I don’t even know where to start.
These past several weeks have been…
God, I don’t think I can find the right word for it. I couldn’t even bring myself to write about it until now, to be honest.
Things were bad enough before. But nothing could have prepared us for this.
We found out over a month ago.
And she wasn’t even planning on telling us either – We would have had no idea if Gabriela hadn’t found the test in the trash.
It still makes me feel sick just writing about it. I’ve always kinda dreamed of being a grandfather, you know?
But just… not like this.
Jade and I did our best to calm her down. Told her she needed to call Humberto right away, and figure out what they were going to do. But that’s when she told us – She doesn’t even know for sure if it’s his.
We should have known this would happen. We’d both been turning a blind eye for so long… And we thought things were getting better. Hell, Jade even seemed convinced that Humberto would be the one to finally snap her out of this… And so was I, for a while.
But I guess he wasn’t.
I still don’t know for sure what we could have done differently… I can’t tell you how many times we’ve both tried talking some sense into Mari – even Jade started to come around, after a while. But we just couldn’t get through to her… Maybe we gave up too easily or something.
Anyway, Jade and I both agree that no matter what happens, we can’t screw this up again. We have to keep trying. Because no matter what she does, or how she treats us… She’s still our little girl. We love her. And we have to help her through this, however we can.
And part of that is making sure she takes care of herself.
We had to practically drag Mari to the doctor with us today for her first ultrasound. She’s been avoiding that place like the plague. Making excuses, putting up a fight, canceling appointments behind our backs… But today we finally convinced her.
The doctor says everything looks good. We found out she’s nearly 12 weeks along already, and due right at the end of Spring.
And as for the baby, well…
The doctor was able to pick up the sound of a nice, strong heartbeat…
Two of them.
Author’s Note: TWINS!!!!!! It has been KILLING me to keep this a secret for the past few weeks! This was not planned at ALL. I was basically SCREAMING. But my goodness, in the end, it’s the best thing to ever have happened, and Gen 3 will be all the better because of it, you’ll see! So pumped. ❤