Saturday, 22 January 2011

You say it's your birthday, April 2031

Amelia Gottlieb knows this will be her last baby, so she's relishing every minute of her pregnancy. Baby #4 for the Gottliebs will arrive in October.

Also going through her last pregnancy is Asha Lane. Husband Luc is very excited; Asha is looking forward to meeting the baby but is also a little nervous at the prospect of handling a pre-schooler, a toddler and an infant at the same time! Baby Lane is due in June.

Also due in June is Sarah Moretti. This is the first child for Sarah and her husband Nick. They're both very eager to meet their son or daughter but still have just a couple more months to wait.

Finn and Victoria are making a very early morning trip to the hospital, as Baby Romilly is on the way!

Victoria is happy to have Finn by her side, just like he was when Declan and Caitlin were born.

Just a few hours later, Keira Aisling is born and Dr Moretti passes Finn his new baby daughter.

Declan and Caitlin have been just as excited as their parents about the baby, so that afternoon, Finn brings them round to meet little Keira.

Caitlin is thrilled that after 8 years as the baby of the family, she is now a big sister!

Extras:

I just have to share this, because it doesn't actually show in the pictures I used but I squealed when I did it in game!

Finn is grasping Victoria's wrist! This is actually what I was aiming for with Claudia and Jacob when they had Daphne but I couldn't get it to work. I used a lying pose from Decorgal's box for Victoria and Finn is using the "Look" poker table animation from AikeaGuinea's animation painting. All that is mostly for my benefit, so you'll have to excuse me, but I was very excited!

Notes:
  • I spent an absurd amount of time on Nick and Sarah's picture and it turned out pretty well. I also went to far too much trouble for Luc and Asha's pic for not much result at all! Win some, lose some!
  • I was hoping for a boy and a redhead, so this was a fail on both of those accounts! But I'm hoping Keira will be as adorable as her brother and sister anyway. Besides, Keira is a green-eyed blonde and I think Susannah is my only other Sim with that combination, so she's still adding to genetic diversity in her own way. ;)

20 comments:

  1. Oh, it's so exciting to wait for all these babies to be born. The picture of Nick and Sarah is really adorable :)

    Welcome to the world, Keira Aisling! What a lovely name for a lovely girl.

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  2. Oh yea! I forgot already that Amelia's pregnant. Aww, the last child for the Lanes and I'll say again how nice that pic of Sarah and Nick is. Great job setting that one up and the ones of Victoria and Finn. Welcome Keira! I like really like that name. I could have sworn her eyebrows were red, but after enlarging the pic, I can see they're not. Can't wait to see what featues she ends up with :)

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  3. Sari, that picture is one of my favourite pictures ever. Although it's in close competition with one I took of Maia and Ethan (which will be in the next update).

    I'm trying to resist the temptation to age Keira up right now!

    Thanks for reading!

    Danielle, Amelia got pregnant in the very first update of the year (not including Patience and Rob's wedding) and that seems like so long ago now!

    I like the name Keira too (and Aisling). This will likely be Finn and Victoria's last baby as well and I'm sort of glad I don't have to pick any more names for them, especially for girls. I was running out of vaguely Irish names that were easy to pronounce and spell, lol! But yep, Keira is definitely a blonde!

    Thanks for reading!

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  4. YAY another girl for Fin and Victoria! Yeah, she's going to be just as cute as her brother and sister!

    So Asha is getting "fixed"? LOL No more babies, but I don't blame her.

    Congrds. everyone!

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  5. That picture with Nick and Sarah is perfection! So sweet!

    I'm loving all of this because so many of my favorite couples are having babies! Sorry you didn't get your red-haired baby, but blonde hair and green eyes aren't so bad. :) I can't wait to see what she looks like when she gets older!

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  6. Amelia is adorable! She's such a cute little preggy. I really like her shirt, it's nice and mature. Happen to know... eek, wcif?

    Asha and Sarah are so adorable, I really like the tender moment you captured with Nick and Sarah.

    And yay! Victoria's baby is here! I can't wait to see how cute she is, as I'm sure she will be!

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  7. That is an absolutely incredible shot! More and more I'm using the animations instead of the still poses, and what you accomplished is exactly why.

    I love the names you chose. Keira is lovely. I've never heard the name Aisling before (how is it pronounced?) but it is beautiful. And the baby clothes and little hat are adorable!

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  8. Riverdale, LOL, with any luck, she will be! I have been really surprised how adorable Finn and Victoria's kids have turned out to be!

    Story-wise, it's actually Luc who'll get fixed. But the Sim Cannot Get Pregnant option doesn't stop that Sim from impregnating other Sims, so in game, it'll be Asha.

    Thanks for reading!

    Rachel, thanks, I really love it too. It just seems perfect for how much they both want this baby.

    It's definitely exciting times in Sullivan, with so many babies due. I can't wait to meet them all!

    Thanks for reading!

    Maisie, Amelia loves being pregnant and it shows with her. She's one of those women who "glows", I like to think. Lately, I haven't been able to answer anyone's WCIFs easily but I actually know this one! The shirt is
    [url=http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=430651]here[/url]. There are three different colours.

    I love seeing Sarah pregnant so much that I scheduled Nick and Sarah's update to take place right before she's due. I hardly ever actually play (or at least hardly ever update on) heavily pregnant Sims any more!

    I think Keira will be all aged up by the time I get around to play Finn and Victoria, so squee! Exciting!

    Thanks for reading!

    S.B., thank you! There are definitely a lot of gems hidden away in the animations, though it does take a bit more effort to get the right shot. It's usually worth it though.

    Aisling is pronounced ash-ling but there's a variant Aislin which is ash-leen. I have heard the pronunciations being used interchangeably but I'm not sure if that's correct. The little Aisling I knew pronounced it as ash-leen. I've always really liked it.

    Thanks for reading!

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  9. I LOVE the picture of Sarah and Nick and I'm sitting here trying to figure out how in the heck you did that... ::mind is rolling around a few ideas that I might just try in game next time I'm there...::

    Awesome updates!! I think (therefore I know I'm probably not) I might (?) be caught up? But then again we'll see how far that goes... hah :[ I hate my busy schedule. You know what I need? I need to be paid for sitting on my ass and playing sims and writing and reading other blogs. What? I'm sure it could happen somewhere... ::sigh::

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  10. Irish names pronounced by Frank McCourt, it's a great site
    http://www.babynamesofireland.com/pages/girl-names-a-c.html

    I had to laugh when I saw Victoria in the pic where they arrive at the hospital, she look looks so slender, and then later when she wears the white pajamas.... (;-))

    regards from Austria
    Astrid

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  11. I can't wait for all these babies to arrive!!
    I want to see Nick and Sarah's baby, and since Luc and Asha already have such pretty children, I'm sure the next one will be as cute, but I still want to see this one!
    And Amelia looks so happy being pregnant!!

    And welcome litte Keira! I'm sure you will be as pretty as your borther and sister!

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  12. Christi, thank you! I can actually tell you off the top of my head how I did that picture. Nick is using a pose from this box. There's a corresponding female pose that goes with that one but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. So Sarah is using one of the lying down poses from the Decorgal Modeling posebox, which I'm sure you already have. I also adjusted one of her arms with the parts posing box that I linked you to on Twitter the other day.

    Heh, you just described my perfect job! What a shame it doesn't exist, lol!

    Thanks for reading!

    Astrid, ah, yeah, I know about that site! I didn't know it was Frank McCourt though. He doesn't give the ash-leen pronunciation, from what I could hear.

    LOL, yes, Victoria's jeans are more flattering than the hospital pyjamas! ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    Tanja, me either! I'm the most curious about Sarah and Nick's, seeing this is their first baby and I have no idea how their features will mix.

    Thanks for reading!

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  13. I love the name for the new baby and Amelia is already so round and cute!

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  14. Apple Valley, Amelia is already rather round without pregnancy, so she is going to be huge by the end of it! Lucky she likes being pregnant so much. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

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  15. I love the name Keira. Finn and Victoria's kids have great names. Congratulations to the Romilly family!

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  16. Sarah, I like the Romilly kids' names a lot too. I don't like all of my Sims' names but Declan is one of my favourite names ever.

    Thanks for reading!

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  17. Nick and Sarah's picture did turn out really well! I love it. So did Finn and Victoria's! Aww!

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  18. Lunar, I liked those two as well! I must have been in a very experimental posing mood that night. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

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  19. I just had to comment for the first time after I saw Keira's middle name! My name is Aisling, too! Obviously, I think it's the best name in the world, even if I get a lot of weird pronunciations of it! ;)

    I've been reading this blog from the very beginning for a few months now, keep up the good work! :)

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    1. How fun! After Declan Sean, I decided I'd go with an Irish theme for Finn and Victoria's kids. :) There's usually a vague theme with most of my sims' names.

      So glad you're enjoying the blog! I'm trying to rebuild the hood right now, after some crashing issues, so I've been missing all my sims. Can't wait to get back to it and get some more updates up for everyone. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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