100 Baby Challenge:
100 Baby Challenge: Baby Two is here
I brought my little tyke home and I was thrilled about how beautiful he was and as I looked into his eyes I imagined all that he could become. I had a feeling that he was going to be quite handsome. He had inherited my unique eyes and had somehow gotten ashen colored skin. He was lovely.
At first things seemed to be easy. We didn’t have much money at all, but we had enough to eat and we had each other. We played and bonded and for just a “minute” I thought motherhood was going to extremely easy, but I was wrong. It wouldn’t take me long to find out that being a single mother was hard enough, but adding the 100 baby challenge made it even harder.
One day while I was out in my yard with little Xerxes I saw a moving truck drive by and realized that I had a new neighbor. I have the person a few days to get acquainted with their new surroundings and then Xeroxes’ and I went to introduce ourselves.
When he greeted us I was taken slightly taken aback. He was very different looking. I know my skin is green and people think I am different looking, but this guy had bunny ears, a huge nose, multi colored hair, face painting (or perhaps it was a birthmark) and he didn’t wear any shoes.
We spoke for a while and I learned that he too was family orientated and the more I spoke to him the more I liked him. I decided that I was going to get to know this man and then ask him to be part of my 100 baby challenge.
Not long after I got home, after meeting Mr. Colors, Dudley called to check on Xerxes. We chatted for a while but when he mentioned that he wanted to be a family with me and Xerxes I had to cut him short. Why he couldn’t abide by the rules of the 100 baby challenge was beyond me.
I finally had a little time to work in my garden and was able to sell my produce at the market for a small profit. It was nice to have a couple of hundred dollars, but being a single mother and bills coming in it didn’t last long.
I decided that one thing I wanted to do was to be able to cook a nice meal for my children so I started to read cookbooks, well really only one because soon after Xerxes needs really started to kick in and I was run ragged. I read and learned how to make Ratatouille. I sure hope that my baby boy grows up to enjoy this dish. It was very fun for me to learn.
Dudley called frequently to check in on us, but he never came over to visit. I found that was a good thing because I was truly missing his friendly personality and I was longing for some help around the house and with Xerxes, but one of the rules is I have to it by myself and another is I can’t marry any of the fathers. I wasn’t in love with Dudley, but I was very fond on him.
I decided it was time I start building a relationship with Mr. Colors. So I invited him over. I was beginning to doubt if I could do the 100 baby challenge because I didn’t know if I could bounce from daddy to daddy without having attachments to each and every one of them, but as I saw how Mr. Colors was with Xerxes and I experienced the conversations we had I started to realize that perhaps I could do it. If I didn’t look at how many interesting people, yes men, I would miss out on meeting and look at how many people could be good influences in my children’s life. I started to trust that I had made the right choice for my life.
It was hard to get out of the house because either I was too tired or Xerxes need a bath, to be fed, a nap, to be held, to be played with or house work needed to be done, but I did make it out a couple of times.
When I got home from town that night Mr. Colors was there. I thought that was a sign that he was ready to be approached with the 100 baby challenge. His reaction wasn’t what I had expected from this easy going guy. I was disappointed, but knew that for some it wouldn’t be as easy as others to agree to do something like this.
Even though he didn’t agree to be part of my challenge he had no problem spending the night and eating my food. As annoyed as I was at him I was at least glad not to be the only adult around, he was good company and he made me laugh. I called him my little bunny man due to his ears. I don’t think he liked it much but we got along famously. **As you can see Mr. Colors helped me move my bed down into the basement so that I could have a bit of privacy to carry on my 100 baby challenge**
In the SIMS world you can allow yourself to grow up naturally or you can buy a magic birthday cake and age up whenever you want to. I enjoy this feature of my world and I think it is going to help me out with my challenge. I decided that if I was going to pursue Mr. Colors I should age Xerxes up from an infant to a toddler. That way he would be able to entertain himself for short periods of time with his blocks or bear and I could spend a couple of extra minute’s smoozing Mr. Colors.
I decided that a nice formal birthday for my first baby would be special and even if he wouldn’t remember it I would. I invited the only people I had met so far in Twinbrook and surprisingly they were all men. Should I be concerned about that? After taking note of my “friends” I decided I would have to make some female friends. Every woman needs another woman to talk to from time to time.
I was extremely tired. I was only able to take short naps here and there but they weren’t sufficient to keep me going to my full capacity. However, I still put my best foot forward and tried to be social. I talked to Donnie Dreary (again thanks to Krazygirl1988/Val Fisher) and at first we hit it off but when I started to complain about my money woes, then he was a little turned off. I sure hope I can mend that bridge because he is a candidate for sure.
The wind got to the flame before my breath did and the cake caught on fire. Dudley, as a reminder he is in the law enforcement career, panicked. I searched for a place to put Xerxes away from the flames.
The flames grew and my guests rushed over to it, but instead of being helpful they all just freaked out. The fire department didn’t show because I couldn’t afford a smoke detector to alarm them that there was a fire.
I grabbed the fire extinguisher and fought the fire with all my might, but I was unable to save the cake, the table or the balloons. I was granted $39.00 from my insurance company for my loss, but my baby was not able to age up to a toddler. It made me sad, but we will try again soon.
After I did the house work the next day I called Dudley to come over and the three of us tried again with the cake to age my precious Xerxes. This time it went off without a hitch and my infant grew into an awesome toddler.
Wow going to the bathroom all by himself already? I just can’t believe.
In between housework, gardening and the precious bonding time with my boy I kept my relationship with Mr. Colors going. Finally I convinced him to partake with my 100 baby challenge. I had to assure him that he could visit his son or daughter whenever he wanted to, but they just couldn’t live with them nor could we have a committed relationship.
While Xerxes slept Mr. Colors and went into action. We had a great time and when it was over I expected to hear the sweet sound of lullaby but as I drifted to sleep the music never came. Was there something wrong with me? Was there something wrong with him? Why didn’t the sweet tunes float into the air?
I asked him to spend the night. While he took a short night I changed into my sexy lingerie in hopes that would increase my chances of getting pregnant. When he woke up I snuggled up to him and whispered my best pickup lines and we went another round. Again the sounds of lullaby failed to echo though my room.
This was certainly a disappointment. Was this a sign that I shouldn’t do this challenge? Was this a sign that I shouldn’t have chosen Mr. Colors? I just didn’t get it.
As the water crashed against the shore Twinbrook and I slept. However, my sleep was cut short by little Xerxes crying. I got up and was elated to know that I was pregnant with baby number 2 and that I was finally moving forward with my challenge. I almost skipped upstairs to take care of my first miracles needs.
This time around I was going to try to be a little smarter. I bought and started to read a popular baby book that all Sims talked about, but was never able to finish because Xerxes always needed me and frankly I missed him when I was away from him for too long, but what I did read I was sure was going to help me in the months and years to come.
Even though I was showing quite a bit I never let down Xerxes. I took him on outings and I always showed him that he was loved. I loved spending time with him and I knew I would miss my little boy once he grew up.
Having a home deliver has its up’s and down’s. On the one hand the baby is born in surrounds it will become familiar with and in turn will feel safe in, but on the other hand it is a lonely long process. Mr.Colors, unlike Dudley when I gave birth at the hospital, did not show up. The process was a long grueling one and I feared for Xerxes who didn’t have anyone to feed, change and love him while I was giving birth to his new sibling.
Introducing to Twinbrook Riley Storm (thanks to Krazygirl1988/Valerie Fisher). Isn’t she beautiful? Look at her smooth green skin and her big open eyes. She was born with the same two starting traits as her brother: Loves the Outdoors and being a good person. I can’t wait to see what she will look like as she grows up. Again I wonder if she will inherit her father’s rabbit ears. Wouldn’t that be something?
After the long birth I placed the two children in the cribs and stumbled downstairs for some much needed sleep. I knew that I would have to age Xerxes up to a child so that he could be a little more self-sufficient. This would help in the care of the little Riley girl. This was a problem for after selling my last collection of produce I was able to buy a second crib but that left me with a total of $9.00. My garden wasn’t thriving as much as it once was due to the demands of my children and I began to worry about how I was going to continue the 100 baby challenge without money or means of getting money. How was I going to be able to buy the $30.00 magic cake that was going to allow baby Xerxes to grow into a child? How was I going to care for my children with so little money and how was I going to meet baby daddy three with so many new responsibilities? I don’t regret my choice, but I was worried. As I drifted off to sleep worries filled my head…..
Stay tuned for baby 3…..
Will Harmony figure out the fund situation?
Will Riley inherit her father’s bunny ears?
Will Xerxes grow hair?
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