REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 003
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
SUMMARY: I, Antonia Paon, give birth to Cicero, my child with Ramon Watt. Life goes on at Summer Hill 15 with Renzo Paon publising two more books, Clara Paon being promoted to Trauma surgeon and Wilson Keaton being promoted to Overseer of the dead. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
NARRATIVE: At 4:07pm on October 23, 2013 Cicero was born. He was the result of a brief affair between Ramon Watt, a Sunset Valley’s repairman and myself, grunt Antonia Paon. The pregnancy wasn’t easy and I presented anxiety and mild depression symptoms besides constant back pain. In an attempt to promote my relaxation and diminish the risks of a preterm birth, my physician, Commander DeForest, prescribed me a vitamin supplement and moderate consumption of lemon balm tea (Evidence A: Commander DeForest’s prescription). He also asked me to practice yoga for as far as I could into my gestation period.
Despite my pregnancy not going as smooth as any mother’s dream, I had quite an easy and quick labour. As planned I gave birth at home with Commander DeForest and Clara Paon’s assistance just after completing 38 weeks. After roughly 1,5 hour I was holding Cicero, my tiny chick pea born weighing 3 kilograms and measuring 48 centimeters.
I didn’t have to worry about preparing Cicero’s nursery. Clara made it her duty and supervised the conversion of what used to be a spare bedroom at her apartment to Cicero’s nest on mine.
The first weeks with my son were easy – he didn’t have troubles sleeping and rarely cried – and proved to be healing to my mental health. I had soon stop worrying about being a single parent and started enjoying the bless of becoming a mother.
Soon Cicero became a toddler. And as he discovered he could crawl, he manifested a great curiosity about his surroundings, specially the outdoors. I had to always keep an eye on him to prevent him from going too far or falling off the entrance stairs. At this point, I also allowed myself to share his care: Renzo helped me keeping on with Cicero’s feeding schedule while Maximiliano gladly teach him to walk.
Thanks to her promotion to Trauma Surgeon – that happened just a few days before Cicero’s first birthday and was celebrated with a family Goopy carbonara dinner of horrifying quality – Clara didn’t spend much time awake at home and to her regret didn’t participate much in Cicero’s development. Neither have Tomas or Wilson: in fact, none of these two showed any interest in children care.
Cicero’s first birthday didn’t really have a party: I just baked a coconut cake and gathered the family members for the blowing candles formality. While Wilson didn’t make it in time – he was hold on his job to be informed about his promotion to Overseer of the dead – Florette Tolliver, who was repairing the once again broken toilets at the estate, did and joined the small crew singing “Happy birthday to you”.
Florette caught Renzo’s attention and they kept talking at my apartment long after the cake leftovers were stored in the fridge. From what I overheard from their conversation, she read one or two of Renzo’s books and this flattered him, who then tried hopelessly to get to know more about her. At some point, he invited her to sleep over, but she acted as surprised and refused.
Renzo can now consider himself a worth mentioning author, having published two other books after his “Simboy” debut. “Sim in the dark” was compared in style to the best seller “Commitment Issues” by The Sims Standart (Evidence B: The Sims Standart review) and Renzo profited 6 royalties payments of 78 simoleons. “Simbuktu” didn’t caught so many press attention or hearty reviews, but was mentioned at Sims Chronicle’s 2013 Must Read list (Evidence C: Sim’s Chronicle list).