Chaz Holmes celebrates his fifteenth birthday with his secret girlfriend, Cicely. She arrives ahead of him, faster on her skates than his walking.
Next month is their one year anniversary, and they’ve never been on an actual date.
They meet in secret, usually parks even in the winter and talk.
They sneak holding hands, hoping no one sees.
Despite his young age, he’s pretty sure he loves her, but he hasn’t told her. He’s saving it for their first real date. He plans it out in his head, and hopes it can happen soon.
She risks a real hug with him when it’s time to leave, it’s his birthday gift.
Alicia Brewer turns 39, she spends it at the recently renovated park in Millwood. The boys are thrilled with the new toddler section, and she’s pretty pleased how far it is from the big kid toys.
Her eldest Percy is still very sweet and gentle-hearted, while Elliot climbs all over the park equipment like a professional extreme athlete.
Lauren Gavigan celebrates her 28th birthday working. She loves working at the nightclub, so she isn’t bummed about it. They would have gone drinking the next night, but she’s recently found herself pregnant. Instead they hit a small bar in Millwood for karaoke.
They’d been trying, so this isn’t a surprise, but suddenly, she’s found her life inadequate. Her career mostly. How is she supposed to be a DJ or a bartender with a giant pregnant belly? Her tips were going to tank.
Isaac announced the pregnancy to the near-empty weekday bar, then dedicated the song to the baby.
The pregnancy already felt rough, she couldn’t wake or go to bed without visiting the bathroom. She wasn’t telling loved ones until a bit later. She was married, so why did she feel like a pregnant teenager?
Isaac found Lauren having a crisis the next afternoon. What would she do for work? Why did she have to give up the job she loved for a baby?
And him? He still worked at a grocery store. What were they doing having a kid?
Isaac was appropriately surprised. She’d been wanting a baby for years, and it was only recently for him to be on board. Babies were a large responsibility, and he never wanted another kid until he was actually prepared.
He pulled her over, told her he could find a new job, and that she should keep hers. One day, they’d buy a bar for her to run, and who cares if she works at one while pregnant? It wasn’t like she was sleeping around (anymore), she was married. Plus she wasn’t drinking the liquor she served. He promised it’d all be fine.
Isaac was serious about getting a real career, but the want-ads were full of things he wasn’t qualified for. There was construction, but he didn’t want to do that job ever again.
Their baby was due in April, he still had time to get a career going.
Violet-Adele is six months pregnant, she’s dressed in a fancy gown showing off more leg than usual. It’s not easy feeling sexy with a large belly and a huge butt in tow. Etienne gives her a massage and words of encouragement before they enter the party.
This is her party, celebrating her community rec center. Mayor Kenzie is present, along with other high ups in the community. This is an elite event, thrown in her honor.
It was a good turn out considering the small guest list.
Mostly though, she wanted to go home, climb into pajamas, and cuddle with her husband. She was feeling less interested in parties the further along she got.
Despite her lack of interest, the party was a success.
Bekah Grimsley – 53 years
Jude Woodfolk – 47 years
Alicia Brewer – 39 years (pnpc)
Paige Lange – 34 years (pnpc)
Lauren Gavigan – 28 years
Willa Grimsley – 21 years
Lulu Grimsley – 20 years
Michael Popper – 20 years (pnpc)
Chaz Holmes – 15 years
Penelope Krouse – 5 years
*Eileen Popper – 5 years (pnpc)
*Warren Popper – 5 years (pnpc)
Irina Schehl – 2 years
Walter & Alberta Steele – 47 years (pnpc)
Chris & Emma Holmes – 14 years
Peter & Elise Schehl – 6 years
Meg Schehl – 8 months; due September
Violet-Adele McCarthy – 6 months; due November
Lauren Gavigan – 1 month; due April
Notes: This year is slim for age-ups. Next year should have a good amount more with teens, Browning twins, Silas… plus babies.
Isaac and Lauren successfully TFB while Nolan was sneaking around their building last month. I’m like serious?! Sheesh. This baby makes 4 for their preschool class in several years. Which isn’t bad, 3-4 is ideal for me. However, I have several other sims really wanting a baby too like Erin. Possibly Miriam. Definitely Brooklyn, and whoever else winds up pregnant from risky behavior! We will see what unfolds!
Thanks for reading!!