Round 36: July 2044 (Winter)
Caleb has been needing another employee at Delizioso and after hearing that his grandson wanted to earn some money, he quickly hired Thomas.
Thomas’s first customer is his grandmother (and Caleb’s ex) Abigail. This is good.
Hopefully she won’t mind his currently non-existent skills with the cash register!
Caleb isn’t too concerned. Thomas will learn and in the meantime, he’s now able to concentrate on the part of his job that he most enjoys.
At the hospital, Caleb’s wife Cara is busy with third year medical student, Tim Lane. Tim is about to start shadowing her for his obstetrics rotation. He feels a little bit out of his depth but for the beginning at least, he’ll just be observing.
He sits in on Cara’s morning appointment with Dominic and Leslie, who recently lost their baby at 32 weeks.
They’re now ready to talk about trying again and have come in to see Cara to make sure everything is okay physically.
Dominic and Leslie are both relieved to get the all-clear. As soon as they feel emotionally ready to try again, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t go ahead and do so.
Happily, Baby Novak is looking great - perfectly healthy and exactly where he/she should be at this stage of development.
And it’s a great learning experience for Tim. He’s looking forward to gaining even more experience over the coming months.
Just over a week after the ultrasound, Lila finds she can’t even button the pants she wore any more. She’s suddenly looking quite definitely pregnant!
She’s not totally thrilled about her new look but knowing the baby is coming is pretty exciting!
Over at Malcolm and Hope’s, the family has two causes for celebration. Not only is it Malcolm’s 34th birthday but Malcolm and Hope are also marking four years of marriage this month.
Over dinner a few nights after their combined festivities, Hope reveals another reason to celebrate. Just this morning, she took a home pregnancy test that came out positive! She still needs to go to the doctor to confirm but by her own calculations, she thinks she’s about six weeks along.
It’s fair to say Malcolm is happy with this news. They hadn’t been trying for very long, so a positive test already is somewhat unexpected.
Mason only turned two last month, so he won’t quite understand the idea of getting a new sibling yet.
Hopefully by the time he or she arrives, Mason will be ready to be a big brother.
- Just to be clear, Dominic and Leslie aren't expecting yet but they've decided to start trying. So maybe soon, they will be. :)
- As for Hope and Malcolm, when I entered the lot, Hope had rolled a baby want. I don't always wait for wants, though I like to, especially for couples who've experienced a loss. Malcolm didn't have a baby want but baby wants for non-Family sims are vanishingly rare in my game, so I wouldn't be surprised if he never rolled one again (he did roll one before Mason).