Mother's DayEvery mother has her day; it's known as Mother's Day. But you have more days than that. They all started back in November of 1989. You were holding your newborn daughter in your arms for the first time. You most likely were looking into her eyes and thinking of what she could become.
You could envision her as a doctor, a teacher, even a veterinarian. A few days later you took her home and showered her in love and compassion. You showed her all the things the world could offer. You let her know that you would always be there to protect her and listen to her. You showed her how to smile.
As she grew you helped her learn to tie her shoes and d
So Far Away 03So Far Away 032 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So today I reached the 4.5 month mark... Yippee. And of course I had to not fit into my pants anymore. Did the baby have a growth spurt overnight? I mean my pants fit yesterday. Now I sit on my closet floor crying. My phone buzzed and I grabbed it. "Hello?" I said all sniffles.
"Matt where are you? We're waiting at the stop sign and you haven't shown and school starts in 10 minutes." I sniffled again. "Hey what's wrong?"
"None of my pants fit!" I said as I cried again. "They fit yesterday and now I can't button any of them! The damn kid had a growth spurt overnight!" I heard Jimmy telling the guys to go ahead to school he'd see them later.
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I got home from my doctor appointment and went straight to my room for the night. My mother left dinner at my door. Other than that I talked to no one. I took a picture of my ultrasound and made it the background on my cell. I noticed that something was different with my phone. I looked through everything and found the something new.
I had 4 new contacts. It was the cell numbers of Jimmy, Brian, Zack, and Johnny. I smiled happy they were there. I sighed, got dinner, ate, put the plate outside the door, and went to bed.
I woke to my alarm clock blaring and sighed as I turned it off. I did my normal routine and went to school. My mother was l
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I woke up one morning to find Jimmy rubbing my belly and singing gently to the babies. He hadn't notice I was awake yet so I kept silent and watched as he sang to my children. He was singing lullabies to them and telling them Grimm Fairy Tales. At the moment he was telling them about Cinderella. He was at the point of the step sisters cutting off part of their feet to make the glass slipper fit. At that moment I knew that Jim was the best person to be the father to my babies. And I bet a ton of you are asking: "Well Matt what are you having? 2 boys, 2 girls, or one of each?" Well I can't tell ya cause I don't even know. I won't let the doctor
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I walked to my car knowing Matt was waiting for me. As I got closer I noticed he wasn't inside or outside the car. I dropped his book bag on the ground and ran to my car. Mattie's keys were on the ground by the front tire. I ran back to the school thinking he might have gone inside for something. I ran into the guys who were on their way out. "Matt's gone! He was gonna meet me at the car. I found his keys by the tire and he's nowhere to be found!" we all split up and went searching for him.
When we met at the gym we all had looks of fear on our faces. I cursed and kicked the basketball rack. I fell to the floor crying. I just got
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I got to school the next morning and sat in the cafeteria waiting for first bell. The guys came and sat around my. I noticed Zack had a gash on his neck. "Dude what happened to you?"
"Living where I live has it's perks." We all looked at him confused. "Don't piss off your landlord." We nodded. "So any news on the Matt front?"
"None. I am getting really worried Zacky. I mean he's been gone 2 bucking weeks. You have no idea how much it hurts to see the sadness on Mrs. Sanders face when I visit her every day to see if she heard anything? It's torture." I put my head on the table. "Johnny have you heard anything? I know you have con
So Far Away 18So Far Away 182 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I heard the chain on the door rattling again. He was coming back for me... I whimpered when moving sent a shock wave of pain through my arm. I stood leaning against the post. The chains fell off the door. The door opened and sunlight flooding the room blinding me. All I saw was a silhouette of my attacker. This was my last chance. I grabbed the pen from my back pocket and charged.
The person put their arms around me making my charge useless. I struggled. "Let me go so I can kill you!"
"Easy Mattie bear, no hurting your future husband." my eyes focused and I saw Jimmy. I gasped and backed away from him thinking he kidnapped me. "I
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"Why are you calling me? You told me to get out remember?" Jimmy said in anger. "You are the one that said to get out. That you wouldn't let me hurt you or the babies. So do me a huge favor Matt, forget I exist ok? I am not gonna let another person treat me like crap. I thought you were different but I was wrong. You're just like everyone else. You just wanna use me and abuse me. So just fuck off, and throw out that ring. I don't want it back." The line went dead and I cried.
I couldn't believe he said that to me. I love him and he just gave up on me without letting me explain. Then I did something I haven't done in a while. I called my old
So Far Away 12So Far Away 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One day I was home in the kitchen after venturing from my room. I stood there in a pair of pajama bottoms with skulls and crossbones all over them and nothing else but the bandages on my stomach. I had just put something in the microwave when the doorbell rang. As I waddled to the door I wondered who it could be.
I opened the door to find Johnny standing there. "What a lovely sight to see. The door is opened by a half-naked preggo." I growled at him. "Can I come in?" I moved aside and he walked into the house. Once I closed the door he sighed. "Alright first I retract what I said at the door, I have a rep to keep intact. Second, I came here
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The day arrived... The first day of school and my seven month pregnant mark. I sighed as I waddled to my bathroom to shower. Once the water hit my belly the twins kicked like there was no tomorrow. It's a good thing I have water proof stitches and crap or bathing would suck. I gave my belly an affectionate pat and rub to calm the babies down then went about cleaning myself. By the time my shower was done I had 30 minutes to get to school. As I was dressing I heard a car horn. I looked out the window to see Jimmy leaning against the driver door. "Come on up I still gotta eat and finish dressing." He nodded and I went to finish pulling on cloth
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It had been another two weeks of me in my depressive state ever since the meeting with Jimmy and Johnny. I know Johnny meant well but I guess seeing Jimmy sent me over the edge. I finally took the ring off that day too. It now sits in a box in my bathroom mirror. School literally starts in 4 days, yippee... not. I am gonna be a huge pregnant kid in school who is single. Yeah that's not a neon sign that says pick on me.
I sighed as I went to my closet for clothes that would fit me. That was when I saw it; there on a hanger, was the pants Jimmy let me wear when I was 4 months. I grabbed them and held them close to me. I cried missing Jimmy wit
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It was a warm summer's day when my family moved to Huntington Beach, California. Mom got a promotion so we had to move, yippee for me right? Wrong, it was towards the end of the school year, May to be exact. So of course I will have to make new friends and try to fit in but that is pretty impossible since I am a Goth that ignores anything that moves.
My name is Matt Sanders and I am 16 and pregnant. Now really mom says we moved cause of the promotion but I bet we moved cause of what happened to me. You see it was 3 months ago that I was walking home from school when I was pulled into an alley by the school bullies and raped. Only last month
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I woke to a ton of noise coming from downstairs. I walked to the landing and leaned on the railing. "SHUT THE FUCK UP! I AM TRYING TO SLEEP!" I yelled at everyone. When they quieted I smiled. "Now stay that way." I walked back to my room and laid on my bed snuggling my body pillow. I sighed contently as I started to fall back to sleep. That was when the babies decided to wake and start kicking. I moaned and sat up letting the twins get comfortable again before I stood and went downstairs. I walked to the kitchen not caring who saw me in just my jeans.
I went to the fridge looking for substance. I saw a plate of bacon from this morning and pu
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I laid on my bed relaxing with friends when a nurse pushed in 2 bassinettes. "Hey Matt. Two people wanted to meet you formally." I smiled and Jimmy helped me sit up to hold them. I smiled as the nurse handed my babies to me. I tried not to wince as the weight of the one girl settled on my broken arm. "They need names still."
I smiled. "Which one was born first?" he nodded to my left arm. "Ok, that is Terra Lynn Sullivan. And her sister is Tanya Linnet Sullivan." I smiled when mom gasped. "Ma it's ok."
"You're naming her after me?" I nodded. The guys were all confused. "My name is Linnet." They all gasped an applauded. I smiled and looked at
So Far Away 07So Far Away 072 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So it's been two weeks since we heard from Zack and I was starting to get annoyed by his bullshit. I pulled on my favorite black skinny jeans as well as a red shirt that had a dragon on it. Sadly the dragon was stretched to capacity across my belly. I rubbed my stomach gently as my children still slept. I put on my sneakers, grabbed my phone, wallet, and keys; shoving them into my pockets. I left a note for mom on the fridge and walked out.
I sighed as I started to walk the 6 blocks to Zack's house. Normally I would have Jimmy drive my places cause of my pregnancy, but today I had to do this alone. I had to get my friend back. I want to make
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It is now July, the fourth to be exact. School ended a few days ago and I reached my 5th month today. I am finally a sophomore! When school starts again I am gonna be 7 months pregnant... God I am gonna be fat as a whale. Also I learned something interesting a few days ago, seems I am having twins. The second baby was hiding behind the first. So now I will have to gain 2 times the weight than before and then there is the fear of the babies coming early like most multiple births do.
Tonight Jimmy, the guys and me are going to watch the fireworks. We're gonna leave a while later so that we don't have to worry about not being in a good spot. Ji
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There was a knock on the door me and Zacky were stationed in. "Come in." I looked up to see Jimmy and his family. "Hey!" I smiled and looked at Zack who was asleep. "How is everyone?"
"Good, why is my baby brother in a hospital bed? You break him during the labor?" I shook my head. "Well then why?" I pointed to the clear bassinette not too far from our beds. "Holy shit! Ryan?! You had two babies?!"
I sighed and did a facepalm maneuver. "No dipshit, I had Riley. Seems Zacky was pregnant as well. He delivered Hope in the bathroom right there right after sending you all the picture of Riley and me. Her name is Hope Lacy. Baker." Matt
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I woke to a sharp pain in my stomach and the feeling of something in my arm. When I opened my eyes I saw a white ceiling. Looking around I saw white walls with one window on the left wall farthest from me. I heard beeping noises that seemed too loud. When I looked to my right I saw the cause of the beeping. I was 3 heart monitors. One for me the other two for the twins. My babies, I put my hands on my stomach and was greeted by kicks and tumbles that seemed lazy and bored. I looked around more and noticed I was alone.
Where is my mother? Where is Jimmy? Where is anyone? Was I left her to rot? Am I a forgotten entity? I looked over as the doo
So Far Away 05 option 2So Far Away 05 option 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A few days later it came time for band practice and we noticed Zack didn't show. In truth we haven't heard from him ever since I walked away from us. I sighed. "I'll try calling him." I got off my stool that Jimmy caringly provides and walked to the mailbox at the end of the driveway for privacy. I was shocked when Zack answered. "Zack it's Matt. Why aren't you at practice?"
"Well let's see, could it be because you took away the man I love? The man that I seriously was gonna ask if we could start dating but then you moved into town? Maybe I don't wanna be around you if you're taking the man I love away from me." the line went dead and I was
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So now I am 8 months and in Home Economics it's time to care for the robot baby. We have to care for the thing for a dang month straight! I swear this is torture for me. Best part is I am the only one who didn't have to wear the empathy belly! I have one of my own firmly attached to my hips and abdomen. Johnny and Jimmy looked hilarious in it though. I have pictures. I mean wouldn't you take pictures for possible black mail?
Jimmy was given a boy doll and me a girl. We were given the control thing that is put around your wrist as well as the bottle and breast feeding thing. We also were given a spare diaper for each baby and a months worth o
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Three days later I was discharged from the hospital. Jimmy lives with mom and me again. He just woke me up for school. He helped me dress due to the lovely black cast that covers most of my arm and part of my hand. Once Jimmy got me dressed he dressed himself. I went downstairs and mom kissed me handing me an egg and sausage sammich for the road as well as a new cell phone. "Here honey. It's special. Jimmy had it made for you."
I looked the phone over and saw the logo we had decided on for the band and the name on the back of it. I gasped as tears came into my eyes. Jimmy walked down at that moment. "Shh, it's ok Mattie. It's just a cell pho
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So we've had Edera and JJ for a week now... I am more tired than usual. Mom has been dropping me and Jimmy off at school and picking us up cause we don't wanna walk or drive. Every time one of the babies cry the twins go into kicking fits as if the sound scares them. Right now Jimmy and I are sitting in the cafeteria waiting for the others to appear.
"Mattie, dude you ok? You look like the living dead." I looked up to see Zack.
"I am the living dead. I barely sleep first of all cause the twins are kicking me to death and then I can't get any sleep cause Edera and JJ keep waking me up. And most of the time Jimmy sleeps through JJ crying unle
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The day started out well, Bri and I were watching Titanic in 3D when suddenly the power flickered "What was that?" I wondered curiously. I looked around us at the various things in the house.
"Maybe just the wind" Brian muttered half asleep. Suddenly there was a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder and the entire house went dark
"Shit!" I yelled over the wind. It was when the kitchen window shattered that I really began to worry. I looked out the window and saw the road was trashed and my car totaled. I had no way to get anywhere and I hoped and prayed that the guys were ok. My main worry was Brian, he was five days overd
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After sending the picture of Riley and Ryan to friends and family I went into the bathroom to relieve myself. As I sat down I felt something slip out glad that I made it to the bathroom in time. My guess is that the sympathy contractions were making my body work on overload. I sighed as it slid out. I heard splashing beneath me and stood enough to look. I gasped seeing the cord between my legs and pushed the emergency button.
I picked up the tiny being and gasped in shock and horror. I was pregnant with Ryan... I had a baby inside me. I looked and noticed it was a girl. As nurses ran in I heard Ryan demanding to know what was goin
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"Zacky I think I had a contraction..." Zacky jumped into action and ran to my side. His hands probed my belly. "What are you doing?"
"Roy told me what to look for that could indicate labor." I bit my lip looking at the ceiling. "Well my love, it seems Riley wants out. I'm gonna call Roy and get your bag ok?" I nodded and tried to remain calm. By this time tomorrow I'm gonna be a mother. I bit my lip and looked down at my gargantuan belly. I rubbed tiny circles like Zacky does. "Ok, Roy is meeting us at the hospital. You ready?" I nodded and reached for my chair. "I doubt we need that now love. Walking helps labor. Come on." He helped me up a