Dr. Morgan had ordered Nadia to be induced the next day, but the twins were on their way during the early morning hours. Kai and Mavis had already been dropped off at Erin’s house in preparation for the next morning, and they had been thoroughly enjoying their night without kids. Probably too much enjoyment, as the twins were now en route.
Nurse Caroline got them checked in, it had been two years since the last delivery, and she had confidence that this one would not result with a fire in the labor and delivery suite.
She had to call in the doctor, which she never enjoyed disrupting her sleep, and then the newly appointed resident, Hadley, which she did with glee. Hadley hadn’t helped deliver a baby yet, and it was imperative that she was there. Very few times did Caroline get to boss Hadley around, and while she grouched at the phone call, she was just as keyed up to help deliver twins as the rest of them. Alicia Brewer was due the next month but it was just a singleton, it could be years before another set of twins graced South Metro Hospital.
Caroline got Nadia and Luca set in the labor suite, and even Luca could notice how the twins had already dropped. She suspected that it would be a quick delivery, and was grateful that Morgan at least lived locally.
Nadia walked around the room until Dr. Morgan arrived to check over her stats. She predicted a fairly straight forward delivery based on the babies heart rates and station, but she had Caroline prepare things just in case it didn’t go smoothly. She knew first-hand how one twin could struggle, as her own Vivienne had done just that when she was born.
The labor picked up pace as she moved closer to the second stage of labor. The smiles were temporarily erased from Nadia’s face, while Luca held enough excitement for the both of them. Nadia had told him plenty of times leading up to this moment that she was done with babies, D-O-N-E, she had spelled it out loudly and with quite enough force that he had no doubts.
Luca helped her breath through her contractions in between the doctors visits. They were still a bit stuck on their girl name, and would discuss that briefly in between contractions.
When it finally came time to push, Luca found himself momentarily thinking of his Mother, while Caroline was disappointed that Hadley had made it just in time for the best part. She vowed that she’d find a way to make Hadley mop the floors up afterward.
Clio Browning arrived first, with the same shade of brown eyes as her Grandpa Ethan.
Her twin sister, Thea Browning arrived fifteen minutes later, and Nadia was grateful to have them both safe in her arms. She couldn’t help but think how pleased big sister Mavis was going to be with two new sisters to dress.
Hadley felt honored and slightly humbled to be handing off Clio to meet her Dad for the first time. It wasn’t enough to make her want to quit surgery, but it tugged her heart strings nonetheless.
Morgan checked over the girls and found them both in good health, and was amazed that Nadia had made it 37 weeks with the twins. She hadn’t wanted to be induced, and had just missed that appointment by mere hours.
After a few hours of rest, the suite was quite full of family coming to meet the babies. They kept it only to family, but it still grew to be quite a large amount of people.
Luca was concerned that Kai might feel disappointed in only sisters, and made a pact that they would be the men of the house, and look after the girls. Kai was pretty pleased with that distinction, and secretly happy to be nearly a teen, and still get to keep his room. At least he hoped he wouldn’t have to share.
They were all grateful that the girls had different eye colors and hair lengths, or they might have to color on their feet to tell them apart. As it was Kai could never remember which twin was which despite the distinctions.
Ethan came by and was tickled to see that Clio had inherited his eye color. She was the first grandbaby to do just that, but he couldn’t deny Thea her attention too when she wasn’t being consoled by Nadia. He’d been enamored with Mavis, and found that these two girls were just as charming.
Caitlyn was the last of the family to visit, she wouldn’t be denied the time to swoon over a new baby and their powdery, sweet smell. She felt nostalgic over Thomas being this little, but she had zero desire to go back to those days, not anytime soon. She planned to spend her summer at her brother’s house as often as her and Thomas were invited though. She had to keep up her status of being an awesome Aunt to the newest additions.
They spent the rest of their stay snuggling with the twins, and allowing themselves to sleep while Caroline and Hadley fought over the chance to hold the twins. They knew that the next year was going to be especially rough, and they felt no guilt at enjoying the hospital and the staff while they could.
Notes: Clio has her Grandpa Ethan’s eyes (making her the only short Browning kid), and Thea has her Mom’s. They came out with those hairs, which should help me keep them straight, but sadly it doesn’t at all. I don’t know why it is so hard for me, but I messed up numerous times just writing this update.
Luca was truly thinking of his Mom at the delivery, I managed to get a snap of the partial thought.
The complete Browning Family:
So when I did the genetics for the freckle skintones, I do think I messed up a bit. I think that I’m going to roll and change one of the girls to a medium (or in-between; I’ll roll that too) skintone (closer to Luca’s) but still with the freckles. I have several in the game, might as well use them. That will be at the first birthday though, as I don’t think you can change them as infants in simpe without wrecking havoc.
I’m already excited to age them up! But Mavis and Kai have birthdays really soon, so that will hold me over!
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