At 7 a.m., just like clockwork, I’m awake. Nathan’s still soundly sleeping next to me with is arms wrapped tightly around me. All I could do is sigh. During this whole pregnancy I’ve been awake at 7 a.m., on the dot. I think I’ve forgot what sleeping in is like. Right as I was about to cuddle back into Nathan, it hit me. I pried myself out of Nathan’s grip as fast and softly as I could, trying not to wake him. Once I succeeded, I dashed into the hall bathroom. I sighed in relief once I finished. I stood up, pulled my shorts up and flushed the toilet before going out of the bathroom and downstairs to the kitchen.
In the kitchen, I turned on the lights and made my way over to the little window by the fridge. Like usual, it’s raining outside. I just sighed and opened the fridge door. I pulled out the eggs, ham, and cheese and placed them on the counter top. I cracked the eggs into a bowl and beat them and poured them into a frying pan. After a few minutes of them frying, I added the cheese and ham so they could cook into the egg. As I watched my food cook, I felt strong arms wrap around my waist and lips lightly touch the beck of my neck.
Me: Someone’s up early.
Nathan: I got cold and you weren’t there to keep me warm.
Me: Sorry, your baby got hungry.
Nathan: Which one?
Nathan just laughed at my response while he backed away from me and poured the hot water over tea bags in our mugs and took them to the table. I flipped my omelet onto a plate and turned off the stove top. I grabbed the plate and went over to the table and sat the plate down in front of Nathan. Before I could take my seat, his hands grabbed hold of my hips and pulled me into his lap.
Me: Babe, I’m perfectly capable of sitting in a seat all by myself.
Nathan: I know, but I missed you and I want to hold you as much as I can before I have to leave again.
I just nodded and we both started to devour the omelet.
Once we finished up, I grabbed our mugs and the plate and put them in the sink. I turned around and looked over at Nathan, who is still sat at the table doing god knows what on his phone.
Me: Whatcha doin, babe?
Nathan: Just reading Tweets from fans.
Me: Oh, well I’m gonna go get ready for our appointment.
Nathan: Alright, I’ll be up in a minute.
I smiled at him as I walked out of the kitchen and up the stairs. I walked down the hall to my room and straight into the closet. I quickly stripped down and grabbed and put on my cheetah print underwear set. I quickly grabbed my green, long sleeve button down shirt and put it on. I slid on my dark wash jeans and tucked my shirt in. I bent over and grabbed my black flats and slid them on. I stood back up straight and ventured into the bathroom. I started brushing my hair out, but halfway through, my bladder got really heavy. I dropped the brush and heard it bounce a few times on the floor while I hastily pulled my shirt out and pants down. I sighed in relief when I finished and flushed the toilet. I pulled my pants up and tucked my shirt back in before picking up my brush. I looked up and saw Nathan stood against the doorway dressed and smirking down at me.
Nathan: Feel better, babe?
I just flicked him off as I went back to brushing my hair. I heard him chuckle behind me and sent him a death glare through the mirror.
Me: If you would’ve kept Keith in your pants, I wouldn’t be running to the toilet like that.
Nathan: It takes two to get pregnant.
Me: No, you have the sperm. It’s all your fault.
Nathan: Fine, it’s all my fault. But, don’t act like you didn’t love it.
Me: I never said I didn’t.
He laughed at me while I brushed my teeth. When I finished, I looked in the mirror one last time. As I walked back into the bedroom, I hit Nathan’s arm which only made him laugh and spit toothpaste. In my bedroom, I sat down on my bed and grabbed my phone off the bedside table. I saw that Jayda, Jay’s girlfriend, had texted me. Jay and Jayda have been together for about a year now and their probably the most adorable, geeky couple ever. They’re both clumsy as I don’t know what, totally perfect for each other.
Hey love, how are you?
Hey babes, I’m good. Getting ready to go to our scan. : )
How excited is Nathan?
Honestly, I don’t know. He hasn’t talked about it at all today.
Are you okay
I’m perfect, just craving ice cream. Might have to make Nath stop on our way home. I’ll text you after the scan, okay?
Okay. Have fun.
I smiled and locked my phone right as Nathan came back into the bedroom. He passed my his phone and I saw the screen was opened up to his mentions on Twitter. Unlike Nathan’s past girlfriends, or any girl snapped with Nathan, the Fanmily accepted me. I guess it helped a lot that they knew me as his best friend and didn’t see me as a “threat.” They’ve known me for about as long as they’ve known Nathan since I spent a lot of time with Nathan and the boys. Before we even thought about getting together, the Fanmily would trend #Naylor. At one of the boys concerts last year, I was going to the back door of the arena and a few fans saw me. They came over and talked to me for a few minutes before one fan gave me a book dedicated to Nathan and I. It contained pictures of us from babies to about a week before that. Having the support of the fans behind our relationship instead of being against it is probably one of the best feelings in the world. Don’t get me wrong, there are those girls who just hate me for being Nathan Sykes Girlfriend, but the ones for us out-weigh the ones who aren’t.
Nathan: Woohoo, Taylor! Anyone in there?
Nathan waved his hands in front of my face and I snapped back to reality. I gave him his phone back and smiled at him.
Nathan: Com’on babe, I wanna see my baby.
Me: Alright, let’s go.
He pulled me up off the bed and into him. He leaned down and kissed me. It was short, sweet, and full of love; my favorite kisses.
We pulled apart and Nathan grabbed my hand as we made our way downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs, Nathan let go of my hand and grabbed my black coat and helped me into it before he put his jacket on. He grabbed my hand again and we stepped out into the cold February air. Nathan quickly locked the door and we headed over to his truck. He opened my door for me and closet it before running over to his side and getting in. I buckled up as he started the car and buckled in himself. As we waited a few minutes for the car to warm up, Nathan took my hand and rubbed the back of my palm with his thumb.
Nathan: Taylor, I love you and I want you to know that I’m going to be here for you as much as I can.
I smiled and looked over at him.
Me: I love you too, Nath.
He smiled and let go of my hand. He put his hands on my bump and I placed mine over top of his.
Nathan: I can’t believe we have a baby in there.
Me: I can’t either, but we do.
He smiled and leaned over and kissed me. He pulled away all too soon and he started down the driveway and down the road. I took out my phone and loaded up the weather just to see what the next few days are going to look like.
Me: Babe, they’re calling for 4-7 inches of snow tonight.
Nathan: Guess we’re spending the night in.
Me: Mhm, we can cuddle up and watch movies again.
I looked over and saw Nathan smiling. He took hold of my hand again and held it the rest of the way.
A few minutes later, we arrived at the hospital. Nathan got out and ran over to my door and opened it for me. I got out and he grabbed my hand while closing my door. He kissed the top of my head as we headed up and into the hospital. Nathan went ahead and signed us in while I found a seat in the waiting room. A few older women gave me a few weird looks and I started to get uncomfortable but luckily, Nathan soon came over and joined me. He wrapped his arm around me and pulled me into his side.
Nathan: More like nervous.
Right before I could respond, a nurse came out and everyone turned.
Nurse: Mr. and Mrs. Sykes?
I looked up at Nathan and gave him a look and he just smiled. We stood up and made our way over to the nurse. She lead us down a hallway and into one of the rooms.
Nurse: Go ahead and pull your shirt up and your pants down below your bladder. Dr. Russell will be in with you shortly.
Me: Thank you.
She smiled as she exited the room, closing the door behind her. Nathan sat down on the chair next to the table while I started to prep. I pulled my shirt out and completely took it off and pulled my pants and underwear down as told. I handed Nathan my shirt and laid on the table. I looked over at him to find his eyes basically popped out of his head.
Nathan: You will be coming out of all of that tonight.
I laughed at his comment.
The door opened and Nathan jumped up. Dr. Russell came in and closed the door. He went straight over to the little screen and started it up.
Dr. Russell: Good morning. Taylor, how are you feeling?
Me: Really good.
Dr. Russell: Any morning sickness or nausea?
Dr. Russell: And, I take it you’re the baby’s father. Nathan, right?
Nathan: Yes, sir.
Dr. Russell: Ah, well are you two ready to see your baby?
Nathan and I both nodded. He took hold of my hand as Dr. Russell put the gel on my stomach. It was a little cold, but not too bad. Dr. Russell grabbed the little wand looking thing and put it to my stomach. He moved it around until he picked up the baby’s heartbeat.
Once the doctor put the wand on Taylor’s bump, my heart started racing. Taylor tightened her grip on my hand and before I knew it, the sounds of a beating heart filled the room. I felt my eyes well up and I looked down at Taylor who had watery eyes as well.
Nathan: That’s our baby?
Me: Yupp. That’s Baby Sykes.
I looked up into Nathan’s eyes and saw he was crying a bit. I pulled his face down to mine and kissed him. I felt a tear drop onto my cheek as we pulled apart and he stood back up. I wiped my cheek as the doctor stopped moving the wand.
Dr. Russell: Alright, here’s your scan pictures, two sets for each of you. Just go ahead and clean up and you’re free to go. Do you have any questions for me?
Me: I think we are all set.
Dr. Russell: Alright. You two have a nice day. See you back soon.
He nodded and exited the room. I stood up and grabbed the paper towels and started to clean the gel off my stomach. Once I finished, I stood up and threw the paper towels away. I turned around and looked at Nathan whose now sat in the chair looking down at my shirt in his hands.
Me: Babe, are you alright?
Nathan: I just saw my baby, our baby. I have a baby.
Me: We have a baby, yes. Are you ok?
Nathan: Just …… shocked. I didn’t think we could do that.
I went over and sat on his lap and wrapped my arms around his neck, looking into his eyes.
Me: Well, we did. We have a little baby on the way. Now, how about you give me my shirt so I can finish up and we can run to the store and then go home?
Nathan: What if I want you to walk out of here just like that?
Me: I don’t think the other expectant moms and the staff would like that. AND, the whole world will know what my boobs look like, not just you.
He sighed in defeat and handed me the shirt.
Nathan: Only because I like your boobs and don’t want to share them with the world.
I laughed at him as I pulled on my shirt and started to button it up. Nathan stood up and he started typing away and staring down at his phone. I finished buttoning my shirt and tucked it in. I grabbed the scans off of the table and looked up at Nathan to see he was still typing and smiling.
Me: Babe, I know you miss Jay and all, but you’re with me, tell him to find something to do for a bit.
Nathan: Ha ha ha, you think you’re funny.
Me: I do and I happen to know how strong Jaythan is. I bet you two are dying in side.
We both started laughing and Nathan put his phone in his pocket. He took my hand and we left the room and headed down the long hospital hallway and into the reception. We waved goodbye to the receptionist and headed back out into the cold February air. We quickly made our way to the truck and Nathan opened my door for me as I got in. He ran over to his side and jumped in and started up the car. He sat back in his seat and sighed as we waited for the car to warm up.
Nathan: Can I see the scans, babe?
I passed them over to him, smiling up at him as I did so. He took his copy and looked at them, scanning every picture thoroughly with his eyes.
Nathan: I still can’t believe we have a baby.
Me: Trust me, I know. Not exactly what I expected either.
Nathan: Yeah, but I always said I didn’t want kids so now that there’s one on the way, I’m over the moon.
I looked up at him and recognized the sincerity in his eyes.
Nathan: Just the fact of saying I’m going to be a dad with the only woman I’ve only ever wanted is just mental.
I laughed at his comment as he pulled out of the parking spot and headed back towards my place. Luckily, the car ride went by rather fast, and before I knew it, we were back at mine. We quickly got out of the car and went into the house. I went straight to the bathroom, which only made Nathan laugh.
Me: Shut it, Sykes.
I yelled as I finished up and walked out of the bathroom. I walked into the kitchen and, just like usual, Nathan was over making tea. I took a seat at the table as he came over with his cup. He took a seat across from me and looked up at me.
Nathan: You’re beautiful, you know that?
Me: Mm, so I’ve heard. This pretty hot guy keeps telling me but I just don’t see it.
I laughed a bit as he just sighed and started to fix his hair after taking off his hat. I grabbed his cup and brought it to my lips, taking a few sips and setting it back down. I looked up to see a not-very-amused Nathan.
Nathan: Hands off the tea.
Me: Or what?
Nathan: I’ll tickle you.
Me: You can’t do that, I’m pregnant.
Nathan: Fair enough. I’ll refuse to kiss you until the baby is born.
Me: No kiss, no sex.
Nathan: That’s fine with me.
As soon as he said it, I bust out laughing.
Nathan: What’s so funny?
Me: You. Now, you can’t really be hearing yourself clearly. You, go without sex, is the biggest joke I’ve ever heard.
Nathan: I can do it.
Me: Yeah, but your definitely gonna have to learn to wank then. You get excited just hearing my mention my boobs or lingerie or something like that.
His face went red and I saw his hands move to his lap. I smirked and looked around the table at his lap.
Me: My case proven.
Nathan: Alright, fine. I can’t go without sex that long.
Me: Hahahaha babe, no need to tell me I’m right. I already know.
Nathan: I never said you were right.
Me: You didn’t directly say I was, but indirectly, you did.
He stuck out his tongue at me before drinking the rest of his tea. He sat the mug down on the table and grabbed a hold of my hands.
Me: So, when exactly do you have to go back?
Nathan: I have a week off, but speaking of going back, we need to talk about that. With you being pregnant, we really need to talk about our living situations. All of my work is in London and we both know how hard it is for me to come back here as it is and I don’t want it to be like this when the baby gets here. I want us to be together, in the same house so we can raise our child together.
Me: I agree babe, it’s just I don’t know how I feel about leaving our families and everything here.
Nathan: It’ll be hard at first, but it does get better.
Me: I don’t know, Nath.
Nathan: Well, how about this. What do you say you and I take a trip into London and go look at a few flats and see what you think after that?
Me: I guess looking won’t hurt.
Nathan: Can I ask you something and you give me your complete honesty answering it?
Nathan: What’s scaring you from moving?
Me: I guess it’s because I’m comfortable here. I know where everything is, all my friends and family are here, and I’ve only ever lived here.
Nathan: Yeah, but think about it. You know the lads and their girlfriends and doesn’t your friend Kara live on the East end of London?
Nathan: Think of all the shopping you could do, both for you and for the baby. There’s so many shopping centers in London.
Me: I do like shopping.
Nathan: Just please, consider it.
Me: So, when do you want to go and look at flats.
Nathan: I have an agent booked for the day after tomorrow.
Me: You pre-planned this, huh?
Nathan: Yeah, my original plan was to ask you to move in with me while I was here, the baby just added to the list of reasons why you should.
I just sighed and leaned back in my chair. Nathan pulled out his phone and started tapping away.
Nathan: You know, you really should make a Twitter.
Nathan: Really? You’ll make one?
Me: Yes, now come on before I change my mind.
We both jumped up and he grabbed my hand and lead my upstairs and into my bedroom. I sat down on my bed while Nathan got his MacBook and came over and joined me on the bed. He opened up the laptop and instantly a picture of him and I in Ibiza popped up. He had his arm around my shoulder and we were both smiling at the camera. I smiled at the screen but quickly stopped once it was replaced with the Twitter webpage. Nathan passed me the laptop and I created my account. Once it was created, I started to follow all the lads, their group page, Jess, and Carly. When I went back to my feed, I saw I had a new mention.
@NathanTheWanted: Everyone go follow my girlfriend @TaylorSykes and show her some love!!! Xx
Nathan: By the way, I like how you put Sykes in your Twitter name.
Me: Haha I figured you would. Babe, I’m hungry!
Nathan: How about I go make some bacon butty’s and then we can just relax and cuddle?
I nodded and smiled. He leaned over and kissed me before getting up and leaving the room. I went back to Twitter and opened up my profile. I made my Default Picture one of Nathan and I embraced after one of their concerts. I saved it and went back to my feed.
@TaylorSykes: Finally on Twitter! Woo!
@Carly_TWRHOT: @TaylorSykes about damn time sis.
@TaylorSykes: @Carly_TWRHOT nice Twitter name, not! Get creative, don’t state the obvious. :P
I heard Nathan coming back up the stairs so I shut the laptop and set it on the table. He came in and handed me one of the two plates.
Nathan: For you, m’lady.
Me: Thanks, babe.
Nathan: No problem.
He sat down next to me and we quickly devoured the sandwiches. Once we finished, I grabbed his plate and took them downstairs and put them in the dishwasher. I headed back upstairs and into the bedroom. Nathan had already stripped down to his boxers and was getting into bed. I laughed a bit before walking into my closet and taking off my clothes before sliding on a nightgown and heading back into the bedroom. Nathan eyed me up and down and I smirked as I went over to the bed. I got under the blankets and looked at Nathan.
Nathan: You know, I think I know of something we can do other than watch movies.
Me: And what’s that?
I know where this is going …
Nathan: You’ll have to wait and see.
Oh, tonight is going to definitely be quite eventful.