Friday, April 22, 2011

Baby 37 and 38

"Yeah!  I hope you grow up well little ones!" I shouted as the sparkles flew around Harold and Dawn, babies 35 and 36.  My heart was hoping that maybe one of them would get their dad's cool hair or eyes.

Harold looked nothing like his father.  He had tanned skin, our family's blond hair, and blue eyes.  He kind of looked like a girl with is hair so long but when I tried to trim it he pulled my hand away and shouted the one word he knew, "NO!"

Unfortunately Dawn didn't inherit any of her father's looks either.  But she did get something kind of unique and cool: blond hair.  It wasn't the blond hair that ran in my family but rather a more yellower version of it [random game hair].  I thought it was very cute.  She also got my family's green eyes.

Beaumont, baby 34, as a child.

Sergius, baby 33, as a teen.  I knew he would grow up to be like his father, Sergio Do, and love the bars, dance clubs, and mixology.  He styled his hair to look a bit like his father's wig.

My handsome Simon, baby 32, as a young adult.  He had the most prominent muscles of any of my children despite his lanky frame (Those guns definitely came from his father, not me).  

"Good bye mom!" Simon choked out.  I could hardly speak so I just hugged him tighter.  I had already said good bye to Adrasteia and Callidora and they were itching to move out and start a new life [Remember, they grew up in the last post but they hadn't moved out].

Sergius and I started teaching the twins to walk.  They were a little nervous so it took a while and we didn't teach them for long.  Afterward, we ate a snack of fruit loops and milk.

The next father I had picked out for the challenge was Clarence Rand.  Does that name sound familiar because I have mentioned it before.  His sister, Clara, married Erebus, baby 28.  I went over to his house and right as I walked in he kissed me and we went right into the baby making.  

He hardly said a word except "see you" when I left.  It was kind of... different but in a good way.  He must have taken the rules of the challenge very seriously.  Which is good, that's what they are supposed to do, I just... wasn't used to it.
The nice thing about having twins was that one baby could sleep in one nursery and the other twin in the other nursery.  When I got home from Clarence's house, the twins were exhausted from not taking their nap on time (aww, poor Harold looks like a girl with that pink shirt).  I plopped them into bed and they feel asleep instantly.

While I made a late night dinner for the older kids and I (dim sum) Sergius and Beaumont worked on their homework.

After dinner was chore time.  Sergius was very optimistic.  

"Yippee! Chores!  I call doing the laundry!" he said with as much enthusiasm for he and his brother combined.  

In the background Beaumont had the reaction of a normal child.  "Uuughh," he whined.

Blake Sumner came over again.  He waited outside for quite a while until I finally crawled out of bed and opened the door.  I was very sleep deprived and was in no mood to talk.  

"Is it time for me to be a father yet?" he asked innocently.  

Rudely, I just shut the door on him once I had processed and realized who it was and what he had said.  Then I crawled into bed again and fell fast asleep.

My nephew Terrill Long came home from school with Sergius.  My my, hadn't he gotten taller since I last saw him I thought

Before hanging out with their cousin, I made the boys do their homework.

Finally, they were able to have a little fun.   The teens agreed to play video games and Sergius was reluctant to let Beaumont play with them.

The toddlers learned their skills.

I finally got around to calling a maid to come clean the house.  I figured we had a little bit of extra simoleons and could afford to pay the daily fee for a maid.  Maybe in the future we could hire a butler! 

I made it Sergius's project to teach Harold to talk.  It was hard for Sergius because he didn't really like kids much but after a few days of teaching he grew to like it and a bond was formed between Harold and Sergius.  I was very proud of him for succeeding.

The maid started coming that Monday.  Her name was Kate Pistachio.   She allowed me to observe her to see if I wanted to keep having her come or not.

She cleaned off the counters until they were spotless.

She made the beds so that the sheets were wrinkle-less and straight.

She even picked up the kids' toys.  I knew she would be staying for a long time.  I even gave her an extra tip.

Liam Johnson came over.  He was the spitting image of his father, Kendall Johnson, the guy who broke my heart and my sister's heart.  Of course, I couldn't blame his son for that.  I treated Liam just as I would any other child.

He and Beaumont played blocks together and chatted about the latest video game.

Harold was very excited to sleep in a "big boy bed."  I had put in an extra toddler bed in the office in order to make it easier for me.  It was just a cheap little one I had purchased from the 2nd hand store but it did the job.

Sergius continued to teach Harold.  They were now on the shapes lesson.

"This is a SQUARE."  Sergius told Harold slowly.  "Can you say SQUARE?"

"Scare" Harold replied with a look of satisfaction. 

"Good job Harold!"  Sergius praised.

As I was about to start playing dolls with Dawn, the baby decided to come.

I walked into the nursery.  I chose a home birth because the kids were at school and I had no one to watch the little ones.  The pain was getting more intense.

Finally, baby 37 popped out.  A boy.  I named him Clarensis Calvin after his dad.  His dad's name, Clarence, means:
From the Latin title Clarensis which belonged to members of the British royal family. The title ultimately derives from the name of the Clare River in Ireland. As a given name it has been in use since the 19th century.
Clarensis had a bright green skin tone.

Another baby made its way into the world.  Another boy, baby 38, Cornelius Caden.  I guess the watermelon thing didn't work this time around.  Oh well.  Cornelius had a different skin tone from his brother.  His was more of a blue-green.

The two boys together.  I was glad that they both got their father's genetics unlike a lot of my children.

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Callidora and Adrasteia, babies 31 and 32, were living with Phoenix Vircus's family.  Adrasteia and Phoenix's parents, Christa and Scorpio, were waiting around the table watching something.

A proposal!  Phoenix proposed to Callidora.
Finally, the due date came around.  Callidora gave birth to a healthy, vampire boy named Leviathan.

Callidora and Phoenix tried for another baby and Leviathan's birthday came around.  He had his mother's lovely pale purple skin and purple eyes.  His blond hair came from Christa, his dad's mother.   He was so cute!

He loved to play with his teddy bear.  He couldn't wait to have a new brother or sister (I know he looks all sad and depressed in this photo but rest assured, he is a very happy boy who can't wait for his new sibling!  I just thought it was a good shot!  Also, I know the quote doesn't make much sense but it's still a good quote and it looks good, right?).

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I am having trouble with Calista's household so I am going to move her out of her home and delete ALL of my custom content (which is okay because it gives me a fresh new start and then I will be able to document where I find everything).  Here's why I am doing this:

Recently, my game has been crashing to the desktop every time I try to play with Calista's family.  Here's how it goes when I try to play: I wait literally fifteen to twenty minutes for the game to load.  Once it has loaded to the Smith family it crashes before I am even able to do anything.  Trust me, I've tried it for almost a week, multiple times and every time it crashes.  The weird thing is that it has something to do with her household because I can edit town, play with other families, and create-a-sim just fine.  So I've been thinking, maybe I need to move the Smith's out and I will soon with hopes that it will cease crashing.

After I do all that then I have to find a lot of my custom content again.  So I might be a while.  I am so sorry and I hope that my efforts fix the problem.  I will also finish the FAMILY UPDATE on the next post.  Wish me luck!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Baby 35 and 36

Having a lot of room in our house, I got right to work getting pregnant before the kids aged up.  The father for baby 35 was going to be Matthew Turner, the eighth baby of Dawn Turner's 100 Baby Challenge  Matthew had red-white hair and grayish-purple eyes.  His green skin complimented his hair very well.  He looked so much like his father, Harold Holiday.

I called Matthew up and he agreed to come over right at that moment even though it was getting kind of late.  He sounded quite excited over the phone, at least, as far as I could tell.

He arrived right on time and was as handsome as ever in his tux.  I had put on a short, strapless, white dress that surprisingly went very well with his outfit even though I didn't know it until he came.  Sorry you can't really see it.  Someday I'll ask the kids to take a picture of me in it.

Because his mother was doing the 100 Baby Challenge too, he knew how things went.

Right as I came out of my house to invite him in he grabbed me and kissed me gently on the lips.  It nearly blew me over.  I wasn't expecting this.  It was Simon all over again.  I felt like I was in a trance.  Fortunately, I had enough sense in me to kiss him back.  His lips were soft and firm, and not wet and slobbery like some of the fathers.

"Wow, you're really... um good at kissing!" I responded lamely to his affection once we parted.  He smiled.

"So are you, Calista."  He said in a way cooler, attractive voice than mine.  That made me blush.  Why was I feeling so shy all of a sudden.

He knew what to do.  "Are you ready?" he asked in a very low voice.  It was deep and full, yet kind and caring at the same time.

He seemed to be a master at this, so calm and sure.  For some reason I was very nervous and I kept shaking.  I couldn't speak.  I had never felt like this.  It must have been his lovely green skin and holiday hair intimidating me.  He was able to sense that I wasn't ready.  He must think I'm such a wimp.  I shouldn't be feeling like this, especially on my 35th baby! 

We kissed some more, his tongue slowly coaxed my lips open and I felt his hot, minty breath in my mouth.  His arms pulling me towards him, his hands moving across my back as if he couldn't grab me any tighter (I hoped that I didn't have chicken breath from dinner).  Usually I didn't waste this much time making love to the fathers but tonight was different.  Matthew was amazing at kissing and I hoped that he was just as good in bed.

"You're so beautiful," he murmured against my hot skin.  I nearly forgot that we were outside and pretty much everyone could see us.

"Let's go," I finally replied, as he kissed my nose and my eyelids with light, tiny kisses.

My voice was shaky and uneven and I was still catching my breath.  Boy, could Matt Turner kiss.  I wondered if he had had some past experience with this kind of stuff, by participating in other challenges or something.

"Are you sure you're ready?" he asked for the second time, in his the most beautiful and considerate voice, as we got onto the bed.  He really wanted me to feel comfortable and I felt as though this was my first time even though I had done this many, many times.  After my heart had slowed down enough for me to hear, "yes!" slipped out of my mouth.  He grinned at me.  His eyes luring me closer.

Then with his hand intertwined in mine, we did the deed.

What fun!  We did it a few times "just to make sure" even though I knew we had both heard the lullaby, loud and clear, on the first try.  I was sad when he had to go.

"It's your birthday!" I exclaimed the next day as I held a giggly baby.  I had been anticipating this day.  I really wanted to know if Beaumont would get his looks from his father, Ugh, or not.

He slept through the whole celebration.  I don't know how because everyone was screaming "Happy Birthday!"

Beaumont, baby 34 looked quite normal and didn't inherit his father's dog-like features [Most likely because I don't have any of the CAS sliders that made Ugh].  Beau had blue hair and blue eyes.

Sergius, baby 33, gelled back his hair.  With his blond hair like that he looked like baby 11, Ferb.

Simon, baby 32, was very cute and his eyebrows were very bushy.  He was also lean and tall.

Adrasteia and Callidora wanted to grow up in the outdoor birthday area.
"Enjoy the last time you'll get to spend outdoors in the daytime sis."  Adrasteia shouted.

They were very sad to not be able to go outdoors ever again but also happy because they would  finally become mature vampires.

As Simon and I clapped and celebrated I turned around and noticed how muscular Simon was despite being very scrawny and thin at first glance.  His arms bulged and rippled with muscle as he cheered his siblings on.  He would definitely be able to impress many young women with those.  It must be from his father I thought *sigh*.  Then I thought, Ahh!  Look at mine compared to his, it's a bit embarrassing how un-muscular I am.

Adrasteia being the oldest went first.  The bats and the red stuff flew around her.

Adrasteia, baby 30, as a young adult.

Callidora was next, her face had a look of uncertainty on it.

Callidora, baby 31, as a young adult.

My two vampire twins decided to keep living with me until the next baby came because there was plenty of room in the household.  If there hadn't been any room, I would have made them move out.  Being vampires, the girls, or should I say young women, had to stay inside.  But, at night, they were free to roam and hunt.  Oh, and recently, Beaumont learned to walk.

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"Come on Calli, let's go hunt!" I exclaimed excitedly.  We were no girly-girls.  We ran out to the park and the nearby stores in search of some easy targets (I run pretty well for wearing a skirt).  Mom made us be sure that we asked before we bit anyone so we wouldn't become complete savages.

Callidora found a good meal out of Peter Peterson, the husband of our half-sister Orchid (baby 24).

I scanned the area and spotted Aqua Colore.  I knew that all three of her brothers had participated in mom's challenge.  She was very beautiful.

After talking to her I convinced her to give me her arm.

Being a vampire, I had quite the effect on humans and they seemed to obey to my every will either out of fear or admiration.  She reluctantly agreed even though I could tell she was scared and didn't want to do it.

I prepared myself to bite down, I hadn't ever bitten a real human before.  I sunk my teeth into her flesh but instead of drinking from her I wanted to turn her, just to see what it was like, so I injected a large amount of venom into her arm.

The same bats that had gone around me when I had grown up flew around Aqua.

She looked quite dazed afterward, her beautiful face disfigured slightly, but I knew that in a couple of days she would make a beautiful addition to the vampire community.  Maybe she'd change her siblings....

That was when I remembered that I was hungry.  I didn't want to drink from Aqua because I had just turn her so I chose to drink from Raines Clement.  He is the husband of Flora (baby 5) therefore my brother-in-law.  He just happened to be standing nearby and I was so thirsty that I had to make do with him.

I bit down and sucked his blood.  Fortunately, my vampire instincts helped me to not get my clothes full of blood and to not suck out too much.  I didn't want to be a murderer although, after thinking about it, I knew no one would have the guts to throw me in prison if I acted scary enough.  Also, if I did get arrested, I could easily escape with my strength, charm, and whits.

Mmm!  It was delicious.  Much better than the plasma juice and the plasma fruit mom had encouraged us to eat when we were young.

"Race ya" I challenge Calli after we were done and we ran home before the sun came up.

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I watched a lot of t.v.  One night I noticed that my beautiful Callidora was really getting herself ready for a special event.

"What are you doing sweetie, going out with Phoenix again?" I asked curiously.  Phoenix was her boyfriend.

"Yes," she replied, fiddling with her dress.  "He's actually coming over here this time after we spend a little time at the club."  I left to leave her some privacy.  I hoped that this relationship would work out well for her.  I knew he made her really happy.

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Phoenix Vircus had brown hair and bright blue eyes.  He wasn't an avid shaver so he had some stubble on his face that I thought made him look very manly and I loved how it looked on him.  We had only gone on a few dates before this so I knew a little bit about him and I liked him a lot.  He also had very strong arms, although not as ripped as Simon's were, but of course I didn't tell him that.

Phoenix and I went to the dance club and danced for a few hours.  Then I invited him over and we went straight up to my old room to spend the night.  He wasn't 100% vampire but he was 50%.  His father, Scorpio, was a vampire and his mother, Christa, was a human.  By the luck of draw, he turned out to be human.  As we walked into my room we stood there for a while and talked.

"So, have you ever wanted to be a vampire?" I asked him.  I had wanted to ask him since our first date but had never had the chance to.

"Oh yes, I have.  But... I can't." he replied sadly.

"Why not?  If you don't mind me asking."  I really wanted to know.

"Well, my father didn't want to change me.  He used believed that vampires were  too dangerous and that only certain Sims should become vampires.  But he doesn't believe it anymore."

"Wait, if he doesn't believe in that anymore why can't he change you?"  This was getting really puzzling.

"I don't know, my father just doesn't want to be responsible for turning me.  He says that if I really want to become a vampire so badly I should be able to find another vampire to change me.  That is why I moved to Sunset Valley.  I had heard that there were many vampires here so I planned on asking one of them.  As you can see, I haven't succeeded yet."

I nodded and then we both leaned in and kissed, as if we had read each other's minds (Well, I had.  Don't worry, I don't do it all the time, I'm not a creep).  His flesh was warm and moist with sweat from the dancing earlier that night.  It was so delicious to me.

We had only kissed a few times, just little pecks, but this time we went to full blown making out.  After a while, I pulled away.  His eyes had a dazed looked to him.

He leaned in wanting more but I stopped him and said "Wait."

And he listened, like a good gentleman.

"Would you mind donating a little of your blood to me?" I asked.

He said of course and held out his arm.

But I had a different idea.  Once he realized it he appeared quite excited.  "Oh I see!" his eyes seemed to say.

I bit his neck very gently and instead of sucking his blood I injected my venom into him.  This was a very delicate procedure especially because I was near his neck.

He started to panic and his arms squeezed my waist hard, but once he realized what was going on he didn't back away and stayed very still, his arms still around me as if he was going to perish and I was his only lifesaver.

As I injected the venom into his bloodstream the bats flew around him as the metamorphosis had begun.

Afterward, only a few seconds later, he was quite dizzy.

"Steady... steady.  Are you alright?" I asked him, he said he was fine but I still held onto his face.  Just to make sure.

"Thank you," he said finally.

Then he leaned in...

...and kissed me some more, just as I had promised he could do.  After a quick "bye" he walked out to his car and drove for home.

"I'll comeback once the metamorphosis has been completed."  He shouted, looking back at me.  I was happy.  This had only been our 3rd date and I already knew that he was the one. 

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Before the day the baby was due, Aja Hart invited me over for a casual get-together.  Of course I couldn't say no.
There were a few other people there so I wasn't the only one.

It was very casual and people mostly sat around and talked.  I talked a lot with Aja because she was the person I knew the least.  It was a bit awkward.  She wasn't much of a conversationalist so I prompted her.  This is where all my charisma skill goes to.  Watch and see my amazing skills (not)!

"So..." I started off.  "What do you do for a living?"

"Um, I'm a scientist."

"Wow, that's... cool."

"Yeah, I guess it is."  Awkward silence.  Apparently we don't have much in common.

As if to add some drama to the plain scene my water broke and my body prepared to give birth.  I hardly did anything because I was so used to the feeling.  I'm not saying it didn't hurt it's just that I knew what to do with the pain.  Believe me, it was almost unbearable.

Only Aja freaked out because everyone else knew I was doing the challenge and knew what to do about the labor.  I drove myself to the hospital right away.

After a very short 3 hour labor baby 35 was born!  It was a boy Matthew and I named Harold Matthias after Matthew's father.

Baby 36 was a girl.  I named her Dawn Terise after Matthew's very strong and courageous mother.  She was also doing the 100 Baby Challenge and I felt it an honor to name her granddaughter after her.

Unfortunately, neither of the twin inherited their father's green skin tone but that was okay because now I had two adorable new babies!

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Thank you so much to ForeverHailey/Dawn Turner for giving me permission to use Matthew.

Sorry I didn't really focus on Calista or her other children much.  I was making this a shorter and quicker moving post to make it more unique.  Plus, I need a new thing to focus on because sometimes there is only so much to do with Calista. I was sort of taking a break from her.  Her daughters were a little more interesting this time around.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby 34

Birthdays came right away.  Poor Sergius hardly got any time to be a baby.  The kids all had A's and I need the triplets out so I could have more kids.

Sergius, baby 33.  He had a ton of thick hair on his head despite his father being nearly hairless.  Also, I could see no resemblance of his father in him.

Simon, baby 32.

Adrasteia and Callidora, babies 30 and 31.  Callidora was very indecisive on how to style her hair.  Everyday she would pull it back in a headbands talking about how she was going to get it styled but she never actually did it.

My first vampire children were young adults now!

Right when they grew up Vladimir ran with all of his vampire speed all the way to the science center to buy some Vampirism-B-Gone.  I was a little disappointed that he didn't want to be a vampire because he was the only triplet that had gotten his father's green eyes and if he became a human his eyes wouldn't glow anymore and wouldn't look like his father's eyes.

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Right when the scientist handed me the cure I could feel how powerful it was.  There were only a few things that could harm a vampire and this was one of them.  It had the power to rid a vampire of its existence, turning one into a mere human.

Although it was my choice to become human again I was very nervous.  I stood there for a while, bottle in hand.  Should I drink it or should I not?  My usually steady hand was shaking as I unscrewed the cover and took a giant gulp.  It was revolting.  It had the strong flavor or blood mixed with cherry medicine.  Ew.  Somehow it made its way down my throat.

At first nothing and then the bats flew around me.   My body jerked around as the metamorphosis was reversed.

I was dizzy for a few seconds, then all was still.  I shook my head and took a deep breath.  I could finally feel the cool night breeze and I was able to stop thinking about my thirst all the time.  I had become a warm-blooded and needy human.  It was great.  I got in the car and drove home, excited to tell my family.

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Ambrogio and Erebus were in the kitchen that night drinking plasma juice and waiting for their brother to come home.  I was sitting on the couch.  "Vlad's back," Ambrogio said.  I knew vampires had acute hearing but it always amazed me how good it was.  I hadn't heard anything until seconds later I heard a car door slam.  The human version of Vladimir came through the door.

"I feel better than I've ever felt.  Thanks mom!"  He smiled at me and I saw perfectly white and straight teeth and no fangs.
"Welcome to human-hood," I said.  

"Hey, Vlad, why would you want to be a human?" Erebus asked.  Then he added, "No offense mom."

Vladimir was too distracted with the fact that he was finally human to answer his brother. 

Then, they left for their new home.

The next father that I have picked out for the challenge is a man by the name of Ugh Ooomph!.  He really does have an exclamation point in his last name.

Over the phone he explained that he was a relative of Ugly, a man who became famous for being in Cadence Sierra's challenge.  Ugly had been the father of Cadence's 10th, 11th, and 12th babies, Ayako, Aiko, and Anako.  Ugh had "throw up yellow" hair (as he had called it) and brown eyes which were a little bit hard to see because his eyes were very small.  His mouth and nose protruded out like a dog.  He held the record for the longest tongue and it was so long that it stuck out of his mouth permanently

I was worried at first, he looked like Ugly did, being his relative, and I knew how much Cadence's daughters were teased about their not-normal but unique looks.  Then I thought about it for a moment, people weren't as judgemental as they once were, maybe if the children did turn out different, people wouldn't really tease them.  And if the townsfolk didn't like them then what do I care?  They would be my children and I would love them no matter what.  I could homeschool them if it got too bad.  I went over to Ugh's house after the triplets had moved out. 

He started off out meeting with a big thank you.  He was so thankful that he could participate in my challenge.

Then we got right to business.  There wasn't much kissing because his face just wasn't built for that.  I would have kissed him but he told me not to.

Afterward, I asked Ugh what I had been wondering.  "Hey Ugh, do you ever get teased or criticized because of your... your..." I didn't want to make him feel bad.  I couldn't say it.  But he finished it for me and didn't seem offended at all.

"Because of my strange looks?" he asked, finishing my question.  I just nodded, a bit embarrassed.  "Yes and no.  It depends."  He continued.

"Around here in Sunset Valley, people are very kind to me.  They are used to my looks.  That is why I moved here.  In my old town, Riverview, people weren't as accepting.  They would cringe when I walked by as if I had a disease or something contagious.  It was terrible and I was miserable.  But because you live here, no, I don't think our children will be teased or bullied.  You chose a nice place to raise your kids, Calista.  I proud of you for that."  He was smiling at me.  I thanked him.

"Well, nice meeting you, I'll see you at the birth," Ugh said as I started putting on my clothes.
"You too." I replied.  As I walked out of the door I breathed a sigh of relief.  I had picked a great town.  If people didn't like my children, that was their problem.

When I got home from Ugh's I saw something that made my heart stop.  It was the repoman's truck or more specifically, a repowoman.  Her name was Amanda Gerstein.  Darn, I thought, I knew I had been forgetting something.  How could I be so stupid?
She took out her repo-gun and aimed it at...

The trampoline?  Again?  Last time the repoman came he took the trampoline and now this time she's taking the trampoline.  What was with repomen/repowomen and trampolines?  At least the trampoline was easy to replace.

After conceiving baby 34, I found Simon upstairs staring at the chess board.

"May I join you?" I asked.  He smiled and said yes.

We had quite a game.  At first it seemed like Simon would win because I had lost most of my pieces.  Then I bounced back and he lost a lot of his pieces.  It ended in a stalemate.  After the game we went out to get some ice-cream.

Later, I played drums with Sergius and made pancakes for dinner.  The kids always loved having "breakfast for dinner" dinners.

"You need to go to bed little one," I told Sergius after dinner.  It was still daylight out but he was very tired.  I could tell because he had dark shadows under his little droopy eyelids.

"No, I not tired," he protested as he yawned. 

"Oh I think you are," I said as I changed him into some clean clothes for sleeping in.

"Nooo," he said quietly as I ran my fingers through his messy blond hair in an attempt to comb it.  I kissed him on the forehead.

A minute later he was sound asleep.

"Sleep tight my little angel," and I kissed him one last time on the cheek and closed the door.

"Rise and shine my little one!" I exclaimed as I came into Sergius's bedroom.  He was already awake and playing in his crib.

I heard his stomach rumbling as I talked to him.

"Huh!  What's that I hear?  Is it a monster?" I teased, tickling his stomach.  This made him giggle a bunch.  "Are you hungry little monster?"  He giggled some more.

I fed him his favorite dinosaur oatmeal and a bottle of milk.

"For you, my little monster."  I said as I set his bowl down.  He gobbled it up very quickly.

While Adrasteia did her homework, Callidora sipped on some plasma juice.

"Guess where we're going!" I exclaimed to Sergius as I dressed him for the new day.

He was still throughout the whole car ride.  We arrived at the library.  I set Sergius down in the children's section. 

"Okay Sergius, find something to do while mommy does a little work."

He was quite content as he went straight for the block table.  After seeing to it that Sergius was occupied, I played my guitar for the other people in the library.

Then I did some stuff on the computer.  We had to come here because our wireless at home was down at the moment.  Simon Simmons was sitting next to me and my heart jumped which was not what I had wanted it to do.  But he was married to Alicia, my older sister, so of course I couldn't run up and kiss him like my body was telling me to.

After completing my task, I walked over to Alicia.  After chatting, I was surprised to find out that she and Simon were expecting a baby.  I was shocked and a little bit jealous but of course I didn't let it show.  I congratulated them and they did that same to me.

"I can't believe you're actually going through this challenge.  You'll have to bring your new baby over to meet my new baby!" Alicia said as she felt for the baby in my stomach to kick.

Right after I had finished cleaning off the dining table, my water broke and the contractions started.  I didn't have the time to find a babysitter for Simon so I brought him with.  When I got to the hospital the nurses called Ugh for me and Simon went to the hospital's daycare center.  They said I was already 10 centimeters dilated and soon enough, the labor was over.

I had given birth to a very normal looking baby (although I knew his father's looks would become more prominent as he grew older).  I named him Beaumont Trower.  He looked quite normal, as far as I could tell.

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Ambrogio and Vladimir didn't marry, but Erebus did.  Erebus married a human, Clara Rand.  She had bright red skin, pink-green hair, and bright yellow eyes.  Clara also had a brother named Clarence but he'll come up later.

Clara and Erebus went for children right away. 

Clara gave birth to Summer and Spring and both are vampires!  Summer had green skin, blond hair, and her mom's yellow eyes.  Spring had blueish green skin, blue hair, and my blue eyes.  Because her eyes glow they appear white [it took me a few posts to figure this out.  All of Calista's vampire kids who had white eyes actually had Calista's blue eyes *facepalm*].

Yeah!  Now I have 46 grandchildren!

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To make Ugh, I downloaded him from HarmonySims (thank you!) on the exchange.  Originally he was one of the triplets (I think it was Ayako) of Ugly, mentioned above, in Cadence's challenge so I just downloaded her and made her male and changed the hair and eye color.