Little Ones chapter 6
"Wake up wake up wake up!"
Jinxx was on top of me, shaking my shoulders to wake me up. His eyes bright with excitement and a grin plastered across his face. "Ashley!"
I blinked a couple times and looked up at him. "What what what what?"
He grinned even broader "Ultrasound appointment today!" he said, bouncing in excitement on my abdomen. "We can see the baby!"
I smiled at him and took his hands to calm him down. "If you keep bouncing like that you'll give me ideas." I purred "What time?"
"2:30. Its 12 something right now." he said "Save you ideas for later, though, not right now." He slid off of me and laid down beside me, his belly bouncing as the bed did.
I sat up, scratching my head and wiping the sleep from my eyes then got up to put my clothes on. Jinxx giggled at my purple boxers, I turned around and swayed my hips at him jokingly as I slid on a plain pair of jeans. He laid on his back and put his hands over his belly, a lot bigger than before since he had gained another month in a half of baby bump. I slid my shirt over my head and helped him up.
"Can I drive this time?" he asked "Please?"
I sighed, hugged him and kissed his forehead. "I still don't think its a good idea." I murmured "What if you get pains again?"
Jinxx's face dropped "I'll be careful, and the pains was only that one time."
The pains was something that had scared the living hell out of me when it first happened. We were taking a plain old shower together, as I helped with his hair he doubled over and folded his arms across his pelvis, screaming in pain. I though he was having an early labor but it turns out it was just some kind of swelling that's normal for pregnant people down there, only it hurt worse for men since its more sensitive.
"Still." I said.
"Please?" he gave me puppy eyes with those electric blue orbs, sticking out his bottom lip. I thought for a moment and shrugged.
"Fine. Just be careful." I said.
He jumped again and yelled in delight, then ran to the kitchen to get his keys. He's turned into such a little kid, it makes me feel happy that he's happy. I followed him right as he went out the door, beating me to the car before I could even lock the door.
"Come on " he yelled, strting the car and blaring the horn a good couple of times.
I jogged over to the car and got in next to him. He grinned at me and leaned over to peck me on the lips before going back to pulling out of the lot.
The Planned Parenthood center looked a lot like a doctor's office. It was white and clean looking, a play area in the corner while the waitingroom was full of pregnant women and others, their boyfriends/husbands or other kinds of family. I pushed the thoughts away of how many of them might be coming to get abortions and focused on the real reason why we were here. I was shaking with excitement as we walked in, I held Ashley's hand tight with our fingers intertwined.
"Appointment for Jeremy, Ferguson." I said. "I'm having an ultrasound."
The lady at the sign in desk smiled at me. "Oh yes, Mr. Ferguson? We don't have many pregnant males here."
"I know." I shrugged "Freak of nature I suppose."
She nodded understandingly. "If you two could have a seat, that'll be fine."
Ashley and I sat down in the hard, flowery waiting chairs near the children's section, watching a few babies crawl around the foam mattress with toys in their mouths. Ashley smiled at the sight of them then leaned over to talk to me. "Y'know, you never told me Jinxx wasn't your real name."
I shrugged "Slipped my mind. I'm going to legally change it sooner or later."
Ashley shrugged and held my hand again, looking at the TV that displayed a re-run episode of Elmo's world from 2004 or so. Dorthy the goldfish was imagining elmo as an astronaut...
"Jeremy?" a nurse called from the doorway, looking down at a clipboard she held in her hands.
"That was quick." I muttered, leading Ashley to the door to follow the nurse.
She led us off the a room, a doctor's bed sat next to a monitor that was surrounded by all other sorts of equipment. Ashley pulled up a chair, I struggled onto the high-set chair/bed thing that had very crinkly antibacterial paper set over it. It seriously sucked being short. Pregnancy didn't help either. Ashley helped me all the way up and smoothed my hair.
"A doctor will be in in a few minuets." she said, leaving us in the room.
I looked around the room. Baby growth charts and other posters hung around the room, mostly female bodies. I rested my hands on my stomach again, it was calming and like I was holding the baby through my own body. Ashley rested his hands next to mine, moving his in little circles and hearts. Another smile spread across my face as I saw him smiling at my bump. "Just wait until it starts to kick." I said "I'll be holding you a lot more often when you kick, little one."
A good 15 minuets passed before the doctor finally came in, a brown haired middle aged lady with large glasses and a white coat on carrying a clipboard. Everyone seemed to be carrying clipboards around here. She set it down on a table nest to the bed and looked up at me.
"Hi, are you Jeremy?" she asked, holding out her hand.
"Yes." I said, taking her hand and shaking quickly.
"Okay Jeremy, do you go by that?" she asked quickly.
"Jinxx would be nice."
"Alright. Jinxx, I'll have you lay back here if you could." she helped me lay back on the slightly angled bed thing, pulling out a footrest for my legs. "Can you pull up the front of your shirt please?"
By the time I was all ready for the ultrasound, Ashley and I were getting impatient. I held his hand tightly, our sweaty palms resting against each other. He smiled reassuringly at me. I watched the nurse finally take the remote thing that looked a bit like a thermometer and pressed it gently against my stomach.
We watched intensely as the image slowly came into view. A white blob, which was moving back and forth slowly came onto the dark green screen. I let out a soft gasp as I saw the small orb, you could see it's head and limps all tucked together in it's not quite formed body. Ashley squeezed my hand, I squeezed back, beaming like the sun. I heard a sniff come from Ashley and a small cry. I looked back to see him with tears in his eyes and grinning broader than I was, covering his mouth with his free hand.
"That's our baby, Jinxx." he sobbed "that's my child."