“What?” I gasped, and I heard Dani suck in her breath as we looked at each other.
“I’ll give you two a few minutes alone,” Dr. Brennan said, walking out of the room. I just sat there, totally shocked. But all the tests we took… they were all negative. I was really pregnant?
“Oh my gosh,” I heard Dani whisper as she placed her hand atop mine.
It feels like all my emotions let loose the moment I think of the little girl growing in my body right now, and tears start running down my cheeks. In a few seconds, I’m sobbing and I don’t know why. This is the best moment of my life.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered in between sobs, “I don’t know why I’m crying.”
She pulls me into her arms, softly whispering, “It’s ok, Adelaide. It’s ok.”
“I’m pregnant?” I whispered, laying my hand over my stomach.
Dani nodded slowly, her face lighting up. “You’re pregnant. Adelaide, we did it,” she murmured.
“We did it. Oh my god, Dani, we’re having a baby!”
It turns out it was just too early for the normal pregnancy tests to tell. My hCG levels are a little low, so they’re just going to check in a few days to make sure our baby girl is growing normally, but it worked. I’m pregnant. There was no way I was going to go to work after learning all that, but I went anyway since I figured I might need some of those off days during the pregnancy. The day sped by so fast, it seemed like I was back home in no time. I can hardly sleep, and with the way Dani keeps moving around, I know she can’t either.
I turn to look at her and I rest my arm around her body. She turns over to me and smiles, resting her hand against my stomach. Tears spring to my eyes at the meaning of her gesture and I move my hand to lay on top of hers.
“We’re having a baby,” I whisper, wondering if it’ll ever feel real.
“Yes we are. We’re going to be mommies,” Dani whispered softly, nuzzling her face against mine.
“I love you,” I murmured.
“I love you,” Dani whispered back, “and our little girl in there.”
Somehow, we manage to sleep that night. I dream that our little girl has already been born and that she has her mom’s red hair. We’re all playing in the backyard. Our little girl is splashing around in the sprinkler while we watch her, and I’m pregnant again. I can’t believe this is actually going to happen someday.
I’m four weeks pregnant now, and everything seems like it’s going well. I know pregnancy isn’t supposed to be easy, but even when I woke up in the middle of the night extremely nauseous once, I feel like I can’t complain about it, since it’s a miracle I’m even pregnant right now. I’m so grateful that I got pregnant, that it worked on the first try, but sometimes it’s just hard. And I feel so bad sometimes that I can’t enjoy every single second. At least things have been going pretty well so far, I’ve actually been feeling slightly better than I have in a while. I’m off all the fertility drugs now, so that’s probably part of it, plus I’m really early in the pregnancy, so things like morning sickness (which I don’t even want to think about) haven’t really kicked in yet. It was weird. I knew I was pregnant, and yet I felt…normal. Which was definitely a good thing, since I was going to Lyric’s wedding today. Yeah, I’d make sure I was there no matter what – if I was puking my guts out, I’d bring a barf bag to be there – she’s my best friend. But since I feel normal today – like I have been – it’ll definitely let me enjoy the moment in everything it means. Lyric and I are both starting a new chapter of our lives. She’s getting married. I’m having my first kid. Maybe some of our kids will grow up together.
It ended up lightly raining as we pulled up to the park, but with the way it’s been cloudy all day, it was no surprise. It didn’t matter to Lyric, she still had the biggest smile on her face.
“I’m so happy for you!” I gushed, admiring Lyric’s dress.
“Thank you. He’s a great guy. I can’t wait to be his wife.”
I smiled, remembering how I’d felt the same exact way with Dani just a few years ago.
“And you seem extra joyful today, what is it?”
Ever since I’d learned I was pregnant, I just couldn’t stop smiling. I was feeling better than I had in months and I was carrying my and my wife’s baby. What wasn’t there to be happy about? But with the pregnancy only three weeks along, there was definitely a chance of losing the baby, so we’d decided not to tell anyone until 8 weeks, or 2 months, and that was only certain people, like friends and family.
“My best friend is getting married! Of course I’m going to be excited.”
She laughed, but I could tell she didn’t totally believe me. She’d known me forever and I was sure she knew something was up.
“May I steal away the beautiful bride?” Lyric’s fiancé flirted with her, and they made their way up to the arch. And suddenly, my best friend was a married woman. It was only Dani and I here along with her parents.
She came over to me with the biggest smile, as she said, “Oh my gosh, I’m his wife!”
“You are,” I smiled, “congratulations!”
“Well, that’s it for the wedding, I told you it was going to be small.”
“Oh really? Or do you just want to -”
I laughed, hugging her. “Here’s our gift. My best friend is married!”
“Thanks,” Lyric giggled, and as I started to walk over to Dani, she grabbed my arm and I turned to her.
“It worked, didn’t it? I’ve known you since the third grade, you can’t keep something like that from me,” Lyric smirked, waiting for my answer.
“Well… yes. I’m three weeks pregnant.”
“Oh my gosh. Congratulations.”
“We’re not telling anyone yet, since it’s so early.”
“I understand. I’m so happy for you!”
We talked for about 10 minutes before our partners came and took us away.
I’m sure Lyric’s husband wanted some more time with his new wife, they had just gotten married, after all! I know at our wedding we just wanted some time alone. We’re never going to be alone again, not after the baby is born. Everything’s going to be different – but in a good way. In a really good way.
A/N: Sorry it was late, I hope you enjoyed! 🙂