hrtwilight wrote:You bring up some good points and I like your perspective. However, here are my thoughts. Yes, after Edward hears Reneesme's thoughts for the first time he starts to call her a baby and starts to plan for the delivery. What I am saying though is that there is a moment when you first realize that you're going to be a parent that completely overwhelms you. Obviously he could not have this moment initially b/c of the circumstances and I realize that. However, it would have been nice to hear him as he accepted this and felt all of those feelings that one does when you realize that you're going to be a parent. I know that obviously his main concern is Bella's well being I just wondered if when Jacob was gone if they had that kind of a conversation. It would have been nice to see him experience that elated happiness that one goes through when they realize that they are bringing a new life into this world.
Secondly, I was not meaning that he should tell Bella that she was right so that she could say I told you so. Its just that he fought her so hard on the pregnancy (I completely understand why he did) that it would have been nice for him to say you know it was worth it, all of the pain all of the sacrifice it was worth it. And for him to acknowledge that her "Mother's intuition and instant protectiveness" were correct. I love Edward, please do not get me wrong but I feel (I know that I'm the minority) that she was right to have fought so hard for her baby and the fact that everything did work out the way she said it would is significant to me. I guess I just wanted him to admit that he was wrong, just to her, b/c they both went through so much pain (mentally and physically) during her pregnancy.
As far as his love for Reneesme goes, I am absolutely not doubting it and I most definately agree on your thoughts about the MP3 player. I just can't imagine a Father who is saying goodbye to his daughter of all people to not say I love you when he is saying goodbye. Bella was able to tell her quietly. I guess really when I think about it, in book 3 of BD I do not feel like I know Edward's feelings/thoughts as much as other books/times. I don't feel like I have a clear grasp on what his thoughts/feelings are during this time. I feel that the whole "Daddy Daughter bond" was lacking. Not that it wasn't there, maybe just that we didn't get to see it. Your point about the fact that he was willing for both he and Bella to die to fight for her is significant. But wasn't there no other way, it wasn't as if he Bella and Reneesme could have escaped, not with Dimitiri plus he would never leave the rest of his family to fight for him.
You had the same questions and feelings I did with BD. I never doubt for one minute Edward's love an devotion for Nessie but it would have been nice to have read it. That's why I felt that if BD had been two books, then perhaps more detail would have been given about Edward interaction with his daughter.