Why did I even say anything?
This is why I got rid of the time machine. It glitches up the game. Apparently, Blaise was pregnant but without any indication of being so.
Then again, we did skip the whole "pregnancy" thing, with all its ups and downs. Blaise managed to keep her fit figure while still holding down a job, but since she had a weekly stipend, we would've gotten really big bucks from the vacation days she'd get for being pregnant.
Anyways, Gengis and Blaise were just in the middle of watching TV when Blaise suddenly went into labor, much to my confusion.
But glitches and inexplicable pregnancy aside, Gengis and Blaise are now parents, and a new chapter in Gengis's life has unfolded.
A little while before the pregnancy, Gengis landed a promotion. He is now a paramedic, with no medical education or training prerequisites. Here's Gengis driving home in his new work clothes.
Quite masculine, don't you think?
Since Gengis got a bunch of money as a bonus for the promotion, he achieved his Lifetime Wish. Lifetime Wishes are like normal "Wants" in the sense that you have a goal you must reach for points for a reward. Each Sim has a "Limetime Wish" which is by no means "impossible" to achieve, but it is
difficult. If you achieve it, however, you get a massive mood boost that lasts longer than any other mood condition and a ridiculous amount of reward points.
Gengis Lifetime Wish? Having a net worth of 100,000 dollars.
Note that I said "net worth". That means that Gengis, Blaise, and their house with all their possessions have a combined value of 100,000. That doesn't mean that we HAVE 100,000. It just means that our house and all of the stuff in it is expensive.
Now that Gengis's Lifetime Wish is complete, I used the reward points to give Gengis an old trait back and introduce some new ones. I'll save the rest of the points for something...special.
Gengis is now:
Absent Minded (new)
Hates the Outdoors (brought back)
Using the money we already have and the money we got from Gengis's promotion, I expanded the basement a little and added some new stuff to it.
This is the baby's new room. When the baby grows up, I'll make a bedroom upstairs and transform this into a rec-room/guest bedroom.
Behind that door is the new half-bathroom. We'll use this for potty training the baby, how fun.
Finally, I made a miniature playground in the backyard, spiraling us back into only having a few hundred bucks to our name. Hooray!
Lastly, Blaise got this trophy for existing or something. I think she got it from city hall for firefighting. This'll look good in the study.
But let's not forget about...the baby.
It's a bouncing baby boy. I named him Khan.
Babies don't do much except eat, poop, and cry.
So until Khan becomes a toddler, he can't do much.
But it's time for Gengis to take his first steps into fatherhood.
Don't look at me, I don't know how babies work.
Just shove a bottle in his face so he can't cry.
There we go, Khan's sleeping like a baby now.
Well, he is
a baby, but he's sure sleeping like one.
This parenting stuff is cake.
Babies, like any other Sim, can have relationships with another Sim.
However, babies have (obviously) limited social interaction. The only way for a baby to "like" another person is to have that person feed, change, and play with the baby.
Carrying the baby around also helps, but it's slower than just snuggling with them. However, you can do other stuff while carrying babies.
Such as walking around, watching TV, or talking to people.
But Khan needs his sleep, so let's put in him the crib and go about our business.
We'll check on him regularly, of course.
Let's invite some close friends over to announce Gengis and Blaise's new bundle of joy.
Namely Beverly and Goodwin.
...And Gengis forgot to wear pants again.
Anyways, Gengis and Blaise sit down to eat breakfast with--
Uh...wait, where did they get to?
Oh, the went to play around in the pool.
Oh well. Normally couples get a bit stressed out from becoming parents, but it doesn't seem to bother Blaise and Gengis too much.
Also, the water looks really funky if you get too close to it.
Goodwin jumps in with a stylish belly-flop.
While Gengis and Blaise have a breath-holding contest.
Gengis comes up for air almost instantly.
While Blaise keeps going.
Gengis gets bored, so he decides to swim over to Goodwin.
And splashes him.
Yeah, Gengis is a bit of a jerk now that he has the "Grumpy" trait. But it suits him.
Oh yeah, and Blaise is still going.
You know, this gives me an idea. Their house is certainly big enough, and we have a pool.
Why not throw a pool party, and invite all of Gengis and Blaise's friends and coworkers over?
This'll give Gengis a chance to redeem himself from that hotdog fiasco at his first coworker party.
Which he instantly shows signs that he'll screw it up as he starts covering the cutting board with mustard.
Oh boy, it's that purple-haired girl again. I swear, she's all over the place.
Oh wait, she's Gengis's coworker!
Oh wait...she's Gengis coworker? Last week she was running around the salon, the week before she was snapping pictures of everybody, and the week before that
she was sneaking into our house and drawing on everything. This woman just can't make up her mind.
And he's Gengis's other coworker. Her name is Holly. I believe she's the ambulance driver.
Look like she's wearing the same swimming suit she got in the 60's.
And here's Beverly, wearing...
Huh. There must've been a sale.
And finally, here's Tim. He's Blaise's coworker. At least, the only one she hasn't gotten into a headlock yet.
It looks like he forgot to shower today. And yesterday. For about the entire month. Fun.
He arrived to the party like this, so he left immediately because he needed to bathe, complaining how "lame" the party was before he even dipped his pinky toe into the pool.
Well, looks like everybody's all here, so let's start the festivities.
Gengis amazingly didn't fail cooking the food.
Oh, and did I mention Gengis swims in his underwear?
This is a POOL party. The pool is literally 10 feet away from you, but you decide to play in the sprinkler?
That's lower-middle class trite! We're upper-middle class now, time it act like it!
C'mon, everyone. Into the pool!
Wow, those refractions in the water really make Gengis look goofy.
Finally, people start to wisen up and join Gengis.
party! As in, into the pool
Finally somebody starts swimming with Gengis.
Of course, it's you.
Is there ANYBODY else? Beverly and Goodwin are in the hot tub, which leaves Holly, the ambulance driver.
Where is she?
Oh, just puking her guts out.
I thought she was too skinny for a woman her age. She must be bulimic or something.
Take a hint.
Fine, hottubbin' it is.
Quit making googly-eyes at Blaise.
Gengis has job experience in the mafia AND in medical.
He knows EXACTLY how to kill you AND how make it look like an accident.
Then again, he might just save it for this 'razzi if any of her photos wind up on the internet.
Then again, if she doesn't watch her footing...
That won't be much of a problem.
Well, at least we finally got somebody else into the pool.
The party was received very well, and slowly dissipated as the night rolled on.
Let's fast forward to morning.
Because Gengis now has the "Grumpy" trait, he'll wake up some mornings just plain ol' angry, which persists for the rest of the day.
Which is the perfect mood to do a house call, don't you think?
Because Gengis is a paramedic, he can make house calls. No, that doesn't make sense, but it's a great way to boost work preformance and get some extra cash on the side.
Which we'll need after buying Khan all this kid stuff.
Don't worry about sweet little Khan, though. Blaise will stay home and take care of him.
Wait a second. I just realized that we started yesterday inviting friends over to announce Khan's birth, and then I just forgot about it and threw a pool party.
Today, Gengis is going to do a follow-up on a recent patient.
You may remember
it as "Ms. Man".
its name is "Penny".
I know there's no transsexual Sims in any Sims game, but this tooltip I got...
Isn't helping.Also this is what the HUD looks like, in case you were wondering.
Penny, is it?
Gengis isn't qualified for this, but he's seen enough daytime television dramas to have a basic gist.
Turn your head and cough.
...Tell you what.
Gengis knows a specialist you can see, out of town.
Really, really out of town.
Go to him, he'll help you out; thank you for your time.
Well, that wasn't so tough!
Gengis doesn't have anything else to do all day, so he'll take care of Khan while Blaise heads downtown for a break.
Don't worry Blaise, you can trust Gengis!
Gengis can take care of Khan...
But Beverly is more than qualified to take care of him while Gengis goes to the local bar.
Man, this parenting stuff is easy.
Let's check on Blaise.
To make a bit more extra cash, she's moonlighting at the local bar.
Some of the regulars usually come in around this...time...
Gengis thinks he left the stove on at home.
He'll just head on back to take care of that.
We weren't gone for too long. Beverly must be just watching TV or something.
Beverly hired a baby sitter? While Gengis hired Beverly to baby sit!?
And Gengis was supposed to be baby sitting in the first place, too!
That's like a...trifecta of laziness.
...Now let's get that stove.
Hopefully Blaise didn't notice Gengis.
See? She didn't see a thing. Now she's making friends with one of the regulars.
Oh wait, she's just starting a fight again.
And it looks like she's losing. I've never seen Blaise even get so much as tickled by the other guy in a fist fight.
Meanwhile back at home, Gengis's innate husband-senses start tingling.
He rushes into the bar and quickly assesses the situation.
With a valiant roar, he rushes in to his wife's aide.
With the brute slowly hobbling away, Gengis and Blaise stand triumphantly.
Which is really sweet and all, but then Gengis came to the realization that he left Khan all alone by himself back home.
And he sprints off.
If you have any suggestions on how Gengis or Blaise should spend tomorrow, additions or changes in their clothing or house, or anything else just post them in this thread.