It was 4:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Jason and I had just had another go round in the bedroom. As he rolled over to go back to sleep, I got up to fix a cup of coffee. I grabbed his dirty, wrinkled shirt from the floor and put it on as I tip-toed out of the bedroom. His shirts were my favorite clothing. Where sweat from other guys I had know smelled horrible, Jason’s scent was intoxicating. I felt like I was glowing from the inside out, and wondered if all the people who tell pregnant women they glow are just trying to say something nice or if she really did glow visibly.
It wasn’t that she didn’t have a strong sex drive, but there was something about being pregnant that made her want to have sex all the time. Just thinking about holding Jason made a tingle go through her body and she smiled even wider. At this moment, she felt everything is right with the world. This is what happiness truly was. She didn’t fear for the future, because she knew without a doubt that Jason and her would work through it. She made a quick promise to herself not to become one of those mother’s who are so wrapped up in the children that they neglect their husbands. She couldn’t conceive of neglecting Jason, but she promised herself not to anyway.
Right out of left field came the thought “A lemon.” She wanted a nice fresh lemon. It seems each woman has “her thing” to eat when she was pregnant, and for her it was lemons. Not only did she suck every last drop of juice out of one, then she’d eat the peel. She had never wanted to eat a lemon peel in her life, but now it seemed the most natural thing in the world. She didn’t know how she had survived so long without them. They say that a woman’s body knows what it needs and there must be something in lemon peels she was way low on. She made a mental note to Google what vitamins and such there are in lemon peels.
She was distracted from her inner soliloquy, by the sound of Jason moving around in bed. A big grin crossed her face as she put down her coffee cup and scampered off to bed.