Saturday, 12 February 2011

You say it's your birthday, October 2031

Narrated by Wade Gottlieb

Amelia's third trimester was really nerve-wracking for me and for Amelia. She didn't have any more pre-term contractions after being put on bed rest but we kept worrying they'd start again. It was only in the last couple of weeks that we relaxed a little. We both just wanted to get through this birth and take our baby home.

Given the complications Amelia had during pregnancy, we were prepared for a difficult labour as well. Fortunately, Cara was there to monitor Amelia and the baby throughout. Labour wasn't nearly as scary as the pregnancy was.

Amelia herself though, she got pretty scary! I had to be close enough to be supportive but keep enough distance to stop Amelia from tearing all of the hairs out of my arms!

I was expecting that though! She was like that with Sophie, Noah and Emma as well.

But finally, Amelia gave birth to a healthy baby boy! We named him Michael Aaron. I never, ever thought I'd even have more than 2 kids and now here I am a father of four!

It's a bit daunting to be starting over with a baby when Emma is just about to start high school but hopefully experience will count for something!

Notes:
  • And so ends the baby boom! It feels quite weird that no one in Sullivan is pregnant at the moment.
  • You can probably see but if you can't, Michael has dark blue eyes (which come from his grandma Athena) and Wade's black hair. The other three kids got brown hair, so I've got some variety in the family now. :)
  • I almost named Michael "Matthew" before realising that I already had a Matthew. Oops! So I had to think of something fast, so I went with Michael, which would have been Charlotte's name if she was a boy.

15 comments:

  1. Aww baby boom over, that went quickly. It's going to be fun when they all start aging up too! Surprised you didn't find one more to knock up to continue the momentum! *ahem Joanna and Rose would be good candidates!*

    I'm excited about Michael's genetics, looking forward to seeing how he compares to his siblings. Funny that you almost used Matthew, forgetting you already have one.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aww, last of the baby boom. I'm sure you'll have some more ladies expecting soon enough. Seems like your game and mine like to keep us in babies. lol

    Amelia and Wade both look super happy. I'm glad they had a good delivery and a healthy little baby. Welcome Michael!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Maisie, I'm very excited to age them all up! I'm going to age up Jacinta later on today - she was the beginning of the baby boom.

    LOL, I was surprised Maia and Adrienne didn't get themselves knocked up! You'll have to wait until later on this round to find out if anything's happening for Joanna and Rose.

    I'm expecting another Wade clone with Michael but maybe he'll surprise me!

    Thanks for reading!

    Riverdale, I'm positive we'll see at least one more pregnant lady before the end of the round. I can think of at least one who'll probably want to get knocked up soon.

    This has been a long time coming for Amelia, so they're both very happy. Especially Amelia!

    Thanks for reading!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yay! Welcome Michael! Glad everything went well and that he will give you at least a little more variety looks-wise in the family. That'd be crazy if he was a mini-Wade with blue eyes, though. But at least he'd be super adorable. I hope Amelia will feel her family is complete now.

    I'm not surprised you almost used a name you already have. You have so many sims! I forgot about poor Matthew, too, with his cute, pinchable face!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Welcome to the world, little Michael! I'm glad everything went well with the labour.

    I named Jesse Midlock was Jack at first until I realised that there already is a Jack in Wellington. I had to change his name after I had already posted the update.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can you tell I haven't had my morning coffee yet. That sentence about Jesse doesn't make any sense... but you get the point, right?! LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It definitely seems odd to me that there are no pregnancies in Sullivan, just because it feels like every last post has been welcoming more cute little babies, lol!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can't believe your baby boom is finally over...a nice break for you :) Congrats on the new little baby boy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. At least you realise that you already names one your sims Matthew before you name another one exactly the same. I usually post the update, and then realise that I already have that name in my game when I play that other family :)

    Anyway, it's strange to think that no one is pregnant at this moment in Sullivan. I want to see more Sullivan-babies ;)

    Welcome little Michael, I'm sure you will be a little bit spoiled with 3 olders siblings and parents like Wade and Amelia :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Danielle, LOL, I think it would just be expected! Poor Amelia - she's pumped out all these babies and so far, only one has had the courtesy of looking anything like her at all! But I think she's just very happy to have this final baby now, that she's wanted for so long. It must be 10 years now.

    I do have a lot of Sims! If Matthew was older, I probably wouldn't have forgotten so easily. I have almost used another Sim's name before but I've never come this close.

    Thanks for reading!

    Sari, ha, I understood and I'm glad I'm not the only one who's done something like this! I had to change either Aurora or Bianca's middle name about a year after they were born. I realised she had Evan's ex-girlfriend's name and I figured Ione probably wouldn't have gone for that. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    Shake, it feels a bit odd to me as well! We'll see how long it is before there are more babies due. :)

    Thanks for reading!

    Apple Valley, I know, this was my biggest baby boom yet and it seemed to go by so fast! Now to wait for them to all age up. :)

    Tanja, yes, I remember you did that recently and was thinking of it when I was changing Michael's name!

    I'm sure you'll see more Sullivan babies sooner or later. My Sims never stop breeding for long!

    Ah, yes, as well as Adam and Athena! Adam has been wanting another grandchild for a while and he's about as happy as Amelia at this new addition. :)

    Thanks for reading!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Kind of funny to read about Wade keeping his distance from Amelia because she would rip the hair right off his arm LOL! Do I ever know how she felt.

    Michael's blue eyes and black hair will be startling when he grows up. I bet he ages up gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, no babies in Sullivan for a while, it's definitely weird! And Michael will definitely be a cutie with his dark hair and blue eyes. I think there will come a time when you'll have to start reusing names lol......there's just so many sims in Sullivan!

    ReplyDelete
  13. S.B., heh, well, Wade's done this with Amelia three times before; he knew what he was in for!

    I love the dark hair/light eyes combination, so I'm looking forward to seeing what Michael will look like.

    Thanks for reading!

    Mizzgin03, it's been a long time since there have been no pregnant women around here!

    You may be right about the names! If I do reach that point, I'll reuse names from the very beginning of Sullivan, to minimise confusion. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Amelia finally got her new baby! Poor Wade, lol.

    Michael Aaron should be an interesting little addition to the family, and to the neighborhood. The lack of pregnancies in Sullivan will likely be remedied soon, if history teaches us anything. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Rachel, she does! Amelia is a very happy woman right now.

    We'll soon see how Michael and his new family are getting along. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to go in and play them a little before their next update. Perhaps give Michael an actual nursery, seeing he's still lying on the floor. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    ReplyDelete