And here she thought her first anniversary present for her mate was absolutely perfect! The photo album was a great way for them to walk down that path of memory lane together. Whenever she would bring up an event that occurred, he would sometimes have a difficult time remembering. With these pictures in the photo album, he wouldn't have much trouble anymore. It was a kind gesture on her part. So, hearing that he didn't like photos left her feeling dismayed. Whenever her mate didn't like something, she made sure to get rid of it or stop whatever it was he didn't like. Yanking the photo album out of his lap she somberly asked her husband why he would claim her liked the photo albums when he didn't like photos in the first place. Seeing that grin appear just felt like another stab in the heart. Was he truly that
delighted to tell her he didn't like his gift? As he explained himself, she stared at him, dumbfounded. How in the world did he think the Doctor would want to take his
photo after she said the Doctor would take a photo of their
child? There were times when she wondered how his mind worked. Relieved that he truly didn't like the anniversary gift she chuckled softly. Opening the book back up to where she put the photo of the ultrasound, she pointed towards it, to help explain her point.
"The doctor will not take your photo; it'll only take a photo of the baby, just like this one.
Now that was settled, well sort of, she turned the topic back to their baby. Each question he asked she happily answered. Raven was delighted that he was interested and completely engaged in the conversation at hand. He didn't dismiss the news. He wasn't upset or angry. He wasn't ignoring her or wanting to change the topic. She was pleased with his reaction and more than happy to talk to him all about it. Keeping her pregnancy, a secret from him was difficult. Raven was a completely honest person. Whenever he would ask why she was hiding in the bathroom in the morning it pained her to give him a small white lie, but it had to be done. After learning about the possibility that she could have a miscarriage she decided it was best not to tell him until the time was right. The last thing she wanted to go through was a miscarriage and having to tell him each time he asked when the baby was coming by admitting she lost it, and then having to explain what lost meant. As for the pack, well, she didn't want them to know about it before her own husband. Mira was the only member in the pack that she told, or at least stated that she thought she was pregnant.
Giving him the answer to his inquiry about going Trick or Treating was not something he was going to be pleased about, but she hoped that he would be more interested in staying at her side and not trying to sneak away for candy. He wouldn't really do that, would he? Maybe. Of course, he would have his candy. She would have to make sure that they have a pile of candy just for him. Maybe a few days before Halloween they could have their own Halloween celebration. In a way it was a little amusing to hear him ask if their baby could go trick or treating. Surely once she delivered their child, he would be aware that she nor the baby would be in good condition to travel door to door for candy. Although there was a part of her that wished he understood that bringing a baby into the world was not something one could simply walk off and act like everything was normal. Based upon the pregnancy brochure she read, the aftermath of birth didn't sound good...at all. Shaking her head, she reached out for his hand and squeezed it gently.
"No Tobi, the baby and I will not be able to go trick or treating. But like I said, we'll do what we can to make sure you have your candy."
His question on what the gender and child's name would be wasn't something she could answer. How could she suddenly come up with a name that she would be comfortable calling the child for the rest of her life? Raven wanted to know what the gender would be first and it would be awhile until they found out. His suggestion that they name their child 'Duck' temporarily wasn't something she was so keen on. Naming their child after prey just didn't seem right to her. They could know the gender of their baby together, at the same time. However, she would appreciate it if he would tagalong at her next appointment. So, she tried again to get him to agree to the idea that he be around for her next appointment. Hearing him agree to coming with her to the next doctor appointment she beamed and chirped happily!
"Oh, that's wonderful Tobi! I'm very happy you'll come along! My next appointment will happen next month."
With the first appointment done and out of the way she knew what to expect, or at least had an idea on how things worked. Besides, Tobias would enjoy the long car ride and they could hang out in the small town nearby. This was only the third time she took the car out. Raven didn't want to drive it around too much. It belonged to Tetradore and she was sure he would be upset if something terrible happened to it. As the topic of what to temporarily name their child came back up, she was pleased that he approved her suggestion. Was it the best? Probably not and yet she was satisfied that the child wouldn't be called after a bird. Seeing him gesture towards the waddling ducks her eyed widened in shock when he offered to catch one for her. Shaking her head, she brought her hand up to gently stroke through his shaggy dark hair.
"No Tobi! I like seeing the ducks here, I don't want them to be frightened and not come back. But I think that's very sweet of you to want to grab me something to eat. I guess this means you want to hunt for our food this evening? Let me put the photo album back inside."
It was not often for her mate to offer her food, let alone hunt for her. Usually she was the one that prepared their meals. It was nice that he wanted to be responsible for their food. If he wanted to hunt for their meal then she would happily tagalong, as long as they weren't going to hunt these cute little ducks. Getting up off the grass she grabbed the photo album and started heading back inside. Hearing him say her name clearly, she stopped and turned around, tilting her head to the side. Sex? He wanted to know if they could have sex? He was a guy, but what a very random question to ask. Confused she hesitantly responded.
"I don't really know, but let me find out."
Climbing up the steps she opened the back door heading inside to put the photo album back on the shelf in the living room. Digging her phone out of her back-jean pocket, she started tapping the screen to search on the internet for the answer Tobias had. Clicking on the first three links that popped up, she briefly skimmed over see the answer. Heading back outside she gestured to her phone to indicate where she got the answer there before slipping the phone back into her back pocket.
"So, I looked it up online and the articles I read stated that there were some benefits for me having sex while pregnant, so yea we can still have sex."