I’m thankful for all of you who still care to come talk to me. :)
Oh, she overdoes the physical activities from time-to-time and suffers for it, but there’s never one big incident that really does her in.
There are increasingly more instances as she gets older where a day of activity with the kids is immediately followed by a day where she has to take it easy and rest her sore back and leg. The kids don’t really understand it when they’re younger–like, they’re just kind of upset because Mommy can’t ride bike today or play in the park with them–but when they’re older and understand that their Mom is in a bit of pain, they’ll be worried about her and go all overprotective mini-Rachel on her while they try to take care of her.
There’s a five year age difference.
I think it’s pretty much a given that there would be some jealousy and some minor arguments between siblings. But overall, they’ll have a pretty good relationship, even though that age difference will make it more awkward through their school years.
Callie will probably be a bit jealous when Celeste is first born because she’s so used to getting all the attention. It will be a little hard for her to adjust to her mommies needing to give equal (and often more) attention to her baby sister.
Celeste will probably be a bit jealous of her big sister when Callie hits her teens and starts to seem so much cooler that Celeste and get to do more stuff than she can do.
But they’ll also really love each other. Callie will always want to look out for her baby sis and Celeste will always want her big sis to be proud of her. And they’ll be really close when they’re older and the age difference starts to feel like less of a big deal.
I’m not sure how inspired I’ll ever be to explore a new universe. That’s not to say it won’t ever happen, and I have occasionally dipped back into other established universes other than DB for a small ficlet
For awhile now, I’ve wanted to write a post-canon story, but I’ve never been able to push past the introduction. And there are one or two tiny plot bunnies I wish I had the energy to explore, but again, I haven’t found the inspiration or energy to actually attempt to write them.
Oh, the grandparents absolutely spoil their granddaughters. The Berrymen like to bring little gifts when they pop in to visit, but mostly they just let Callie and Celeste get whatever they want when they’re in charge of them–like sweets or staying up late.
Judy is probably the worst offender in terms of buying gifts for her grandbabies. Princess dresses, dolls, stuffed animals… She has to make up for all the times she doesn’t get to see them in person.
Shelby is pretty involved as a grandmother. Rachel did tell her she wanted her to be part of Callie’s life, and Shelby–for once–doesn’t disappoint her. She and Beth do quite a bit of babysitting, and they’re there for most of the big holidays and events.
Beth will get her wish twice over–even though Celeste will be her actual, biological half-sister. And they wil l both absolutely be in her wedding in some capacity, but whether that’s as flower girls or actual bridesmaids depends on how old Beth is when she finally decides to tie the knot.
There’s no need to write it when she can just act it out. ;)
I feel like Celeste’s name will get shortened to Cee (maybe by Santana and then Quinn) and it will stick. Rachel will probably resist as much as possible until Celeste is old enough to say she prefers it (or CeCe) to her full name.
If you mean the endearments like ‘little star’ and ‘sunshine’ that Callie gets, then Rachel will tend to call Celeste ‘bug’ because she would do the jitterbug inside of Rachel at all hours of the day and night during her pregnancy. Quinn tends to call her ‘angel’ (because her name means heavenly) in the quieter moments, but she also occasionally calls her ‘tinkerbell’ when she’s a bit older because she reminds Quinn so much of Rachel and the whole ‘I need applause to live’ trait she somehow inherited from her mama.
They’re fairly lucky in that regard in that their allergic reactions are fairly mild. Quinn might get the red eyes and sinus troubles from pollen.
But I can see one of their kids having some kind of food allergy–maybe to peanuts or shellfish–that they’d both freak out about when the hives pop up for the first time and rush, say Celeste, to the hospital. And after that, they’d both be total maniacs when it comes to food ingredients, grilling every waiter/waitress at every restaurant before they order and reading every ingredient on anything they buy at the grocery store.
Oddly enough, despite those cravings for meat that Rachel was tortured with throughout her pregnancy, Celeste will eventually make the decision to become a vegetarian like her mama.
Callie will remain a stubborn carnivore like her mommy.
Oh, there will be a hot tub. :D
They’ll both be in agreement on the subject despite the mild teasing at Quinn’s expense.
“You’re not wearing a bra again,” Quinn murmurs as she lightly scrapes her nails over Rachel’s back.
“One less thing for you to take off,” Rachel mumbles against her skin.
A sultry laugh tickles against her ear. “But I enjoy stripping you as much as I enjoy stripping for you.”
~You Make Me Feel
I think Quinn wins that on both sides. :D
Celeste does look like Quinn. Rachel is very happy about that.
Well, I’ve said that Callie will probably end up being bisexual. Celeste will likely consider herself equally open to love in whatever gender, but I feel like she’ll be more drawn to men.
But who knows, maybe she’ll surprise me. ;)
Lol. I do try.