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1.17 More Beginnings

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Here’s the terrifying part.

Forget pain reduction. We’re on our own if something goes wrong.

I’m on my own. Jesse knows some military field medicine, and I’m grateful for that, but it isn’t going to help if things go badly wrong. Plus, he’s so freaked out, I’m not sure he remembers his own name.

I’d like to console myself that women have been giving birth for thousands of years, but I know better — women have been dying in childbirth for thousands of years. This is the single most dangerous thing I can be doing with my body.

What was I thinking? All I had to do was visualize this moment, in waves of pain, sure both I and the baby will die horribly from a breech birth wedged in the birth canal, and I’d’ve put the breaks on me and Jesse the first time we kissed.

It’s a boy wow.

I named him Wesley. I always liked that name. Jesse didn’t protest. I’m not sure he even heard the name I picked because he was still gaping at the fact that a baby came out of my body.

I’m going to sleep now. Jesse can figure the next part out.

Since Wesley was born, Roselyn has been on a tirade about the crying in night and the helpless mouth to feed.

She’s also given Adelle a hard time for the chronicle she’s been keeping of life in our camp. She insists that the whole thing is a waste of time because nobody will ever read it.

The only time she seems to be happy is when she’s working in the garden. When we see her there, the rest of us just stay out and give her privacy.



Samuel has been reacting to the tension by building an elaborate fantasy world.

That’s probably smart because tempers do get tight when nobody is getting normal sleep.

Meanwhile, Adelle quietly entered adulthood herself.

Timi certainly noticed.

0 Responses to 1.17 More Beginnings

  1. bookabetlegacy

    Wesley! Is that another Buffy related name? Jesse's face when left with the baby is priceless. I'm just glad that everything went ok and both mother are healthy (not sure about happy!). I'm sure that he and Samuel will become good friends, both being closer in age than the others.

    Timi and Adelle are so sweet, and such a pretty couple 🙂

  2. Susan Rati Lane

    Echo is happy, just overwhelmed.

    I love Timi and Adelle, and I haven't been able to bring myself to move them out. It's really time. Sigh.

  3. Susan Rati Lane

    Oh yeah, and no Wesley is a sort of distant family name that I considered for my own kid if we'd had a boy. Since Echo's my simself, I thought I'd use names I might've named a child of my own.

  4. amhranai

    A baby boy, great! Wesley is a cute name. Hopefully he will let his parents and the other sims sleep once in a while. 😉

    That picture of Roselyn gardening is really beautiful. It looks so peaceful, and as if she is in the place she belongs to. Lovely.

  5. simmentary

    And here too!

    Wesley is adorable. I'm going to miss Adelle when she and Timi go (maybe you could get some peace and quiet if they took Roselyn with them…)

    Also, Moonshine is gorgeous. I love all the CC you've found for this challenge. It really adds to the atmosphere.

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