Wednesday, 23 January 2013

You say it's your birthday, January 2040

Round 34: January 2040 (Summer)


It's January 2040 in Sullivan and it's time for Chloe and Zane's first child to arrive!





To his credit, Zane manages to stay totally calm and collected during the labour, though he's freaking out a little on the inside.


After several hours, Chloe and Zane welcome their baby boy, Cole Henry, into the world. 


He has his mother's dark hair and his dad's blue eyes. 

Two new students are ready to start pre-school this year!

Andrew Clarke is celebrating his fourth birthday...

...as is Patrick Ashton

Also this January, we have two new university graduates!


Noah Gottlieb is graduating with a GPA of 4.0 and now has a degree in Physics. 

He will continue living in Sullivan with Anthony and is working at Novak Faculty of Science, on the campus of Suffolk University. 

Our other graduate is Adelaide Sitko. She has earned a GPA of 3.2 and a degree in Politican Science. 

She is living in Sullivan with best friend Veronica but is yet to find a job.

And finally, Madelyn Novak is celebrating the big 6-0!

Notes:
  • Shortest birthdays post ever? Probably but if there was ever a time for a short birthdays post, it's now, when I don't yet have all my sims in! The next January birthdays will be much bigger, if I'm not mistaken.
  • I think Chloe and Zane's baby is what I was most excited about. I was hoping for a girl, because I loved the name I had picked out but I'm looking forward to see how they do with Cole as well. Chloe and Zane are still playable NPCs, so we'll continue to only see them as "guest stars" in other sims' updates. 
  • Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen me mention that when I first recreated Chloe and Zane and had them try for a baby, Chloe got pregnant with twins! I was debating keeping them, because it would be pretty adorable for Chloe and her best friend Leslie to both have twins but I decided to stick with what I'd already written and just let them have the one baby. It seems like it would be pretty rare to discover you're having twins so late in a pregnancy! Though I won't lie - it was tempting. It's been a while since I've had twins but I'll just hold out for Leslie and Dominic's twins next sim month (when Maia and Ethan's baby #3 will also arrive). 
  • I totally screwed up with scheduling my play sessions this round, which meant we did not see Noah and Adelaide complete their senior year. They were both on track to graduate, so I just created them as adults and took their GPAs from the end of their junior year. I still haven't decided on a career for poor Adelaide! She and Veronica are up next in the play schedule, so part of that update will deal with her career woes. :)


14 comments:

  1. Cole is such a cutie and I think you lucked out with the birthdays post, now you can continue slowly rebuilding :)

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    1. I'm very excited to see what Cole will look like. The first baby is always the most interesting, because you have no idea how the genes might mix until then.

      I'd really like to speed up this rebuilding process but I'm pacing myself. I've added a few more families though. I need more sims than I thought I might for the next update!

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  2. Welcome baby Cole! I know how tempting it must've been for you to let them have twins. I know they're probably relieved, though :). I'm really curious of the girl name you picked out and hope they try for another so we can (hopefully) find out!

    Wow, Andrew looks just like his daddy! Well... actually, maybe not! I'm looking at Troy's pics and it's just that jawline. He's got his eyes but that Benton nose and mouth. Love that those features are so distinguishable. And Patrick is still as cute as a button *squee*

    Man, I forgot all about Noah. That's awesome that he graduated with a 4.0. Good for him! Adelaide looks cute. I like that 'do and I'm glad she got through college with a decent GPA. I hope she figures out what she wants to do! And I almost didn't recognize Madelyn! That red hair of hers made her stand out so much to me.

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    1. Oh, I love twins and it was definitely very tempting to keep them! If Chloe was earlier on in her pregnancy when I left off with her, I probably would have. But she was so far along, so I forced myself to make sure they'd only have one. :) I'm hoping for a girl next time too - really want to use that name!

      Andrew's a good mix, really. Definitely Troy's jaw and eyes but Josie's nose. I'm not sure about the mouth, actually. Troy and Josie both have quite wide, full lips, so it's hard to say. Rob and Patience's kids were never not going to be adorable, were they?

      Poor Noah - all forgotten! He hasn't been through as much drama as his sisters, so it's understandable. I know what career I want for Adelaide now but it might take her a while to work up to it. A 3.2 GPA isn't going to have employers banging down her door. I've put her in Business temporarily. :)

      Madelyn looks a little generic as an elder. Her mother was a townie and she looks basically exactly like her, so that's not surprising! I'm going to have to get her a more interesting hairstyle but my new rule is I can't add anything yet unless I need it for that Sim's update. So she'll keep this style for a while.

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  3. Ah I can't believe she got pregnant with twins!! That's crazy! Too bad she wasn't earlier in the pregnancy, then her and Leslie would be these adorable Moms with their twins, what a handful at gatherings!

    Adelaide is gorgeous and I LOVE her in that hair, it suits her perfectly! Madelyn looks too old! I'll like her aging up better once she has a better hair that suits her personality. Noah is a cutie, definitely tell he's a Gottlieb, they all have those eyes!

    Cole Henry is an adorable name, very sweet little family they are now. Sort of wish they weren't non-playables, they are super cute.

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    1. I know, Leslie and Chloe both having twins would have been so fun! That reminds me Leslie is not too far off from meeting her and Dominic's twins either. They don't even exist in my hood yet. Better get a move on. ;) Gosh, not adding any more playable NPCs as playables though! I have to get strict about that or my play schedule will be even more insane than it already is, lol!

      I'm glad you like Adelaide's hair! I like it a lot but I keep going back and forth on whether it's "her". It suits what I have planned for her more than her old hair though. ;) And yeah, I put that pic of Madelyn in her profile but as soon as I find a style I like better for her, I'll be changing it. It's not one of EA's worst meshes but it's just not really her! I'm considering changing Noah's too. The mesh doesn't look like I thought it would in game. :\

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  4. Carla do you ever have triplets or quads in your hood?

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    1. Thus far, I haven't. When I'm not in the midst of rebuilding, I have TwoJeffs' Triplets and Quads hack in and have promised myself I'll press "random" for a mother over 35 (seeing multiples are more common in older women in real life). But so far, that's only resulted in one baby, no multiples. So I'm open to it, but it hasn't happened yet.

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  5. I love the name Cole Henry. Andrew looks a lot like his dad and Patrick, to me, looks like both his parents. I think that I’ve mentioned on N99, Adelaide’s hair looks really great on her---I really like her mature look. Hopefully she has luck finding a job; I am due to read her update tonight anyway, so I guess I’ll find out then. Madelyn looks great for 60, but I looked her pictures from when she was younger and she has always been a beauty.

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    1. The combination "Cole Henry" sounded so familiar to me that I was sure there was some celebrity or character with that name. Google didn't bring up anyone I knew about though, so I went with it.

      I'll leave any comments about Adelaide's job for when you read her update but yes, you'll find out plenty about her future career path then. It's not a spoiler to tell you that I have her in the Business career as a temporary thing though.

      Madelyn's looking pretty good for 60. She looks almost exactly like her mother Aphrodite. My mum is one of those who looks amazing for her age (she's 60 this year), so I don't like to make my 60-year-olds look too decrepit! EA apparently do though!

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  6. Aw a boy, welcome little Cole :) Already looking forward to seeing him grow up, but when am I not? ;)

    I don't think there's a lot of Josie in Andrew, at least not when you look at him, he looks so much like Troy.
    Patrick is such a sweetie! I think he's a nice mix of both his parents.

    I'm looking forward to reading more about your newly-graduates sims, they always make such interesting stories :)

    I have to admit that I had some trouble reconizing Madelyn, but she does look nice :)

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    1. Interesting that a couple of you guys think Patrick is such a mix! I've always thought he was Patience's clone. Felicity is Rob's clone, to my eyes. Andrew is definitely mostly Troy but just having that jaw line makes you immediately compare him to his dad rather than to Josie anyway.

      Adelaide's update is coming up right after this but I'm not sure when we'll hear from Noah. I'll have to check my play schedule!

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  7. Welcome little Cole Henry! I like the name. I can't wait to see Leslie and Dominic's twins! Although now that I'm reading this they have already been born so I just have to check that post. :)

    With that jawline Andrew is so unmistakingly Troy's son! It looks pretty huge on a child but I think it adds so much character to their faces when they grow up. I really like the hair you chose for Adelaide. It'll be interesting to see if she is able to figure out what she wants to do with her life in the next update.

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    1. That's the advantage of being a bit behind, I guess - you don't have to wait so long to find out what happened. I'm excited to have Cole be able to grow up with Leslie and Dominic's twins. :)

      Yeah, definitely no questioning Andrew's paternity! He'll grow into the jaw. I'm enjoying Adelaide as an adult. I feel like she's coming into her own. :)

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