She had never been in a rush to have a baby, but with her fortieth birthday fast approaching, and the loss of her Dad, she feels an unfamiliar urgency. Etienne tries his best to lift her spirits, conveying a sense of peace that they will soon find themselves expecting.
Adam Brindley celebrates his 32nd birthday at the bakery and he isn’t complaining. He’s still working at Hazel’s Diner part-time as they work to pay off their debt, and to buy a safe family-type vehicle.
Paloma is incredibly keen on the latter part, and not terribly excited about the debt-paying. However, Adam is having them wait until they are in a better place financially, and in the end, Paloma does not wait to raise a child without a fair amount of money; she’s afraid of poverty and living that nightmare again.
Lorelei had been begging to be induced, when she finally went into labor on her own. It was on a Friday, and Lorelei had been told that the new baby will be loving and giving, because apparently that is the prophecy for Friday babies. Marshal is just excited to miss out on work and have a three day weekend with his family.
Both are most anxious to meet the final addition to their Krouse family, with both worrying over different aspects. Marshal is concerned over the addition they still haven’t started, while Lorelei is mostly thinking about the upcoming labor and that’s about as far out as her mind can go right now.
Dr. Morgan arrives, along with Dr. Hadley Millett to them. Morgan enjoys remiding Hadley that they were the couple with the birthing suite fire. Marshal admits that he started the fire, though continues to claim it wasn’t his fault. Marshal promises that he won’t dare touch the microwave this time around.
But all the promises are for naught, as unlike like last time, this delivery is going much more swiftly. A mere hour after being checked in, she’s on the table and ready to deliver. Dr. Morgan chuckles at the opposite nature of both the deliveries, and is grateful that she’s not doing this delivery of her newest niece or nephew over the telephone with Lorelei in the back of a cab.
If they hadn’t already agreed that this was their last, the delivery made certain of that. While it may have come on quickly, it didn’t make it any less painful.
Marshal was just as choked up at the site of his second baby’s head as he was with Penelope. Even Hadley, with the ruthless nature of a surgeon, had found that deliveries were rather amazing, and enjoyed another opportunity to work with Morgan.
Morgan happily announced that they were the proud parents of a son. A healthy baby boy with a head full of hair, just like his Mama.
Neither of them could be happier with having one of each, and they marveled at all his features and counted his toes.
It was equally love at first sight for Marshal, and he wondered how he’d ever held Penelope at this size. She seemed so much bigger and he hadn’t really noticed how much she’d grown until he held his son.
Penelope was brought over that afternoon by her grandparents, and thrilled to meet her brother. She did tell her brother that she wished he were a girl, but he’d do fine if he was the only baby left in her Mom.
Lorelei and Marshal were happy to inform their family and friends of their son, Otto Krouse’s arrival.
Notes: I am SO happy with Otto! It’s my Grandpa’s name, and I thought that it worked perfectly for Lorelei and Marshal, especially with a German last name like Krouse! I’m glad that Krouse has a chance to carry on now.
Inspired by Carla, I am completely redoing my birthdays. I’m adapting her idea for the monthly birthdays and snippets of story and making it work in my hood. I’m very excited about this idea, and having the opportunity to peek in on other sims when it’s not their turn in the round.
I’m also returning to two updates per sim month. I originally changed it to one household a month, but it’s just taking too long per round. I feel that my high school and uni kids suffer the most for this, so back we go.
Thanks for reading!