So, there’s one thing I didn’t mention in my previous post.
Annabeth seemed a little rounder in the second half of her wedding night, but I haven’t realized she was pregnant until I tried to move her in with the Rossinis and the game didn’t let me! So they ended up in a small house with Annabeth’s mom, Cierra.
So yay! The third generation is coming.
But without the newlyweds to move in, the house felt a bit empty. It was fine with me (I would love to play with a smaller family for a change) but Eira didn’t like it. She is only happy when she is surrounded by her loved ones. Lots of loved ones.
They needed three more kids to complete Generation 1. Eira was already contributing by being pregnant, so Adrian decided to help with the quest, too. He contacted the adoption agency once again. Last time adopting, they chose a boy, so this time Adrian came home with a beautiful baby girl.
Her name was Camilla – the name has an Ancient Roman origin and it was the name of a legendary warrior maiden in Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’. Camilla’s father was a king and he promised his daughter to Diana while crossing the river ‘Amasenus’ ( Virgil’s poetic reference to Amazons with whom Camilla is associated.) It’s very cool! And it also means that the name is compatible with my naming policy and I decided to keep it. So, Camilla Rossini it is! (And I like it with an Italian pronounciation: Kah-meel-lah.)
Meanwhile, Damon was enjoying last moments of his childhood and Devi was helping him with that. She is a clown of this family, everytime I let her be autonomous in a conversation, she starts joking.
And she loves Damon very much. She loves all of her siblings, of course, but Damon is her BFF. And her partner in crime. Whatever happens, they are in it together.
They both smelled so bad, but they are kids. It can’t hurt them to have a little dust and mud on their clothes. And hands. And faces. But there was only one bathroom in the house and it was constantly occupied by Eira and her pregnancy issues.
But it didn’t take long and her troubles were over – the baby was coming. Eira went into labour in the middle of Damon’s birthday party.
Luckily, Melia is a foodie and she’s very talented in the kitchen. So she was able to bake the cake for Damon instead of her mom who was experiencing an excruciating pain while giving birth to her sixth child.
But Melia didn’t seem to like it very much.
Melia has been really helpful since she became a teen. She knew how busy her parents were with their jobs and how they worked really hard for every single promotion, just to be able to support her and her siblings. Her Dad was working out daily, sometimes even twice a day, to keep up with his younger co-workers. Her Mom gave up the maternity leave and sometimes she practised the piano all night long.
Melia knew it was hard for them. She wanted to be useful and so she was doing everything she could to make it easier for them.
She was mopping the floors and cleaning all the appliances in the house.
She was helping out with the garden because it was quite neglected since Adrian went back to work.
She was babysitting her siblings while her parents were gone or asleep.
And sometimes, she even prepared a dinner for this big family.
Poor girl. I did feel sorry for her. Teenage years are supposed to be fun. But with so many things to take care of, Melia matured quickly and she took her role of the oldest sister very seriously.
But back to the birthday party.
Just like his brother Castor, Damon didn’t really feel like growing up. He loved being a kid. It was great. He didn’t want to change anything about his life.
But Devi was there to encourage him with a joke and a birthday song.
Damon took a deep breath and he miracously transformed to his older and wiser self.
And right in that moment, another miracle was happening just behind the wall – baby number six was born!
It’s a boy! Welcome to the family, baby Evander! (Evander means “good man” and it is also a name of a Roman hero of the Trojan war.)
Eira was never happier. In the last 24 hours, she witnessed the wedding of her firstborn. She found out she’s going to be a grandma soon. She adopted the cutest little baby girl. She celebrated her son’s birthday. And she gave birth for the fourth time. Now that’s what I call a successful day for a family sim.