Old Wives Tales

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Chapter 14
5 months pregnant
A month later (March 20th (2014)

Ever since I had that mental breakdown, I've been figuring some stuff out. I scheduled a monthly therapy session, I talked to Sam and though she won't return she has promised to make it for the birth of the baby. Randal and I have been looking for a new apartment since I believe this house holds too many memories and I may relapse from the memories. We are still taking baby class, but also enrolled in couple's counseling to talk about the new baby and the impact it will take on Randal and I.

As for school I've also decided to finish up high school by getting a tutor and being homeschooled so I can stay home with the baby and after attend college online, but since Randal is a Junior and graduates next year he'll just attend school until he graduates and take college courses online too so he can stay home with us.

"What are you doing?" Randal asked knocking on my bedroom door.

"Uh I'm looking on youtube for some inspiration. I want to be a good mommy."

"And how is youtube helping?"

"Well there is a ton of teen moms on youtube who post videos, so I'm looking at those," I answered as he sat down.

"Well get off the computer, we have your appointment in an hour and then an apartment search." Randal patted my knee and got up to help me up.

"Uh Randal?" I asked once we were in the car.

"Uh Kelly," he replied.

"I don't want to wait to find out the sex of the baby in fact I want it to be a girl so I can dress her up in cute little outfits."

Randal turned to me briefly before turning back to the road. It was only a moment before he replied, "Are you sure?"

"Yea, I mean how else could we go shopping for the baby?"

"You want a girl?" He asked.

"Yeah, so I can dress her up in cute little outfits and it will be fun shopping for her."

"Well I want a boy first. That way he can protect his other little siblings." Randal inputted.

"You know what would be fun?" I asked. "My mom told me she did these while she was pregnant with me." I continued not really giving him a chance to speak. "Old wives tales gender reveal."

"And those would be?"

"It's like these little fun things you do to determine your baby's gender. Most of it is obviously not reliably, but it's still a fun thing to do."

"So I'm guessing we won't be revealing the gender until next time."

"Yes Randal you are correct, I want to do the wives tales and see if they actually work."

--------Looking for apartments----------

"Okay guys the first apartment is near a top rated school and a park. It's a fairly good neighborhood and the community has a low crime rate." The real estate agent informed us as we drove up to the first apartment.

"Okay so, the apartment includes a fitness center and a swimming pool and it's for residents only. The rooms have a lot of living spaces feature lots of closets and storage space, all modern appliances, and premium wall-to-wall carpeting. The apartment has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen, there are no pets allowed."

Randal and I looked around the apartment, but I hated the decor and we moved on. We toured about ten more apartments before picking THE ONE.

It's actually a two-story townhouse with a two car garage and all the houses are conjoined, so it's like the only thing separating us from the next door neighbors are half walls. We have a huge backyard with an amazing view of the lake where we can fish. The house has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a laundry room, living and dining room and an amazing kitchen, they also allow pets.

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"Okay, so the first one I want to do is Time of Conception. So I got pregnant on my birthday and it says here the person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be. So Randal in this case, we'll have a girl."

Randal blushed a bit before adding a tick to the girl side.

"You have to answer this one Randal. Am I moodier or have I been cheerier during the pregnancy?"

"Definitely moodier," he replied.

"So add another tick to the girl side. So have I been more graceful or clumsier."

He thought about it for a minute before responding.

After doing all the old tales we could find it was all tied up.

"What if we have twins?" Randal blurted out.

"Yeah right Randal I don't think we're having twins."

"I mean you are getting pretty big for a person who's having only one baby."

"Uh first of all watch your mouth and second the doctor says that's normal since it runs in the family. All the women in my family had big stomachs and had one baby."

"It's just a possibility, but wouldn't it be cool?"

"I'm not exactly sure," I replied still undecided.

"I have something to ask you though Clover. Stay right here."

I heard Randal run up the stairs and I took a seat as I waited for him. He returned only moments later with my sleeping mask and something behind his back. He helped me up and put the sleeping mask over my eyes.

"Okay you can look now."

I pulled off the mask and gasped at Randal who was on one knee holding out a ring. "What do you-"

"Shh Clover let me talk. I love you and I've loved you since I first saw you. I was so happy when I found out you were pregnant with my kid and we've been through a lot as friends and a 'couple'."

Here it comes...

"What I'm trying to say is Clover Kelly Johnson will you marry me?"

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