Unexpected

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Chapter XVIII

Amara


“Will you stop staring at me?”

“We’re married, me watching you pee is not weird.”

“It is weird and it’s distracting me.”

“It can’t be that hard to pee on a stick babe.”

“Actually it is when your husband keeps staring.”

“Fine, I won’t look.” He turned around but I pushed him out of the bathroom and closed the door behind him.

“Thank you, now I can handle my business in peace.”

“I’m hurt.”

“You’ll get over it babe.” I sat on the toilet and did my business and set the timer to wait for the results. When I finished I opened the door looking at the test.

“What does it say?” Kason asked sitting up from his position on the couch.

“I’m sad to say.” I paused and his face fell

“That we’re having another baby!” He glared at me before getting up to give me a hug.

“You almost gave me a heart attack.”

“Eh, I like messing with you.”

“I’m going to get you back but first I have to congratulate you.” He smiled and pulled me in for a kiss.

“When should we tell the boys?”

“We should wait until after my appointment to make sure everything is fine.”

“I’m okay with that.”

“Knox’s going to be mad.”

“Why?”

“When I asked him what he wanted for Christmas he told me he wanted a little sister because Kellan kept getting on his nerves.”

“That’s why he was so upset when we finished opening gifts.”

“Yep.”

“That’s funny because Kellan wanted a little brother so that he could boss him around.”

“What if we have twins again?”

“Then I’d be the happiest man in the world.”

“Cocky much.”

“Can’t help it.”

“You get on my nerves.”

“But you love me.”

“I do.”

“Another baby.” He said placing his hand on my stomach.

“Please let this one be a girl, it sucks being the only one in this house.”

“We let you have your pick during movie night.”

“Yeah but I always wanted a daughter to dress up and have mommy daughter days with. You’re sons barely want to get dressed in the morning and only spend time with me if it involves getting food.”

“Let’s hope this one is a girl then, I might end up in an early grave if she has your looks but I will manage.”

“Good.” We finished our morning routine before going off to start our days. I was able to set up an appointment with my doctor during my lunch break. Kason was able to meet me at her office so that we could go together.

“What brings you two in today?”

“I took a pregnancy test this morning and it came back positive. We wanted to double check as well as make sure everything is fine with the baby.”

“Well let’s get this show on the road.” She ran the tests and as expected it came back positive.

“Congratulations, you two ready to see the baby?” We both nodded our heads in agreement.

“Alright, from what you’ve told me we should be able to do a regular ultrasound. First let’s hear the heartbeat.” She put the gel on my stomach then moved the wand around.

“There it is, two strong heart beats. From the looks of things you are about eight weeks along.”

“Two, as in we’re having twins again.”

“That is correct, and there they are.”

“Holy shit, we’re having two babies again babe, I told you.”

“Sorry he gets overly excited sometimes.”

“It’s fine, would you to like a picture to take home to show the boys?”

“Yes thank you.”

“You’re welcome and congratulations.” We left and went to get lunch at my favorite cafe before I had to go back to work. After talking we decided to give subtle hints to the boys then tell them the news after my first trimester was over.

Two Months Later...

“Mommy are you okay?” I looked up from my pillow to see a concerned Knox at my side of the bed. Between all day sickness, fatigue and headaches this pregnancy did not seem like it would be enjoyable. My stomach was getting bigger and the boys would ask questions but hadn’t caught on to the fact that I was actually pregnant. Our mothers and Val figured it out the moment they saw me but promised to keep the news a secret.

“I’m fine Knox, can you please tell daddy to come here?”

“Yes ma’am.” He left the room and I snuggled deeper into the covers, I was about to fall asleep when Kason walked in.

“You needed me beautiful?”

“Yes, can you get me some more tea please and a pepperoni, sausage, pineapple and onion pizza from that Italian restaurant downtown ooh and some breadsticks.”

“That’s one helluva combination babe.”

“I had it for lunch one day and the babies loved it.”

“One nasty ass pizza coming up, anything else.”

“Yes for you to lose the sarcasm.”

“I love you.”

“I love you to, don’t forget to pickup the shirts I ordered.”

“I won’t, I’ll be back in an hour.” After he left I took a much needed short nap before I was awakened by my darling children yelling at each other. I got out of bed and made my way down the hall into the game room.

“What is going on?”

“Knox took my toy.”

“It was mine first mommy.“ Knox said giving me his puppy dog eyes so that I wouldn’t get angry with him.

“Guys, you have to share your toys with one another.”

“But I wanted to play with that one and he took it.” Four kids, we’re going to need a bigger playroom if they are anything like there older brothers.

“Okay, Kellan you play with it for an hour then Knox you get a turn. Is that fine with you two?”

“Yes mommy.” they both said in unison I played with them for a few minutes before looking at the time and realized that I needed to get everything ready for dinner. I had just put something in the oven when I felt arms wrap around my waist.

“Why are you out of bed?”

“I was checking on the boys, where’s my pizza.”

“Counter. The guy at the shop looked at me as if I was crazy ordering this then I told him I had a pregnant wife at home and he gave me extra breadsticks for free.”

“That’s so sweet of him.”

“I know, he earned a new customer for life. Why don’t you go sit and eat and I’ll finish getting everything ready for tonight.”

We were announcing the pregnancy tonight to our families but wanted to let the boys know first. At my appointment we were able to find out the sexes and I was happy to have two girls joining the family. As I sat at the table and watched Kason move around the kitchen I couldn’t help but think about how lucky I was to have such a wonderful man as my husband. Once everything was finished we sat the boys down so that we could tell them the big news.

“Remember when you told me that you wanted to be big brothers?”

“Yes.” They said nodding their heads.

“Are we getting a dog?” Kellan asked

“No, you’re not getting a dog. Mommy is allergic.” Four kids and a puppy, I don’t think so.

“Mommy is having a baby, well babies.” Kason said looking at their confused faces

“Where are they?” Knox asked confused

“In mommy’s belly, and when they’re big enough we have to go to the hospital and get them.” I explained

“Mommy ate them?” Kellan asked shocked

“No I did not eat them, you’ll find out when your older what happens.”

“They are definitely your sons.” Kason said laughing at their questions.

“Okay no more questions, we have shirts for you guys to wear tonight”

“Cool, I can show grandma and grandpa.” They left out of the room to change their shirts.

“Two girls huh.”

“Finally even the score.”

“Don’t worry the fifth will be the tie breaker.”

“Let’s focus on getting these two here before we start thinking about the next one.”

“A man has to prepare babe.”

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