He looked at me and just shrugged, "I know I am a pig." I said.
He shook his head, "No your just pregnant."
I nodded and got up, I started to wash the dishes. I walked over to Edward and handed him the paper, he smiled and I placed a kiss on his lips.
"Mhm Bella." He moaned.
I sat on his lap and my hands slid through his soft hair, after a ten minute make out session we got up to do the dishes. He wrapped his arms around me, kissing my neck. I smiled and placed my hands on top of his.
We finished the dishes quickly and I went into our bedroom picking out an outfit, I put on a white tank top with a navy sweater, I got out a pair of dark jean and tried to do up the button, I sighed in defeat. I was getting fat . . . Great!
I felt warm tears make there way down my face and I wiped them away but they kept coming, damn pregnancy hormones. I felt a hand wrap around my waist and I looked up, I looked at Edward in the mirror and he smiled weakly at me.
"Don't worry, your pregnant its okay to gain weight." He told me.
"Its just hard to accept it. I wont be size 0 Bella anymore." I rubbed my eyes.
"Bella, I don't car about how skinny you are, I love you for what's in here and what's up here." He gestured to my heart and brain.
I nodded and took the jeans off, pulling on a pair of sweatpants. He took my hand and we walked down to the car. He hugged me tightly before getting in and I smiled at him, he always knew how to make me feel better.
We got to the hospital and I went to Mrs. Smith's office. "Ah Bella, I finally am able to get the rest of your information." She said, greeting me with a hug.
I smiled and sat down from her across the desk. "So I need the date of your last period." She told me, getting out my chart.
"Um, 12th of May was my last period." I said.
"Okay, any previous miscarriages, births or abortions?" She asked.
"Nope." I shook my head.
"Any family history of genetic or disease conditions?"
"Um this includes Edward's side right?" I asked, a bit unsure myself.
She nodded, "Yes but more importantly you." She whispered.
"Um Edward suffered from Asthma, my dad has had Asthma and my mom suffered from diabetes." I told her.
She nodded, "Did you ever have Asthma?" She asked.
"Um, when I was first born but it went away when I was four months old." I smiled when seeing that my hand was wrapped around my stomach and I didn't even notice, it just happened like I would always do it.
"Okay do you or Edward smoke?" She said, writing the things down on the chart.
"No and we don't drink either, my last drink was a glass of white wine on the 14th May." I told her.
"That's fine, I wanted to talk to you about where you wanted to have the baby?" She asked.
"Here of course." I smiled.
"Okay and you want your midwife to be, me or Dr. Robins?" She asked.
"You, if that's okay." I smiled at her.
"That's fine, I will be glad to do it. How do you intend to feed the baby?"
"Um, I think breast feed for the first while then move onto bottle feeding." I nodded, moving my hand over my barley swollen stomach.
"Okay that's all fine Bella, know we are going to run tests. I am going to get blood and urine from you know and at two o'clock if you come back up for an ultrasound that would be great. I will give you time off." I smiled, thanking her. "And then when you are four months pregnant, when the baby is more mature I will do a screening test, even though we can do them now I would like to wait a little longer." She said, and I nodded agreeing with her.
I lay on the bed and she took my arm and prepped it, rubbing an alcohol swab over it, she took blood and then bandaged my arm with a plaster. I gave her a urine sample ad she checked my blood pressure.
I hugged her goodbye and checked the babies in the nursery before ringing the cardiac floor to tell Edward about the first ultrasound. He agreed to meet me there and I went to see a patient of mine.
"Hello, Mrs. King." I greeted her. "How are you doing today?" I asked.
I looked down at her and she smiled up at me, her perfect white straight teeth glistening. She had brown hair that was up in an elegant twist and she was sat with a stiff posture.
"I am very well." She said in a posh tone.
"Okay, I am going to take blood and give you an IV to induce labour, basically to jump start labour." I told her.
"I know what it means." She said in an annoyed tone. "I am not an idiot."
"Oh, uh I apologize." I said, my voice sounded as if it were confused.
I took her arm and gently put the needle in and took some blood. She looked at me as I worked and I got a bit uncomfortable. I put her IV on and then checked everything.
"Your pregnant." She stated. "I know by looking at you. And believe me honey, you don't want a baby." She said shaking her head.
"Um why is that?" I asked.
"Your what twenty-six? You wont have the patients to keep a job like this and a baby. They cry all the time and moan, it's a very awful experience." She stated. "The only reason I am having another one is so that my son can have someone to play with when I go to work." She shrugged.
The curtain opened and I saw Mrs. Smith. "Hello Grace." She said, shaking her hand.
"Hello, you might want to tell this one to get an abortion." She laughed, her high pitched devil laugh. I put my hand on my stomach and felt tears in my eyes.
"Oh no that wont be necessary, Mrs. Cullen here is an excellent worker and with be a fantastic mother." She smiled. "Now if you will excuse us we have to get our equipment set up.
Mrs. Smith pulled me out of the room and closed the door, "Bella don't listen to her. You will be a great mother, you're a wonderful midwife, and that woman doesn't know what she is talking about." She said, giving me a weak smile.
I nodded and sat down outside Kevin's office, he was going to give us the ultrasound today. I tried not to cry and I heard someone walk up and look at me.
"Bella?" Edward asked, "You okay baby?"
"Uh I am fine, just pregnancy hormones." I waved it off, even though I kept thinking about what that woman said, that pregnancy was a bad idea?
"No its Bella hormones." He whispered. "What happened?"
"This woman . . . abortion and I . . . bad pregnancy for me." Was all I could get out through my tears.
Edward looked sick and he took my cheeks in his hands and looked into my eyes, "Bella what are you talking about?" He asked.
"This woman said that I should get an abortion because pregnancy isn't worth it and I just got upset at the thought of it." I whispered.
He pulled me to his chest and hugged me tightly, "Bella everything is going to be great, more than great." He smiled, "Don't let her get to you." He shook his head.
I nodded and rested my head in the crook of his neck. "I love you, you always know how to make me feel better." I whispered, inhaling his scent.
"I love you, too." He smiled.
"Mr. and Mrs. Cullen?" A tall man called out. We got up and lead us into a room, I lay on the bed and Edward sat beside me, holding my hand.
"Okay, so your about three months pregnant?" He asked.
I nodded and he squirted some cold gel on my stomach and moved the rod around, okay so here is the head." He said, pointing to the little round circle, I smiled and squeezed Edward's hand. "And here is the hands, legs and feet." Edward had a goofy grin on his face and I couldn't take my eyes off our baby, she/he was perfect.
We got pictures of the baby and I smiled, looking at Edward. We hugged each other tightly before having to go our separate ways, me dealing with Mrs. King giving birth and Edward assisting in heart surgery.