The next morning, Kylie found a surprise outside as she took out the trash.
Was it Taiga's? She hadn't realized her cat was expecting. But regardless, it couldn't possibly be good for it to be out in the snow at such a young age.
Kylie didn't notice it at first, but there were two kittens, not one.
Jonah didn't even notice they were there, and just continued on fetching breakfast.
After Kylie pointing them out to him and a short discussion, they decided on names. Aslan for the shorthaired one, and Pumpkin for the round fluffy one. Both of them were males.
Shortly after this, Kylie found herself vomiting. Lovely.
By the time she came home however, she had a realization.
She was going to have a baby.
Kylie and Jonah had been planning on having a baby ever since they first got married and moved to Sunset Valley, and now that they were actually going to have one they were overjoyed.
While Kylie was getting a maternity leave from work, that didn't mean she was excused from doing chores. Jonah wanted to read all sorts of books on pregnancy so that he could be a good father, which meant Kylie had to do all of the chores he would normally handle himself. He meant well, though.
Time flew by incredibly quickly, and before they knew it, Kylie was in labor.
Soon, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Zachary.
After having an empty room for so long, it felt great to finally complete their family. Kylie and Jonah spent as much time as possible with little Zachary.
Still, Kyle gave him a proper, respectful funeral.
......By picking up his ashes and tossing them in the bin with all the trash, rather than scattering them, or putting them in an urn, or giving them to his family. Because she has so much respect for the dead.
Nothing else happened until Pumpkin and Zachary - but not Aslan, for some reason - had their birthdays at the same time. Nobody came around to celebrate poor Zachary's....
Aslan's birthday came the next day. I have no idea why him and Pumpkin don't share a birthday despite being twins. He, too, had his birthday celebrated.
Pumpkin and Aslan.
But Kylie's maternity leave wasn't quite over yet. Her and Jonah decided to make up for it and spend as much time as possible with their only child.
It was decided that Kylie would teach him to talk, and Jonah would handle walking. Potty training was never brought up - perhaps they were both worried about being made to do it?
So Jonah packed some hot dogs and Kylie brought out the pram they'd bought a while back alongside all of the other baby furniture, and they took a walk to the beach.
Well that was eventful. I probably could have split this into two updates, but I couldn't figure any place to actually cut it without it being too abrupt - so have a long one.
Zachary's traits are Excitable, Athletic, and Genius. Pumpkin is Playful, Neat, and Quiet, while Aslan is Hyper and Proud.
Misc. Screenshots -
Zachary as a child - also on the characters page.
One evening I tried for about three sim hours to get Kylie to go to bed, but instead of actually going to bed, she walked into the bedroom, then the bathroom, and then walked outside to the edge of the lot and complained about a pathing error. (Later I found out there was a piece of dirty laundry hidden where I couldn't see it in the way. Still a weird thing for her to do though.)
While teaching Zachary to walk, Jonah would keep going into this pose for a split second. It was a little creepy to be honest, but just a graphics glitch.
Kylie firefighting #1
Kylie firefighting #2
Remember last update where I said "I guess giant carnivore plant attacks are commonplace in sunset valley"? Well apparently, they really are.
Aslan takes after his momma with weird sleeping positions
Jonah playing in a puddle
I found Taiga, Hardimos, and Pumpkin having some kinda secret meeting - without inviting poor Aslan.
Taiga's an elder now, too.
Pumpkin and Aslan
Hardimos is a good dad.
Despite the carpool being right there, Kylie called a taxi to get home from work.