Acelin squealed and splashed water on Sid as he jumped around in the water. They were at the beach near Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. Diana was kneeling behind her son in the shallow water, making sure he didn't fall. Sid was sitting in the water in front of Acelin playing with him.
"Spash me Daddy!!! Spash me!" Acelin giggled, as Sid gently splashed a little water on his son. Acelin's little arm floaters bobbing as he flailed his arm excitedly.
"Sim, Daddy!!!" Acelin reached out his arms for Sid. Sidney took him by the midsection and held him tummy down on the water, as Acelin kicked and splashed. Acelin laughed and kicked his legs behind him. Diana laughed as she watched her husband and son.
Suddenly she felt a wave of nausea rush over her. Her smile quickly faded, and her face went white. Sidney looked at her concerned and picked Acelin up out of the water. "Honey, are you alright?" He asked, gently touching her forehead.
"Yes, I'm fine. I just felt a little nauseas for a second." Diana smiled softly.
"Maybe we should start packing up and head home. You should lay down for a bit." Sid stood up and helped his wife to her feet. Acelin clung to his neck as they walked back to their beach stuff and started drying off. Acelin grabbed his towel and started to play peek-a-boo. Sidney and Diana laughed and tickled him.
After changing out of their bathing suits, the three of them headed to the truck. After buckling Acelin into his car seat, Diana got into the passenger side and buckled her seat belt. Just then another wave of nausea hit her, she groaned and leaned forward putting her head in her hands. She felt Sid's hand touch her shoulder.
"Yeah, baby let's get you home. You really need to lay down." Sid pulled out onto the highway and headed back to Halifax and home. Diana kept her head down, trying to force the nausea back down.
Once they had pulled up into the driveway, Diana burst out of the truck, ran into the house and straight into the bathroom. Sidney could hear her vomiting as he sat his son down on the floor. Sammy and Hali came up to Acelin and started giving him kisses. Acelin giggled and climbed onto Sammy's back. "gi'ye up Sammy!" He said, as Sammy started to walk into the living room, Acelin hanging onto her collar like reins.
Sid headed down the hallway and into their bedroom. Stopping at the bathroom door, he could hear his wife inside. "Baby, are you okay? Can I come in?" He asked gently.
"Yes, you can come in." Came the muffled reply in between retching sounds. Sid opened the door and stepped into their ensuite bathroom. Diana was kneeling in front of the toilet, trying to hold her hair. In one quick step, Sid was kneeling beside her, holding back her hair. After a couple seconds, she lifted her head and slumped against him. A quiet moan escaped her lips, as she closed her eyes.
"Jesus baby, you've been sick a lot lately. I think you should go see Dr. Mayard." Sid helped Diana up and leaned against the counter as she washed out her mouth and gargled some mouth wash.
"You're right Sid, I do. I think I know why I've been so sick though." Diana turned and looked at her husband. He held out his arms, and she enveloped herself into them. They stood silently for a minute, while Sid kissed the top of her head.
"Why do you think your sick baby girl?" Sidney asked as she looked up at him. Diana smiled and pursed her lips.
"I think I'm pregnant." Her smile widened as she watched her husband's face. Sid grinned and gave her a gentle squeeze. Kissing her mouth hard, he squeezed her again.
"God that would be wonderful! I'd love to have another child. But, are you going to be happy if you are?" He looked at her, his smile fading slightly. Diana laughed, standing on tiptoes and kissing his nose.
"Of course silly!! I'd be overjoyed." Just then Diana got an idea. "Wait, Sid why don't I run down to the drug store and get a test?"
Sid nodded as they headed out of the bedroom and went to find out what their son was up to. As they entered the living room, they saw Sammy walked around in circles, Acelin still on her back hollering at her to go faster. Diana laughed and put her arm around Sid's waist. He responded by wrapping his arms around her and giving her a little squeeze. Acelin looked at his parents and grinned. "Mama, Daddy look me!!"
"We see you little man." Sid said laughing. Diana went and grabbed the keys and her purse then kissed her husband.
"I'll be right back." She called as she headed out to the truck. At the drug store, she walked over to where they had the pregnancy tests and picked up one. After paying for it, she hopped back into the truck. Diana smiled to herself as she thought about the possibility of being pregnant again. She and Sid had talked about having more children. They hadn't expected it to happen this soon, but they would be thrilled anyway.
Once she got back to the house, Diana set down her keys and purse and headed to the bathroom. While they waited, She played with Sid and Acelin on their bed, tickling her son until he squealed. Returning to the bathroom, she picked up the test. Suddenly she shouted for Sid to come. He raced into the bathroom, to see his wife in tears.
"It's positive! I'm PREGNANT!!!!" She screamed throwing her arms around Sid's neck. Laughing, he picked her up and spun her around.
"That's fantastic news baby girl! We're going to have another baby!" Sid put her down and found her mouth with his, locking their lips together in a passionate kiss. He looked down when he felt a gentle tug on his pant leg. Acelin looked up at him curious. Laughing he bent down and picked up his son. They both kissed him on his cheek and looked at him lovingly.
"So Acelin, what do you think about getting a brother or sister?" Diana asked, brushing a curl away from his forehead.
"Bodder or sisser?" Acelin repeated, his little head cocking to one side.
"Yup, do you think mama and daddy should have another baby?" Sidney said kissing his son gently
"Baby? like me? Ya!" Acelin smiled and started jumping in Sid's arms. "Other baby!" He squealed, making his parents laugh.
They left the bathroom and went to the living room. After deciding they would order Chinese food for supper, they settled down to watch a movie. Less then five minutes into the movie and before the food had even arrived, Acelin was fast asleep on the floor next to Sammy and Hali, who were also asleep. Sidney quietly picked him up and took him to his crib. Kissing him on the forehead, he whispered, "Sweet Dreams little man. Daddy loves you."
For the rest of the evening, Diana and Sid ate and watched movies. Soon they were both asleep on the couch, Sid's arms wrapped tightly around his wife.