Generation 2: Altair Terrano

Generation 2: Altair Terrano
The Life and Legacy of Stella Terrano

Monday, September 29, 2014

Chapter 1.3 Taking Care of Baby (Make It Stop!)

Welcome back! It's been a while since my last update because I took a break from my legacy family a bit to experiment with some gameplay with other families (sacrilege, I know, lol), but now I have some new material I can't wait to post!

It looks like Andy might be inviting some friends over again. I love how easy it is to socialize in this game, but I still get mildly annoyed when I have to invite sims over to befriend, which is probably just leftover grief from having to deal with it in previous Sims games *coughTS2cough*

Since Stella is a loner I'm sending her out to do some skill building for her astronaut career while Andy has company over:

She doesn't have much of a baby bump yet, but that will soon change. :)

Meanwhile, Andy shmoozes with the neighbors inside.

Ahh, there's that baby bump!

... aaaaaaaaaand here's the obligatory preggo pee-pee walk, which she does *all the time* now, LOL.

I honestly can't remember why she's pouting in this shot. Maybe her fruit loops were too soggy?

Stella: Ugh, those fruit loops don't taste any better the second time....

Eww. Definitely the fruit loops.

I bought a premade nursery for the new baby once Stella entered her 3rd trimester.

Not a whole lot happened during Stella's pregnancy, so I was so excited to finally get the notification that Stella was in labor.

And what is the first thing she does the minute her water breaks?

You got it; she makes a grilled cheese. Predictable. :P

Reads a book for a bit...

... even takes a nap.

Damn, if only labor were this laid back IRL, amirite? XD

Finally! The moment arrives for the world to meet the first offspring of the Terrano family...

After much huffing and puffing...

... a sweet baby girl is born...

... and she is GREEN! <3

Everyone meet Vivian Terrano, first born of the 2nd generation!

Stella immediately lavishes her newborn with love and cuddles, which I absolutely *adore*.

Andy comes in to say hello to his daughter.

Awwww, how cute. Enjoy it now, because this little bundle of green joy is going to put you both through your paces (dun dun DUUUNN)

That's right; Vivian was that baby.

The one who never. Stopped. Crying.

Cute as a button, but seriously you guys, I thought I was going to reach through the screen and strangle someone, LOL. This kid was never happy!

Stella: Sssshhhh! You'll wake up the dead!

Vivian: *doesn't care* WAAAAAAAAHHH!

Thank God she finally went to sleep later that night,

which did nothing to help ease the sleep hangover Stella had the next morning. Yes, that is grilled cheese for breakfast. Must be working well though for Stella to look as perky as she does.

Guess who's awake?

Stella: Not my problem; I have to go to work. Bwahahahaha-I mean, I love you!

Andy: Hmm, she seemed in an awful hurry...

Vivian: *still not caring* WAAAAHHH!!

Andy eventually figured out that babies have to eat too, lol.

... which puts Vivian in a nice, quiet, food coma. :) Andy took the opportunity to invite some friends over.

He managed to enjoy a couple hours of pleasant conversation (and some food) before the crying started again.

Tammy: Stay here, I got this.

*A minute later*

Tammy: Oh hell no! She's all yours.

No joke, Tammy got up to go take care of the baby, stopped at the door, and walked right back out, LOL! Vivian's stinky diaper must have been one serious blowout. :P

Andy: *grumble* See if I ever invite you to one of my epic house parties ever. *grumble*

Despite her constant crying, she was still a pretty cute baby.

Just look at that face! LOL!

Still, the second I got the message saying it was Vivian's birthday, I aged her up faster than you could say, "Put a sock in it already!"


EGAHDS! Micky Mouse reincarnated in my nursery!

Whew! That looks a little better. :)

She's pretty cute, but she also ended up with Dad's weird squinty eyes, so I gave her glasses. :P Here's what she rolled for her personality and child aspiration:

Vivian Terrano
Personality Trait: Good
Child Aspiration: Whiz Kid

Ok, not too shabby! I sent her straight to the chess table to build her logic skill for the first milestone (as well as for school)...

... while her parents shooed everyone else out of the house before trying for Baby #2. :P

Andy: Hey dood, remember what happened last time?

Dood: ...Yeeaaahhhh...

Andy: How you kinda walked in on me?

Dood: ... Yeeaaahhh...

Andy: And I told you to get out?

Dood: ... Yeeaaahhh...

Andy: Well, now I'm just gonna cut to the chase and say get out.

Dood: ....

Andy: ... NOW?

Dood: Oh right, dewd! No problem!

Andy: *facepalms*

Andy: Now, where were we?

Stella: How about here?

Andy: Yup, that works!


And here is where I leave you. :)

Is Stella pregnant with Baby #2? Will Andy ever make enough friends for that next promotion? Will the Terrano family eat anything other than grilled cheese? And will The Dood finally get the message when he's outworn his welcome? (Probably never. He's one of those "knocks on your door multiple times a day" kinda sims. Seriously stalker, lol.) Find out next time!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chapter 1.2 Proposals, Pregnancies, and Piles of Garbage

Welcome back! Last chapter we left our heroine putting the moves on a certain Mr. Anderson Ponder before passing out for the night. Let's see how Stella's doing now.

............ eww.

Apparently the trashcan goes from half full to overflowing and smelly in this game, and it's not giving me the option to empty it because I don't own an outdoor trash can. *grumble*technicalities*grumble*
Unfortunately, the cheapest outdoor trashcan is still a little outside my budget, so I'll have to wait for Stella to get home from work to make more monies.

Ahh, that's better. And look who decided to drop by, knee socks and all. ^_^

My simmy senses are tingling... I think today might be the day. Quick! Put that phone down and invite him in! Or, on. #lawnlivingproblems

Stella tests the waters with a little proclamation of love, which is received well. They quickly develop flirty moods.

Stella: Hey, I have something to ask you...

*gets down on one knee*

.... in front of the newly filled trashcan.

Way to keep it classy. Also, Anderson looks like he doesn't know what to do with the ring, LOL.
But at least he said yes!

Not wanting to lose momentum, I opted for Elope Now right then and there. Still next to the trashcan. Apparently, neither of them have a sense of smell.

Lots of hand holding and affection before the ceremony, I love it. ^_^

Stella then makes a big show of putting the ring on Anderson's finger:

And there you have it, folks; the first generation spouse: Mr. Anderson Ponder!

Now to stop looking so townie-like...

Look at that smile. Even he knows he looks like a million bucks!

It's at this moment I learn a few more things about him:

Age: Adult (19 days away from Elder)
Personality: Cheerful, Good, Foodie
Aspiration: Popularity - Party Animal - This Sim wants to throw and attend amazing parties!
Bonus Trait:  Gregarious - Gregarious Sims build friendly relationships faster

So a fairly easy personality, but a somewhat annoying Aspiration, lol. I've never been good about getting my sims out to meet people and make a lot of friends, so this should be interesting, especially with him being halfway through his adult stage already.

His first requirements are to introduce himself to 10 sims and be friends with 5, so he immediately grabs the first person off the street to chat to.

Anderson: Hey there stranger! Guess who just tied the knot? This guy!

1st person off the street: ... and you decided to spend the first few moments of marital bliss talking to strangers on the street?

Oh Mr. Anderson, you gregarious bastard.

Lucky for you, I've taken the time to use that $20,000 you brought in to upgrade your living arrangements:

Granted, I bought a lot of pre-made rooms, but not bad for a first house! I end up moving the dining room around to the front of the house and merging it with the kitchen later.

Now all that's left is to break in the new bed with some baby making! *cracks knuckles*

....uh, Andy, what are you doing?

Anderson: They just followed me home, I swear.

Uh huh. Well tell them goodbye so you can consummate your marriage.

Anderson: But they just got here...


Anderson: *grumble*

Finally, some alone time. A little sweet talking before hitting the sheets...

Things are going beautifully...

... and then this guy walks in.

DUDE! Seriously?!

Dude: Hey man, I thought I heard giggling an' stuff....

Anderson: GET OUT.

Dude: My bad, dude...

Townies. UGH.

Well, I had no way of knowing whether there were any babies conceived or not since there's apparently no more lullaby music, so they had another go in the morning before work.

I had Anderson join the Entertainer career so he could benefit from all the friends he's having to make for his aspiration. He starts off as an Amateur Entertainer, and one of his daily activities is to write jokes or practice music. I have him practice jokes since it'll help him build relationships, but writing will have to wait until I can afford a computer. Because pen and paper don't exist in the sim world. *headdesk*

Since Anderson is a foodie I'm having him do all the cooking (which actually works out pretty well with his party aspiration, since I believe he'll need to serve a dish or a drink as a party goal).

And what's the first thing he makes in his new kitchen, you ask?

Why, grilled cheese sandwiches, of course!

Nothing quite like a grilled cheese first thing in the morning. I love this sim already. <3

Hmm, Stella's needs seem awfully low for just one night's sleep... maybe it's time for a pregnancy test?

And there's the confetti! Woohoo! She is now eating for two!

Stay tuned - Gen 2 is on the way!