Yep, I decided to start another fundie Sims family, because I haven't done one in a while. I have quite a few fun/useful bits of CC I can use, as well as a couple of mods.
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Lisa Williams and her lovely, Godly hubby, Michael. Both have the "Big Happy Family" aspiration.
Lisa is demonstrating a very useful bit of CC I found - the accessory top! Now I have access to a much wider variety of clothing, as long as I use the fundie-approved accessory top underneath. It's only available in the Everyday category, but that is the most frequently worn outfit. It's the white thing underneath her hot pink v-neck top.
I moved them into a fancy house using the "free real estate" cheat. This is mainly because I hate building, but the in-game story can be that they grifted it. Because fundies.
I'm going to tell this story from Lisa's perspective.
Michael and I were keen to start a family straight away, so we went upstairs...
Sadly, the attempt was unsuccessful, and I felt rather sad. I decided to jot down my feelings in my prayer journal, as well as pray that the next time would be fruitful. Lord, I would so love a child. Help me be happy with whatever Your decision is.
Two of our neighbours, Bella and Mortimer Goth, popped over to visit. Bella was dressed rather immodestly, but I kept my mouth shut. Michael and I had only recently moved in, and I didn't want to be seen as (publicly) judgemental.
I decided to make some nice healthy salad for dinner.
That evening, once our visitors had left, Michael and I decided to try again...
And... it was successful! Thank You, Lord!
The next morning, with Michael at work, I decided to explore the local area. It was rather chilly, so I donned my winter coat.
It was really too chilly to be very enjoyable, so I went back home. I thought it might be a fun idea to try out knitting.
Later, I again decided to write in my journal: Lord, I pray that this pregnancy goes well, and that the baby is born healthy. Help me to be a good parent.
Now that I was in my second trimester, I was eager to go and get an ultrasound done to find out the gender of the baby! (This is a mod). I was ecstatic to find out that I was having a girl! I was excited to dress her in cute dresses and do fun things with her, like baking cakes and playing fun games.
"So, honey, what shall we name our daughter?"
"Something Biblical, of course. Have you ever come across any names you like in your Bible reading?"
"To be honest, I never really noticed. I will definitely have a look through and take note of any I like."
"Good idea. I'll do the same."
It felt like almost no time at all until I went into labour. Ooh, it was so painful!
We decided to name our little girl Rebecca. It was perhaps more of a Hebrew or Jewish name than Christian, but I'd always liked it, and it did appear in the Bible so Rebecca it was.
I had made a really nice white beanie hat, so I listed it on Plopsy. Someone bought it, and I sent it off in the post.
The next day, we thought it'd be a good idea to get going on #2!
It was successful! Rebecca was going to be a big sister!
Here's Rebecca as a toddler. She's demonstrating one of the toddler accessory tops (which is also available in a child version), as well as toddler leggings. It's difficult to find clothing for toddlers and children that's "modest" (i.e. covers the knees), but I figured that as long as the skirts aren't too short, I can use leggings underneath for the layered look so beloved of fundies.
"Awww, I love you, Rebecca!"
"I wuv you too Mummy!"
That day, Friday, happened to be Love Day, so Michael and I exchanged romantic gifts. I gave him a rose, and he gave me a tulip.
Afterwards, I went for an ultrasound, where I discovered that baby #2 was going to be a boy!
Rebecca was a little tired and cranky, so Michael put her to bed.
Being pregnant and a mother to a toddler was pretty tiring, so I took a quick nap.
On the Sunday afternoon, I gave birth to little Joseph. Rebecca came to meet him and seemed pretty happy.
That's part one of the Williams family saga! Phew, one week in-game and already there are two blessings. I'm pretty sure there'll be more very soon... will Rebecca get a sister to share her room with, or will Joseph get to share his room with a little brother?
A couple more bits of info: Michael started off in the Business career. He got an opportunity that granted him fame... but got him fired from his job. Womp womp. He then joined the Political career, which gives him the option to work from home. He's now a 1 star celebrity, Notable Newcomer. I'm fine with fame... loads of fundies wanna be famous, right?
Rebecca has the Silly trait, so she's better at gaining Imagination skill. This translates into being better at creative skills later on, like cooking and painting and so on. Cooking is good for obvious reasons, and painting is useful as a way for Rebecca to earn money without actually getting a job when she's older. Joseph is still only a baby, and they don't get traits.