Chapter 36. Why didn't you tell me?
"Mom, like seriously.... you knew all along" I asked in surprise
"Yep" she said with a smile
"Then how come you didn't say anything?
"You remember when I got the vision and came by your work place?"
I thought back to three weeks ago,
"Yeah i remember you saying that you saw the ladder, but you also said you didn't understand the rest of it well enough to explain it to me"
"Yeah, I saw tiny footsteps and after that I began dreaming about fishes so that could only mean one thing" she paused with her eyes gleaming. "It meant I had a grandbaby on the way" she screamed and gave me a big hug... she was more excited than I was.
"Come , lets go inside " she said and we both went it in.
Mr Whitman was in the kitchen making dinner.
"Honey, look who's here"....
"Heeyyy Mr Whitman, what you cooking?"
"Ooh nothing extraordinary just some chicken soup "
"Sounds nice" I replied
"Have a seat love, I'll share you a bowl shortly"
I sat on the sofa and admired my mom's living room, it was basically the same as it was when I lived here but the new paint job gave it a new look.
"I love how you kept the house looking as good as new mom"
"Thank you honey, gonna have to start rearranging everything for when the baby comes" she said with a smile.
I rolled my eyes at her, leave it up to my mom to exaggerate and get ahead of herself.
"Awww come on Mom, it's still early days, plus I'm not even sure if I'm really pregnant, these tests give wrong info sometimes ".
Mr Whitman chuckled.
"She's in denial" he said to my mom as he brought my soup to the dinner table.
The soup looked so delicious and bright, the corn and dumplings made my mouth water.
I started eating and immediately felt sick,
"Mom, I dont feel so good" was all I could get out.
She began looking for a bucket but it was too late, my stomach was already turning and I vomited eveything back into the bowl.
"I'm so sorry" I said while trying to get up but my legs wouldnt allow me, I felt so weak.
"Its okay Nicky, you need to lie down, let's go to the couch, how often have you been vomiting?" She asked
"Its the second time today, the first one was after lunch at work" I told her.
"Oh wow, that's not good, I think you may need to go to the hospital"
I stared blankly at her.
"I'm not going there!"
"And why not?" She asked
I didn't answer, instead I fiddled with my fingers.
"He doesn't know that you're pregnant" she gasped.
"So aren't you going to tell him?" She asked again.
"WHAT?! .....That's not right Nicole, he deserves to know"
I pretended to not hear her.
"Nicole Diana - May Lyons!... I know you're not ignoring me"
"No mother, I would never "
We were now glaring at each other, she knew how stubborn I could be when I made up my mind about something but I also knew that she didnt give up easily.
"Can I have a cold bottle of sparkling water please?"
My mother didnt budge,
"I got it" Mr. Whitman said
He came back and handed the bottle to me,
"Don't mention it" he told me with a smile
I drank the water, it felt good going down as I was feeling a bit hot.
I was relaxing on the couch when my stomach began turning just like before.
"Oh no not again" I shrieked
My mom was at my side with the bucket in an instant and I brought up the water.
"That's it!.... I'm taking you to the hospital right now!".
Within ten minutes of arriving at the hospital I was in a room being admitted. This was so not what I wanted, I was hoping and praying that I didn't have to come here, the one place where I was sure he was gonna be and I wasnt strong enough to deal with the drama right now.
My mom spoke to the nurse who stared at me and nodded throughout the conversation. I wanted to ask what the conversation was about but I was way too tired and sleep was knocking on my eye lids, I didnt fight it I gave in and in no time I was asleep.
I familar scent invaded my nose, a delicious chocolate mint fragrance, I knew this smell and who it belonged to but what was I doing at his house or was I? I listened closely and heard the beeping of a machine then I remembered that I was in the hospital.
My eyes shot open and there he was in all his glory. Standing with his arms folded and watching me studiously and making nervous.
"Good night Nicole" he said smoothly.
I couldn't answer my mouth was suddenly dry,
"Just imagine, me being at work and getting called to a new patient who was believed to be three weeks pregnant and vomiting profusely, then coming in here to see that it was the mother of my child" he said.
I tried to imagine the scenario in my mind, I wish I was awake to see the look on his face when he walked in and saw me.
"Who said it was yours?" I replied spitefully.
His face hardened and his eyes got dark with anger and I instantly regretted the words.
"What did you just say to me?"
"I'm kidding, I'm sorry, It was a joke" I said quickly.
His face softened a bit but he was still serious.
"Why didn't you tell me that you were pregnant with our child?"
"I just found out today okay" I told him, " I was fine until I started vomiting and my assistant forced me to take a pregnancy test"
"Really? Didn't you miss your period or notice the changes with your body" he asked.
"No I didnt," I snapped at him " I was busy moving into a new apartment and settling into my new position at work, I just wasnt paying attention"
He shook his head and sighed.
"I didnt know you moved, I was wondering why you weren't going home at nights"
"Yes, I camped out at Kyle's apartment a couple nights and I noticed you didnt come home"
"Dude, you have serious issues" I told him
"When I saw you here a few days later, I couldnt bare to look at you, maybe that's why I didn't realise your weight gain and all, the thought of you being with another man made my stomach churn, I even vomited a few times"
"You were vomiting too, atleast I'm not the only one, oh wow, you know you could've called and asked right?
"I guess I could have but I didnt and u didnt call either so I guess we both had nothing to say"
"I'm sorry" I whispered without stopping the tears.
He came over and hugged me, I eagerly hugged him back.
"I missed you so much " he whispered and kissed my hair.
When I heard him say that, i hugged him even tighter
"I missed you so much more" I replied and inhaled his scent again.
"There are some changes you're gonna have to make in order for the nausea and vomiting to stop"
I looked up him
"You can try ginger, it combats nausea and settles the stomach. Eat small meals or snacks every two to three hours rather than three large meals. Eat slowly and chew your food completely. Sip on fluids throughout the day. Avoid large amounts of fluids at one time. Try cool, clear fruit juices, such as apple or grape juice. Avoid spicy, fried, or greasy foods. If you are bothered by strong smells, eat foods cold or at room temperature to minimize or avoid odors that bother you. I'm thinking of prescribing you some vitamin B6 or some other natural treatments that can provide you with relief as well"
He was in full doctor mode, his voice was calm and his brows knitted a sign that he was in deep focus. His phone rang breaking his concentration and he looked to see who was calling.
"Hello mother, I'm in room 728" he said and hung up.
"Your mother knows?
"Yes, I called her as soon as I found out"
Then the door opened and the tall, beautiful queen walked in.
"First off; let me just say congratulations to you both, I am ecstatic with the news about my first grandbaby I can hardly contain my joy" she was beaming with happiness
"Thank you mother" Alando told her
"Thank you very much " I whispered
"Have you prescribed something for her?" She asked
"Not as yet, we're gonna keep her overnight for observation" he replied.
"Will I be able to go home tomorrow?" I asked.
They both looked at each other and then at me making me curious.
"Is something wrong?" I asked again
"About that..... I spoke to your mother and we've all agreed that it's best you move in with me" he replied
"Huh?" I was confused
"Noooo, I don't want to move in with you, I refuse to and you can't make me!"
His expression was once again unreadable and his face hardened so I knew I was not going to win this battle.
"Your mother's packing your stuff as we speak, when you leave here, you'll be moving into my house and that's FINAL!"