Annie and Cesar are nearing their third trimester, the fact that there are two babies is something that can’t be hidden. Annie’s more uncomfortable now then she was full-term with Ella, and she still has four months to go. At this point, January seems in the very distant future, but the more uncomfortable Annie gets, maybe she’ll be less inclined on preferring the babies in utero.
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Turning four is Jake Grimsley, he’s excited that his birthday just met the cut-off so he gets to start school this month.
Cara was feeling a little nostalgic that her youngest is now off to school, so she pampered him with a strawberry pancake breakfast. Which was a miracle to Jake, who has never had pancakes before now.
Though, it is a little bittersweet, she’s not terribly sad to be getting rid of Jake’s old baby items. She’s giving Jake’s old diaper changing station, toys, and a few other items to her little brother Colin so he’ll have less things to purchase for his own baby.
Also celebrating a birthday is Reed and Caroline Welsh’s youngest, Molly. She turns one, unfortunately it’s on a day that Caroline had to work at the hospital. Reed takes Molly with him to work, and Caroline swings by after work to pick her and Alex up and go home to whip up a box cake.
Caroline doesn’t feel an inclination to have another, she already doesn’t have enough time in her day for the two she has. As it is, picking up the kids seems to be the only time she sees her husband, if only for a short period of time.
Molly looks the most like her father, more than her brother Alex does, and he was nearly spitting image. Except both Welsh children inherited their Mother’s chin.
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Erin’s due date has arrived, she was concerned that she’d go into labor back at the apartment while Lorelei and Colin were at work. Unfortunately she did, but Lorelei was able to leave The Red Mill and even beat Colin on arriving at the hospital.
Lorelei had gotten some tips from her sister-in-law, Morgan on how to help coach her friend during the delivery. In the end, she mostly just winged it, and talked like a coach before a big game.
Colin wasn’t really up to par ether when he finally arrived, he was greasy from working at the gas station, and they hadn’t bothered to attend any sort of birthing class.
For all the rushing, it ended up being a long waiting game. Erin checked in during late morning, and was still waiting into the evening hours. During that time Colin had fallen asleep in the recliner.
Lorelei scrounged in the fridge for some snacks, and after eating til she was full, she fell asleep on the little bench.
At two am, Lorelei woke up to the hustling and bustling of the staff as they prepped Erin for delivery.
As long as her and Colin averted their eyes to the top of the bed, they felt they might not pass out. They weren’t much comfort to Erin, who felt more panicked whenever she looked into their traumatized expressions. She kept her focus on Nurse Caroline and Dr. Morgan as they counted with her, and encouraged her.
And at 3:08 am, Erin gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
While she wasn’t keen on any form of Axel, she did compromise and they decided on Logan Axel Traver. Colin was pretty pleased with the compromise, originally he was going for a form of Axle cause of his car repair dream, and the rocker Axl. But in the end, it all sounds the same, and that’s all he cares about.
Though the delivery was not anything Lorelei could appreciate, she was pretty smitten with her best friends son. He didn’t seem so bad, all soft, and cooing in the little bassinet.
Erin and Lorelei coo’d at the little guy through the nursery window, while they waited for his newborn tests to be finished. Lorelei was enjoying his newness, and Erin felt this new crushing weight of responsibility. She was concerned about providing the best for him, worrying about how Colin would be as a father, and how all three of them living together was going to turn out.
Notes: I’m happy they had a boy! He has Erin/Meredith’s eyes, and black hair. I’m hoping he inherits some of his looks from Erin or Meredith to go with that eye color. I need to load the game and move them into an apartment, I think I’ve decided.. we will see. And I gave all of Jake’s stuff to them, and they had a boy so it works out really nice. I will allow them to change bedding but not the wood color (which was white, so really no biggie).
I have the hardest time telling who Jake and Lulu even look like. Cara’s face is rather small and both children have rather large heads/jaws/faces, but I wouldn’t say that Charlie’s is very large ether, and Jake’s nose already looks wider than Charlies… Maybe it’s Cara’s real dad’s nose that they inherited, which I wouldn’t even remember what he looked like! All in all, Jake looks very boyish to me, and he was a real sweet kid. Everytime Lulu raked, he jumped in them and made them all a mess again. Seems like something a 4 year old brother would do.
I can’t wait til Annie has the twins, to know what they are, and then for them to turn one to see who they look like.