As soon as she was finished being ill Jessica sat back on her heels and rested her head in her hands. She felt like she just lost her stomach, intestines, and almost every other organ to the toilet bowl. She took a deep breath and finally stood.
"I really need for this to quit," she mumbled as she put toothpaste on her toothbrush.
As she spit out a foamy mouthful of mint she instantly felt better. She undid her messy bun and hopped in the shower in hopes to rinse away the grossness she felt. Stepping under the spray nearly had her jumping right back out.
"Ow!" she screamed as she turned quickly so the warm water could pelt her back instead of her chest. "Why do my boobs have to hurt so bad?"
As Jessica finished getting ready she heard her garage door slam and Bear start to bark at the guests that had just arrived. At the squeal of a little girl Jessica tried to hurry herself as much as possible. She couldn't wait to see her goddaughter and even though she nearly stabbed herself in the eye with mascara she got out there quickly.
"Baby girl!" Jessica squealed as she held her arms open for Marcie.
"Jesswee!" Marcie squealed as she launched herself into Jessica's arms.
"Oh you're getting so big," she cooed as she lifted the toddler off the ground.
"She is," Braxton agreed as he sat down his luggage.
"Hi best friend," Jessica smiled.
"Hello to you," he laughed holding his arms out for his daughter.
"Thank you so much for doing this short notice," Justin said as he wrapped his arm around Jessica's waist.
"You're welcome, now who is this person I'm taking photos of?" Braxton asked as he gave his daughter a package of crackers.
"Well," Jessica stuttered, "it's us."
"What do you mean it's you?"
Justin smiled before he made the move to cover Jessica's abdomen with his hand. Braxton's eyes instantly widened and he let out one of his trademark squeals. He instantly rushed across the room and gathered Jessica in a huge hug.
"How far along are you?" Braxton asked.
Jessica sniffled and quickly answered, "ten almost eleven weeks."
"I can't believe it," Braxton laughed. "First you get this hunk of meat, now you're going to have his children."
"You have to be quiet about it though Brax," Justin said as Marcie climbed onto his lap from where he had sat in his recliner.
"Oh no worries, mum's the word," he giggled. "Get it, Mum?"
"Braxton, seriously?" Jessica asked.
"Sorry," he apologized.
"We just need to get these photos finished so we can give them out as birth announcements in a few weeks to our family," Justin said.
"So what exactly did you have in mind dear?" Braxton asked instantly whipping out his notebook.
"I was thinking maybe some chalk, and for sure this photo just our feet with these little baby Chuck Taylors between us with our hands linked," Jessica spouted.
"Oh I like!" Braxton replied, "now lets get to it!"
A few weeks later Jessica was locked up in her home office packaging the announcement photos into their respective frames. She and Justin had already sent off the frame to her mom and dad so it would be there when they called them tomorrow.
"Babe are you in there?" Justin knocked at the door.
"Yeah," Jessica called back placing the last photo into it's wrapped package.
"Are you ready to go?" Justin called from the other side of the door.
"Yes, I'm sorry I was just so excited that the photos came in." Jessica smiled as she opened the door.
"Wow," Justin smiled seeing the canvas print over her desk.
"I know, isn't it fantastic? Braxton included it as a gift."
"For what?" Justin asked holding out Jessica's coat.
"Taking the photos of him and Marcie," Jessica answered sliding into the coat and grabbing her Celine bag.
Justin nodded and opened the Range Rover's door for Jessica. As they started onto the highway he noticed that his wife was nearly vibrating in the seat next to him. In the past few weeks her morning sickness had lightened up a bit, and she was starting to have that pregnancy glow he remembered on his mother.
"So are you excited to see Dr. Morgan today?" Justin asked.
"Yes, we'll get to have another ultrasound that will hopefully give us a better photo," Jessica smiled.
"Oh yes, that would be nice," Justin said as he squeezed his wife's hand.
"Plus that way when we go to brunch at your parent's tomorrow we can show off the new photo of bean."
"You're calling our child bean?" Justin laughed.
"Well it isn't as if we have a name for them yet."
"How about anything other than anything that sounds like a food product," Justin suggested.
"How about you don't tell me what to do," Jessica snapped.
Justin groaned internally. While Jessica's pregnancy symptoms had gotten better, her irritiability had gotten worse. She snapped at him for nearly everything he didn't do or the things he did do but didn't do to her standards.
"Sorry," he muttered.
Silently the couple strolled into the doctor's office and sat in the same seats as last time and waited for Jessica's name to be called. Justin offered his palm to Jessica as a truce. Jessica simply slid her hand into his and squeezed lightly.
"I'm sorry, I don't know what's wrong with me," Jessica whispered.
"It's all of the hormones," Justin shrugged.
"I feel like a monster sometimes," Jessica muttered.
"No, just overwhelmed," Justin smiled kissing his wife's temple.
"Or crazy monster?" Jessica snorted. "I started hysterically bawling last week during a wedding. You know I don't do that."
"Oh how'd you explain that one?" Justin asked trying not to laugh.
"I didn't. I ran away and Danielle took the rest of the pictures."
"Well, thank God you're coming clean to them this week too. I really think they know or suspect but haven't said anything," Justin admitted.
"I know your mother does. She point blank asked me last week."
Justin groaned. "That explains why she was asking me what she should do with the twin's cribs they had at our place."
At that moment the nurse called Jessica's name. After she gave a urine sample, was weighed, measured, and then deemed fit to change into a gown they finally settled into the exam room. Jessica huffed as she plopped herself up on the exam table.
"How do they expect those grossly pregnant women to just hop right up there?" Jessica muttered.
"Well, that little thing in front is a step stool," Dr. Morgan chuckled.
"Oh," Jessica laughed.
As quickly as the exam started it was over. Jessica and Justin were on a high as they left the office with their new ultrasound photo. Jessica could barely quit looking at it the whole evening.
"I can't believe it still," Jessica giggled.
"Me either. I'm so excited to tell Mom and Preston," Justin said as he cuddled Jessica.
"Tomorrow at brunch still?" Jessica asked, suddenly feeling nervous.
Justin nodded into her neck and turned off the bedside lamp.
The next morning started incredibly hectic for the young couple. Between Jessica's bouts with the toilet, and Justin's needing to help. They eventually made it to Justin's parents on the outskirts of Denver. As Justin parked his car in it's spot he heard Jessica inhale deeply next to him.
"You ready?" he asked.
Jessica silently nodded and got out of the car. As soon as she closed the door she was attacked by Drew. Laughing she swung him up into her arms.
"How's my boy?" Jessica smiled tickling his tummy.
"Good," He giggled.
Jessica smiled and sat him back down on the ground. As they made their way inside the scent of fresh bread overtook their senses. Jessica could barely resist tearing into the kitchen to eat everything in sight.
"Hey honey," Gloria smiled as she wrapped her daughter-in-law in a hug.
"How are you?"
Gloria pulled back and held Jessica at arms length, "I'm well. Now let's get everyone fed."
Gloria smiled as she greeted her son with a silent look and a kiss to his cheek. She knew something was up, and there was a nagging suspicion as to what it was. She saw the yellow gift bag in Justin's hand and nearly lost it. It took a lot of control to not demand to open it.
"Is that for me brother?" Gabby asked sweetly.
"No, but you can help mommy and daddy open it," Justin smiled as he handed the bag to his sister knowing it would be opened in minutes.
"Gabby doll what's this?" Gloria asked as her daughter brought the bag to her.
"Present!" she squealed.
Gloria laughed and as they all sat in their respective places in the dining room. The food on the buffet table was still hot, and everyone knew it could wait a few minutes. As Gloria tore away the tissue paper she enlisted Drew to help pull out the frame.
"Oh boy that is big," Preston laughed as his wife struggled to get it free from the bag.
Jessica giggled and took a sip of her orange juice. The scream from Gloria nearly made her spit it everywhere when she finally realized what the gift was.
"You're kidding," Gloria laughed as she wiped tears from under her eyes.
Preston leaned over and took a look at what the frame contained. He didn't understand the photo for a second, but as soon as he found the date on the print he smiled. The boy who he had taken care of since birth was going to have his own child to take care of soon enough.
"Congratulations son," Preston said as he thumped Justin on the back.
"Thanks," Justin smiled.
"How far along?" Gloria asked.
"Fourteen weeks," Jessica replied.
"What's going on?" Gabby asked swinging her legs impatiently.
"It seems you're going to be an auntie," Preston explained to his daughter.
"Ok?" she replied.
"That means I have a baby in my tummy Gabby," Jessica explained.
"A baby?" Drew's eyes got wide.
"Yep buddy, and I'm going to need the two of you to be kind to it when it's born and teach them important things," Justin told his brother and sister seriously.
Both nodded fervently with eyes wide.
"Can we eat now?" Jessica whined.
"Sure thing," Gloria smiled forcing her daughter-in-law to the buffet.
"I can't believe we're going to be grandparents," Preston whispered in his wife's ear.
"I know, but it's so wonderful," Gloria replied.
A/N: Oh HAI there guyssss! So incredibly sorry about my hiatus from this story. I really don't have any excuse other than I just wasn't feeling it. This chapter is unbeta'd and probably is going to give my beta an angry twitchy eye after reading it.
Speaking of my dear sweet beta, she graduated from college today! She now can officially shape the mind's of the youth of this fine nation. So as a way of saying congrats to her, if you feel like it pop on over to her stories and read them! I know it would make her smile! LostnFound007
So who else has been obsessed with the 50 shades trilogy? I actually read them back when they were just a lowly Twilight Fanfiction (yeah seriously that's how those little sexy times started!). If you haven't seen them please do take the time to because they are fantastic and your sex life will get so much better!
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