41 - A Troublesome Birth

Household Status: 
Liam Messorem - Daddy, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Adilyn Messorem - Mommy, Witch, Young Adult.
Blaze Messorem - Boy #1, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brylee Messorem - Girl #1, Witch, Young Adult.
Bastian Messorem - Boy #2, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Bethany Messorem - Girl #2, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Bentley Messorem - Boy #3, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Benny Messorem - Boy #4, Witch, Young Adult.
Belle Messorem - Girl #3, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brielle Messorem - Girl #4, Witch, Young Adult.
Briony Messorem - Girl #5, Witch, Young Adult.
Bianca Messorem - Girl #6, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Beona Messorem - Girl #7, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brighton Messorem - Boy #5, Witch, Teen.
Brett Messorem - Boy #6, Werewolf, Teen.
Brooke Messorem - Bad Apple Girl #8, Werewolf, Child.
Baer Messorem - Bad Apple Boy #7, Werewolf, Child.
Blossom Messorem - Girl #9, Witch, Child.
Blake Messorem - Boy #8, Witch, Child. 
Bevan Messorem - Boy #9, Fairy, Toddler.
Bria Messorem - Girl #10, Vampire, Toddler.

[Current Score (3/17/18): 3,365]

So I ended the last chapter on a very mediocre note because you know... math and division and shit. (shrugs) So we pick back up with Adilyn doting on her daughter Bria.

... and little Bevan flying! How adorable! 

He was flying up until he got CAPTURED and tickled! Poor Bevan! How will he ever recover?
... a nap, of course. I tuckered these kids out!

Soon enough the other kiddos got home from school.

The house gets full really quick when they all march home, but they all soon finished their homework and marched to their respective corners.
Well, the ones I could control, anyways. Brooke and Baer seem to do that anyways so... Whatever floats their boat as long as they're still breathing.

Blossom plays adorable older sister who dots on her toddler siblings and tucks them in.

Liam finally caught up to the easy skills, now I can settle in and really focus on painting with him.

(thumbs up) she's still breathing, and she's not a werewolf, and tonight IS her birthday!


(sighs dreamily) see! Brielle's man is kind, smart, AND handy! What a catch!

Promotions for the boys! Yes! Rake in those points babies! 

Liam snatched a hug from Baer before taking off to the elixir store to prep for the next pregnancy.

And who's this? Briony of course! Liam swipes another dad-hug. 
Gotta collect 'em all!

And snatch a chat, while you're at it.

Yes, I know babe, I miss it too. Maybe after the last kiddo is born we can round out the challenge with you returning to your original form.

Adilyn has taken her (water-deformed) pregnant self to put salt in her scales. 
You know it's no wonder they dry out so fast with salt water. They get out, the water dries and leaves salt residue that would continue sucking out the moisture. This whole system is RIGGED I tell you!
It doesn't work like that?
Well excuse ME for trying to science.


Oh snap, birthday time! 
(closes eyes, crosses fingers and cries) 
...though I needn't because she was fine. Also for the first time in forever EA gave her a great age-up outfit.

Look at this it actually matches! Even the shoes! All of it was EA random! 
Anywho, she gained the Brooding trait, and I gave her a Livvielove-style-makeover. 

Our first bad apple is a lifestage away from moving out! Thank goodness!
Unfortunately this also means our first bad apple is now a weapon against toddlers and infants (rushes off to lock the nursery). 

So don't mind the walls down there... Heh... had a lot I was juggling. 
You know... all the skilling, Brooke's birthday, incoming birth, Brett is on a date and... OH RIGHT.

Wow... she's uh... that outfit is... uh... 

Much better! Now I'll leave these two to it! 

Brighton was out working in the garden.

Brooke was getting into her daddy's personal-space bubble. 
Liam: (snorts) I haven't had one of those in a long time.
Oh? When did you lose it?
Liam: ... how old is Blaze now?

Lol so that one lady Oberyn was dating seemed to have taking a shining to the Messorems and left us a decent chunk of money. 

(checks on date) A+ seems to be going well, despite the fact that she brought her baby sister with her... but you know Brett is used to screaming toddlers so he's naturally tuning her out.

Our first toddler snatching has already begun and it's not even been 2 hours! 
(bites nails) this is gonna be a long stretch of bad apple teenhood, isn't it?
I got everything organized so Brooke couldn't interfere and went back to help Brett get to first base!

Hehe, way to go babe!

And with a kiss, they're officially boyfriend and girlfriend! 

Back on the homefront Brooke decides if she can't ruin the schedules of these tots, then at least she can tuck them in, despite Blossom already coming over to do that. (sighs) 
A very... very... long bad apple teenagerhood. 

Night passes swiftly. Brighton worked in the garden, Liam preoccupied Brooke, and Adilyn wrote some books. 
Eventually the adorable toddler woke up and decided to take care of their loneliness. 

Or rather, Bevan wanted to help Bria with her loneliness and tears. 

I'm still killed by this interaction.

and this one.

(clears throat) OK SO, story time. 

I saved here. Adilyn is ~5-6 hours away from giving birth to babies that would fuck up my game. I redid this birth 7 times. I have a pregnancy checker that tells me how far along she is, what the gender of the first baby is, and how many she's likely to have. She was over 100% on the triplet section, yet the first time she gave birth, the file started getting wonky as shit, and she only gave birth to one child. I saved-as after the birth of the one child, but it just seemed like a bad, bad omen for my file if I couldn't fix this. 
I tried 3 more times to go through with the labor, replaying the morning over and over and over again to no avail, only one child each time with the same wonky game reactions. Each of my save files would go .bad after this happened though and I didn't want to fuss with it. I grew really frustrated so I loaded up this save ONE FINAL TIME with my super-determined face on that I was going to GET THESE CHILDREN OUT OF ADILYN once and for all. So I used the pregnancy checker mod I had to change the % chance of triplets to be a 100% chance of twins and I induced labor on her early. I had Liam abandon teaching Brooke how to drive (as she would've learned each time if I just waited for the actual time of birth - see here): 

and I rushed him home to take Adilyn to the hospital for a hospital birth. 
Prior to this, as mentioned, I went through the labor process SEVERAL times (here's the pictures): 

It's later in the morning (around 10 o'clock), Liam is back from taking Brooke out driving, the kids are all at school, and labor would start, just as it should. I shuffle her off to the nursery where she'd give birth to the one child and bug the file out.

So when that didn't work, I did the aforementioned method. I set the chance for triplets to 0 and the chance of twins to 100%, I induced labor early, and to be REALLY safe I sent her and Liam to the hospital. See here: 

(much earlier in the day)
I didn't really LIKE this method because I knew that meant I'd have to keep Brighton and Brett from going to school until Liam and Adilyn got back (because you know, no one there to watch Bria and Bevan). 

Surely enough 7:50 rolled around and Liam and Adilyn crawled out of the hospital with a boy and a girl: Brynne and Baron Messorem.
My file was unharmed and I was relieved. I think the pregnancy just got bugged somehow, because I know with CERTAINTY that I hadn't hit my max number of household members... you should see some of my other files: 

And what you can't see is there's three more sims in this file that I access from the arrow at the bottom.
Regardless of this, I've had WAY more kids in this file alone, too, so I KNEW it wasn't that.

So Liam and Adilyn arrived just in time to save the day so the kids could go to school!
Brighton and Brett: (groaning)

They celebrated their conquering this bug by dancing, and I made a crucial decision. With Baron and Brynne that leaves me 3 children left - one girl and two boys. This can be achieved in one pregnancy. 
It won't.
But it could.

I usually like to space my pregnancies out, but I decided that the end was close, so I humanized both my beautiful Boomers for the last two lifestates and put them right to work.

Liam did the honors.

And that, my dears, is where I left off. I already have the last 3 baby names picked out; any spares I may follow the baby name rule for, but I also have freedom to give them any name I'd like... so we'll see. 
Hopefully we've entered the final stretch! See you next time! (waves)


  1. That notif from Briony reads as sarcastic because of the $0 xD

    Brooke just wants to help out; sweet sister who mucks up the routine.

    Do you know what may have caused the glitch? That looked so frustrating!!!

    Crossing my fingers for triplets. ^^

  2. OMG, hopefully you can get the last 3 babies out without breaking the game. I'm so impressed you've made it this far in the one file, as is!