The Way I Love You
Edward and Bella do something they shouldn't have. Now they suffer the consecuences. How will they handle the pressure of being parents and other challenges along the way? All human characters. Slightly OOC, not too much though. Edward and Bella are 18. **Disclaimer: I sadly do not own Twilight.****The sequel is now posted. It's called "Total Bliss...Or Not" so check it out!**
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I'm in the middle of my seventh month and I am huge. Huge. But I'm learning to like it...okay, I like my belly, not the sore back and swollen feet. Edward is really helpful and massages me practically every day. I love that boy. And I'm all moved in, I only adjusted a few things in our room and I think it's perfect now. The nursery is almost done, and Edward was right, Alice loved shopping for the babies. Jasper and Edward painted the room because I can't paint obviously being pregnant. Alice, Rosalie, and I hit up Babies "R" Us while they painted.
The nursery has a monkey theme because the babies are constantly moving inside of me. About the top three fours of the walls are painted a light sage green and the bottom one fourth are painted white. There is a white chair rail around the room where the two colors meet, and there were brown and various shades of green dots on the walls that looked like they were bouncing, with little monkey wall decals mixed in. We went with white cribs and changing tables (fully stocked) to match the room. I framed all of my ultrasound pictures and put the frame above the changing table. On the opposite wall of the changing table was an average size window that was painted white and had a brown curtain covering it. The wall left of the window was the closet, which was half full with lots of clothes of various colors (courtesy of Alice) and the wall to the right of the window was where we placed the cribs. The bedding was green with a cute monkey printed on them. The mattress bedding was white with the same colored dots as the wall paintings. The floor had nice, soft, fluffy white carpet that the babies could crawl around on while being comfortable and without hurting themselves. There was a wooden rocking chair with brown padding in the corner by the window and closet. We picked out jungle themed carseats with a matching double stroller. They are green with brown trimming, and have zoo animals scattered on the fabric. And the bassinets that would go in Edward and I's room were white with green trimming and had a lamb mobile hanging from the top.
Now all we had to do was wait for my little babies to pop out.
It's Edward's birthday today, and I wanted to do something special for him. He was currently at school so I took that as an advantage to start getting ready. Edward decided-okay, I decided for him-that he would go to college in Seattle so that he could fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. It was only about a half an hour away and he only had to go four times a week. When he tried to argue about not going because it wasn't fair to me that he could live out his dream while I was stuck pregnant right out of high school, I told him that I hadn't given up my dream at all. I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I get to have children with the love of my life. I told him that I wasn't disappointed with my life at all, and I actually couldn't be happier at the moment. I love my babies, and I wouldn't change a thing.
Anyways, I scored two tickets (cheap!) for the orchestra in Portland for tonight. I knew he would love them, and I planned to take him to dinner at a fancy restaraunt called La Bella Italia. I think it would make him laugh, and I loved seeing him happy.
Alice took me out shopping for a materinty dress to wear tonight. We found one at Liz Claiborne. It was a satin blue with a V-neckline and a thick ribbon right below my breasts. It had thick straps and reached just below my knees. Alice found some really cute gold flats seeing as I can't wear heels and a gorgeous gold necklace to match. She curled my hair and pinned half of it back, then she did my makeup. I must say, I looked hot for a pregnant girl.
Edward came home around five, yelling, "Honey, I'm home!" as he came in the door. He says that every day, he thinks it's cute. The rest of the Cullens graciously left the house for the night, so that we could be alone.
"In the nursery!" I yelled back to him. I sat in the rocking chair, rubbing my belly and talking to my babies about their family. "Your Auntie Alice is crazy, and if either of you is a girl, she'll have you shopping in no time. Uncle Jasper is calm and mellow, you can go talk to him about anything. Uncle Emmett is the fun one, he'll teach you everything about pranks and pulling jokes. He's like a little kid at heart. And your Aunt Rose is firm, you won't get away with anything around her. But she'll aways love you, never forget that. Grandma Esme is the sweetest person you will ever meet, she's so great. Grandpa Carlisle is very smart, if you ever need help with your homework, go to him. Grandpa Charlie is just like me, clumsy and independent. Grandma Renee is the free-spirited one, always doing what she wants. And your daddy, well, he's amazing. He's caring, sweet, funny, good-hearted, and always does the right thing. He still loves us even after I made a mistake. He would do anything for us, and he can't wait to meet you guys." I stopped there because there were tears in my eyes. It was then that I noticed Edward leaning against the doorway, gazing at me with tears slowly forming in his emerald eyes. He walked over to me and knelt in front of me, placing his hands on my stomach.
"Well, I think your mommy's pretty amazing. She cares about us so much, she wouldn't let anybody or anything hurt us. She's independent, nobody tells her what to do. And she's so beautiful, I hope one of you looks just like her. She's stubborn, and she can have her bad moments," he paused to smile up at me. He had tears streaming down his face. "But I love her so much, and I was going to do this somewhere else at a different time, but I just can't wait." I got confused then. Edward moved so that he was kneeling on one knee, and he reached behind him to pull a little black box out of his jeans. My breath stopped when he opened it and there lay a beautiful engagement ring. It was silver with a square diamond in the middle of two smaller square diamonds. There were other diamonds set into the band of the ring also. It was absolutely stunning. "Guess what my little angels? I'm going to ask mommy to marry me," he whispered to my belly. At this point I completely broke down. Edward stood up and took my face in his hands, kissing the tears away. "Isabella Marie, will you marry me?" he asked, looking me in the eyes.
"Of course I will," I whispered to him. He grinned and placed the ring on my finger. He kissed me lovingly and I deepened the kiss. He picked me up bridal style and carried me to our bedroom. He laid me down on the bed and kissed my neck.
"I love you," he whispered against it. "And you look absolutely stunning."
"I love you too. Happy Birthday."
We might be a little late to dinner after all.
Our reservation was at seven, so after our, ah, warmup for the night, we still had enought time to get ready (well, Edward, I had to touch up) and make it to the restaraunt in time.
Edward did laugh a little at the name, but he thought it was sweet and clever of me. He bugged me about where I was taking him after, but I wouldn't budge. He finally gave up and we had a nice dinner. We talked about the babies of course, but we had something new to talk about tonight; our wedding.
"Edward, I love the ring, but I know you must have spent a ton on it," I accused him.
He sighed. "Bella, Bella, Bella, why did you have to bring this up?" He took both of my hands in his and looked into my eyes. "Listen to me. What the ring represents is far more important than how much it costed. Okay love? The. Cost. Does. Not. Matter."
Well, I guess that was the end of that conversation. I knew I wasn't going to win, and the ring was beautiful, so I just went to admiring it.
We talked about the ceremony and I decided nothing too big, just our family and friends. Edward really wanted to pick out the honeymoon though, and I let him after he cheated by dazzling me.
"It won't be for a while though, I want to take care of my babies for a little bit before we go off for a week," I told him.
"I'm okay with that, as long as you become my wife sometime," he smiled.
We finished our meal and I told Edward where to drive to.
"Please Bella, can you tell me where we're going?" he begged me.
"Fine," I sighed loudly. "I got us tickets to the orchestra in Portland."
"Really?" Edward's eyes light up like the 4th of July.
"I love you Bella baby," he grinned, looking at me.
"I love you too, Edward," I smiled at him.
In that brief second Edward was smiling at me, a car came out of nowhere and hit us straight on. The airbags broke out and I could see blood coming out of my forehead. The last thing I heard before I blacked out was, "Bella, please hold on. I can't lose you. I love you."
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