"Alexis Blevins." He finished and I looked at Todd "Alexis
has full custody of Isabella Summerland." He finished and Bella
ran up to me and hugged me. My dad didn't even bother looking at
me, the judge wrote a note so I could give it to Bella's school.
Todd took us home and then I hugged him "Thank you Todd." I said
hugging her "Anything for my daughter in-law." He said and I
hugged Bella again, I have hugged her non-stop, "let's go get
Kels." I said and she smiled, we went to day care and Kelsey was
playing with her friends but saw Bella and ran up to Bella and
hugged her "I missed you!" She said hugging Bella tighter and
crying "I'm taking Kelsey home." I said and she smiled at me "I
can see that." She said smiling, we went to the school book store
and Austin hugged Bella "Your dad did it!" I said and he hugged
me and hugged Bella again. "We shall celebrate tonight!" Austin
said and I nodded, I went home and called Anna "Anna,I will be
back at work tomorrow. I got Bella back!" I said "That is good
news! I am proud of you!" She said and I smiled, I knew if Alice
was here I would have told her the whole thing.
Allie and Karen both came over and hugged Bella, Sara was
excited to see Bella was back too. Everybody missed Bella the few
days she wasn't here. We had a huge dinner, all the family was
with us too, Allie, Jake, and Karen and them too. We then went
home and I stayed with Bella until she fell asleep and then I
kissed Austin, non stop. "I am so happy, I feel better so I know
our daughter is feeling better." I said and he smiled and I got a
call and answered "Hello?" I asked "Lexie." My mom said and I
felt my stomach tighten "You aren't getting Bells." I said
"Honey, I know she's happy there. I wouldn't do that to you guys.
I wanted to see how you were doing." she said and so I filled her
in about what my dad did. "I am so sorry to hear that Lex." She
said "Me too." I said "I'm calling because I want to be there
when my granddaughter is born, if you will have me?" My mom asked
"I want you here. Austin wants you here. Bella wants you here." I
said "When are you due?" My mom asked "They go back and forth
between September 30th and October 1st." I said "I will come the
28th and stay til the 3rd." She said "Okay, we will talk about
more details when it's closer." I said "Okay, love you dear."
She said "love you too." I said
"What was that?" Austin asked me when we hung up "My mom is
coming to visit, so she can be here when Starry is born." I said
"Why the sudden change of heart?" Austin asked "I wanted to give
my mom one more chance." I said and Austin smiled "I understand
baby. Are we ready for this?" He asked "We are." I said "We
better be, before long we will be holding our daughter." Austin
said and I kissed his lips softly. "I go to work tomorow and I
have to work on my work." I said and he smiled "You can do it
baby." He said and I kissed his lips softly he was right, I could
do anything. I woke up at five and I made breakfast and I got
Austin up and he helped me with the girls and then he took Kelsey
to day care while I walked Bella over to Allie's "Remember to
give the note to your teacher. I love you Bells." I said "I will
and I love you too." Bella said and I walked back to the house
and began my school work. I worked extra hard and stayed focus to
where I finished for the week all five of my classes.
So after finishing around one I decided to take a well
deserved nap, but instead I went into Starry's room and sat in
the rocking chair rocking myself "Starry we're in your room. You
will be here before we know it. I'm going to protect you from all
of the evil in the world." I said and Starry kick "I promise. I'm
going to protect you, Kelsey your big sister and Bella your big
sister." I said and she kicked me again in agreement. I knew
things would finally start to get back to normal, Bella is where
she belongs and I'm with who I'm supposed to be with and we have
three beautiful girls. Bella will always be welcome here, and I
know she will never want to live with either parents but even if
she wanted to I would let her because I don't believe in keeping
her from her loved ones.
It was September 2nd now so I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I had my
appointment today before work and Austin met me there "You and
baby are healthy, we want to keep baby as comfortable as she can
be so she can stay in for at least another three weeks." Doctor
Walls said and I nodded, we had my last OBGYN appointment on the
16th, I now weigh 125, I have gained 20 pounds in the past nine
months, it's normal to gain at the most 30 pounds. I know it was
getting harder to focus on school and to work or sleep even.
Austin feel bad for me trying to help me in any way he can. We
went home and I sat on the couch and rubbed my stomach "Mommy
loves you, but mommy wants the weeks to hurry up." I said and I
didn't feel Starry kick, it was natural not to feel them kick
anymore up until they're ready to come out. I'm lucky if I get
four hours of sleep each night because I'm always moving to get
comfortable or I'm having to use the bathroom or I'm hungry.
Kelsey loves kissing my stomach to talk to her baby sister.
It's the 16th and I'm at my appointment, Austin was here
and we looked at our baby on screen "Your baby is healthy, your
baby is in the right position. You are dilated 2cm already."
Doctor Wood said and we nodded and we went home. That week I was
very uncomfortable, I weigh 130 now and I still have two weeks to
go. My mom arrived on the 28th and I was huge and uncomfortable.
My mom hugged me when she saw me, I was at home with the girls.
"Mom!" Bella said hugging her and my mom smiled "You're sleeping
in my room!" She said and my mom smiled I was happy Bella was
excited to see my mom "Pregnancy looks good on you." My mom said
and she sat down but then Bella and Kelsey wanted her to do tea
party. After both girls were asleep Austin went to do his
homework to give us some time "How are things with you mom?" I
asked "I have been sober for eleven months now, I have a steady
job, I'm going back to school actually, I do it online for this
semester to make sure I like it. I have a steady decent
boyfriend, he has kids of his own." My mom said and I smiled
"California is doing you good. You look great." I said and she
smiled I could see a major difference in my mom. She was tanner,
healthier looking, her hair was cut perfectly and she looked like
the mom I remembered seeing in pictures. We stayed up late
talking but she told me I needed to go to bed.
It's now the 29th and I begin feeling contractions
around midnight, I make Austin go to class telling him it would
be okay, Kelsey went to day care, Bella went to school. I went to
doing school work while my mom and Karen talked getting to know
each other. Around noon though they got worse and I waddled
outside "It's time." I said wincing in pain and I was rushed to
the hospital and I was only dilated 3cm so I had plenty of time.
Austin arrived after school and I was still 3cm. I was feeling
the contractions but I wanted it to be all natural for as long as
I could handle it. It felt good having people in the room with
me, when Kelsey was born I was by myself but I had Bella with me,
this time Bella and Kelsey were staying with Allie until Starry
is born. Around one in the morning I was 5cm, it was a long
painful process, I ended up taking the pain medicine because I
couldn't handle it anymore, my mom and Austin didn't leave my
side. Around noon I was 8cm so the process was speeding up but my
medicine was wearing off so I was feeling the contractions again
but I didn't want anymore medicine.
Around six pm I was 10cm dilated so I could begin
pushing and Austin held my hand. After some painful pushes, it
was hard. "Congratulations it's a girl!" Doctor Woods said and we
heard a baby cry, she was cleaned off and handed to Austin who
then handed her to me, she was perfect. Looked just like us
though, my icy blue eyes and curly blonde hair, Austin's eye
shape, his nose, and ears. She was born September 30th weighing
six pounds four ounces being fourteen inches, she was a small
baby. My mom held her "Starry is perfect." My mom said "Starlet
Alice Blevins." I said and my mom smiled, Kelsey and Bella and
them came the morning after I was able to come home on the 2nd.
The day before my mom leaves. "Kelsey this is your little sister.
Bells, your niece/sister." I said and they smiled "She's so
small." Kelsey said "Kels you were that little when you were
born." I said and she looked at me "No way." Kelsey said "Yes
way." I said and Kelsey smiled at me and smiled at her baby
sister. My mom took my phone and took pictures and she had the
nurse take pictures of all of us. Once Austin took the girls to
the cafeteria "Are you breast feeding?" My mom asked "It's
natural and seems to be the safest way." I said and my mom smiled
at me. "I am so proud of you Lexie. I love you. I don't know how
you ended up so amazing when I wasn't a great mother." My mom
said "You're making up for what you missed." I said and she
hugged me. I looked down at Starry "Here hold her." I said and
she gently took her granddaughter and I took a picture of it, and
then one of her and Kelsey and Starry.