Things were quieting down at the castle now that Kristen had left. Amelia was getting use to the idea of having a baby and having James normal. She didn't like it but was going to make it work.
Amelia was still plagued by sickness, she was throwing up all the time and it began to take a tole on her. She couldn't keep anything down and was exhausted from the lack of sleep during the day.
She took long naps during the night and slept during the daylight hours when she wasn't throwing up. She never seemed like she was getting much sleep, even though she was sleeping a lot.
James would let Amelia get as much rest as possible. He would quietly read and spend time in the study. He didn't realize that it would effect her so greatly.
Once she was able to hold some things down she began to crave watermelons. She couldn't get enough of them. James made sure she always had them when she wanted them.
Amelia decided to sleep on top of the covers for a bit until James could get use to her cool skin. He never would say anything but she could feel him shiver with a chill.
James placed his hand on Amelia's belly. "Your belly is growing pretty fast. I can feel the baby kick." Amelia giggled at James as he talked to the baby. "I wonder what its going to be?" James asked. "I'm not sure. I don't get any feeling of it being a boy or girl. I just hope its healthy." she replied.
"You look so beautiful today. I can't wait till I see our child. I hope it is as beautiful as you are." he told her.
"My love how are you feeling today?" James asked Amelia as he pulled her close to him. "I'm doing better today but still get sick each day." she replied.
Kara found out that she was going to be a grandma and rushed to see Amelia. "Oh you look so pretty, your little belly is so adorable. I can't wait to spoil this baby rotten." she told Amelia with a giggle. Her sister came as well. They haven't had any children of there own so they were excited to have a baby around.
"Oh little sweet one, this is your grandma, I can't wait to meet you." she whispered to Amelia's belly.
Amelia's belly was growing big and fast. This started to concern the others.
James laid down beside Amelia while she was sleeping and rubbed her belly. She sleep soundly as the baby kicked his hand.
Amelia was enjoying a walk with one of her lady's. As they turned the corner Amelia felt a rush of liquid run down her legs. She looked down to see that she was standing in a puddle of what looked like water.
Then within a minute she was hit with a sharp pain in her belly. This scared her lady when Amelia screamed out. She thought for sure she was loosing the baby. It was to soon.
James herd her screams and ran as fast as he could to help her. "Whats wrong?" he asked with fear in his voice. "I don't know, something isn't right." she cried out. She doubled over in pain again. The pain was getting worse and she could barely stand up to walk. "Go get the midwife and have her meet us in her room." he instructed Amelia's lady. As she ran off to find her, James helped Amelia to her room.
James left Amelia to her lady's and the midwife, he was led out of the room. As much as he wanted to be with her to comfort her, it wasn't allowed for them to be present during the birth. Amelia tried to breath through each pain, but found it very difficult to keep her sanity.
"Ok, lets take a look and see whats going on. You shouldn't be delivering just yet. Amelia laid down on the bed, she raised her dress to take a look. She looked up at Amelia to confirm that she was indeed having the baby. I don't think its a miscarriage due to the amount of blood but its to early to tell. Lay down and try to get comfortable while we get things ready for the delivery." she told Amelia.
Hours began to pass and it was now within the night hours. She laid there in such pain no one could find a way to ease her. They tried to keep her focused and help her get through each pain that was now coming at a fast pace.
When she got a break from the pain she would drift into a deep sleep, only to be awaken by the next sharp pain to rip through her body. This began to take a tole on her. She became so exhausted that she just wanted to give up.
James waited patiently for the birth of his child. It was now a full day and no word to what was happening. He could hear her Amelia's screams echo through the halls.
Finally one of Amelia's lady's came to give him some news of her progress. "Shes early and the baby is coming. We still don't know if the baby is ok. The midwife is worried that she hasn't delivered yet and Amelia is growing weaker. Shes losing a lot of blood, if she keeps at this rate she and the baby might not make it. We are trying everything to make her comfortable and deliver the baby safe and help her through this. If anything changes I will send someone to notify you." she told James.
"So I may loose them both?" he asked. "I'm afraid it is possible, it looks very bad at the moment, all we can do is hope for the best." she replied. James broke down and began to cry. "I can't loose her now, shes my world. I cant live without her." he cried out. She was at a loss for words. She bowed her head and left the room where James was still sobbing.