A new life
Chapter ten; Our little precious one
It was pretty hard to believe it. Nineteen weeks already and they would be able to see it.
Both Victor and Anita were in the waiting room at the office of the gynaecologist, waiting to make an ultrasound.
"Are you nervous?" asked Victor as he looked next to him. Anita had been silent all morning and he didn't know if it were just the nerves or something else.
Anita looked up and she gave him a little smile. "Just a little bit." she whispered. She had seen the baby before when she was almost nine weeks pregnant, but this would be different now. Because she had made a special appointment so they could go together. Victor wasn't with her when Anita had the first ultrasound. And he knew Victor wanted to come too, because it was his child too. "What about you, Victor?"
Victor gave her a big smile. "I can't wait to see it. I just want to see the feet and the hands and
I want to see it all actually." Of course, Anita had given him a picture of the first sonogram, but this would be totally different. Now he would be able to see the child with his own eyes. Well, on a screen that is.
Anita chuckled. "I just want to know if it's healthy." she said and a small moment of silence fell. She had been wondering about something for some days now. "Do you want to know what it will be?" she asked Victor.
Anita shook her head. "Just let it be a little surprise." she said. "I mean, it was already a surprise that I was pregnant, so I figure it would be nice if we would keep the gender a surprise too."
"Miss Knight." sounded and Victor and Anita looked up.
Victor stood up and he walked to the doctor's office, until he noticed that Anita wasn't following him. He turned around and he looked to Anita. "Are you coming too?" he asked as he walked back to her.
Anita nodded and Victor helped her up onto her feet. "I guess I'm really nervous." she whispered as she looked to Victor.
Victor gave her a comforting smile. "It's alright, Anita. I can imagine that."
Together they walked into the little office. It wasn't really big, but then again, it was only for an ultrasound. In the office was an examination table and some equipment. The assistant helped Anita onto the table and Anita lay down onto the table. Victor sat down next to her and he held her hand as the assistant placed some gel onto Anita's belly. "There is nothing to be nervous about, Anita." said Victor with a smile and he softly squeezed her hand.
"Good day." sounded and a doctor walked into the room. "Are you ready for the ultrasound?"
"I think so, yes." said Anita as the doctor sat down.
The doctor gave her a little smile and he grabbed the transducer. "Well, there is nothing to worry about. As far as we are concerned, the baby is healthy." He placed the transducer onto Anita's belly and he moved it around.
"Why are you so nervous, Anita?" asked Victor and he looked at her. He figured that the sonographer would tell them when he would see something interesting.
"I wouldn't know, Victor."
"Ah, if the two of you look to the screen, you can see the baby." said the doctor and Victor and Anita looked up. On the screen was a white spot, which looked a lot like a small baby.
" Victor didn't know what to say or think. So many thoughts ran through his mind. He basically couldn't believe that he was seeing his child. It was so strange.
The sonographer chuckled. "Yes, this is the baby. And it is complete. It has two hands, two feet and as far as I can see now, it is fully developed as it should be now."
"Anita." said Victor and he looked at her. "What do you
"It's amazing." whispered Anita and she squeezed into Victor's hand. That was all she could say. It was really different than her first sonogram. Now, the baby was fully grown. Every little thing was there where it should be. It was just simply amazing.
After the thirty and somewhat minutes having an ultrasound, Victor and Anita walked out of the building. They already got some pictures and even a movie and couldn't wait to show it to their families.
And because Victor had the morning off, they had some time left to visit Mildred. They couldn't just wait to show the pictures to the others.
"Victor and Anita!" sounded as the door of Mildred's house opened. "What are you doing here?"
"We wanted to visit you before I would go to work." said Victor and they walked into the little house. Victor loved his mother's place. It always reminded him of the past, when his father was home. Well, as far as he could remember it. And he still visited her once or twice every week. He was really curious how his mother would react to the pictures. They would show the pictures first and maybe when it would be Christmas, they would show everyone the movie.
While Mildred was making some tea, Victor and Anita sat down onto the couch. Anita didn't know what to say or think. It became all very real now. Yes, of course she already started to show her pregnancy a little bit, but it didn't feel real to her. But now, everything was different. She had seen her baby; hers and Victor's baby.
Just when Mildred walked into the room, Anita stood up and rushed to the bathroom. "What is wrong with Anita?" asked Mildred as she poured in some tea.
I don't know. I thought the morning sickness would be over by now." said Victor and he looked to his mother. "She was acting strange while we were
"Were what?" Mildred looked to Victor. "Are you two hiding something for me?" If Victor did propose to Anita and she still didn't know if she wanted to marry him or not, Mildred could understand it more than she wanted to admit. "What have you two done?"
"Well, first of all, he got me pregnant a few months ago." said Anita as she got back into the living room. "And second, I was
" She sat down onto the couch next to Victor. But instead of finishing her sentence, she just shook her head. "It's alright, Mildred."
"You're still nervous?" asked Victor and Anita sighed. "We had one of the best things of the pregnancy today."
Mildred looked to the couple as she sat down onto the chair. "What did you two
?" She fell immediate silent when Victor gave her an envelope. She opened it and she couldn't believe her eyes. "Is this my grandchild?" she said and Victor and Anita nodded. "It looks wonderful!" It was for Mildred still hard to believe that Victor and Anita were actually getting a child, but this made it even better.
"You can keep the pictures, mom." said Victor and he chuckled when he saw his mother smiling. "We have more than enough pictures now." Suddenly, just when he wanted to drink his tea, Victor's communicator went off. He answered it and sighed. "Yes, I think I can be there within ten minutes. I'll be right there." he put his communicator away and he looked to the women. "Work just called." he said and he stood up. "I'll see you two soon!" and he was away.
"Now, why don't you tell me what the second thing was." said Mildred once they were alone. She wanted to know what was bothering Anita. Melissa already told her that Anita wasn't sure about her love for Victor, but Mildred wanted to know why.
Anita took a deep breath. It didn't matter anymore, her life was already upside-down. "I still don't know if I should love Victor or not. He is a wonderful guy, but
Mildred shook her head. "It's alright, Anita. I
"You don't understand it, Mildred." said Anita and she looked to her mother-in-law. "There is no 'but'. I
I just can't think of anything bad about Victor. I
Mildred stood up and she sat down next to Anita. "You love him, don't you?" It wasn't a question. Mildred already knew that Anita loved Victor for real.
"I think I do, yes." Anita looked to Mildred. "But it doesn't really feel like we are a couple. We are still living apart and I don't see him as much as I used to do." Anita buried her face in her hands and started to sob. It was just too much for that poor, young mother.
Mildred gave Anita a hug. "You'll see, Anita. Within some time, everything will be better."
Just before dinnertime, Arthur came back from a long day at work. He didn't have only lectures, but also staff meetings. So it was a long, boring day at work.
When he arrived in the living room, he saw a brown envelope and a note lying on his little side table and grabbed it. Anita had written on the note that she was at the pool, joining the pregnancy class and swim some lanes in the pool.
On the front of the envelope, he saw his name and Arthur opened it. Inside the envelope were the pictures of the ultrasound which had been made that day. And now, there was no way of denying it anymore. He was going to be a grandfather soon.