I’m so sure parenting will be easy! Just as soon as I figure out how to work the crib…
See, the bottle goes there. I can do this.
Hetal was a big help. She made sure I had plenty to eat.
She certainly had more interest in… you know… than I did right after Branden was born. She couldn’t get enough of it.
Most of the time, I just wanted to sleep.
What she didn’t do was get anywhere near Branden. She couldn’t get out of the bedroom fast enough in the morning.
Clearly she has issues with being a mommy. Well, I’ll just have to be patient with her. I hope she realizes how precious he is soon. He won’t be tiny like this forever.
Fortunately, Jin turned out to be the best grandmother ever! Who would have guessed!
It was like she had this telepathic connection to Branden and knew what he wanted faster than I did.
Come to think of it, I’m not sure how I feel about someone caring for Branden better than I do. But at least it was good to get some sleep.
It didn’t seem like I could get enough sleep. I guess having a kid is kind of tiring.
While we were so caught up with the baby, Dinah grew up! I feel bad that she didn’t get a better birthday, but I tray to make sure she knows how much I love her every day.
Cheshire certainly noticed that Dinah was more mature.
They’d always been best pals, but now they seemed to spend even more time together. They’d go sneaking out of the house all the time. I can just imagine the kind of adventures they were having together.
Then Feast Day rolled around! And it was also Branden’s birthday! We decided to throw a big feast in celebration.
We invited some of my favorite people.
William was really into me holding a baby. Maybe a little bit TOO into it.
I’m not going to tell is girlfriend Beatrice, who was home with *their* new baby.
Things got a bit crowded in the kitchen. Everyone crowded around the baby and wouldn’t let me through! I swear, some people just lose their heads when a baby is around.
Branden still had a great birthday!
My little boy! Isn’t he so handome?
I’m, um, sure he’ll grow into the nose.
Jin had the best time at the party, though. She and Jules MacDuff really hit it off.
Jules went dating the daughter to hitting on her mother. He’s a pretty creepy guy, now that I think about it. At least he keeps his paws off my Hetal.
Whatever you might say about Jules, he made Jin act like a little girl again. They talked all afternoon and gazed into each other’s eyes for hours. When he left, she dashed upstairs for some alone time.
By the time we actually got to the feast, only one guy was around to eat it.
We had all these amazing leftovers. I figured we’d be able to eat for weeks. But they all went bad immediately. All this healthy cooking fad has gone too far. People should cook with a few preservatives.
Hetal and I had to work, and Branden was waking us up in the night all the time. We figured that Jin was such a good grandmother that she wouldn’t mind sharing her room with him instead.
Though the next morning, she wasn’t feeling too well. I hope she feels better soon!
Scoresheet: +1 Self-peeing, +! Pregnancy
OK, so the answer to my writer’s block turned out to be pretty simple — go on a business trip that involves flying from Boston to Albuquerque, NM and back. It’s something like nine hours in transit. There’s no way I could play Sim on a plane, but I have this huge folder of screen shots, and writing posts takes almost no battery power :).
So I wrote five Wonderland posts and half a Sample post, and that’s the outbound trip. We’ll see if I can tackle the 2-3 posts left in Sample Generation 4 on the return trip. No promises. My brain might be full of work stuff then.
I’m going to ration out my backlog of posts to one every couple of days. I wouldn’t want to miss out on any comments.
Adult Dinah is an amazing creation by the DNA Request Team at thesims3.com. If anyone is interested, I can produce a link to her to go with the link to the Cheshire Cat.