**Personal writers note: Okay this is posting in my absence, I have a favor to ask - Lori, if you please, will you inform Sovereign that it's up? Also, Sov or Lori - would you post it on my FB page (The Sims 3 Family)? I would appreciate it! I hope you guys had a happy Thanksgiving! I should be at my destination by now. :-) Yay for San Diego! Anyway, sorry to interrupt!"
Adelaide's delivery was smooth and fast. A gurgling and nuzzling baby boy was born only six hours after entering the hospital. He was larger than most newborns, and overly happy. He was just three hours old and already smiling. The doctors told Adelaide that it was probably just gas and milk movement in the stomach, but Adelaide didn't believe it at all. She insisted that he was smiling. She named the baby David Alan, David after her father and Alan after his Great Great Grandfather.
Adelaide could not stop holding the infant the entire time the nurses were bustling in and out her room, checking vitals and cleaning up messes.
Even though Brian had gone through this all before - he was still amazed at the beautiful miracle lying in Adelaide's arms. He hadn't gotten to hold him yet because the newborns mother just wouldn't let go. He didn't push the issue because he knew, for certain, that soon enough she would be relinquishing her hold on the baby. At least long enough to take a long soothing shower.
Finally Adelaide and David were released from the hospital. When Adelaide, holding the baby of course, walked out of the doors she over heard some whispering about 'wedlock' and 'disgusting'. She just knew they were talking about herself and Brian. That made her feel bad. She also wanted to protect Brian from ever finding out what people in town would now be saying. She knew that would be impossible though, especially in his line of work, he was bound to find out.
She got into the taxi that Brian had called and the two of them, plus their new addition, headed home.
Adelaide couldn't keep her eyes off her son, he was the only thing in the world important anymore, just him. Of course, the rest of the family would never be put on the back burner, but she couldn't help but feel just a little bit more love for her own flesh and blood. That made her feel like a horrible person in a way but she knew that she loved Jennifer and Logan as much as she possibly could, even if she wasn't technically their mother or stepmother yet.
Brian watched Adelaide holding and kissing David. His heart warmed at the sight of them, though he was still unsure how he would handle raising a baby at his age, Adelaide wasn't that far behind him either.
Brian and Adelaide, still carrying David, went upstairs to their room. Brian quickly set up a crib. They didn't have an extra room for the baby to stay in by himself, if Adelaide would even allow that, so they put David in their room with them. The little one could stay in here until he was old enough to need a bigger bed, which would be a while.
Adelaide felt more comfortable having David in there with her anyway.
Brian smiled. "You got it honey, sure."
"I mean it! Boys are sensitive, he's still healing, you know, from his snipping. Make sure to apply that ointment right after he goes, he needs it."
Brian watched Adelaide leave and turned to David. He watched the baby in the crib for a minute before stooping to pick him up.
The first thing Brian did was snuggle the baby so close and take a deep breath through his nose. He loved and terribly missed that smell.
Jennifer met her at the bottom of the steps.
"I never actually congratulated you, he's a beautiful baby. You did a wonderful job." She said.
"Aww, look at him, he really is the cutest little man." Jennifer cooed. She picked up David and looked at him, so cute. Walking over to Adelaide she was sure to carry him carefully.
Adelaide smiled. She was happy that Jennifer approved of her half brother, she was worried that Jennifer would not accept David.
The two of them stood and talked for a while. Jennifer mentioned in passing something about going to China and wishing she could take little David with her.
Brian came home not too long after the girls chat session, and immediately started to get ready for bed. Adelaide followed suit, and actually beat him into the bed. Unfortunately for both of them, David was still awake. Logan was just outside the master bedroom on the computer when Brian asked him to get the baby. He gladly accepted the babysitting job and picked up his little brother. To Logan, Adelaide was as much of a mother as he had, so David was more than his just his half brother. In his mind, they were full blood brothers and he silently promised himself that he would protect David.
Logan took David downstairs and watched some TV, when David fell asleep in his arms though, Logan put the baby in the crib they have downstairs. Pretty soon he was asleep on the couch next to David.
A few days passed, full of work for Brian and Jennifer, school for Logan, and mothering for Adelaide. David was quite active and almost always awake, so it kept her quite busy.
One morning, Brian woke and immediately dressed for work. He looked for an available case on the computer, had breakfast, and was out the door before anyone even got up.
Adelaide morning routine was the same as usual, she woke just before David and took a shower. Right when she came out of the bathroom, David was waking. She pulled him out and played with him, changed his diaper, fed him and snuggled him. She had gotten this little trick down so well that David fell right back asleep. She used this time to do her gardening.
When Logan and Jennifer got home, Jennifer helped her brother with his homework and then the two of them sat down together to study a cooking book.
Brian had come home from work so that Adelaide could go out and get her hair done, go shopping and visit a friend. As much as she loved her new baby, she was dying to get some fresh air, she felt too confined, a little stir crazy.
Logan decided to try his new found skill and recipe this evening. He made spaghetti for everyone for dinner, though it was just he and Jennifer that sat down to eat. Brian was taking care of David and said that he would be down soon.
"You know, I think you should go to China with me." Jennifer said to Logan.
"China? Me? That would be so awesome!!" Logan replied, with his mouth full. A tiny bit of sauce splashed out of his mouth and hit the table.
The two of them laughed.
"Well it's settled then. At least some of the way." Jennifer smiled, "I still have to ask dad."
To be continued...