No One Exactly Like This

Posted On December 14, 2010

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April, Round 2 – mini update – births! { featuring Carmen Karlington (29), Gretchen Abbley (29), Remy Harris (30), Lauren Brie Harris (30), as well as Kennedy Cox. }

“Gosh, Carmen! That’s a lot of cake.” Gretchen said to her very pregnant roommate, Carmen.

Carmen sat up, her mouth stuffed. She simply glared at her and continued until she had demolished nearly the entire cake.

“Don’t judge me Gretchen.” she finally said, rising to grad another slice. “Unless you want me to say something about your cottage cheese th-“

“Okay! Okay!” Gretchen hastily jumped in.

“And while I’m at it-” suddenly Carmen faltered mid insult. “Oh wow. Ow!”

Carmen began to jump around in pain.

“It’s here! The baby! No!”

Gretchen clutched her heart, feeling quite faint herself.

* * * *

Similar events were occurring at the Harris household as Remy cleaned up breakfast. Lauren Brie had doubled up in pain, and before they knew it, she was in full on labor.

“Hospital, now!” Remy commanded, leading his frantic wife out the door.

* * * *

Remy and Gretchen had never really known much about each other until that afternoon, when they spent two hours together waiting for news.

Finally, after what had seemed like an eternity, Nurse Carver arrived. “Mr. Harris! It’s a girl! You have a beautiful baby girl!”

Remy sprang to his feet. “I do?” he said, almost in disbelief. “I do!” He quickly followed the nurse down the hallway to the nursery.

“She’s gorgeous! Have you decided on a name?” she said excitedly, bouncing from foot to foot. “Here she is!” she handed Remy his first, precious child.

“Wow.” He held her in his arms, his fingers shaking, emotion rushing through his body. “We decided on Theresa, if it’s a girl.” he told Nurse Carver. “So I guess that makes you Theresa!”

“She’s such a miracle!” Nurse Carver squealed, beaming at father and daughter.

Remy turned to the bubbly young woman. “You know,” he said thoughtfully, “You do this every day. How are you so excited?”

Nurse Carver stopped bouncing. “Well,” she answered just as thoughtfully, “It’s truly a different experience each time.” she pointed to baby Theresa. “I just have to remind myself there’s no one exactly like this.”

* * * *

Gretchen had been sitting by herself for quite a while longer when a familiar voice called out her name.

“Gretchen!”

She looked up to find one of her patients, Kennedy Cox, standing beside her. Gretchen went red.

“Kennedy! What are you doing here?”

He looked at her amusedly. “Well I’ve only been a patient here for the last six months, you know. Recovering from a brain tumor. Nothing too serious.”

Gretchen admired his humor and enthusiasm. Kennedy had been her patient for months now. He came to the hospital complaining of frequent headaches, and after several tests, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Luckily, he managed to receive the very best treatments and was finally in remission. Through the whole thing he retained his charismatic charm and wit.

And Gretchen loved the way his eyes twinkled every time he told a joke.

Or perhaps she just loved him.

“Oh, I er… I mean why are you in the maternity ward of the pediatric floor?” Gretchen said, flustered.

“I came for some tests and saw you arrive. When the tests were done I asked where you might be and a nurse said in the maternity ward! So here I am!”

“Oh… okay.” Gretchen kicked herself inwardly for her awkwardness.

“Anyway, I’m tumor free!”

“Oh my gosh.. that’s wonderful! Wonderful!” Gretchen croaked.

“You’ve been a fantastic nurse, and as a thank you, I was wondering if you’d like to come out with me tomorrow night? I have two tickets to see a show at the Shuhardt Theater!” Kennedy asked.

At that exact moment, Nurse Carver screeched to a halt in front of them, clutching her side. “Miss Abbley! Sorry about the wait, but Carmen had twins! Twin boys! Isn’t that just the greatest?”

Kennedy looked at her quizzically.

“My roommate.” Gretchen said in a faraway voice. She was reeling with shock and horror over Nurse Carver’s news. Carmen had given birth to twins. Carmen, who couldn’t support or take care of herself, had brought not one, but two new lives into the planet.

“Oh. So anyway,what do you say?”

Gretchen shook off her displeasure and absolute terror and managed a weak smile. “I’d love to. I’d absolutely love to.

And even though she’d just been dealt what was possibly the worst news she could have ever heard, Gretchen couldn’t help but grin.

She was going on a date! Yippee.

* * * *

Oh no. No no no no no. This was a terrible shock. They cannot afford this! And you know Carmen, she can’t keep a plant alive. I’m more terrified for Gretchen than anyone else, since I think this is all going to fall on her.

Most of the birth updates won’t be this extensive, but I felt that there was a story here. And then Kennedy came over to talk to Gretchen, and she’s had a crush on him forever, and since I am about to put her through hell, I figured I might give her some happiness.

next update is going to be Gretchen and Kennedy’s date! Do you remember when they met? Way back at the beginning of last round!

thanks for reading, and please welcome Theresa Harris to Kayton!

And Carmen’s boys, Amador and Lance. I gave one of them a spanish name since both Checo and Carmen are hispanic. Amador means “lover” in spanish, lol! And here’s a bunch more picspam!

Three new babies, woohoo!

And… Today is Your Birthday!

Posted On February 28, 2010

Filed under birth, birthday, macdonough, roseland

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September, Round 1- mini update – birthdays { featuring Penny (28) and Cyd (29) Roseland, and the Macdonough family }

It was a late summer evening (in fact, one of the last of the season) when Penny Roseland felt a sharp pain in her stomach.

There was no time to get to the hospital, but luckily, Nurse Carver managed to race to Penny’s side as she went into labor.

Pretty soon they had a brand new baby girl!

Cyd gets to meet his baby, his first ever child.

She has brown hair and eyes, and a cute little face.

Welcome to Kayton, Reese Roseland!

* * * *

The MacDonough family has been through all this before. Three times, in fact. So when Blake started getting contractions, she quickly contacted Nurse Carver.

After what seemed like hours, Blake was finally in labor. She actually smiled a little, since she and Mitchell have decided that this will be their last baby.

And then it’s over! Blake greeted her brand new baby boy with a kiss.

Big sister Sydney approved…

Welcome to Kayton, Ace MacDonough!

* * * *

So excited about the new generation! This one will include Stacey Ann Linkletter, Ace and Reese, the unborn Harris baby, and one secret child, the oops preggy ROS I drew!

thanks for reading!

Independent Woman, Part II

Posted On January 9, 2010

Filed under birth, heggler, mamuyac

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February, Round 1 (Featuring Tracey Mamuyac (25) and Jenna Heggler (28), as well as Zack Bendett, Malcolm Landgraab IV, and many other residents.)

A week later, Tracey pulled out the mail and eyed it cautiously. She knew that the bills were supposed to come today.

And that she probably didn’t have enough money to pay them.

Jenna was inside, calling up several of their close friends, making sure everyone was ready for the party, that was scheduled to happen that evening. It was supposed to be a baby shower for Tracey, who was due in two weeks.

“Okay, see you tonight Kimberly. Alright, bye!” Jenna cheerily hung up the phone and bounced over to her roommate. “Come help me pick out an outfit! I want to look good, but not too classy.”

“Mostly hot.” Tracey joked. “You want to impress Malcolm, you know.”

“That fool?” Jenna grimaced while she shuffled through her vast array of clothing. “Please. He should be impressing me. I’m not very happy with him right now.”

Tracey pointed at the shirt Jenna had chosen and laughed. “If you want him to break up with you, wear that shirt.”

“Oh, you’re so funny.” Jenna hung it back up.

“If you’re not that into him you should just end it, before he gets too attached.“

“We are so not having this conversation. Look at your own boyfriend problems before you judge mine.“

Tracey scoffed and looked away. After several more minutes of careful deliberation, Jenna chose a pretty cocktail dress.

“Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Tracey said, and walked out of the room.

* * * *

Soon all of the guests had arrived, and some brought gifts for the mom to be.

“It’s just a bib and some cute outfits. I got the in green and yellow, you know, since Trace didn’t tell me what gender it will be.” Lauren Brie said, placing a box on the table.

“Zack is convinced it’s going to be a girl.” Jenna answered. “But he’s usually wrong about everything.”

They collapsed into giggles.

“Lauren Brie! How are you? I haven’t seen you for the longest time!” Emily Engebretsen cried, hugging her. “I just finished up my senior year of college a few months ago!”

“That’s wonderful!” she replied. Jenna left them and headed over to the cheap fold out table she had set up, (pink, of course) and joined Mitchell and Blake MacDonough.

“Hey Mitch!” Jenna said. “I’m so glad you were able to make it!”

“We had to get a sitter, but Blake wanted to do something fun before our baby comes in the summer.” Mitchell answered, gesturing toward his wife.

“This is my fourth pregnancy.” Blake said, rubbing her stomach. “When we found out, I told Mitch… never again!”

Meanwhile, Zack had failed to show, and Tracey was calling him frantically.

“Hey babe, it’s me again, calling… again. Just wondering when you’ll be able to make it.” She slammed the phone down and made her way toward the couch in a daze. Tracey couldn’t do it alone anymore, something she had tried to make very clear to Zack. But he was never going to change his ways, she realized. Even if she begged him, nothing would help. The thought of this made her dissolve into tears.

“Hey, don’t cry!” Remy Harris bent down and helped Tracey to her feet. “It’s a party.”

Tracey sniffled. “You’re right. And thanks for trying to make me feel better, Remy. I’m just going through a rough time right now.”

“Tracey!” Jenna called from across the room, and within seconds she was at her side, hugging her best friend. “Everything will work out.”

“I know. I’m just being silly.” Tracey laughed, wiping a tear.

“And besides, look who’s here!” Jenna said. “Zack made it after all!”

A look of shock flitted across Tracey’s face, immediately replaced by anger.

“Oh, he doesn’t know what’s coming to him!” Tracey roared, and marched over to Zack. “What the hell is your problem?”

“Hello to you, too!” Zack laughed. “Calm down, Trace.”

“Calm down? Calm down?” Tracey screamed. “You’re an hour late! I am so sick of it! I’m so sick of you!”

The excited chatter of the guests was quickly extinguished.

“Whoa! Tracey, this is ridiculous!” Zack shouted back.

“Oh!” Tracey whipped around. “Do you even know how much of a jerk you really are? You don’t, do you! Why are you so clueless?”

“Tracey, stop it! Let me explain before you go flying off the handle!”

“Why should I let you explain anything? Even if you have a good reason, it doesn’t matter, because you always have to explain yourself, one way or another!”

“Tracey, I understand you are upset, but this isn’t good for the baby.”

“I’ll be fine. But you…” she pointed at Zack. “You…” her eyes grew wide, and suddenly Tracey doubled over in pain.

“What?” Zack snapped, crossing his arms.

“Oh, ouch. My stomach.” Tracey gasped. “My water just broke!”

Jenna’s hand flew to her mouth.

And the guests couldn’t hide their surprise at this unusual turn of events.

Tracey screamed. “What are you waiting for! I’m in labor!”

* * * *

They ended up at Mercy Hospital, located in Maple City. It was the only hospital in the state of Kayton, but was so large and so well equipped that the citizens didn’t need anything else.

About three hours had passed since Tracey had went into labor, and Jenna found herself worrying about her best friend as she sat in the waiting room of the Pediatric and Obstetric floor of the hospital.

As she sat thinking, the elevator softly chimed, and out stepped Zack.

“Is she okay?” he said slowly, sinking into the chair beside her.

“I think so. Well, I haven’t really heard anything.” Jenna said.

“Oh.” Zack said, his face falling. “I can’t believe she’s so angry at me.”

Jenna could, and so she didn’t really know what to say to him. They sat in silence for several painfully awkward minutes.

“I quit my job.” Jenna said after a while.

“Oh, wow!” Zack answered.

“Yeah, I’m hoping to get a job as a lawyer.” Jenna replied. “It’s always been my dream. You’re actually the first person I told.”

“You didn’t even ask Malcolm what he thought?”

“Ask me what?” Malcolm swung around the corner. “Hey, Jenna.”

“Malcolm! You’re here!” she jumped up and threw her arms around him. “Can we talk?”

“Sure. There’s something I’ve wanted to talk to you about too.” he said. Jenna led him behind the elevator and away from Zack.

“I’m so happy you came, really, I am.” she began.

“Of course! I would do anything for you, Jenna. I thought you knew that.”

Jenna looked at her feet. “I do know that, Malcolm.” she paused. “And I feel like it’s too much, too soon.”

“What do you mean?” Malcolm answered quickly.

Jenna sighed. “I feel so smothered by you. We’ve been on four dates. Four. That’s it. We’ve only even kissed! And you’re doing things like pledging your love to me at the café or coming here unannounced and telling me you’d do anything for me? I’m just not ready for this, Malcolm! I think it would be better if you left.”

He shook his head, calmly listening to every word. When he finally spoke, his voice was full of emotion.

“I didn’t know you felt that way. I.. I really care about you, Jenna, and I just wanted to show you that. But I’m not apologizing. You blew this completely out of proportion.”

“Well-”

“You overestimated the extent of my affection, Jenna.” Malcolm said simply.

“Ugh!” Jenna spun around and angrily headed back to the waiting area.

“Congratulations!” a doctor had emerged from Tracey’s room and shook Zack’s hand. “You’re a father!”

“I… am?” Zack was dumbfounded.

“Go in and see your girlfriend.” the doctor said, clapping him on the back. “And your baby, too.”

Zack pushed the door open and entered with trepedation.

“Zack!” Tracey cried. “Come here and kiss me.”

“Guess what?”

“What?” Zack couldn’t handle more surprises.

“It’s a girl!” Tracey exclaimed.

“Omigosh, that’s even better than a boy!” Zack cried, and with such sencerity that Tracey couldn’t helpy but kiss him.

Jenna watched this scene amusedly. The irony of the situation was not lost on her. The second she lets go of a man who cared for her deeply, her best friend reunites with her own boyfriend and has a baby at the same moment.

Jenna had begun to walk, and her feet carried her over to, of all places, the hospital nursery. She peered into the window, gazing at all the little babies sleeping softly.

“Wow.” Jenna couldn’t take her eyes off the scene, the newborns quietly snoozing just beyond the glass.

“Cute, right?” a perky blonde girl emerged from the nursery. “Hi, I’m Nurse Carver.”

“Oh, hello.” Jenna was still staring fascinatingly at the babies.

“Got any of your own?” Nurse Carver asked politely.

Jenna tore her eyes away. “No. No, I don’t.” she admitted, and Jenna never realized she wanted to say ‘yes’ to that question until then.

* * * *

So yay, the first baby born in Kayton in this blog! Please welcome Keziah Bendett-Mamuyac!

The extremely impressive, truely amazing hospital is Mercy Hospital, by sunni9676 at MTS2. And sorry this is so long, Jenna and Tracey had a lot going on! So I think I’ve decided that Tracey and Zack are meant to be… they are three bolts, (120 ACR) and roll wants for each other. However, they are both romance sims who have a lot of wants to date other people, so we’ll see what happens.

I decided to break up Malcolm and Jenna because she was clearly telling me she wasn’t interested in him. They were one bolt (34 ACR I think) and she never wanted to talk to him, ever! and she would also groan and get mad every time I directed her to kiss him, LOL.

Anyway, thanks for reading.