Grace and Benjamin are in the homestretch now, and feeling surprisingly zen over the prospect of a newborn and a one year old. They are making plans to throw a birthday party for big sister Ainsley as soon as Grace is home from the hospital. They aren’t planning to have anymore children, so they are trying to relish these final months of pregnancy.
Not quite feeling the inner peace yet is Colin and Erin. The silver lining for Erin is the fact that Colin is getting squeamish over the uterus posters plastered on the walls.
Otherwise though, she pretty much hates being pregnant. Her back is hurting, and she’s only just gotten into the second trimester. Colin isn’t any help, most of the time he stands there looking perplexed.
Everything is looking healthy, so she only needs to visit with Nurse Caroline this visit. Erin is overwhelmed with questions, abd concerns. Caroline takes the time and goes through all the materials of what medications she can have, and tries to encourage Erin that it will all be worth it in six more months.
So far she hasn’t changed significantly in her sweet demeanor, so Cara’s hopeful that the teen years will go smoothly. With her parents approval, Rachael is going to be increasing her figure skating training. It’s her dream to be a National Figure Skater.
Also joining the teen ranks, is Zilla McCarthy, she’s taking on her Dad’s crushed dream of being an Ecological Consultant. Unlike her Dad who was fired, she intends to make it to the top of the career.
Then there is my Zilla-Monster.
Sure she’s heard the saying that you catch more flies with sugar, but she doesn’t believe it, not for one instant.
I don’t know, this just makes me think of this picture from The Ring.
Notes: I see a lot of Cara and even her Dad Stephan in her (from what I can recall of his appearance), she turned out cuter than I expected. And her favorite color is hot pink, and I’m pretty excited about that! She’s a family sim, I’m thinking I’ll do family/popularity actually, and her LTW is 20BFF. Her career ambition will be figure skating.
Zilla looks much more pronounced in the face than I had anticipated. My son happened to see a photo of her in passing, stopped, stepped back, and said, “That girl looks…creepy.”
And Gameplay notes, I’ve been dragging my feet with wanting to do this. I want to do birth months for delivery. Right now I do seasonal birthdays, and I didn’t want to change that to birth months, so I’ve decided to do deliveries in birth months, but keep birthdays to the start of each season. I think this appeases my inner self. Thanks to Carla for talking me through this (ages ago, sheesh! moving really killed my sim time).
Oh and Caroline (Reed’s wife) got a makeover. She’s actually several years older than him, and I wanted her to have a hairstyle that was very low maintenance. It needed to say, “I work until 2 am cleaning vomit and wiping bums of elderly, I don’t wear pumps, I wear white sneakers and eat a candy bar if I want, cause darn it, I go home and have two little kids to take care of.” I think I got that out of this…
Thanks for reading!