Chapter 44: Baby Fever

Hey guys. This is Jayden. My father passed away a few days ago, and so I will be carrying the torch and continuing this story. He taught me very well and told me all about you all, so I hope I can do just as good a job as he did. The family is doing well. It’s never easy to lose someone, but it helps when you know that person has led a full life an prepared us ahead of time. We will always miss him, but life goes on.

EVERYONE was having a baby at the same time! Everyone!! A few days after the wedding–mine–I finally convinced Maliyah that it was time to have a baby. She thought it was too soon, but I won that argument.

Jasmine was also pregnant with their second child, but she was a little further along than we are.

10-28-14_2-53 PMCory has a girlfriend (Kiana Willard) now and is living with him. She was also pregnant! There must have been something in the water!

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Actually, we were visiting with them when Maliyah’s water broke! I totally freaked out, but I got her to the hospital safely, and we came out with a beautiful baby girl named Brittany.

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Jasmine also had another girl, and her name is Serena.

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Cory and Kiana had twin boys! Their names are Tre and Rusty.

I’m so glad that my siblings and I, and Cory, have such close relationships. That means our children will get something that no other Pruett generation has ever had:  extended family!

Here are all the children present day:

Mackinzie:  mackinzie2

Serena:  serena

Brittany:

brittany

brittany

Tre:  tre

Rusty:  rusty

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39 thoughts on “Chapter 44: Baby Fever”

  • I’m excited and sad!! The Pruett family is huge! And so adorable. I can’t even. But I’m losing track of everyone! Ah. How do you keep up?

    • So, let me tell you…I was soooooooooo MAD because I missed Aiden’s death! I didn’t keep up with the family until Jasmine moved out–like I said. So, I played with her for a while, and then I went to Jayla’s and played with her. And then I remembered Cory, so I gave him a life lol. And when I got back to the Pruett Estate, I was like hmmm….this house seems strangely small. I looked at all the characters, and I was like, “where’s Aiden???” Gaaaahh!! But at least no one witnessed the death and so no one was sad, but there’s no gravestone to put in the little cemetery 🙁 Anyway, going from house to house is manageable right now because there are only four houses, but I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up once these kids grow up and get married. That will be TOO much. THOUGH…I DON’T recommend getting Sims in different houses pregnant at the same time because when they’re in the 3rd trimester and it says ???? you go into panic mode trying to figure out who’s going to give birth first lol. That only happens if you want to actually name the babies. I didn’t care about Cory’s kids, so the system named them. But I wanted to make sure Jasmine’s kid’s last name was Lopes, and of course I wanted to name the new Pruett kid.

      • Guh. You’re giving me so much to think about…no spoilers or anything…but yeah. I don’t know now. Also…I might have a bug because Paxton hasn’t died yet and he’s just a day younger than Nicole was. He just keeps kicking. Then there’s an issue with a new couple in the house and their inability to WooHoo in any bed at all anywhere and there are A LOT of beds to choose from! It’s making me grumpy.
        I can’t decide how to play from here. You’ve given me a lot to think about….

        • Wow, no woo hoo? That’s very strange. It actually took Jaxson a long time to die. I think he lived like 110 or 115 days, so maybe some Sims just live longer? Dunno.

          • Maybe. He’s in really good health. Level 8 fitness and is forever working out. That man can do the Hill Challenge as an elder and not even get the uncomfortable moodlet. Good for him. The WooHoo is bothering me because…well…babies. Let’s be serious.

          • Yeah…of course. The whole point of a legacy challenge to have babies lol. Are they tired or anything? I had this happen with Donovan, Aiden, and Jasmine. If they were really tired, I would try for a baby and they would do they’re little “YES!!” thing (lol), but then they would just stand there and the woo hoo action would disappear. That’s great about Paxton! I think it’s completely unfair that elders can’t really exercise. It’s almost like they’re destined to die fat.

          • The option to WooHoo doesn’t even exist when I click the beds. Without giving too much away, I promise they know each other and have a relationship going on. So disappointing. I’m updating my blog now and then I’m going to go back into the game and see if the situation has improved…Paxton is in better shape as an elder than as an adult. It’s great. Eh…the life of a retired Diamond Agent. Heh.

          • That’s soo strange! I mean, even when the house is full the option is there. It’s just grayed out. See if anyone else has had that problem on the forum. I hope you can get it worked out before it’s too late!

    • Oh…I made a family tree because I wanted to be able to see everyone at once and all the relationships (and to look at how the genetics make it down the family line). I can send you the link if you’d like, but just an fyi, there is someone on there you haven’t met yet 😉

      • Ah! I’m so tossed. I haven’t updated my family tree because I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun. Well, I did on the main website, but not on the one I post. But I do want to see the whole family….so I decide yes! Ha.

          • So…I haven’t clicked in to yours yet. I use Family Echo, too. Basically, I just zoom out and take a screen shot. Then I paste it into Paint (I know, sophisticated) and draw the heir line and do the whole outline for the deceased. Once it gets bigger, I guess I’ll have to do it in pieces, but this way people can check out the family. I grow the families even for those I don’t play with anymore. Like Clinton (red head) is married now. And perhaps there’s a child on the way or something….who knows?!? 😉

          • Ohhhh, I see. I’ve been so into your story I never even stopped to look at your other pages lol. I wish the pictures could be bigger, but those are the breaks of having a big family I guess. I’ll have to do that. Maybe I’ll restrain myself and only update it like once a week so I’m not giving things away because I update mine fairly quickly. OK, so sometimes I can be a real idiot, right? As observant as I usually am, how about I JUST now discovered that you are aroseinbloom LOL!!! I feel like a dork, but I’m seriously laughing out loud 😀

          • I’m so happy we’re virtual friends. It makes me so happy when you post and/or reply to comments. It’s great. This one, though, I’m dying! I love it!
            I wanted to change my SN since it was something I created years and years ago, (my last name is Rosenbloom so…ARoseInBloom), but EA wouldn’t have it, so alas, it remains! But yes, it’s me! In regards to the family tree, I always update the live one, take pictures of it, but I don’t post it online until my story has caught up.
            Still laughing over here…

          • So am I lol. But yes, I’m happy we’re virtual friends too. In real life, I’m very engaging when I speak to people, so I guess that spilled over into my online life. That’s cool with your name though. My last name (Brown) is plain, so I couldn’t do anything cool like that with it.

      • Can’t do it. But in a way I am, if you take out the fact that I’m doing a long lifespan and I’ve currently made up my mind on a so-called heir.

        • Yeah, I can see yours being legacyesque. I mean, most games/stories that focus on family end up being legacy-like anyway.

          • Yes, if I had a strong third character I could actually call it a real rotational story. But Zoe was a bust for me. Too soft and vacant for my liking. And with the village of Rivera kids expanding I might as well keep the rotation in the family. But I won’t. I do like my whole so-called heir thing, which is basically shifting the main focus on another character I find really easy to write for. It’s going to be really weird but the show must go on.

  • Never mind the last reply. lol WordPress is being weird.

    But yeah, if it were a different lifespan I probably would have been on gen 5 by now. I’ll be fine though, since I still have the twins and Cupcake.

  • That is why I moved London and his family back into his parent’s house (spoiler). I was soooo worried I’d miss the death of my original heir and her husband. It’s hard enough since this is my first family where I’m playing them long enough to actually have a death, but missing it would be extra hard.

    I’m so sad about Aiden, though. I feel like the last few chapters you’ve completely skipped info about Dee (well, at least very little info was given). Perhaps I’ll learn more about her in the next chapter. Though, if we’re in the next Gen, we may not learn much more.

    All the kids are so cute and adorable! My fav (by looks at least) is Tre.

    • Yeah…I totally sucked at focusing on the other people in the house. Sorry! Dee was a good grandma, but I was too busy playing the game to capture it.

  • Awwww I’m so sorry Aiden died!! I also saw your comment to ARoseInBloom that you weren’t there when he died so you didn’t get a grave marker!!!

    Well at least he and Ava can see each other again now in the afterlife! Their relationship was always my favorite!!

    I’m not sure I would be able to play rotational and have aging on for the neighborhood. I hate seeing sims that were the same age as my founder walking around as elders!!

    • My Keeping Up With the Joneses story is a rotation. I do have aging on, but I have it on long life because I do not intend for this story to last forever lol. It’s still tough though. The birthdays come unexpectedly, but when I think about it, I’m like hmmm…it HAS been four Sim weeks since the last time I was at your house lol.

      • Haha! Yeah I can see that for sure! I may try a rotational more Narrator style I like the way both you and ARoseInBloom do your legacy as more game driven. I don’t think I could handle another plot driven drama like my legacy or Orphans right now!

        • Yeah! I love game driven stories. They’re so fun and unpredictable sometimes. But, sometimes they’re really hard because YOU have to come up with the comedy, drama, or whatever your style is by interpreting what happens in the game. Sometimes I take pics and I’m like…ok…there’s a story here…what is it?! lol

          • Yeah my first Gen is game driven even to the point inused thought bubbles still to tell the story. Then I got interested in how Citizen and Joie wrote and started doing more plot driven. Now I honestly don’t even know how to return to actually playing my legacy. Haha. I haven’t actually played it other than screenshots since mid August.

          • All of my game driven stories are a mixture of both. There is only one story that is 100% game driven, but even that one is probably more like 99% lol. This legacy and the Joneses are mostly game driven, but there are times when I infuse a bit of plot here and there to heat things up just a bit. And, even in those time, I still play the game and use whims and such to guide the plot. I think that’s the only way I can actually do a game driven story lol. My other one, I’ve kinda gotten to a point in the game where the whims aren’t helping me tell the story anymore and I’m having to figure out what to do next. I haven’t written that one in months lol.

          • I totally get that!! I think I’d like to try a game driven story that was more interesting than my G1!!

  • SO many babies in so short a time! Amazing! O.O Mackinzie is a beauty and I’m especially looking forward to how the twins will age up. They look promising already!
    Good that Josh changed in the end. He granted our boy a few nice hours before he passed away. Somehow it feels like skipping time, everyone is getting old so fast 😮

    • It does, doesn’t it? I think the conversational style I began with (and them being dudes lol) lended itself to not so many details. Quick heads up, in the middle of generation 5, I switch from a first person POV to third. I hated doing that because I love consistency, but it opened up soooooo many doors for a richer story. You’ll also notice that time slows dramatically afterward lol. And, you’ll get to hear from people who aren’t heirs!

      • Oooh, I’m already excited! Third person comes in handy for most events and many stories but sometimes, first person is necessary to provide a better inside into a character.
        I myself love third person. 😀

        • I love third person too, but I find myself missing that first person attitude, you know? Sure, you can write characters with attitude in the third person, but it’s so much more punchy in the first! I miss the punch sometimes. There’s a legacy I read that is in the first person and it’s brilliant. She does what I wasn’t able to do lol. I’m considering trying first person again for my next legacy, but we’ll see.

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