The baby was nearly due and I was wondering if it was just my imagination or if this pregnancy was more difficult than my others had been.
It was certainly lasting longer and I seemed to napping more often than I had before.
When I wasn’t napping I found some time to practice a little on the piano – unfortunately I wasn’t very good. Many of my children had made it look like something that was easy to learn but it was a skill that didn’t come naturally to me.
Spooky day had been a couple of days previously and Esole and Sefela had been keen to give trick-or-treating a try.
The older kids willingly let their younger siblings tag along with them and they tried their luck at a couple of houses. One of homes belonged to their older brother Jerid and he had made sure to have plenty of candy ready to give the children. Mahira also made sure to get her share.
Paitar, Mahira and Kiruna had spent the next couple days making sure to complete all of their school projects so they would be prepared to graduate. Their birthdays were approaching fast.
When the day finally arrived they all decided that the twins should go first.
Sefela aged up receiving the Night Owl trait.
She was followed by her twin Esole who received the Never Nude trait for her teen birthday.
The were quickly following by the triplets who were ready to become Young Adults.
Kiruna was first receiving the Star Quality trait. She wants to become a Distinguished Director.
Mahira became Family Orientated. She wants to become a Master Magician.
and finally Paitar who received the Love the Outdoors trait. He wants to become a Heartbreaker.
Afterwards we all sat around the table eating cake and celebrating the seven birthdays which had just occurred.
Afterwards I took a moment for myself paint a little. The twins were inside packing and the time spent between their birthdays and the inevitable goodbyes were never easy. I never wanted them to leave but of course they had too.
I still wasn’t feeling the greatest so I made my way inside only to be surprised by the sudden pain gripping my stomach. The babies were on their way.
The labour like the pregancy took longer than I was used to.
I made my way upstairs so I wouldn’t alarm the children and made myself as comfortable as possible.
Dale tried to convince me to go the hospital but I was determined to have this baby at home. The older kids kept themselves occupied, while Dale and I were busy.
Sefela, who was becoming more and more like her father everyday, distracted herself by working out.
Esole retreated to the sand pit.
and the triplets delayed their departure and organised a picture of themselves to give me when they were moving out.
When our daughter Belinde arrived it had been several hours since the labour had started. Far longer than it ever taken previously.
Belinde’s eye colour took me by surprise, it was rare for any of my children to have blue eyes unless it was inherited from their father and Dale’s eyes were yellow. After thinking about it for a while I realised that Belinde had the same coloured eyes as my sister, Amelia. Amelia had inherited her blue eyes from our mother while I had inherited my own brown eyes from my mother’s father, Luke McDermott
(Riverview Townie) .
With the triplets finally ready to move out, Paitar made sure to have a little cuddle with his newest sister.
I made sure to give them all hugs when they said their goodbyes. I was going to miss them.
A/N: I could be wrong but I think that there are only 2 chapters of Lucia generation to go. 😀