Last chapter we left off with Dawn’s very first day of morning sickness.
Knowing just how expensive her little nudger would be, Dawn decided to try her hand at fishing.
She wasn’t too successful… only a few tiny fish and some driftwood.
After making a phone call to join the Astronaut career, Jimmy joined in the fishing fun, but was even worse at it than she was.
Jimmy – “I blame it on the bunny slippers”
Later that night, the morning sickness finally got to Dawn. Or I guess it could’ve been the disgusting mess that they’ve left all over their counter.
Ahh. Much better.
After cleaning up, Jimmy was super sweet and gave prego-mama a nice massage to ease that tension.
The next morning, Dawn invested in a lovely new bassinet in preparation for her little one… who, judging by that ginormous belly of hers… was due any day now.
They also got a tv. In hindsight, Dawn wished they hadn’t.
No walls + loud noises = no sleep.
Jimmy spent the whole night planting a beautiful (and lucrative) garden for his lovely wife… mostly to make up for waking her up early that morning.
D’awww pouty face! Lawn living is the worst.
Just as Dawn went into labor, her darling husband decided to fall asleep.
But once she saw that adorable little face, she forgot all of her troubles.
Welcome to the world little Arya Keenan.
Ahh… no walls. Gotta love it.
They spent a majority of Arya’s infanthood with their fingers in their ears.
On the bright side, though, their garden was beginning to grow beautifully…
and they still found time to love on each other…
but sleep… sleep wasn’t a luxury they could afford.
Dawn – “Totally worth the lack of sleep.”
After a couple more paychecks, some fossil and frog hunting, and selling some of their gardening goodies, they were finally able to afford some walls and a few cheap lights! It isn’t much, but it’ll do.
(Note the bassinet in the living room)
Not long after the remodel, Arya aged up to a child.
(I’m really not fond of that… a child jumping out of a bassinet. Seriously EA?! Bring back toddlers! /end rant)
The little family took a trip to the library so Dawn could get some gaming skills up and Jimmy could work on his logic.
A bed for Arya was added in the living area. She didn’t seem to mind that she didn’t have her own room.
Dawn still took trips to the park to grab whatever free food she could. When you’re living on a lawn for so long, you get used to the handouts.
After work one night, while Arya was busy with her drawings, they snuck away into their room for some cutesy lovey stuff.
(seriously, you two… stop being so adorable!)
Apparently it didn’t get much further. The next morning, Jimmy’s hot-headed nature had him stomping all over the place.
There was another small remodel done to the house. Arya got her own room and they finally got some new flooring and wallpaper put up. They also got a new computer so Dawn could do her programming at home.
The garden gets out-of-control amounts of weeds. Like whoa.
(It seems to take a lot more time to garden than it did in the Sims 3)
I forgot to mention, but when Arya grew into a child, she gained the Bookworm trait and her childhood aspiration was Artistic Prodigy. So, she does a lot of this.
and some of this, too.
She also enjoys playing video games… like mother, like daughter.
Although it’s cute that she takes after her mom, it makes it a bit hard for Dawn to get her work done.
So she kicked her out to go eat her dinner and chat with her dad.
Jimmy – “One day soon, you’ll be the one out here slaving in the garden.”
Oh how sweet.
We added in a small dining table (so they’d stop standing around or sitting on beds to eat), and a chess set to enhance that “focused” moodlet more often.
Arya kept beating Jimmy and he couldn’t figure out why.
Boring gardening stuff…
Uhm… why is your plant glowing?
Dawn – “I talked to it. It’s evolving into a ‘very nice’ plant now.”
Oh okay. That makes sense.
(Side note, this is a pretty awesome feature. I hated having to replant the better quality seeds all of the time. Kudos, EA.)
More violin skillz.
Brace yourself. Super-cute-lovey pictures are coming.
No more lullaby… so we’ll see what Dawn’s pregnancy test says in the morning!
…. to be continued.