Thor was happy that he wasn’t getting asked any questions this time, because he was getting distracted by all the posters and other strange things in the room. He hadn’t even noticed that the doctor had left the room until he heard the door click shut, which made him jump a little. He looked over at Ysabel and gave her a little smile.
She smiled back at him, “Would you hold the gown while I disrobe?” She asked, pulling up her shirt. Ysabel watched him as she undressed, stealing glances here and there so as not to be noticed. He was smiling so much more since she’d told him he might get to see the baby. She was pretty sure it was more than a might. She was moving so quickly. She felt like she was almost half way through her second trimester, not nearing the end of her first. For sure, they’d be doing an ultrasound, to see what was up in there. She only hoped it wasn’t anything too… extreme.
But, there was another reason Ysabel was watching Thor. They’d only been at her parents’ place for a couple of weeks, not even a month, and they would be leaving soon probably… But in that time, she’d hardly gotten much time to be at all sexual with Thor. It was partly the presence of her family, but they had had time together. Really, a lot of it was her changing body. She wondered, looking the way she did, if she was even still appealing to him.
He nodded and took the gown, studying it with more intensity that entirely necessary. Mostly because he wasn’t sure where else he should look, he didn’t know if Ysabel would get mad if he watched her undress. And he was afraid that if watched her he might touch her, which could lead to more touches, which could lead to someone walking into something he was pretty sure was frowned upon to do in a doctor’s office…
Oh, but he missed it dearly. Even when they had had brief moments of time alone he would avoid getting sexual with her. He still felt like her parents were angry at him for getting her pregnant, he didn’t want to anger them further by having sex with her in their house.
He’d hardly looked at her at all, and here she was in just her cotton undies. Ysabel hoped he really was as interested in the paper gown as he seemed. She took it from him. “Thank you, darling.” she slipped it on and pulled herself up onto the examination bench. It was more difficult with her stomach, but by the time she’d managed it, the doctor was at the door, knocking to make sure she was decent. “Come in.”
The woman looked a little confused as she walked in, still looking through Ysabel’s file. “You know, I think the dates on these must be a bit off. When was the last time you both went to see your gynecologist?”
He looked at the doctor with a confused expression. “Just a few weeks ago. Before we cam to New York.” He looked back at Ysabel for confirmation. He walked up to Ysabel and took her hand in his.
She held his hand and nodded in agreement. “That was only about three weeks ago.”
The doctor’s brow furrowed and she glanced up at Ysabel from her paperwork, “Well, you seem a bit far along for 11 weeks… Do you have a family history of multiples?” Ysabel thought for a moment and nodded slowly. “My cousins Nick and Mike were identical… But they’re only half cousins, and they’re the only twins I can think of.” The doctor nodded. “Well, why don’t you lean back and we’ll do an ultrasound. See what’s going on.”
Thor smiled and squeezed Ysabel’s hand. His mind had conveniently glossed over the word ‘multiples’ and he just became excited about seeing the baby. He had to stop himself from bouncing on the balls of his feet as the doctor got the machine ready.