Round 32: November 2036 (Spring)Narrated by Matilda Jacobson
It’s hard to believe Miles and I have been married for two and a half years now but it’s true.
It still feels like we just got married. Miles leaves for work at 9 but I always try to keep him in bed with me just a little bit longer in the mornings.
We didn’t live together before the wedding but we were lucky enough that neither of us have any habits the other finds too annoying!
Well, he does get really intense when he watches sports on TV, which I wasn’t expecting. But it’s not a dealbreaker, it’s just a little strange.
We bought this little place right after we got married and moved in straight away. It’s just a starter but I could see us staying here for a long time.
There’s not much space to throw wild parties but it’s perfect for us.
Both of us are past wanting to throw too many wild parties anyway. We lead a pretty quiet life.
Miles gets home a couple of hours before I do and can often be found in our study. He decorated that corner himself and it’s a little haphazard. He likes having a variety of artwork around him for “inspiration”.
I guess it works for him. Miles sometimes gets so absorbed in his drawing that he doesn’t even hear me come in.
I would be annoyed but he’s kind of adorable when he’s working.
We’ve discussed whether Miles would keep going with his art or go and find a “real” job. I make more than three times what he does and he wasn’t feeling so great about that at first.
I talked him out of it, ultimately. I don’t think he’d be happy doing anything else and together, we bring in enough money. It shouldn’t matter who’s bringing in more.
Until he got another job, Adrienne was supporting herself and Amar and that lasted a good few months. They seem to have come out of that okay.
I obviously don’t get to see Adrienne as much as I did when we were living together but she still comes to Sullivan pretty often.
Adrienne is still trying to break out of the stylist thing and come out with her own label. No luck yet but she's optimistic about it.
I’ve promised I’ll do some modelling on the side for her, when she has a collection ready. Adrienne thinks having my face attached to her clothes would be beneficial for sales.
I don’t know about that. I’ve been acting since I graduated and got my big break pretty quickly but it still feels strange to think anyone is all that interested in what I do.
I guess I should get used to it though. I sometimes get people approaching me in the street, who’ve recognised me from various movies I’ve been in.
They’re usually okay but sometimes they can get a little bit creepy. Some of them don’t know when to move on and leave me alone.
Ignoring them seems to do the trick. I don’t want to let the occasional creeper stop me from living my life.
After all, one of the reasons we moved to this area was that it’s so close to plenty of fun things to do. It would be a shame if we couldn’t enjoy them. Our favourite restaurant is literally right next door to our house.
We’re right near the town square as well, which is a very pretty place to just sit together and relax.
Our house is a bit small for entertaining but we do sometimes have Dad and Virginia over, just for a catch-up. There's just enough space for all five of us in our living room.
Alice loves coming over. She’s a really bright kid and she actually enjoys being the only child among adults sometimes.
She’s always really clicked with Miles as well, ever since I introduced him to my family. She feels very grown-up, telling people she has a brother-in-law!
I don’t know if it was hanging out with Alice that made him think of it, or maybe our friend Ethan becoming a dad, but a few months ago, Miles asked me what I thought about us having a baby.
I was shocked, I have to say! I think most couples probably talk about kids before they get married but Miles and I never talked much about starting a family, to be honest.
He caught me off-guard and I told him he was nuts! He wasn’t fazed and he asked me to just think about it.
So I did. Starting a family was something I assumed we’d do eventually but I’d never given much thought to when.
As I thought about it though, I started to warm to the idea of a baby sooner rather than later.
I’m 30, we’re in a good place financially and two and a half years in, I feel like Miles and I have had enough time as a couple that we won’t be missing out on anything if we have a baby now.
We also have that big empty room in the middle of our house that would be perfect for a nursery.
And most importantly, I think I just really want to be a mother and the idea of Miles as a father makes me smile.
I told Miles I wanted to start trying. It's a frightening step but I think we're both as ready as we'll ever be.
It didn’t take long for us to conceive. We’ve been trying for a couple of months and we just found out that I’m pregnant.
Pregnancy is not the most fun thing I’ve ever been through. I’m having a lot of nausea and I’m very sore a lot of the time.
But I’m using it as an excuse to take plenty of long, luxurious bubble baths, so there’s a bright side to everything.
Miles is being awesome. I'm too tired to do much of anything when I get home from work but he hasn't complained about it so far.
It’s very early days in this pregnancy but Miles and I are both so thrilled.
- Title is from Pizza Cutter by Letters by Cleo.
- I've been considering a career change for Miles, because criteria-wise, art doesn't fit him the best. But he's just become an artist in my mind, so I think I'll leave him as he is.
- Matilda and her creeper/fan was all autonomous. It would have been funnier if the fan had used that weird "Appreciate.../Worship" option that comes with a high reputation but I thought it was pretty hilarious as is.
- Baby Jacobson is due in August 2037. I think this is the third baby I'm waiting on next round and Round 33 hasn't even started yet!
- Some of you might have seen me mention this on Twitter a while ago (without naming the Sims involved) but Matilda and Miles both rolled a baby want quite a while ago. Miles rolled it first and then I noticed Matilda had rolled the same want a couple of sessions later. This was very surprising to me, because neither of them are Family Sims, nor do they have Family as their secondary aspiration. I've never had that happen before in Sullivan! I'm curious to see if they'll roll another one once this baby is born.