Jessica stood in front of the full length mirror. She turned from one side to the other and back again. David was in the watching her from the doorway. She had no idea he was there.
“I love you, Baby. Mommy and Daddy can't wait to meet you.”
The little one inside her kicked and Jess jumped.
“Wow, you're going to be a strong one, aren't you?”
She turned once more to the left and in the corner of her eye she saw her husband. Her lips curled up.
“Are you staring at me or my belly?”
“Yes,” he said moving toward her.
“And lovely,” he added.
David stepped behind her and put his hands on her tummy. “I didn't think it was possible.”
“You are more beautiful and sexy than the day I first saw you.”
“Oh please,” she said rolling her eyes. “How can you think that this,” she pointed to her roundness, “is sexy?”
“It's an incredible turn on, my love, knowing that you're carrying my child.”
“Hm, I think you're a bit warped,” she teased.
“If thinking that my pregnant wife is sexy is warped, then I suppose I am.”
“You know we don't have much time to get that portrait of me done before our little one decides to make an appearance.”
“I was just thinking that.”
“Do you wanna do it today?”
“I want to do you every minute of every day.”
She laughed. “I meant the portrait.”
“Oh, sorry, you do that to me. Make me forget what the topic of conversation is.”
“So, um, can we do the portrait today?”
“Absolutely,” he replied, nuzzling her neck. “I have an idea though.”
“We can discuss your growing idea after you paint me.”
He growled. “Actually, my idea has to do with the portrait. I'd like it to be of the whole family.”
She pulled away enough to look over her shoulder at him. “You mean my mom?”
“Eh, no, just the three of us.”
“And how are you going to paint yourself?”
“I could take a picture and paint from that.”
She glanced at the mirror and leaned her head against his. “I think that is an amazing idea.”
“Great, I'll get the camera. You just stand here and look beautiful.”
David returned quickly with the camera and several candles. “Let's do this like the other one, except I'll be in it this time.”
“So you want me naked,” she said, her voice dripping with seduction.
As he set up the tripod and placed the camera into position, he kept one eye on Jessica. She arranged the pillows exactly as they were for the other portrait.
“Where are you going to be?”
“Right behind ya.”
David placed the candles where they had been last time. He drew the curtains together hoping to get similar lighting. When everything was to his satisfaction, he removed his shirt and shoes. He turned on the camera and set the auto-timer then took his position. He propped his head up on one elbow and rested the other hand on Jessica's abdomen.
“I love you, Jess.”
“I love you too.”
As she completed her sentence, the camera took the picture. For several seconds, neither of them moved. Then he brushed his lips against her shoulder.
“Mm, David,” she whispered.
“Yes, my love”
“Can we eh... take care of your problem?”
“Are you sure? I mean, I know the doctor said the kid was perfectly fine in there and we could do it as long as you are comfortable but you've been having those intermittent contractions the past couple of days.”
“I need you.”
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