but I just felt Bella’s immense affection for her before she was born was a bit much to handle. She should have freaked out more in my mind.
Hi there it's "twilightmom" here...
I just made a major mistake, and posted to the "only once" thread. Ugg! Anyhow, you're comments on the book made me really think about what bothered me. Here is the post I removed from the thread... Thanks for challenging me to dig deeper!
I may be wrong, but this sounds like someone who has never had a child. For me, from the moment I found out I was pregnant (all 5 times) there was an imediate and immense affection for my child.
Oh no, I am a mom of two... I understand the feelings, and I agree, she did get them right. Everyone has different emotions tied with pregnancy, and I loved every minute (almost) of mine. It's just that to me, it seemed out of character for Bella. BUT, maybe I just wasn't ready for this twist, so my mind was fighting against it as I read it. OR, maybe I was so mad at Edward's reactions throughout the pregnancy, that Bella's fight for the baby seemed over-the-top to me. I also could explain (to myself) that Bella's feelings were so strong b/c Renesmee may have been projecting her love back into Bella. I don't know... Either way, it didn't really take away from the story for me. In the end, I am happy with Renesmee. So, I guess it doesn't matter much how we got there.
As for the snuggling, I agree, the books are a story of love and life for several characters. BUT the romance was a nice addition. I thing that SM really got those "butterfly" feelings correct!
Okay, so I was just fixing breakfast for my kids, and I think I figured it out... This is what bothers me... If I were a new 18-year-old bride (I didn't get married until much later), and I found out I was pregnant with a vampire's baby... Um, I'd freak a little first. Then I would want to sit down and talk to my husband about it. Bella and Edward have this amazing connection, they are "soul mates." I wanted them to hash this pregnancy thing out together. But instead, Bella turned to Rose, and Edward, well, he was just stupid at points. And, I think that is what upset me. I wanted to see them grow together during this period. Again, it all worked out. But that is why I was upset. (It was my expectations vs. what happened).
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