Saturday, 6 August 2016

You say it's your birthday, January 2044

Round 36: January 2044 (Summer)


Rebecca is due to hit Week 40 in February but as is often the case with twins, the Collins babies had other ideas. At 37 weeks, Rebecca and her husband Nathan head to the hospital, because those babies are ready!

The pair are checked in and are left to settle into the birthing suite and await the twins’ arrivals.

Two babies means two doctors and this birth is attended by Dr. Moretti and Dr. Clarke.

Nathan and Rebecca are both a little anxious about the whole process but both doctors assure them everything is going as well as can be expected.

Many hours later, Rebecca and Nathan finally welcome their two little BOYS into the world!

Byron has a thick head of brown hair and while Noel shares his brother’s hair colour, nature hasn’t been quite as generous with the amount!

Both boys have inherited their daddy’s blue eyes. Welcome to Sullivan, Byron Joseph and Noel Frederick!

This year, Sullivan is welcoming four new pre-school students as well.

Cole Hamilton...





...and Oscar's twin sister, Stella.

Heading off to high school, we have four new 12-year-olds!

Jude Clarke is looking forward to learning lots of new things to prepare him for his future career, the details of which are yet to be decided!

Best buddy Ryan Moretti has been excited about high school since big brother Thomas started a year ago. 

Levi Draper is another new student, mostly interested in making new friends (and maybe a girlfriend). He's much more into sports than academics.

Levi's twin brother Will is more of a bookworm, so he's quite looking forward to all the new books he'll need to read for his classes. 

Over at Suffolk University, there are four new students.

Aurora Moretti is living at Novak Hall. She's an aspiring mechanic who hopes to run a garage one day. She hasn't yet decided on a major. 

Bianca is Aurora's twin sister and roommate. She's aiming for a career in fashion and is planning on majoring in Fashion Design.


Alice Jacobson is living at Moretti Hall. Alice would like to own a business or two one day, if only she could figure out what kind! She's still trying to figure out her major.


Also at Moretti Hall (and lucky enough to snag the penthouse room!) is Sylvia Draper. Sylvia is a Literature major. She has dabbled in acting but would really like to write and direct, for both stage and screen.


Kirstin Sitko is a grandmother of three but has no plans of slowing down just yet. She is now 60 and is planning to continue working full time as Sullivan's attorney-general. 

Notes:
  • So who guessed two boys for Rebecca and Nathan? Not many, including me! I voted with the majority of you and figured they'd have a boy and a girl. Boy/girl twins is the combination I seem to get most often. But I can really see Rebecca and Nathan with all boys, so I'm happy they had Byron and Noel.
  • I'm no longer listing LTWs as a part of birthdays, because they are often so inappropriate for teens and I'm also not sticking to them as strictly any more. They will always be in the sims' profiles though, if you're curious.
  • When I moved Aurora and Bianca into their dorm, two dormies moved out to make room. One moved out of a single upstairs and the other moved out of one of the double downstairs. The other occupant of the double happened to be Matthew, Aurora's ex-boyfriend. I don't think either twin would be willing to share with him, so he got upgraded to the single room and the girls are sharing the double. 
  • How pretty did Kirstin turn out as an elder? Often, the lower half of elders' faces seem to cave in but Kirstin's didn't at all. Really happy with how she's looking. 
  • Also, does anyone recognise who Alice looks like now? She reminds me very strongly of another simmer's version of Marla Biggs, one of the EA uni sims. I don't know if it's one of you readers or someone on Tumblr or elsewhere. It was unintentional but it's driving me a bit nuts and I'd love to figure out who I'm thinking of. So if you know, enlighten me!

14 comments:

  1. Aww twin boys! I love that they have sons, how precious is that, and I totally see Rebecca with sons so it is even more perfect. Think you'll try for them to have four boys? I haven't had boy/boy twins since Flint/Jett for pnpc and Julius and Elias for playables, they're all adults/college age! So it's been a long time! I'm excited to see them raise their boys, and see how they grow into their personalities.

    Stella has an adorable face shape!! What a cutie-pie! And Ryan, oh boy, he is such a handsome young man, so many great age ups. And yes, Kirsten is simply lovely! I know what you mean with the faces sucking in on the women, and it's so nice she kept her face shape.

    I don't know if I will be able to tell Levi and Will apart any better with them both sporting shaggy hairstyles! I will try though! :D And Aurora and Bianca are both very pretty, so many wonderful birthdays!

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    1. Yeah, I think two boys is perfect for Rebecca and Nathan. These two definitely won't be my four boy family though! Rebecca only wants three and Nathan only wants one - so they might split the difference and stop with these two, especially seeing Rebecca is one of my older first-time mums.

      Stella looks just like her dad. Go and look at Dominic as a kid and find one difference apart from hair length, lol! Total clone! But adorable, of course. I'm pretty happy with everyone this time around.

      Yeah, well, you'll be in good company, as I don't think I'm going to be able to tell Levi and Will apart now either. I even put glasses on Levi and that didn't help...as evidenced by the fact I had to scroll up to check it really was Levi!

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  2. When I read these, I'm always astounded by how many Sims you have!

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    1. Well, this is eight years of simming right here! This is only about 10-15% of the hood featured in this post too. :)

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  3. Welcome babies! I hope they get Nathan's freckles when they're older. And wow, that is a LOT of hair on Byron. I have seen newborns born with that much hair IRL and it's so funny. :D (Do you decide who gets the newborn hair, or is it random?)

    Wren is the cutest little thing I've ever seen! <3

    It's a good thing Levi has glasses because he and Will are near identical, aren't they? Their skintone maybe looks a little different, but I can't tell if that's the lighting.

    I'm excited to read about your new uni students when they start classes! Fun times ahead! I will continue to have my fingers crossed for Bianca and Gabriel. I hope her dorm doesn't have any cute dormies, lol!

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    1. Bryon and Noel actually can't NOT get freckles! Both Rebecca and Nathan are FF for freckles, which means "very freckled". Nathan just has a heavier dusting than she does. But I'll probably have both boys be quite freckly, like their dad. Newborn hair is random, but I can change it if I want to. I just liked the contrast here, so I didn't. I saw a newborn girl recently with hair just like that, only bright red. I don't know why it's so funny but it really is!

      Not the lighting - Will is indeed a little darker than Levi and Levi now has glasses. I can guarantee that I will still mix them up on the regular though!

      Ha, I can't remember if there are any cute dormies at Novak! I'm hoping Bianca can hold out for one measly year until Gabriel gets there though. Argh, I can't wait to play uni!

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  4. Welcome little Byron & Noel! My youngest had a full head of hair that was long and kind of waved around on top of her head like sea grass. I voted for a boy and girl, because it just seemed the most likely for some reason, but two boys is perfect!
    Oh my goodness, Oscar & Stella have left toddler hood behind. They are so adorable. And Wren has a beautiful smile. Ryan & Levi are both really cute too, they've got that kid look still, sort of mischievous. I look forward to seeing Aurora and Alice later in their careers (as well as all the college students, but theirs especially). And I agree, Kirstin looks beautiful as an elder, still very elegant.

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    1. After writing my reply to Laura, I remembered that I had a pretty thick head of hair like that when I was born! It fell out at one point and became very wispy...then it grew back into the enormous mane I have today. ;) As for the voting, I voted for boy and girl myself, minutes before loading the game to find out.

      Wren is all Maia in the top half of her face and all Ethan down below. I think she got the best of both parents. I'm really looking forward to playing Ryan next time especially, now that he and Thomas are both teens. They're very close. Alice is a playable NPC but she might just have to marry a playable, so you can follow her career more closely!

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  5. So many birthdays! Yay and congrats to the new parents! I guessed boy/girl. As long as they are healthy little bundles of joy is all that matters. They are both too cute. ;)

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    1. I think boy/girl twins might be most common in RL, as well as in my game, so it was a sensible guess! But I got little Byron and Noel instead, which I am just fine with...though slightly disappointed I didn't get to use one of their girl names, which I became very taken with!

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  6. Yahoo! I got it right! I guessed two boys :) and Jude-when I saw him, I said I don't remember his dad's name, but he looks like his dad. But then when I looked him up, I realized that I was thinking about his uncle instead! Those genes are strong!

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    1. Congratulations! I was wondering if any of you regulars guessed correctly. :) There were only four of you, in total.

      Jude's dad is Troy and his brother is Calvin. I had to go and check what you meant and you're right - Jude does bear a stronger resemblance to Calvin than to Troy. That probably has something to do with the plastic surgery I did on Troy and Calvin when they were little. Troy's was a little more extensive and I don't think I ever made it genetic. ;) Calvin probably looks a bit closer to what he and Troy looked like originally.

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  7. Aww yes twin boys! I always love same-sex twins in the game since I almost always seem to have f/m sets. And lots of great birthdays overall; I love the genetics in your game - it's diverse and I can usually tell the sims apart at once which isn't always the case. :)

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    1. F/M sets are more common for me too. When I do have same sex twins, I have boys slightly more than girls...but I'm still happy to get Byron and Noel in this case. :)

      Ha, even Levi and Will? They're not even identical but I still can't tell those two apart! One day, I'll learn, lol!

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