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Edens Year Two: Blessed?

neurogirl

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Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! We left off with baby girl Genesis (#1) entering the world and a lot has happened since we last checked in. After the birth, Adam and Eva wasted no time getting back down to the romance...

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Which of course meant Blessing #2 was soon on its way! Wait...already?!?!

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Yes already! What a blessed couple you are. Speaking of which, Eva published her second major blog piece "Blessed: God is so good y'all" which continues to bring in modest income along with sales of their garden-grown produce (Garden of Edens) and scrap metal. This season of life was still pretty calm, and Eva and Adam enjoyed peaceful #family moments such as this. Ah young love.

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(And actually, HERE ends year one of marriage. Two Sims4 pregnancies that seemed to last forever led to me look online and...yep! In Sims 4 pregnancies last for 72-84 hours AFTER notification (24 hours after conception or pregnancy test). Which means, yes it's more random like in real life, and yes pregnancies can take longer than 3 days - Genesis' was 3.5. So for a variety of reasons I'm going to have 4 simdays/year.)

But back to our story, this newlywed/1.5 baby peace was not to last. In Sims4, while babies are objects (stay in their crib, have to be moved in buy mode), toddlers have 9 different personality options - fussy, angelic, silly, clingy, wild, charmer, independent, and inquisitive. I couldn't bring myself to blanket-train even a virtual family, so I used a random number generator to determine Genesis' toddler personality. And of course I got...FUSSY! YAY! Happy birthday Genesis! You may be cute but you are already a royal pain in the...

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Don't be too upset with her though. The financial situation was already pretty bleak for the Edens (I think they bought more house than they could afford), and Adam had to ask his father for $500 to furnish a child's room. Before they could afford a high chair, Eva and Adam left fruit on the floor for Genesis to eat as she played with her two toys (which in combo are enough to fill her imagination/movement/thinking skills. They're not monsters. Just super broke). 

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The other bleak part about year 2 was the laundry situation. As a stay-at-home wife, Eva used to be able to keep up with the laundry using this charming setup:

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But pregnancy brain kept leading Eva to forget to change the water in the wash tub, she ending up doing the same load of laundry three times, and when Genesis arrived she could no longer keep up. It got to the point that third trimester Eva was doing laundry at 3am in the attempt to provide clean work clothes for her headship.

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But Adam loves Eva and is a kind headship, so he grifted $1000 from his Hobby Lobby colleagues to buy Eva a stacked washer/dryer unit for the upstairs bedroom. Automated washing and all on one floorl? Eva could've sweet-fellowshipped him, except the whole 8 months pregnant thing. She went for an over-the-top blog post instead. Behold!

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So year two may have been a little rough. But that isn't to say the Edens were unhappy! Adam and Eva remain deeply in love, and while he may not help with cooking or laundry, Adam does like to play with Genesis and of course, lead her spiritually. Through childcare and education by mom during the day, and lessons on manners and personal responsibility from dad at night, Genesis is slowly learning to stop being so damn darn defiant! She also has a vivid imagination, can look at picture books by herself, likes bobbing to music (but no dancing of course), and is halfway to potty independence! (I need to get more cute pictures of Genesis. She really is not so bad.)

Of course, the biggest event of year two was the blessed night Blessing #2 was born!!

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Welcome to the world baby boy Exodus! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you! (And how many books of the Bible we get to!)

After a few hours weeks rest, the sparks were flying again for the Edens! (Are you okay guys? That looks kinda dangerous honestly)

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And year two closes with another precious blessing on the way! Yes! Eva is so excited! I think that's an excited face?  

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Anyway, if you're keeping track at home, in two years it's been 2.33 babies, one fussy toddler, one fire, $1500 grifted, numerous floor fruits, LOTS of fireworks, and a lot of FamLove. This post got a little dark so I'll try to take happier pictures for year 3, and thanks for following our little (but growing!) family! Edens out!

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mango_fandango

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Naming them after books of the Bible is GENIUS. Of course many Bible books are actual names like Mark, Matthew, John etc but something tells me you're gonna go for Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers first :pb_lol: I tend to go one-letter, Biblical, Biblical and alphabetical (so Adam, Bethany, Chloe, David or whatever) and for one family I went for popular 80s names. 

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@mango_fandangoWell naming them after books gives me 66 choices! But I couldn't name a kid Numbers could I? :angelic-innocent:

:)

(I was originally planning on controlling the baby's sex to put books in order but your comment has me wondering if I should live a little and let the Sims gods decide...hmm...)

 

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mango_fandango

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Technically in this game you ARE God so you can do whatever you want *mwahahaha*

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6 hours ago, neurogirl said:

@mango_fandangoWell naming them after books gives me 66 choices! But I couldn't name a kid Numbers could I? :angelic-innocent:

Proverbs Numbers Eden. Yap. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. 

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I love sims and really enjoy sims blogs too so thank you! Just wondering about the mod you use, I’ve always been a bit scared to instal a mod as not too confident technically but would love to be able to alter settings like you have. What is the best way of beginning to experiment with a mod?

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@AlwaysExcited I am totally going to have a Numbers don't worry. But you're right I forgot about middle names!!!!!!! I know what I'll be thinking up tonight. 

@purplepeony My life-saving mod is called Master Controller Command Center. A modder by the username deaderpool made it, and he has a website that is fairly easy to use. You go there to the install tab, download the mod which comes as a zipped file, unzip it, and then move the unzipped files into your mods folder (which is already in your Sims 4 folder). Then when you start up sims, a message will pop up saying "using these mods" and make sure to check both types of mods (script and some other kind). Then click on a sims computer in-game and you have all kinds of options for changing lifespan, skill rate acquisition, etc. Most of the mod tries to create a story progression like that found in sims 3, so I don't touch most settings. Just the ones that relate to my in-game family (because my sims don't socialize much haha). There's also a separately-downloadable MC Woohoo which can allow teens to woohoo and other woohoo settings if you want that in your story, and its with MC Woohoo that I can control try for baby success percentage. I can also click on Eva when she's pregnant and change the number or sex of babies she will have! I'm new to mods too but this one has been fairly easy for me to use. Good luck! Feel free to message me if you have any more questions.

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    • Carm_88

      Posted

      Spoiler

      Eating For Two: Forsyth Baby One

      Names:

      Girl

      Abigail- Gillyweed

      Abigail Faith- nastyhobbitses

      Abigail Joy- Seren Ann

      Autumn Hope- Keyleigh

      Autumn Joy- Million Children For Jesus

      Ava Joy- Jatalie1996

      Bryndle- Yaoichan12

      Carolina Grace- Sorena

      Charlotte Rose- JoyJoy

      Cheyenne- Yaoichan12

      Daisey- Yaoichan

      Elizabeth- KelseyAnn

      Emily Anne- BlondeIdol

      Emma Faith- TheLambBeforeTime

      Eve- adidas

      Faith Jillian- TuringMachine

      Gabrielle Christian- albireo

      Grace Faith- Marly

      Hannah- CarrotCake

      Hannah Grace- AtlanticTug

      Harper Michelle- manda b

      Isabella- Nefernandes15

      Isabella Joy- VBOY9977

      Jackson Yuanita- nst

      Julie Faith- misandry

      Leah Joy- JoylessAnna

      Lillian Aurora- AstroNot

      Lily Anna- singsingsing, meee

      Mariah Michelle- bananabread

      Olivia- Gillyweed

      Rachel- aprilx

      Roxanna Faith- KeepingChrysanthemum

      Ruth Carolina- Scrabblemaster

      Sage Anne- Chewing Gum

      Samantha- Fullfrontalhugs

      Sarah Anna- JordynDarby5

      Sarah Joy- meee

      Savannah Michelle- VBOY9977

      Swoosie Faith- nst

      Tabitha Michelle- IReallyAmHopewell

      Valarie- Fullfrontalhugs

      Willow Anne- Chewing Gum

      Winter Taylor- Nice Pair

       

      Boy

      Aaron Elijah- Scrabblemaster

      Aaron Wyatt- Mayluka

      Adam- eveandadam

      Adam Austin- JordynDarby5

      Adam Martyn- JPickleDuggar

      Adam Valentino- Markie

      Andrew- brogue

      Archer Austin- Keyleigh

      Asher Martyn- Million Children For Jesus

      Austin James – ophelia (“AJ”), Dandruff (“Jamie”)

      Austin Jr- Satan’sFortress, HuggleMonster, HarleyQuinn

      Austin Martyn Jr- Seculardaisy

      Austin Luke- victoriasponge

      Austin Patrick- tabitha2

      Beau Harrison- Yaoichan12

      Canaan Zurich- bekkah

      Charles- Nefernandes15

      Clay Robert- Still have a free arm

      Cole Austin- yeahtotally

      Colton or River- SportsgalAnnie

      Colton Austin- Nashville92

      Colton Avery- VeryNikeSeamstress

      Colton Elijah-AtlanticTug

      Connor Austin- TheLambBeforeTime

      Dallas- SeekingAdventure

      Dallas Martyn- AstroNot

      Daniel Austin- The Wanderer

      Denver- Kelsey

      Elijah- GuineaPigCourtship

      Elijah Robert- HRM1216

      Elijah Tristan- GoddessOfVictory

      Forrest Harrison- Yaoichan12

      Fred- Jinder Roles

      Gabriel Christian- Albireo

      Gage Harrison- Yaoichan12

      Grayson- HermioneSparrow

      Gunner/Hunter/River Robert- Chewing Gum (Those are all dog names in my family)

      Hunter Austin- ihaveanexamintwodays

      Hunter Martyn- Daisy0322,  KeepingChrysanthemum

      Isaac Daniel- nastyhobbitses

      James Austin- IReallyAmHopewell( Jamie), meee

      James Martyn- meee

      Jameson Austin- JermajestyDuggar

      John Blake Carrington- Markie

      Jonah Robert- manda b

      Joseph Austin- JMO

      Kevin Matthew- nst

      Lucas Martyn- HRM1216

      Martyn Ezra- JoylessAnna

      Matthew- Sky with diamonds

      Matthew James- JMO

      Noah Austin- Fluffypaws

      Peter Austin- Gillyweed

      Pike Switzerland Galilee- SapphireSlytherin

      Remington James- GreatScott

      Reuben- aprilx

      Richard Charles- new espadrille

      Richard Martyn- mizandry

      River (Or some other outdoorsy name)- CoveredInBees

      River Austin/Martyn- TheMustardCardigan

      Rhett- Gillyweed

      Sawyer Austin- TheLambBeforeTime

      Solomon Austin- viii

      Steve Austin- WiseGirl

      Terrance James- Carm_88

      Timothy Austin- Kangaroo

      Wesley Austin- Greendoor

      William- Gillyweed

      William Austin- Caskett4ever

      Woody or Wayne- SportsgalAnnie

      Wyatt Abraham- TuringMachine

      Wyatt Austin- singsingsing

      Wyatt James- SorenaJ, freshlemonade

      Some Boring Name- AlternativeVoice

      Super Traditional Name- sorchah

      No Name Guess- Jenn The Heathen, surgicalmusicalchairs, albanuadh_1

       

      Unisex:

      Aspen, Lake, Hunter, Remington, River, Willow- SportsGalAnnie

       

      Date:

      February 1st- CoveredInBees

      February 12th- adidas

      February 14th- Markie, freshlemonade

      February 16th- Kangaroo, new espadrille

      February 17th- SeekingAdventure, CarrotCake, new espardrille (early)

      February 18th- Million Children For Jesus, KeepingChrysanthemum

      February 20th- Jenn the Heathen

      February 21st- JMO

      February 22nd- AtlanticTug, GoddessOfVictory

      February 23rd- manda b

      February 25th- AlternativeVoice, JPickleDuggar (6:45am) viii

      February 27th- Gillyweed, Daisy0322, Fluffypaws

      February 28th- Nice Pair, bananabread, Nefernandes15, Kelsey, TheMustardCardigan, SapphireSlytherin, Albireo, victoriasponge, AstroNot, WiseGirl

      March 1st- VBOY9977, GuineaPigCourtship, Markie, eveandadam, Yaoichan1, VBOY9977, Scrabblemaster, JoylessAnna, HarleyQuinn

      March 2nd- AtlanticTug, Jatalie1996, Seren Ann, Nashville92, ihaveanexamintwodays, surgicalmusicalchairs, albanuadh_1

      March 3rd- Gillyweed, Still have a free arm, Satan’sFortress, ophelia, yeahtotally

      March 4th- Marly, singsingsing

      March 5th- VeryNikeSeamstress, HRM1216, Caskett4ever, bekkah

      March 6th- Chewing Gum, JordynDarby5

      March 7th- neurogirl, GreatScott, JoyJoy, Jinder Roles, The Wanderer, anaandrade, sorchah

      March 8th- HermioneSparrow, brogue, Carm_88

      March 9th- Greendoor, BlondeIdol

      March 10th- nst

      March 12th- SorenaJ

      March 15th- tabitha2

      March 17th- frugalitymom

      March 20th- Seculardaisy

      March 31st- Markie

      February- nst

      Mid to late January- Sky with diamonds

      March- Sportsgal Annie

       

      Weight:

      7lbs 1oz- Million Children For Jesus

      7lbs 3oz- viii

      7lbs 11oz- Still have a free arm

      7lb 15 oz- Greendoor

      8lbs 4oz- Jatalie1996, ophelia, HuggleMonster

      8lbs 5oz- GreatScott

      8lbs 8oz- surgicalmusicalchairs (3985g)

      8lbs 10oz- Yaoichan12, sorchah

      8lbs 11oz- JPickleDuggar

      8lbs 14oz- Satan’sFortress

      9lbs- GuineaPigCourtship, Seculardaisy, HarleyQuinn

      9lbs 1oz- SorenaJ, tabitha2

      9lbs 2oz- SeekingAdventure

      9lbs 3oz- The Wanderer

      9lbs 4oz- Atlantic Tug, VBOY9977, Jenn The Heathen

      9lbs 5oz- Markie, brogue

      9lbs 6oz- Albireo, Carm_88

      9lbs 7oz- Caskett4ever, Nashville92

      9lbs 8oz- Daisy0322, adidas

      9lbs 9oz- HRM1216, JermajestyDuggar, Fluffypaws

      9llbs 10oz- Markie

      9lbs 11oz- singsingsing, nst

      9lbs 15oz- JMO

      10lbs- Kangaroo

      10lbs 1oz- VeryNikeSeamstress

      10lbs 4oz- JoylessAnna

      10lbs 5oz- bekkah

      10lbs 13oz- GoddessOfVictory

      11lbs 11oz- SapphireSlytherin

       

      Length:

      19 inches- Still have a free arm, VeryNikeSeamstress, Million Children For Jesus

      20 inches- singsingsing, VBOY9977, JPickleDuggar

      20.5 inches- SeekingAdventure, Seculardaisy, sorchah

      21 inches- nst, JMO

      21.5 inches- AtlanticTug, HRM1216

      23 inches- bekah, Nashville92

       

      Where

      Home Birth with Jill, Jana, and Michelle- Markie, ihaveanexamintwodays

      Home Birth with Jill- JMO, HarleyQuinn (Jill the moronic attendant!), new espadrille

      At Home- HRM1216, Albireo, Carm_88, Nashville92

      Hospital because she pulled a “Jill”- Ophelia

      Hospital but not a c-section- Kangaroo

      Birth Centre or Hospital- Seren Ann

      @SeekingAdventure, @new espadrille, and @CarrotCake (You do share a birthday with my brother! :) )"Was that your final answer?" I'm sorry, that was not the right answer. 

       

    • laPapessaGiovanna

      Posted

      On 16/2/2018 at 10:11 PM, nausicaa said:

      Sorry for the novel, but after a discussion with a French friend recently I've been thinking about this a lot. I sort of organized all my thoughts below. 

      I can tell you that at least the gun confiscations that happened in Australia will never happen here.

      Australia did not have a gun lobby as powerful and wealthy as the NRA (in fact Australia's very weak gun lobby had the NRA come in to advise them on messaging and mobilization). It also didn't have the right to bear arms ingrained in its constitution. And there were only six Australian states that needed to come to a consensus. We have fifty, plus a constitution that clearly delineates state versus Federal powers. There is also a gun culture that is so deeply ingrained here, I think it's hard to convey to non-Americans who haven't grown up with it. 

      Australia essentially had a forcible buy back program and the number of gun owning households was cut in half (the equivalent of 53 million households in the United States). The logistics of implementing something similar in the United States is impossible for political, social, and logistical reasons. The country is too large, there are too many guns, and the dynamics are too different. I have yet to hear a plausible plan for how this could be done.

      Any politician, even a Democrat, who supported such a scheme would be committing political suicide (and we have to be honest, at the end of the day, what any politician wants is to be reelected). It could easily be deemed unconstitutional due to search and seizure laws. And the only organizations I would think who could be deployed to do such extensive checks would be the military or law enforcement, both of which are made up predominately of conservatives who staunchly support the Second Amendment and likely privately own many guns themselves. Most would probably flat out refuse to listen to orders, go on strike, or at the very least do a wink wink nudge nudge to the homeowner with nine semis displayed above his fireplace telling them there are no firearms in his household.  

      The way forward for U.S. gun control has to be implementing and expanding waiting periods, stricter background checks, and banning the purchase of semi-automatics. The focus has to be on future gun purchases and manufacture.

      All of this to say, the 350 million guns (including 2.5 million AR-15s) currently in the United States? Those aren't going anywhere anytime soon. 

      I too think forcibly removing arms would be a very bad idea. You need to make it the American way, leaving people "choice". You can buy back arms in a way that makes it more convenient selling them to the government instead of keeping them. Heavily tax ammunitions. Institute registries, make it easy and free to register weapons, people who are found with unregistered firearms ie during normal traffic checks get fined and the arms seized. Ban assault weapons. Make clear and easy to follow laws, possibly uniformly among the states (this may be the most difficult part)

      You have to start somewhere or things will just keep getting worse. Firearms sales seem to have been increasing in the last years and it's not like many of those arms will soon be dumped for wear and tear, they will stay around for a long time and newer sales will keep adding on.

    • Dr. Fundie Stalker

      Posted

      On 2018-02-16 at 5:03 PM, Crazy Enough to Join said:

      Yeah hanging out at the Duggars' house is still probably a break even without them being helpful just b/c there are new toys and kids to play with and some adult conversation. I'm sure it is harder for the duggar kids who aren't close to home.

      I want to snark but that is just out of jealousy. I am an only child who would love to have a few siblings with their kids dropping in and out of the family home. 

      It would be a nice break and like a playdate. It is comfortable and relaxed and you don't have to drag a tone of stuff with you.

      the Duggar kids go home and don't really worry about diapers, or wipes, or sippy cups or (Rufus help me) pregnancy tests. :pb_rollseyes: 

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    • JordynDarby5

      Posted

      4 minutes ago, Audrey2 said:

      That is exactly why I prefer the winter Olympics to the summer games. The US does so well in the summer games that our television coverage is basically showing the US winning medals. The winter games are more about the world. I enjoy watching the skiing and shooting, ski jumping, sliding (luge/skeleton/bobsled), speed skating, and hockey. I celebrate Norwegian, Dutch, German, Canadian, Austrian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, and Danish medals with those on Free Jinger from those countries. 

      I love both Olympics and watched them obsessively. I've currently DVRing everything and watching every game. I'll probably be done a week after the Olympics but I don't want to miss any thing. But I agree that it sucks that summer games only show US winning medals. I want to watch everyone. I want to watch all of the games. Like with gymnastics I want to watch everyone who is competing. The Rio Olympics there was the app that you can download and watch every game. It was so awesome and so fun. I watched all of the gymnastics. It was so much fun seeing all of the routines. The Dutch ones were really cool. It was fun to watch all of archery. I really wish they'd put it all on TV.

    • Carm_88

      Posted

      I keep thinking that something has to happen...at some point! 



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