Sunday, 13 March 2011

You say it's your birthday, June 2032

After several failed attempts at artificial insemination, Rose and Joanna are finally adding to their family!

The couple will soon be moving house as well. At their last ultrasound, they discovered that Rose is pregnant with twins and that third bedroom is just not big enough for two babies! The Draper twins will arrive in December.

Also expecting are Sarah Moretti and her husband Nick.

Sarah and Nick had an encounter in a photo booth at their friends' Aaron and Calvin's wedding back in February and were left with a lasting reminder. That reminder will arrive in November.

So before the year is out, 1 year-old Thomas will be a big brother!

Thomas is already proving to be very active and is sure to keep his parents on their toes!

Here's Sarah as a toddler...

...and here's Nick!

Felix Lane is also turning 1 this June!

He looks cute but is likely a little devil, considering who his dad is. ;)

Speaking of, this is Luc as a toddler...

...and Felix's mother, Asha.


I took too many photos, so here are a few extras.

  • Twins! I used the "Have Random With..." option on InSim to make Rose pregnant by Wade and I was very excited. I shouldn't be, because I'm a bit scared to check my population but I am, lol!
  • And isn't Thomas just so cute that you want to die?!?! I was hoping for a mini-Nick, because he was such an adorable little munchkin when he was a toddler and as far as I can tell, I think that's what we have here! He has Sarah's skin tone and I think that's about all she passed down.
  • I also have to play favourites for a minute and say that I think Felix is my favourite of Asha and Luc's kids. I was expecting him to look a lot like either Ruby or Marcus but he doesn't really. Not what I was expecting at all but I love him just the same. He looks like Luc but darker and with Asha's nose.


  1. It actually makes sence that Rose is expecting twins. With those artificial things, the change to have multiples is always higher! Oh, and don't check you population, just continue being excited about this!
    I'm looking forward to all these new babies!! Can I hope that Nick and Sarah get a girl this time? That looks as cute as her older brother? Because Thomas is just tooo cute for words! When I saw his picture I was thinking I saw a little Nick :)
    And Felix is adorable! Doesn't look like his siblings that much (like you said yourself already), but that's ok :)

  2. Aww, the birthday boys are both so cute! Thomas looks exactly like Nick and Felix looks really unique, nothing like his siblings, as you and Tanja already mentioned.

    Rose and Joanna have been trying to get pregnant for a long time so it's only fair that they're getting twins.

  3. Thomas is super adorable! All the babies are cute. Good job genetics! I can't wait to see what a trouble maker Felix is going to turn into.

    Don't let the population count poo-poo on your parade. Have fun with all the babies on their way.

  4. Tanja, yes, I was excited for that reason as well! Also, Rose would be considered an older mother (in terms of reproductive medicine, anyway) and the chance of multiples goes up with age as well.

    Sure, you can hope! If they do have a girl who looks like Thomas, I'm betting she'd end up looking a lot like Abigail. Nick didn't inherit much from Caleb.

    I'm fine with Felix bearing no resemblance to his siblings if he's going to be that cute. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    Sari, I spent a good amount of time squealing at the both of them. Thomas and Felix are both sweet looking boys.

    And yes, true! Rose's ideal family is 4, Joanna's is 2. So this is a nice compromise as well.

    Thanks for reading!

    Choco, totally loving my Sims' genetics right now! They've played out very nicely with Thomas and Felix.

    I'm not too worried about the population but I will probably try to take it a little easy next round. Try and fail, most likely. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

  5. OMG! Thomas and Felix are too freaking cute! But I heart Thomas so much! I just want to gobble him up! You have so many fans of Nick and I know that we all are going to be fans of little Thomas now. I just hope he doesn't get his heart broken as much as his daddy. And I love that Felix looks totally different from his siblings. Asha's nose on him is cute. It's like a little button.

    And yay for Rose and Joanna having twins! I second what Choco said. Don't let your population count damper your mood. You're going to have some beautiful babies arriving soon!

  6. Danielle, ha, now when Nick gets old and grey, we can switch to swooning over Thomas instead. ;) He's going to be a very handsome guy! And yes...hopefully he's a little more lucky in love than Nick. But then again, I think that's part of why I love Nick so much anyway.

    I'm wondering what Asha's nose will look like on a man. Hers is decidedly more pointy now than it was when she was a kid.

    I'm so excited about the babies, I really am! If I get to play tomorrow after work, I should get time to bring Baby Clarke into the world after I'm done with the Bentons. :D

    Thanks for reading!

  7. All of them are adorable, but my favourite has to be Thomas. I love the picture of him giving the dog a cuddle.

    Completely off topic but Rose and Joanna's house is gorgeous. Every time you show it I love it more! I can't wait to see their new house!

  8. Driftwood Valley, I really need to get more pets for my families with toddlers. The interactions are so sweet.

    Aw, thank you! I've moved them into a new place but I haven't finished decorating it yet. You'll see a little of it in Rose's next pregnancy update though.

    Thanks for reading!

  9. I am so happy that Rose and Joanna are finally having a baby! And I love, just adore the way you show all the baby pics.

    So it was the Moretti couple in the photo booth LOL!

    When you have a baby with a same gender couple, how does that work? Where do you get the genetic father? Or does the game just let you skip that part (which would be a mercy).

  10. Aww, the toddlers are cutie pies. Your Thomas looks so different from my little Claudio. They have the same eye shape, but other things are different. Is the toddler teeth a custom skin?

  11. S.B., I'm glad you enjoy the baby pictures so much. You can usually be guaranteed that I'll try and fit some toddler spam in wherever it's even the slightest bit appropriate. ;)

    LOL, yep, it was Nick and Sarah in the photo booth! I assume Sarah lured him in there; Nick's so shy.

    As for babies and same gender couples, Maxis doesn't really give you a way of doing it at all. Your only choice is adoption. With hacks, you have a bit more freedom. With InSimenator, you can skip the genetic father part and impregnate one girl (or guy, if you do the male pregnancy thing, which I don't) by the other. I have done that in the past - Luc and Cordy Lane are the product of their two mothers' DNA.

    I probably won't do that again, as I prefer things to be a little more realistic now. So Joanna's brother Wade will be the biological father of Joanna and Rose's twins. When they're born, I'll either send them to the adoption pool and have Rose and Joanna adopt them or break the ties with Wade and add Joanna as the other parent with SimBlender.

    Thanks for reading!

    Apple Valley, oh, I forgot about your Claudio! He must take after Chrissy mostly. Those eyes are an original Lachance trait though; they go all the way back to Sacha Lachance.

    The toddler teeth are part of the skin tone. All my toddlers have them.

    Thanks for reading!

  12. I went back and compared photos and little Claudio does have Nick's (well, Alphonso's) eyes, with Krissy's nose and skin tone. So those eyes are strong genes! Also, Alphonso is taking after your Nick and wanting an houseful of babies. I'm not ready for them to have another baby yet, but they keep defying me and rushing off to try for babies :)

  13. Apple Valley, ah, interesting! I'm hoping I can keep those eyes going. I like seeing the traits I designed live on. ;)

    Sounds like Alphonso and Nick might have more in common than their physical appearance! I wasn't exactly ready for Sarah and Nick to have another baby either!

  14. Oooh twins!! I'm so excited for these two!! And a good chance to have some cool Joanna genes too! This is nice for them cause it's been such a long journey, now they won't have to worry about trying for it again. I'm thinking you said at least one of them wanted 3 kids.

    Felix and Thomas are super adorable!!! I really like Felix's cheeks, and he definitely looks like trouble. Thomas looks like a sweetheart.

  15. Maisie, me too! I used the "random" option on InSim so I'd have the chance of twins and I was pretty excited when it actually came up. And yes, Rose wants four kids, so this gets them close. I think these will be their final children though.

    I don't think Felix could be anything but trouble, considering who his dad is! And similarly, Thomas is super-sweet just like both his parents.

    Thanks for reading!

  16. Aww! Thomas is adorable! What a little cutie. Felix will likely be a lot of trouble, LOL. He's adorable too.

    How wonderful that Rose is having twins! They'll be quite a handful, but it will definitely satisfy their family-building desires. :)

  17. Rachel, I have gone in to Nick and Sarah's house too many times since Thomas aged up. I keep wanting to take more pics of him. Adorable. I was pleasantly surprised by Felix as well. Not what I was expecting at all!

    I was very excited about Rose and Joanna's twins! That's just perfect to me. They're all moved into their new house now (I'll share pictures in Rose's next pregnancy update) and there are two nurseries awaiting babies. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

  18. OMG Thomas! especially as he cuddles the little dog! I wanna die its so cute!

    Who can complain with toddler pics?

  19. Bill, I know, I just can't get over how cute Thomas is! I love him. Toddler pics are always fun.

    Thanks for reading!