The Big Appointment
AN: Just so everyone knows, we won't see Jacob for a while. He needs to cool off and I really just wanna focus on Edward and Bella since this is their story. So if you're a Jacob lover reading this sorry but this IS Edward and Bella.
Onto the chapter!
The last week had been so amazing. Edward received a call from his dad telling Edward that Alice had told everyone everything and they were on their way home to help out as much as they could.
Esme was just as excited about being a grandma as my mom was. Emmett was already telling me if I had a boy he was going to be teaching my son every sport possible. But Rosalie swore she'd reign him in as much as possible.
And I know Edward never said it but he was happy to have his family back. I could see in his face on the days before they called that he was very homesick. I also think hunting had lost its fun for him when his family wasn't here to do it with him.
But now our whole family was here to help with every step of the way.
As the sun hit my face as I woke up I realized it was Saturday and smiled a huge smile.
I was so excited for today. Today was the appointment that would tell us if we were having a boy or girl.
I got up and took my shower then went downstairs. Edward was sitting at the table having a cup of coffee while Alice fixed breakfast.
I walked over and hugged Alice before going over and sitting on Edwards' lap and kissing him.
"What did you dream about last night?" He asked as he took a sip of coffee.
"You and the baby. You were at the park with her pushing her on the swing." I reply.
"What if it's a boy though?" Alice asked from the stovetop.
"If it's a boy, it's a boy. Edward and I have both sworn to each other that we'd love this baby no matter what." I say as I feel Edward start to rub my belly.
At that point Alice puts my breakfast on the table. As soon as I smell the food the baby starts doing gymnastics in my belly.
"I think someone is hungry." Edward says with a laugh as I get off his lap and slip into the chair.
"Well, of course the baby is. She's probably excited for today too." I say subtly to see if he remembered.
He just takes a drink of coffee, stands up, and suddenly wraps his arms around me kissing my cheek.
"Not as excited as daddy is. I can't wait to find out if you're carrying my little prince or princess." He says into my hair.
After I finish breakfast Edward and I are sitting watching the news when suddenly Alice drops a water bottle in my hand.
"Alice, what is this for?" I ask as she sits in my dads' chair.
Every time my dad's at work Alice sits in his chair. She says it's the most comfortable one in the house.
"You need to drink that." She simply says.
"Alice, I already drink enough water throughout the day without you reminding me thank you." I say as I put the bottle on the table.
"I know that Bella. But I saw the note from your doctor saying you have to drink at least 4 glasses of 8 ounces of water before your appointment at 1. And it's already 10 now so start drinking girl." She says as she hands me the bottle again.
12:30 that day
Edward and I are in the car headed to the appointment. Only problem is I feel like my bladder is about to explode out of my body. Thanks Alice. As if the baby didn't put enough pressure on my bladder throughout the day.
After we get checked in we sit down and wait. I notice that Edward is looking all over the place and acting really nervous.
"You ok?" I ask as I take his hand.
He puts his head down, sighs, and looks at me.
"No, I'm really nervous to be honest." He says.
"Why?" I ask him.
"Because I'm finally going to see the baby for the first time. You've seen the baby before. I haven't." He says with a sad look on his face.
I just bring his hand up and kiss it, then kiss his cheek.
"You'll be ok. I promise." I promise him.
"Bella Swan?" I hear the nurse call us.
"That's us, let's go see the baby." I say as we stand up and walk through hand in hand.
As we walk into the room I see the doctor is getting everything set up. It's not Dr. Bennett but she told me before hand that she wouldn't be here so it doesn't worry me.
After he turns on all the machines and the tv he turns to us with a smile.
"Hello Bella, my name is Dr. Stewart. I'll be helping you guys out today. Go ahead and lay down and we'll get started." He says with a smile.
I lay down on the bed. Before I can even reach out my hand Edward is already holding it.
The doctor is mostly quiet for the whole process. He just keeps running the wand over my stomach. I can't make out what he's doing but apparantly he knows what he's looking for.
Suddenly he stops the monitor. I look at him concerned.
"Is everything ok?" I ask worried.
"Oh everything's fine. I just thought you'd like to see your baby's face. If you look up at the TV you can see the face. You can even make out the nose, eyes, and mouth." He says with a smile.
The sight before me is the most wonderful thing I've ever seen. My precious baby's little face. I can very obviously make out the little nose, eye, and mouth I can see in the profile. I feel a tear roll down my cheek.
Suddenly I feel something cold wipe it away. I look up and can see that if he could Edward would be crying right now too.
"Did you want to know the sex of the baby?" The doctor suddenly asks.
Edward beats me to the punch.
"Yes, please." he says working around the lump in his throat.
The doctor then finds the little area between our baby's leg.
I immediately start tearing up again.
I was right all along. It IS our little princess.
"Also, would you like me to make a video for you two? A lot of families like to make a video of this ultrasound since you can see most of the baby's features." The doctor asked.
"Yes please. There should be a DVD in my bag over there." I tell Edward.
Edward hands the DVD to the doctor and he records some things on the video.
He then ejects the video and hands me some photos. They were photos of the baby's leg and foot, arm and fist, her sex and her precious face.
"OK well, we're done." He says as he wipes off my stomach.
As I sit up I feel all the pressure fall back on my bladder.
I frantically ask "Where's the nearest bathroom?"
The doctor points to the little room right behind the TV.
I jump off of the bed and run in. I barely make it onto the toilet before the water works started flowing.
I let out a huge sigh of relief as I felt my bladder empty.
"Sweet relief." I whisper as I grab the toilet paper.
After taking care of business I head back out to see Edward sitting there waiting for me.
"You ready to go?" He asks as he grabs my bag for me.
I just nod as I walk over and take the bag from him.
"And thank you Dr. Stewart." I say as we leave.
"You're welcome. This is one of the best parts of the job you know? Seeing the parents face when they see the baby that clear for the first time." He says with a smile.
We get out to the car and Edward holds my door as I get in. After he shuts my door he runs around the car and gets in his seat.
He just sits there for a minute. Then he smiles and starts rubbing my stomach. I smile and reach for his hand.
He watches as I take his hand and kiss it.
I go to put his hand back when he suddenly leans over and kisses my stomach.
I then hear him whisper "I can't wait to meet you my precious little princess."
My eyes well up with tears of happiness. He obviously heard me when I sniffled because he lifted his head and kissed my tears on each cheek and then kissed my lips.
After the appointment we drove over to his family's house. Charlie went there after work today because he knew we were finding out the sex of the baby today.
I walked in the door and almost got pummelled by Alice.
"What is it? What is it? What is it?" She asked constantly.
Luckily Jasper came to my aid.
He stood up and gently took her by the arms pulling her back towards the couch.
"Let her breathe Alice." He said as he sat her down.
We both sat down on the loveseat. I saw Alice take a deep breath (even though she didn't need it) to calm down.
"OK Bella. Is it a boy or girl?" Esme asked.
I looked at Edward silently asking him something and as if he knew what I was asking he nodded.
Edward turned to the family and smiled.
"It's a princess." He said with a huge smile on his face.
Alice jumped up and started clapping and squealing.
"I knew it, I knew it, I knew it." She started singing in that annoying song tone.
Edward looked at Alice confused.
"Wait, you mean you knew this whole time?" He asked.
She smirked at him.
"Well I am psychic." She whispered with pride in her voice.
I know she would have said it louder, but with Charlie there, we had a secret to keep.
"But I didn't want to tell you guys. I wanted you two to find out for yourself. Besides if I had told you it would have ruined the whole surprise you two just had." She said quietly.
"Well, thank you for keeping it a secret Alice. I didn't want to know before today." I say with a smile on my face as I hugged her.
After that the pictures were passed and 'Awwed' over. We also watched the video Dr. Stewart had made with Carlisle interpreting for those who didn't know what they were looking at.
After the video I felt myself lean against Edward and close my eyes.
When I opened them again I was in the car and we were almost home.
"Welcome back." Edward said with a smile as we pulled into the driveway.
After I got the key in the door and Edward shut it behind me I let out a huge yawn.
"I think I need a nap." I said as Edward took my coat and hung it up.
"OK then. You go take a nap. I'll wake you up in two hours to eat and so you'll sleep tonight." He said as he hugged me.
I just nodded and headed upstairs.
2 hours later
I felt something lightly shaking my shoulder as I dreamed of me and Edward sitting in the delivery room after the baby was born.
But the shaking didn't stop so I finally opened my eyes.
Edward kissed my forehead as I rubbed my eyes.
"I'm sorry to wake you love, but you need to eat something." He said.
When I got downstairs I found a plate of hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
After the dinner we "ate" with Charlie, Edward and I sat with Charlie to watch the basketball game.
After the game was over I looked at the clock to see it was almost 11:00.
Edward must have looked too because he suddenly said "It's getting late. I should probably be getting home."
Charlie just looked up and nodded.
Edward and I walked to his car.
"Are you coming back tonight?" I asked.
"No, I can't. We need to hunt. But I promise I'll be here in the morning to wake you up." He said as he saw my face drop.
"OK, just don't rush. I don't want you to not eat enough and accidentally do something you'll regret." I said.
"OK." was all he said.
He took me in a hug and kissed my head as I took in his scent. I never got tired of his scent. Every time was a new time to my nose.
"I'll be back before the dawn." He promised before leaning in and kissing me passionately.
With that he got in his car, backed out and drove away.
After Charlie and I watched the late night news I went up to bed.
After slipping into my pajamas and grabbing the photo of our daughters' face I crawled into bed.
I closed my eyes and imagined what her face would look like. She would have Edwards' eyes, mouth and chin. And my nose, ears, and eyebrows and facial structure.
I fell asleep that night dreaming of Edward holding her just after she was born.
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