Monday, 31 January 2011

You say it's your birthday, June 2031

Nick and Sarah Moretti have been waiting anxiously for the arrival of their first child and the time has finally arrived!

At the hospital, they are immediately admitted. Sarah and Nick are both hoping for an uncomplicated birth.

Cara thinks they may get their wish. She's extremely happy with how Sarah's labour is progressing.

After a relatively short labour, Thomas Phillip Moretti enters the world!

When Luc and Asha Lane arrive at the hospital the next morning for the arrival of their third child, Asha finds herself suddenly terrified at the prospect of giving birth.

Luc is at a loss as to what he can do to comfort her - she was fine with Ruby and Marcus. But he does as Asha asks and promises her he won't leave the room.

Perhaps there was something to Asha's fears after all. This baby seems to be taking much longer than its older siblings.

Once it's all over, Asha is exhausted but incredibly relieved.

She and Luc are very keen to get to know their new baby son!

And Felix Samuel looks pretty keen to get to know his parents too!

  • Two boys! I actually didn't really have a preference for boy or girl this time (though I did like the boy name I'd picked out for Sarah and Nick better than the girl name). But seeing we've had two girls already this year, with Daphne and Keira, I'm happy Asha and Sarah both had boys. I always seem to be short on them!
  • Thomas has Sarah's skin tone, brown hair like Nick and brown eyes like both parents. SimDNA is telling me his dominant facial features are his eyes and jaw, which are also Nick's dominant features. So we might have a mini-Nick on our hands? We'll have to wait until he ages up to find out!
  • When I took Asha to the hospital, she rolled the fear of having a baby. Uh...bit late for that! Most of my Sims are perma-plat though, so no breakdown!
  • Felix has black hair like Luc but brown eyes and dark skin like Asha. No guesses as to who he's going to look like; Marcus was a huge surprise, so I just don't know with this family!


  1. Love the names!!! Felix has always seemed bad ass to me! Can't wait to see if it's a mini Nick and who Felix takes after. I'm so excited the babies are here finally!

    Poor Asha rolling that fear right before delivery. She just had a feeling eh? Too late for all that now though.

  2. Yay! So Nick finally is a father! Whoopie!

  3. Maisie, glad you like the names! Ruby, Marcus and Felix seem like a good set to me, especially for a couple like Luc and Asha. I figured Nick and Sarah for the more traditional types, so Thomas (and Phillip in the middle for Filippo).

    Poor Asha...I think she'll be even more insistent that Luc get the snip now!

    Thanks for reading!

    Apple Valley, at long last! Nick's been waiting for a baby since Adrienne got pregnant with Sylvia...and Sylvia's 5 now!

    Thanks for reading!

  4. Yay 2 boys! I like the name Thomas Phillip and glad that Nick was able to honor his grandfather. Maybe with their next child, they can honor Betsy.

    And poor Asha. She was probably thinking of the pain again. I don't see/hear the name Felix very often but it seems like the perfect name for their last child.

    I'm very curious to see how these 2 look when they age! :)

  5. YAY two boys! I'm so happy for your hood. LOL Welcome to the hood guys! I think they are both going to be little hotties like their dads.

  6. Welcome little Thomas and Felix! I like both names!!
    And now I want to see them grow up! I can't wait to see who they look like the most!

    I think I've asked you this before, but wich poseboxes do you use for the shots where the mother is in pain, and in labor?

  7. Danielle, I'm saving the planned girls' name for the inevitable second child. I think we can safely say these two will want one. ;)

    I did feel sorry for Asha. It was like she had a panic attack at the thought of labour again. Luc probably wasn't particularly helpful but he was quite confused.

    Thanks for reading!

    Riverdale, LOL, I hope so! Thomas and Felix have some pretty handsome daddies!

    Thanks for reading!

    Tanja, I'm excited to see them age up too! It feels like forever until I have a toddler age up but Jacinta Nihill will age up in November. After that, they're all going to come pretty quickly.

    I actually use a few pose boxes for my childbirth scenes. I like to mix it up so they don't look identical to me. The main ones are Decorgal's Custom Modeling Posebox, which I use for the facial expressions. There is also a pose under Female Lying which has them on their backs with their knees bent. It looks very stiff but I use the parts posing box from MTS to adjust their arms so it looks a bit more natural.

    To have them sit up with their hands gripping the bed, I use the Nightmare animation from Aikea Guinea's animation painting. I love using animations in my pictures but I'm not completely familiar with all of them yet. I'll add that I like using the poker table animations for the fathers. You have to be careful with your angles, because they'll be sitting in mid-air but if you swing the camera around, you can make it look like they're squatting by the bed.

    Let me know if you need more help and thanks for reading!

  8. More cutie pies! I love Sim babies, too bad I don't have any.

    I wonder what made Asha so afraid though.

  9. Hey, Nick Moretti is a daddy! Wonderful shots, and I love the names. And in my next chapter of CS, I also use poseboxes for the childbirth scenes, it worked! Nicely done~

  10. HCove, I love Sim babies too. I'm kind of relieved that this is the end of the baby boom but a little sad as well.

    Asha can be neurotic at times, so her fears don't always make sense. She worries about a lot of things that probably won't ever happen. But in this case, her labour was really long, so that might have had something to do with it.

    Drew, he is! And he's very excited. I'm wondering how long it will take him to want another kid. Not very, is my guess.

    Can't wait to see your childbirth scenes in CS next time. :)

    Thanks for reading!

  11. Poor Asha, I can definitely relate LOL! It's funny but the genders do seem to run in stretches of all girls or all boys. Getting an even number around the same time is rare. The names work with their parents' names: I like the way you use different types of names. Sometimes when I'm trying to follow a story and the names are too similar, it's difficult to keep them straight.

    Your shots look very natural. If you can use the animations instead of the pose boxes, it really does look better!

  12. Aww! A little Nick would be lovely. :) How exciting. I'm excited to see how little Felix turns out too. Pretty funny that Asha rolled a fear that close to giving birth! Poor thing.

  13. S.B., in Sullivan, it's almost always runs of girls! I've had one run of boys that I can remember in the entire time I've been playing this hood. So I'm always very happy to get more males in the hood.

    I'm glad you like the names I use. I'm a bit of a name nerd, so thinking up different sorts of names to use is a lot of fun for me.

    And thank you! I agree - I have some really great poses but many of them can look very stiff. I've been experimenting with the animations more and more and I'm liking the results.

    Thanks for reading. :)

    Rachel, Nick was such a cute little boy, so I would be thrilled if Thomas turns out like his daddy.

    Poor Asha's a scary thing, though it didn't seem to worry her the first time she gave birth! Maybe ignorance is bliss!

    Thanks for reading. :)

  14. Aww, two little boys! I like the names a lot. It's great that Nick got to honor his grandfather, I remember they were very close. I have Felix planned for one of my couples too if they decide to have kids.

    Thanks for the info about the poseboxes and animations you use for the birth scenes. Do you remember where you got AG's animation painting? I can't find it at MTS, TSR or Club Crimsyn.

  15. Sari, yes, Filippo was close with all of his grandchildren but Nick was the first and they had a special bond. I was really glad he lived long enough to see Nick as an adult.

    I got AG's animation painting from Insimenator:

    Or maybe I didn't because I'm sure it used to be up at MTS or Club Crimsyn. But regardless, Insimenator is where it is now!

    Thanks for reading!

  16. You're welcome! There are so many animations in that painting, some are so useful. I still haven't discovered them all!