Sunday, 22 January 2012

You say it's your birthday, January 2037

January 2037 (Summer)

Now that she’s in her second trimester, Matilda’s morning sickness has passed and she was hoping to see out the rest of her pregnancy by not doing much of anything at all.

But unfortunately, husband Miles has been very sick with the flu and Matilda has been spending most of her time taking care of him. He’s on the mend now, so hopefully Matilda will have some more down time between now and Baby Jacobson’s arrival in August.

Maia is now 24 weeks along and has begun her maternity leave. She’s spending her days home alone with 15-month-old daughter Willow and is relishing the bonding time.

It is tiring though, so she’s glad to have her recently retired father Jace there. Maia’s parents live just a couple of blocks away and are always willing to help out.

Maia's older sister Lia, is also pregnant and will soon welcome her fourth child!

Lia’s pregnancy is still going smoothly and she is now 28 weeks along. Baby Nott is due in April and Baby Novak will arrive in May.

Felicity Ashton will turn 4 this year and is very excited to be starting pre-school in February.

Matthew Lane will turn 12 this year and is ready for high school. He knows he'll need to study hard, because he'd like to become mayor one day.

Twin brother Simon is obviously also 12 this year, though not quite as ambitious as his brother. He sees himself eventually having a family but hasn't really thought that far ahead.

Mitchell Carmody is about to start his freshman year at Suffolk University. He'll be majoring in Culinary Arts, with a minor in Literature.

Chris Draper has now graduated from Suffolk University.

He earned a 4.0 GPA and now holds a degree in Art. His study isn't quite over yet, as he's soon to start his Master of Architecture program.

Chris is now living back in Sullivan and is working as a cement mixer on a construction site.

Edward Lachance has also just graduated from Suffolk University.

He now holds a degree in Biology and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

He and his girlfriend Lucy are happy to finally be living in the same town again, after four years of separation.

Edward is now living in an apartment in Sullivan, with Lucy and Chris. He's right downstairs from his sister Audrey. He'll be working as a Dive Master at Exeter Aquarium.

Finally, Owen Novak will celebrate his 60th birthday this year. If his son Malcolm's girlfriend Hope gets her way, Owen might soon be a grandfather as well.


Notes:
  • Miles got the flu from stomping on roaches (autonomously, like an idiot). But I was actually afraid I'd lose him there for a while. His recovery points were going down and slipped into the negative, which could have been really bad! But he's all better now, thankfully.
  • Jace was an autonomous visitor to Maia and Ethan's place and then Maia was an autonomous visitor at Lia and Gordon's. I thought it was cute how that worked out!
  • Felicity looks exactly how I expected she would. I think she's a lot like Rob.
  • No surprises with the Lane twins either but I think Simon especially is very cute. Matthew has a real baby face.
  • Mitchell's imaginary major is Culinary Arts and Literature is what he is in game. I was going to choose Art for him but he rolled up the want to major in Literature or Physics, so I let him pick Literature. Maybe he'll write a cookbook one day. ;) Mitchell doesn't look as much like Jesse as I thought he would. I think he's got most of Jesse's features on Abigail's general face shape, maybe? Face shape can change a lot.

22 comments:

  1. 3 babies to start this round :) I'm so excited to see them :) as always :)

    Felicity is soo cute! But I never thought she would turn out otherswise :) With 2 such great looking sims as Patience and Rob, she was just bound to turn up so pretty :)

    I like both Simon and Matthew Lane. It always surpises me that siblings can turn out so different from each other and still so much alike - if this makes any sence at all!

    Mitchell is a really handsome guy! He does have his dad's face but on Abigail's face shape, like you said yourself.

    Congratulations to the 2 newly graduated students! I hope they find a job in the career they want soon!

    For some really odd reason I though Owen was an elder already. Don't ask me why I thought so I just did. Good for him he's not as old as I though he was :)

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    1. I'm pretty keen to see these new babies too. Lucky there's plenty of stuff to tide me over until then.

      And yes, I feel the same way about Simon and Matthew. I like to see genetic diversity within the same family. It seems more realistic than just having a family of clones!

      Chris and Edward already have their chosen jobs. :) They got 4.0s, so my rule is they can be cheated into the right career, even if it doesn't come up on the computer. :)

      Well, Naomi aged to elder at the beginning of last round, so that might have been why you thought Owen had joined her. But he's a newly-minted grey hair. ;)

      Thanks for reading!

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  2. Loved the birthdays, so amazing that the two sisters are pregnant together!

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    1. I know, I love having Maia and Lia pregnant at the same time. Last time (and possibly the only other time) I had sisters pregnant together was Claudia and Victoria, with Daphne and Keira. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. I agree with you - Simon is, I think, the handsomest of the two. Can't wait to see the babiessss!!! :))

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    1. Simon is quite handsome, isn't he? I can't wait to see if the girls take a liking to him. Hopefully the time between now and the babies will fly by!

      Thanks for reading!

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  4. Matilda just looks adorable pregnant and playing her video game hehe. Good thing Miles came out ok from that sickness, that would have been very unfortunate if it turned out the other way. :(
    Awww little Willow is a cutie, can't wait to see baby number two of Maia's.

    And Lia, goodness, she is huge! LOL I hope it's only one in there! Just kidding ^.^

    Simon is a cutie, but I love love love Matthew Lane's cheekbones, I hope they get passed down another generation.

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    1. I know, I was hoping against hope Miles wouldn't die and make Matilda a single mother! Thank goodness it turned out okay!

      Heh, Lia is definitely having only one! But I figured the big belly makes sense for someone having their fourth anyone. Your abdominal muscles often don't snap back quite as well after you've had a few kids, so you show earlier and are often larger.

      The cheekbones? I don't think I'm ever getting rid of those! ;) They're Eliot's and they seem to always end up a dominant feature.

      Thanks for reading!

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  5. Can't wait to see all the new babies and I'm especially excited to see Matilda and Miles' baby. I love those two!
    Felicity is too cute I can't wait to see who Patrick will look like..
    Simon is adorable but then that whole family is. So excited for this new round to begin!

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    1. The first baby from any couple is always very exciting for me, so I'm really waiting on Miles and Matilda's baby too. :)

      I'm predicting another Rob clone with Patrick. I have a feeling Patience's genes aren't terribly dominant. But we'll see. The Lanes are a good looking family - lots of genetic diversity, which I love.

      I have Aaron and Calvin loaded in the background, so the first story update of the year should be coming up in a few days. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  6. Simon is quite cute and I'm sure the girls will agree lol. It's adorable that Maia and Lia are pregnant at the same time, the cousins can grow up together :).

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    1. Simon's a musician too, which usually ups the appeal for girls. He really does have it all going for him. ;)

      I love having cousins so close in age. I'm in the middle of Aaron and Calvin's session and their daughter Amy is about the same age as Willow. I think they'll be good buddies too, as they grow up.

      Thanks for reading!

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  7. Aww, Felicity is too sweet! So many pregnancies in one birthday round--it's pretty amazing.

    Lotsa handsome men coming up--it will be interesting to see where they all end up. :)

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    1. I know, three babies due already and the round's not even begun properly! Looking forward to playing all these guys too and seeing what they get up to. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  8. How exciting! I'm happy that things are going OK for Lia!
    Felicity!!! Aw, she's still a little doll.
    Matthew is getting really awesome! I see heart-breaking in a near future! And Simon!!! He's quite a hottie. I'm pretty sure he will break hearts as well.
    And Mitchell!!!!! Awww... He's getting really old for Caitlin! *lol* But how cute he looks.

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    1. Not long now for Lia! I have one and a half updates before I go in to let her give birth! Eek!

      The Lane twins turned out pretty cute. I'm possibly seeing some facial hair in Matthew's future though, with that baby face!

      I'm sure Mitchell being a "real man" off at college would only increase his appeal to Caitlin. But seeing he's not in town any more, she won't see him nearly as much. ;)

      Thanks for reading!

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  9. Matthew looks like his mom I think and I don't know why but now more than ever Owen reminds me of Adrienne. I always thought they looked a lot a like but now even more so. I'd be happy for Hope to have a baby! And wow, Baby Chris is done with college? That seriously flew by! He was such an entertaining read with all those ladies and dorm drama. I'm sure he can still find some trouble but it won't quite be the same.

    Felicity is darling! I guess he daddy makes a cute girl. ;) I think it's perfect that Lia and Tate and Maia were all visiting one another, fits them perfectly. Edward is adorable, and I love that him and Lucy made it! Maybe they'll tie the knot before Audrey and Jack. Though I am a little surprised that Audrey isn't rolling that want. Maybe soon she will.

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    1. Maybe men's facial features soften when they age to elder, so they more closely resemble their daughters? I think Jace started to look more like Maia and Tessa when he became an elder.

      True, Chris is going to be studying and working now, so he won't have quite as much time for the ladies as he did during his carefree days in the dorm! We'll see what he gets up to though.

      Heh, I don't know if Edward and Lucy will get married before Audrey and Jack but they mightn't end up being too far behind them. I think both couples will end up walking down the aisle though, sooner or later. ;)

      Thanks for reading!

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  10. I thought I’d start at the beginning of the round to try to catch up. As Sandy says, it’s “Sullivan Day”!

    Matilda does make an adorable pregnant sim. That’s cool that Maia and Lia are pregnant at the same time and I hope the babies will be close!

    Felicity is still such a cutie! I definitely see a female Rob. I really like Simon and Matthew’s different looks. They’re cuties, too!

    And I can’t believe Mitchell is in college and Chris and Edward are out of college! Time flew! I’m impressed that Chris handled all those ladies he was juggling and still managed to get a 4.0! And yay for Edward and Lucy! I really like those 2.

    Quick question about Miles being sick. You mentioned that his recovery points were going down… what hack do you use to view that? I have a few sick sims right now and I’m curious how bad they are. If I didn’t get those pop-ups saying they were sick, I wouldn’t have even known. They have no symptoms. TYIA

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    1. Here's as good a place as any to start catching up, right? ;)

      Lia and Maia have had their babies in game now but at a couple of months old, it's still a bit early to tell whether they'll be close or not. I hope so though!

      Chris is a smart guy, though I'm hoping he'll learn a little something about treating a woman properly now that he's out of college! He could definitely use some education in that area. I can't quite believe Mitchell is in college myself and I've already played him through a year of it. They grow up so fast!

      I use the Lot Debugger to check recovery points. Under one of the menus, there's a Plague Info option. That brings up a pop-up with a bunch of info, most of which I don't have much idea about. But you need to watch RP, which stands for recovery points and make sure the number is a positive one and CS (current state), which for the flu, shouldn't go past 120. The points are added/subtracted every six hours.

      Thanks for reading!

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    2. Thanks for the info! I would have never found it!

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    3. You're welcome! Laura told me about it a long time ago and I made sure I copied down that info - it's come in handy a few times. :)

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