I started my morning just like any other day, however this wasn’t just any other day. Today is going to be a little more special. Vega and I are going to find out the gender of our baby and we’re gonna make more preparations for our wedding. It’s just a month away and before you know it, the day will be here.
Since I knew this day was going to be exciting, I decided to make Vega’s new favorite. Apple and cinnamon pancakes. Since becoming pregnant, it’s all Vega ever craves. She likes the way I make them and I like cooking for her. She’s carrying my baby and it’s the least I can do. I cook, clean and do whatever to make things easier for the woman I love.
“So did I make them better than yesterday?”
“No, not at all. These remind me of home. They almost taste like the ones my dad made when I was a kid.”
“Oh, that’s good?”
“Vega? Are you okay?”
“Yes.. I just get so emotional! I’m okay!”
“Oh.. yeah. So this is a happy cry?”
“Yes, Borgie! I just love you so much!”
I’m still trying to get use to Vega’s sudden mood swings. Just the smallest thing can trigger the waterworks. Sometimes I’m not sure rather she’s crying out of joy, sadness or just crying for the sake of crying. Most of the time I feel like I’m walking on egg shells cause I don’t wanna trigger any of her pregnancy emotions but she always told me to relax and everything is fine.
“We should hurry up a bit. Don’t wanna be late for the appointment.”
“We got another 45 minutes before we need to head out.”
“I know but I don’t wanna risk being late. It’s across town and you never know how bad traffic will be.”
“Yeah that may be true but I was hoping to spend some time with you first.”
“Oh geeze, Borgie. Now you know we don’t have time for that. He he he!”
Vega wanted to dress up the nursery a bit before heading out. She’s been excited since one day after finding out she was pregnant. I believe she went baby shopping on the day the home test was positive. Soon after settling into our new home, Vega got to work on the nursery. I figure we should wait before working on it but Vega had a lot of time on her hands and was too excited.
We finished the nursery about 2 weeks ago. We went with neutral colors and theme since we don’t know the gender. Vega got the idea of a safari theme from her younger sister Veronica. She went to Africa for a couple of months and told Vega how fun her trip was. Vega enjoyed her story about the African safari and thought it would be a cute idea for the nursery. It was perfect for a boy or a girl either way. I liked the idea of it too and soon the room was complete.
Just minutes before heading out, I found Vega in the baby’s room. She rocked in the chair with her hand over her stomach and a warm smile on her face. She looks down at her belly and whispers something that I couldn’t hear. I smiled when I found her in there, she looks so adorable when she daydream about the birth of our baby. I told Vega it was time to go and she looks up still smiling. I walked towards her so I could help her out of the chair. She mentions how I was just too good for her since I was very helpful. I love Vega and I’m willing to do whatever to make her happy and comfortable.
We got to the hospital with enough time to spare before our appointment. Vega was worried about the traffic between our house and hospital, so we headed out early.
“I’m so excited. I wish the doc would hurry up. I hardly slept last night.”
“Yeah, I know. You wiggled a lot in bed last night.”
“So what do you think we’re having?”
“Honestly I’m not sure.”
“Okay what are you hoping for?”
“Well.. I would be happy with either one but maybe having a little girl would be nice.”
“I think your family has enough girls. You have a lot of nieces. But I would like a girl but my mom always wanted a boy. After two girls, I think she would love to have a little grandson.”
“Then I wouldn’t be your special man anymore if we had a boy. Ha ha ha!”
“You’re always be my special man, Borgie!”
“I’ll just be happy with whatever. I’m really not picky. However I’m sure my dad would like to have another grandson since my siblings mostly had girls.”
“I will be happy with whatever too but my mom really wants a grandson. My parents are done having kids and this would be the closet they’ll have to a son.”
“Sometimes I wish my dad was done having kids. Not even a coma is stopping him from making more babies. Ha ha ha.”
“My dad made a lot of donations once upon a time.”
“That’s gross, why did you tell me that?”
“You asked how.”
We were called in and Vega tried to rush me into the room for the scan. Obviously Vega was very eager about the gender scan and didn’t want to wait another second.
“Hmm let’s see. The heart rate is well, looks like the baby’s growth is great.”
“Can you see what the baby is?”
“Lemme just move this a little and hopefully we can get a good look.”
“That’s an arm. Hmm.”
“Well? Can you see? Is it a hot dog or a taco???”
“Well Vega and Boragio, looks like you both are having a very proud baby boy. He’s certainly showing us that he’s a boy. His little legs are open as you can see here.”
“A little boy?”
“Oh my gosh! Did you hear that, Borgie? We’re having a little boy!”
“Yeah, I heard him. We’re gonna have a son.”
We were both excited that the baby is a boy. I think Vega was more excited than me that she called her mom before we left the exam room. While Vega told her parents the good news, I figure I should see my dad. Its been a while since I last never seen him. I don’t like seeing him like this, it reminds me when my mom was barely alive in the hospital when I was a kid. She died 12 hours after being shot, I got to see her during hour 10.
Genie comas are basically a genie’s death, if they never awake. With dad entering the 7th month, sometimes I think my dad had finally died. Things are looking more grim as the days passed as my dad remains comatose.
“Dad, I dunno if you can hear me but I have some good news. I’m going to have a son. I know you would be happy to hear that you’re getting a grandson… Honestly I’m not sure what else to say.. I’m just hoping that this isn’t the end of you but dad you really don’t have much time left. Just please wake up..”
After we came home, Vega went straight to the nursery and I followed behind her.
“Can you believe that this room is going to be for our son?”
“Yeah, soon we’ll be bringing our little guy here.”
“So I guess we should pick a name for him.”
“You have anything ideas?”
“I always liked your name, Borgie. It’s different.”
“Yeah, my dad came up with it cause he wanted another kid with a likeness of his name. There was Bora Bora, Junior then me.”
“Maybe you can have a Junior too.”
“So Boragio Lenard Montigo Jr.?”
“Yeah, we can call him BJ since your fam calls your brother Junior.”
“Hmm.. I like that.”
After emailing some of my family telling them the gender of the baby, I finished booking things for the wedding. We plan to have the wedding in Jericho, it’s a city about 2 and half hours away from EC and about an hour from Bridgeport.
Back in April, Vega and I went on weekend trip to Jericho. My friend Revan Kent was celebrating his triplets’ third birthday and he invited us to the party. During our time there we visited a botanical garden, they were having a spring expo. Vega fell in love with the place, it reminded her of the one she use to visit during her childhood back in Lansing Falls. Vega mention how her dream wedding was in a botanical garden. I asked if she wanted to have the wedding here and she said yes of course. However she was bit hesitant at first, it meant that our friends and family in town would have to travel as well.
Before heading back home, we looked into booking Unity Gardens as our venue but we then realize we haven’t picked a date. The bookings were almost full and whatever date was available would be our date. The third weekend of July was the only opening the garden had. We both decided that weekend would be our date.
Next thing on the to do list is to pick where we will be staying for the weekend. We decided on renting out a mansion that was a little outside of city. Our families could stay there and get to know each other . Our weekend was available and I finished our rental by sending the deposit. Next I needed to find a hotel with decent rates for our friends to at. However my best man, Bradley already beat me to it. He found a hotel that was close to venue.
I guess what little I could do now is check the RVSPs. Some of my siblings are able to make it but some couldn’t. We plan to stream live for all the ones who couldn’t make. I was happy to see that Junior is planning on coming. I haven’t seen him in a few years and he hasn’t been doing too well. He’s been sick due to his illness. I wasn’t sure if he would be able to make it but he mentions how he’s been feeling better and he wouldn’t miss my wedding for nothing. I spoke to him a week ago and he seems to be in good spirits.
Next on our wedding to do list and pick a cake. We visited Sticky Stuff Bakery to do some cake tasting. I had to be at work in 2 hours, so I hope we’ll be able to find a cake that we both like.
“I liked that first cake a lot better than this.”
“I think this one is pretty good.”
“Well BJ liked that other cake.”
“So you’re gonna use the baby again.”
“I’m just saying that BJ and I liked that lemon cake better.”
“What’s wrong with coconut?”
“Nothing but this coconut cake is bleeeeeh!”
“We can try more.”
“I don’t wanna get fat. BJ is making me eat a lot. What’s with this kid?”
“Genie babies love food.”
“Now you tell me.”
“So how about this vanilla chiffon cake?”
“Mmm, BJ and I kinda like this one better.”
“This one is pretty tasty. I think my friend Corey had this for his wedding last month.”
“Oh yes! I remember that cake. It was so good. BJ liked it but this one isn’t as good as the one Corey’s.”
“True, speaking of my buddy Corey but he and Brie are expecting.”
“Really? That was fast. They only been married for a month.”
“Well apparently Brie was pregnant for a couple of months before the wedding. They just decided to tell everyone and get this…”
“They are expecting twins.”
“Awww, little twins. That’s gonna be so cute. I’m glad we’re not having twins.”
“Oh wow! This one, Borgie. This amaretto cake with coconut butter cream frosting is the one. It taste like heaven.”
“I do like this one.”
“Great cause I want this cake at our wedding. BJ agrees with me. He’s kicking me with joy.”
“Ha ha ha! Okay, so this is our cake.”
“Yeah! It’s 10 times than Brie and Corey cake. We gotta one up it ya know.”
“Ha ha ha! If you say so. I guess we can tell them that this is our cake then.”
“I want more but I gotta pick a dress in an hour. BJ is gonna make me so fat!”
I dropped Vega at the bridal shop while I got ready for work. I hope Vega would be able to find something. She’s been searching for a dress for a while but its hard to find a wedding dress for a pregnant bride. With the wedding just a month away, she needed to pick something.
“You heffas find me anything yet?”
“No but you don’t have much of a choice when you’re almost in your third trimester.”
“Hmm, this one is kinda cute.”
“Like I could fit into that, Simone. You see how big I am?”
“Your belly isn’t as big as mine. Quit complaining until you hit my mark. I would love to be in my sixth month again. I’m in my 8th month.”
“Oh geeze… I know you hoochies aren’t complaining.. Wait until you both go into labor, then you can complain. I was in labor for 14 hours with Cyrus.”
“I’m not gonna find anything here! No one makes cute dresses in maternity!”
“I can help you find a pretty dress for your baby belly.”
“Aww, thanks Mariah. But I really don’t we can find anything. You can go pick out a dress for you. I know you’ll find a really pretty one.”
“I hope I find something here cause I really don’t wanna that basic bitch dress from K-mart! Boragio would run if I shown up in that!”
“Vega! Do your like our dresses?”
“Oh my gosh! You two just look so adorable!”
“Aww so cute!”
“So can we wear these at the wedding? Pretty, pretty please with sprinkles and a cherry on the top?”
“I really want you to but I’ll have to ask your daddy if the price is okay.”
“I hope Morde-dad says yes cause this dress is really pretty! Can you take a pic of me and send it to my Morde-dad?”
“Sure, when he sees how pretty you look I know he’s gonna say yeah.”
“So what do you all think? I think I look pretty good in this dress.”
“It’s pretty Vega! I like it.”
“Thanks, Mariah. Lexi, Selene, Simone? So?”
“I think it looks nice at ya.”
“It’s cute, it shows off your baby bump nicely.”
“Thanks, Simone. I was hoping that it doesn’t make me look fat.”
“Well, the style is nice but those ruffles look a little weird but it’s still a cute dress.”
“I think this is gonna be my dress.”
“You sure? That’s the first dress you tried on.”
“Yes Lexi! I love this dress. I don’t wanna look like a cow in a basic bitch dress!”
“Well if this is the dress she wants, then we should be happy for her.”
“I’m okay with it.”
“So did everyone order your bridemaids dresses yet?”
“So about that… We were thinking of getting our dresses the weekend before cause Simone and I are in our 8th month with fat babies.”
“But I picked out dresses! You pregnant hussies better wear the dresses I picked!”
“Vega, you know by the time it’s your wedding, Lexi and I can’t fit into it.”
“Why you both gotta be ahead of me! Selene did you order. You’re not pregnant… Are you?”
“No since they are getting different dresses later. When it’s time, I’ll get whatever dress they can fit into.”
“UGH! Why did I gotta pick preggos as my bridesmaids!”
“Cause we are your belly buddies and your best friends.”
“I know… I just we can find last second bridesmaid dresses. And you hoochies better not ruin my wedding by giving birth!”
“Can’t promise ya that since your wedding is close to my due date. I hope you got back bridesmaids. Simone and I are a week apart.”
“Just keep your uteruses close until after I say, I do!”
I came home from work later that evening. I found Vega watching some TV. She seemed pretty happy so I take it as a sign that she finally found a dress to her liking.
“How did the dress hunt go?”
“Pretty well. I found a dress but I might have to fire 2 of my bridesmaids.”
“They’ll be in their 9th month around our wedding. So they didn’t order the dresses that I picked for them.”
“Oh.. I’m sorry.”
“I hope you’ll like the dress that I picked.”
“I bet you’ll look beautiful in it.”
“I do but what am I’m gonna do about my bridesmaids? Lexi and Simone are my closest friends and I want them in my wedding.”
“I’m not sure. Maybe I can ask my sisters to in fill in case they have their babies early.”
“I’m gonna make sure that everything goes perfectly for you. Don’t worry about a thing. I’ll handle everything. Your only job is to carry our son, bring him into this world and be beautiful.”
“How did I end up so lucky to have you?”
“No, I’m the lucky one to have you.”