Most days, my mother is happy. But some, like today she greatly misses Eloise, my namesake and her partner. On those days she can lie around doing nothing for hours, but there's always been one thing we do to make her happy. Eloise and Skye have taken to Skype-ing while she is on a month long trip to her home country of France, and these sessions are one of the few things to draw my mother out of her stupor.
Because my mother is a 100 baby challenge mother, she has to have lots of children (no duh!) And being the lovely mother she is, she let us choose the father. I'm currently the only one old enough to make a decision, so I choose this man. Apparently his name is Payton Parkin. Skye says he looks a lot like her friend and our godmother Paisley Parker. I don't see it personally.
She drives herself to the hospital, where they implant the child via IVF and she returns home. Throughout the course of this assignment, I shall be studying, and reporting my findings on my mother, her new baby, and the effects of pregnancy on normally sane
Evening Observations- 04 July 2012:
There's been a noticeable progression in the pregnancy today, and especially emotionally. The subject has experienced severe mood swings, and appears to be mostly happy otherwise. She was celebratory during the party for the other children, and managed to remain happy throughout the night. The subject has, however , been less active than in previous days, which my be attributed to the growth of the child restricting movement. Child has been more active today, even kicking and moving round.
Subject has also shown first signs of cravings. Morning sickness and nausea have decreased, however are still present.
I sat her down in a chair then got to work snipping at her hair. A little over here, some over there. I'm finished quite quickly, and if I may say so myself, I've done quite a good job. My mother, apparently does not think the same as she promptly bursts into tears. "Mom? Did I do something wrong?" I ask. She just shakes her head and hugs me. At least she isn't yelling. Mom leaves to cook breakfast while I go write up what just happened. I have about 15 minutes, depending on what gets cooked today.
6:00AM Observation- 05 July 2012
The subject woke up at roughly 5:55 and was immediately experiencing renewed morning sickness. To ease life, I offered to cut the hair of the subject. Subject promptly burst into tears. It is assumed they were either Hormonal, (or Happy? I must look into this further) tears.
While I'm off being hugged, I don't realise that my mother is going into labour, as soon as I turn around and see her grimacing in pain, I start freaking out. Who wouldn't, I mean, your parent is going through immense amounts of pain here.
Not much later she gives birth to her newest little boy, Jonathan, and his twin brother, David.
Subject is still experiencing hormonal change as is expected. Both children are healthy, and normal. On the day of birth and during the subject seemed relaxed and happy.
This concludes my report.