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.
Man did a good night’s sleep bring my libido back! Hetal really knows how to give a girl a good time.
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.
Holy…. Branden certainly looks interesting. Who says babies always have to be cute, anyway….
That one picture of Cheshire, where she is sitting in the kitchen and ACTUALLY SMILING is creepy, yet really cute! 😀
And yay for another baby! 🙂
Yeah, I was going for interesting, but Branden came out pretty scary! I think he got a lot of Jin's genes.
I will say that it's a good thing that the next mate is already chosen (William) because we're going to need to inject some pretty genes into this legacy!
I thought the pic of Cheshire looked like he's just broken something and didn't want you to notice. Like the proverbial cat that ate the canary.
Wait, Jin doesn't have those scary eyebrows either. What the heck with the scary eyebrows??
Yay! Glad to see you back! Hope the business trip goes well for you.
I don't like those MacDuff guys! Very creepy and to be honest, Jin can do better! I wonder how Hetal will get on with this pregnancy … she hasn't exactly bonded with the baby has she? Speaking of Branden, I think he's cute in a scary, intense way. He doesn't look like he has the good trait at all!
I agree, interesting is the best way to describe Branden! It's nice that Jin is such a good grandma, too. Baby help is always very handy!
I wonder if Hetal will show more interest in the baby to whom she actually gives birth.
Dinah is lovely! Will there be kittens soon?
Also, congrats on the block breaking business trip! How handy for us that you had so much idle time!
Yay Branden's a toddler he is pretty cute I'm sure the nose will um fit his face when hie is older. I can't wait to see kittens since themom and dad are so different the kittens will look super amazing! Which by the way is how wonderful your capter was! 😀
Actually, I think his nose and ears are even worse than his eyebrows – although they DO look very scary.
Can't wait for William and his genes <3
And yes, now that you talk about it – the picture really makes Cheshire look "innocent". Your photographing skills are great 😀
Hurray for boring business trips then!
Dinah is adorable, and I've been downloading cats with the intent of doing a feline genetic legacy at some point(was it you who first posted the link to Callista's Crazy Colourful Cats? I've gone kind of mad and downloaded around half of them). I'd love a link to her.
Branden though, is not adorable. Scary, and kind of cute in a potentially murderous fashion, but not adorable. I love his little pointy ears though, and those eyes will be stunning when he's older and they're a little less sunken. Have you posted his traits somewhere?
Heh. I keep looking at Branden and trying to figure out exactly where the really bad genes came from. Hetal's features are much milder, so it has to be Jin, but I haven't pegged exactly which body part.
The eyebrows are huge and evilly slanted, but they don't look like any of the three gene donors. The nose is huge, but I think the shape is Allison's. Jin and Hetal have pointy noses. The eyes are definitely from the Anjali side, but I actually think that eye shape is awesome.
Actually, Hetal's nose is kind of lumpy, so maybe he has Hetal's nose. I have no clue where the big eyebrows come from, but I think I'll have to see how they change shape as he gets older.
I'm starting to think that Hetal's father may have been Shrek…
ok, Spike and Buffy..had a baby..named *Larry*. The only thing better would have been *Randy*. (God that lost memory episode cracked me up, as sad as it was at the center of it. *Randy Giles* I need to re-watch that series soon.)
I'm in the minority I believe, but I think Branden is cool-looking. He'll grow into those features, and it's cool to have that sweet (good) baby looking all bad-ass. I just like it. *is random weird*
Jin and Jules, creepy-cute or just creepy? I'm a-gonna goes with Creepy!
And I am dying to ask: those wooden chairs, where did they come from? Plz tell me they are CC or sim 3 store and not expansion pack stuff. They would look perfect in my apocalypse setting I think. *hopes hopes hopes*
Bwahaha! I hadn't even thought of that. I loved that episode, but I never did care for the idea that Spike would steal someone's clothes in order to avoid a fight. I mean, Spike avoid a fight? Ever??
I'm glad you like Branden. I kind of like Branden too, and he's grown on me a lot over time. I'm very curious to see what he'll look like as an adult.
I think Jin and Jules was just creepy. Considering that *Hetal* is the flirty sim, Jin is the one with the chain of men dragging along behind her. We might find her face scary, but to Moonlight Falls, she's a MILF.
And you're in luck! The chairs are from the Happily Ever After Cottage set. I later swapped them out for the slightly cheaper folding chairs because this family really lives hand-to-mouth and I'm always selling furniture to buy something they need. Plus I like the really cheap look in their house :). I intend to use those chairs if I ever do the NIF challenge though.
Well, since I'm buying Generations tonight I'll put off buying the perfect-looking chairs. But I will get them! So glad you remembered where they came from- *hugs*