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lovable_SC
18th Jul 2007, 3:56 PM
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Welcome to Miss Mommy to be Cycle 3! This is a contest that fits under the category of other and will not be judged on beauty and perfection. Instead, contestants will be judged on how well prepared they are to become mothers and how creative they are.

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+ you must obey all of the general contest rules
+ you must enter a female sim
+ you can enter up to 2 sims -- however, in the final round, you can only have one finalist
+ your sim must be human
+ your sim is going to progress throughout her pregnancy during this contest and at the end, have her baby
+ photoshop is not required, but is allowed
+ your sim can be a teen or an adult
+ each round will be a full week until the final two, which will be shorter

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As said before, this is a contest that is out to find the next Miss Mommy to be. Your sims will be judged on their creativity during the different rounds, their ability to become a mother, and how well prepared they are to become a parent. Photo creativity is required, but you will not be judged on how pretty everything looks in your photos. Instead, we are looking for something creative.

The contest will run from July 25th to August 25th.

When applying, submit the following information:

Name:
Age:
Location:
How far along in pregnancy are you?
Short Bio:
1 Headshot
1 Body shot
1 Shot with family

Application Round : July 25th - August 1st
Round 1 ; Meet the Family (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=968455&postcount=114) : August 1st - August 8th
Round 2 ; Mental Preparations (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=976142&postcount=178) : August 8th - August 15th
Round 3 ; Make Room for Baby (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=985979&postcount=242) : August 15th - August 20th
Final Round ; Meet Baby (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992951&postcount=269) : August 20th - August 25th
Final judging comes here and winner will be announced as soon as possible.

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1. lovable - me
2. LilacBaby
3. DirectorsCheese

Emergency Judges
1. mumof5ferals
2. Stormy

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1. Megan Thompson - Caroline [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962468&postcount=37) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=971839&postcount=143) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=981926&postcount=221) [Round 3] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=988211&postcount=252) [Final Round] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=997647&postcount=281)
2. Katherine Martinez - tratra81 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962586&postcount=39) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=969987&postcount=127) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=980107&postcount=213) [Round 3] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=989878&postcount=258) [Final Round] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=995827&postcount=276)
3. Ayisha Swann - TRIriana [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=964561&postcount=60) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970118&postcount=129) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=984421&postcount=229) [Round 3] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=989731&postcount=256) [Final Round] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=994886&postcount=272)

[i]Contestants No Longer Competing

Sadirah James - jazzy1 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=961427&postcount=16) Dropped Out
Maddie Hevenstole - satsoveranddone [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=966377&postcount=88) Dropped Out
J-Dah Lee Besquall - ImBrakinDishesLikeRhianna [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=964696&postcount=65) Dropped Out
Nova Bieyn - Pantamailon [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962278&postcount=31) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=969093&postcount=121) Dropped Out
Joanna Johnson - FashionFrenzy [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=965850&postcount=79) Dropped Out
Nicole Scott - niqua230 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=961783&postcount=21) No Entry
Anabel Hart - PennyTheCorgi [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962847&postcount=44) No Entry
Isobel (Izzy) Nixon - goforfink [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963162&postcount=47) No Entry
Markiya Jones - herfashionista [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963977&postcount=58) No Entry
Evelyn Johnson - xxDreaxx [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=966786&postcount=94) No Entry
Constance (Connie) Roberts - Swimluver97 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=966074&postcount=81) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=975417&postcount=171) Dropped Out
Elle Drake - LiPSTiCK [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=961839&postcount=22) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=975621&postcount=172) Eliminated
Jantelise Jones - FashionFrenzy [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963187&postcount=48) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=973356&postcount=160) Eliminated
Melinda Larson - lovelybones [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963420&postcount=49) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=971149&postcount=137) Eliminated
Alice Starr - PrettyLittlePaintSplat [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=964650&postcount=64) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970864&postcount=135) Eliminated
Kensi Cameron - Noir [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=967263&postcount=99) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=971920&postcount=145) Eliminated
Eva Harley - cassieandra [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=972246&postcount=146) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=972246&postcount=146) Eliminated
Kyoko Ramone - LiPSTiCK [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=961469&postcount=17) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=976328&postcount=184) Eliminated
Beatrice Eis - Nymphetish [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=965531&postcount=76) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970128&postcount=130) Dropped Out
Mischa Cortez - starlightk [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962364&postcount=35) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=972754&postcount=155) Dropped Out
Emma Turner - Mysticrose_x3 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=965635&postcount=78) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970085&postcount=128) Dropped Out
Kiley Evanson - chelleypie [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=961249&postcount=13) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=971016&postcount=136) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=978107&postcount=204) Eliminated
Carsina Foster - ArynRai [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962122&postcount=25) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=974473&postcount=165) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=979574&postcount=210) Eliminated
Brooke Meadows - burberryplaid [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962134&postcount=26) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=972464&postcount=148) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=981358&postcount=217) Eliminated
Avalette Kapstone - tratra81 [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=962568&postcount=38) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=974546&postcount=166) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=980085&postcount=212) Eliminated
Maria Adeltrudis - Liadan [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=964826&postcount=67) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=975126&postcount=169) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=985101&postcount=237) Dropped Out
Portia Mae Smithy - TRIriana [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963610&postcount=51) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970257&postcount=132) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=984375&postcount=228) [Round 3] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992303&postcount=265) Eliminated
Bianca Lane - Tixi [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963131&postcount=46) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=970147&postcount=131) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=980403&postcount=215) [Round 3] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=991748&postcount=263) No Entry
Odette Simmonson - happycowlover [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=965466&postcount=74) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=971858&postcount=144) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=980057&postcount=211) No Entry
Shayla Anderson - PixieDust_fairy [Application] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=966798&postcount=95) [Round 1] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=975972&postcount=176) [Round 2] (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=985837&postcount=239) No Entry

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jazzyjai/babyshowerinsanity2.jpg
Larger picture here. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jazzyjai/babyshowerinsanity.png)
Donated by jazzy1 <3

TOP THREE:
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A modeling contract with Angelic Models Inc.
Thanks to JoeSims for the donation. <3

beeps
25th Jul 2007, 11:55 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 7.25.07
Ends 8.25.07

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

REMEMBER that the Picture Posting Guidelines (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=41698) apply to the contest forum as well. If your pictures violate these rules, your pictures will be deleted and you will be alerted/warned.

lovable_SC
26th Jul 2007, 12:34 AM
Okay I'm here! ^.^

JoeSims
26th Jul 2007, 12:35 AM
Yay! I enjoyed last cycle So I am so going to join this one! Will be back with application. BTW when will apps end?

lovelybones_SC
26th Jul 2007, 1:21 AM
I'm sooo going to join. but I won't have my app up until friday.
EDIT: I can't wait. It's been a while since I've been in a contest!

lipstick
26th Jul 2007, 2:16 AM
Count me in!
Just give me a few minutes / hours.

Pandaness
26th Jul 2007, 3:14 AM
I'm probably going to enter this time! I missed it last time, so just give me a couple hours to get it together!

Chelleypie
26th Jul 2007, 3:16 AM
I'm joining! I'll have her up tomorrow.

lovable_SC
26th Jul 2007, 3:53 AM
Applications will end on August 1st, so you have a full week. :)

And I can't wait to see everyone's applications!

ImBrakinDishesLikeRhianna
26th Jul 2007, 5:16 AM
Well Thi is my first sim contest hope its a memorable one

lovable_SC
26th Jul 2007, 12:20 PM
Yay! Hopefully it will be. -bites nails-
^.^

DivaJai
26th Jul 2007, 12:49 PM
So how far along can the sim appear to be in the app round? I have a sim that's in her last stage of pregnancy but she's on pause and I'd love to enter her. :)

Chelleypie
26th Jul 2007, 4:20 PM
Name: Kiley Evanson
Age: 24
Location: Bogalusa, Louisiana
How far along in pregnancy are you? I'm approximately 12 and half weeks in!
Short Bio: I am a single parent by choice. I didn't want to wait around for a man to come along to make me a mommy! So I adopted my daughter Lila, and have underwent IVF to have a baby of my own. So it's just Lila and I for now, and soon Lila will have a baby sister or brother! I am a nurse, although right now I'm on leave.

Here's a headshot of me that my friend took:
http://i12.tinypic.com/4tpnk9i.jpg
(Transparent: click (http://i17.tinypic.com/5zfwjno.png))
And here's one she took of me in my kitchen, right after I found out about Bump here!
http://i19.tinypic.com/4z1bb15.jpg
And this is one of me and Lila. Lila is so excited about having a new sibling!
http://i11.tinypic.com/4pwwhna.jpg

FashionFrenzy
26th Jul 2007, 5:04 PM
Im So Entering. Be BAck with application Today

satsoveranddone
26th Jul 2007, 5:59 PM
ill defently be back with an application

DivaJai
26th Jul 2007, 7:04 PM
Name: Sadirah James
Age: 24
Location: Chicago,IL
How far along in pregnancy are you? 6 1/2 months and very big
Short Bio: There's really not much to tell. I am a 24 year old mom and bride to be. This baby will be my first child and it's really exciting because I've never had a real family, at least not biological. My mother died while giving birth and my dad, well who knows where he is or what he's doing but I've never met him and at this point in life I don't actually have a desire to. My family consists of me, Dade, my fiancee, and my best friends Tiffani and Navia.

Headshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jazzyjai/Miss%20Mommy%202%20Be%20Cycle%203/Headshot.jpg

Body shot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jazzyjai/Miss%20Mommy%202%20Be%20Cycle%203/Body.jpg

Shot with family
Coming UP!

lipstick
26th Jul 2007, 7:47 PM
-> Name: Kyoko Ramone
-> Age: 26
-> Location: Riverblossom Hills
-> How far along in pregnancy are you?
-> I'm about 4 1/2 months along.

Short Bio: Where to start....Well, I'm already a mommy of two. I have a daughter, Lacey [7] , and a son, Nicholas [5]. I WAS a chef until I became pregnant and had to take leave [chuckle]. I love both of my children immensely, and our entire family can't wait to have another daughter or son.

Headshot
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/kyoko.jpg

Bodyshot
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/bb.jpg

Family Shot
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/familytime.jpg

lovable_SC
26th Jul 2007, 9:44 PM
First off all, everyone's entries look great! I can't wait to see the rest of them that people keep saying they are going to enter.

And jazzy1, it does not matter how far along she is in the application round and it would be best to have one one family shot but if there must be two, then you can do that as well, but no more than two.

And Caroline it's great to see you back! I loved Mei. <3

DivaJai
26th Jul 2007, 10:46 PM
That's okay Lovable, I'll put them all in one shot :)

niqua230
27th Jul 2007, 12:26 AM
name:Nicole Scott
age:22
location:New York,New York
How far along are you?:5 months

headshot
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o22/niqua230/Nicoleheadshot2-1.jpg


Bodyshot
coming soon

lipstick
27th Jul 2007, 1:10 AM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/drake.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/swings.jpg
Body Shot.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/familyshot.jpg
Family Shot.

-> Name: Camilla Drake.
-> Age: 21
-> Location:
-> How far along in pregnancy are you?
I'm only a month or so in. I'm not even showing yet!
-> Short Bio: Well, I'm fresh out of college, and me and my boyfriend decided that before we got married, we wanted to test ourselves and see if we could handle a child. Right now, I work as a file clerk at one of the top law firms in the city.

lovable_SC
27th Jul 2007, 1:57 AM
Mkay jazzy, sounds good!

& I love both of your entries! [:
I can't wait to see more.

lipstick
27th Jul 2007, 5:16 AM
Mkay jazzy, sounds good!

& I love both of your entries! [:
I can't wait to see more.

My entries?
You like them?
You really do like them?
[cries tears of happiness]

ArynRai
27th Jul 2007, 7:57 AM
Name: Carsina Foster
Age: 23
Location: Seattle, Washington
How far along? A little over a month, I think.
Short Bio: Letís see. Where should I even start? Iím twenty-three years old and the legal guardian of my eleven-year-old sister, Nicole. Our parents moved down to Florida last year, but they didnít want to take Nicky out of private school and away from her friends. So she moved into my apartment with me.
Professionally, I write editorials for the Washington Post, but I think Iím going to have to take a break from that. I just found out that my ex-boyfriend got me pregnant! Well, I canít just blame it on him. I mean, it was my fault, too. Iím not entirely thrilled at the prospect of being pregnant and then being a mom, but I think Iíll get used to it. Besides, I have Nicky here to help me out, and I canít wait for maternity leave from my job!

Headshot:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/headshot-1.jpg
What? You think I could be Miss Mommy-to-Be? Thatís so sweet!

Bodyshot:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/bodyshot-1.jpg
Oh, no! Do I have a zit? I heard pregnant women are supposed to glow. When do I start glowing?

Family Shot:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/familyshot.jpg
Nicky and I like to watch football together. My teamís winning, if you couldnít tell.


----I hope this is okay----

burberryplaid
27th Jul 2007, 8:11 AM
I had a great time competing in Cycle 2 and I learned a lot, so I thought I'd come back and try Cycle 3 with a new Sim


Name: Brooke Meadows
Age: 28
Location: Seattle, Washington
How far along in pregnancy are you? 3 Months (And just starting to show)
Short Bio: I'm Brooke, and my husband is Noel. We're newleyweds..married for only 4 months and happily expecting our honeymoon baby who we affectionately call our "Baby Cupcake". We recently moved to Seattle from Florida because Noel got a job at Microsoft. We're thrilled to be expecting and hope having a baby will help us make friends with other parents in town.

Headshot
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_33b57b65.jpg

Body Shot
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_33b57bde.jpg

Family Shot
Me, Noel, and our "baby cupcake"
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_f3b575f9.jpg

emcake
27th Jul 2007, 9:43 AM
so does the 'mommy to be' have to be expecting their first child or can they already have kids?

TRIriana
27th Jul 2007, 9:47 AM
Going off the last cycle that I was in, Emcake I think the mother can already have kids. :).

I hope it's the same this time - I want to enter and my chosen Sims has lots, :lol:.

Pantamailon
27th Jul 2007, 12:50 PM
This seems fun, I'll enter!
You'll have to forgive my pictures, I'm more of a little to no photoshop person if you know what I mean.

Pantamailon
27th Jul 2007, 1:14 PM
Name:
Nova Bieyn

Age:
25

Location:
Norfolk, England

How far along are you in your pregnancy: About three and a half months

Short Bio:
Bieyn speaking, Nova Bieyn, I just love to do that. My husbands name is Daryl Bieyn and we live together in Norfolk, England, with our three year old Daughter Annie and our little plus one. Iíve been interested in modelling ever since I first picked up a fashion magazine as a five year old but Iíve never had a chance to get out there, I had a chance once a few years ago but I fell pregnant with Annie and had to say no. These days I work as a fashion photographer for one of the UKís biggest fashion companies.

Headshot
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/NovaBieynHeadshot.jpg

Bodyshot
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/snapshot_b3b600d1_53b60ca8.jpg

Family shot
On my way home from a birthday party with Annie.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/snapshot_b3b600d1_d3b61084.jpg

lovable_SC
27th Jul 2007, 1:33 PM
Yes everyone, your sim can already have kids.

And all the applications look great!

We have our first judge besides myself, blahblahblah. [:

PennyTheCorgi
27th Jul 2007, 1:40 PM
yayness! I'll be back with an entry soon! :D

satsoveranddone
27th Jul 2007, 3:33 PM
how do you get your expecting sims to wear any outfit

starlightk
27th Jul 2007, 3:35 PM
Name: Mischa Cortez
Age: 32
Location: Terrington, England
How far along in pregnancy are you? Twelve weeks.

Short Bio:
After a messy divorce from my first husband I was granted custody of my two children Pixie and Blake, and for many years they were the only people my life revolved around. That all changed when I met Mikey, a professional photographer who was taking photographs for Pixie's modelling portfolio last year. Despite being five years younger than me, Mikey and I hit it off instantly and he moved in shortly after. It was a thrill to find out I was pregnant again, and the kids are looking forward to having a new baby brother or sister to play with.

Head Shot:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/snapshot_d3b61c42_13b629c8.jpg

Body Shot:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/snapshot_d3b61c42_33b629f2.jpg

Family Shot:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/snapshot_d3b61c42_b3b633da.jpg



(I am SO sorry for the appalling picture quality, but I'm going on holiday in under an hour and don't have time to sort it out. The rest will be better, I promise!!)

TRIriana
27th Jul 2007, 3:36 PM
how do you get your expecting sims to wear any outfit

I believe there's a special hack. But you'll have to ask for it on the WCIF (http://forums.sims2community.com/forumdisplay.php?f=37), if you can't locate it in any of the suggested places the WCIF gives. :).

tratra81
27th Jul 2007, 7:20 PM
NAme: Avalette Kapstone
Age: 30
Location: St. Louis, MO
How far along in pregnancy: 3.5 months...barely showing
Short Bio: Hello everyone, my name is Avalette...Ava for short. My husband, Randall and I are currently 3.5 months pregnant (I don't see him gaining any weight!). We have been raising my sister's 7 year old twins, Corrine and Collete, off and on since they were born and full time for the last 5 years. We have been hoping that my sister would get her act together and take an active role in her kids lives, but it has not happened. We made the decision to adopt the girls and the adoption was finalized on the same day we found out I was pregnant. We are all so exicted about our newest blessing.

Head Shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/Avalette.jpg

Body Shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/AvaletteFullBody.jpg

Family Shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/KapstoneFamily.jpg
As you can see not everyone was paying attention when they shot this photo.

tratra81
27th Jul 2007, 7:36 PM
Name: Katherine Martinez
Age: 17
Location: Portland, OR
How Far Along in Pregnancy: 2 months
Short Bio: Hi my name is Kaherine. I just recently found out I was pregnant. Unlike most people, I was not thrilled with the news, given I am 17 years old. And before you start wondering what kind of horrible childhood I must have endured which lead me to seek the attention of males to define my self worth, STOP!. My parents are totally normal, loving people and I just happen to be like most teenagers who think that they know whats best and right all the time. I am determined not to be some sad poster-child for the "evils of teenage woohoo", I am determined to make a good life for myself and my baby. I know it won't be easy, but who's life really is.

Head Shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/KatherineHeadshot.jpg

Body Shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/KatherineBodyShot.jpg

Family Shot
My father Jose, my mother Glenda and me.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/MartinezFamily2.jpg

PixieDust_fairy
27th Jul 2007, 8:45 PM
I'm entering this one! Give me a day to get my app ready...I might be lucky enough to get it done today!

PixieDust_Fairy

lovable_SC
27th Jul 2007, 9:19 PM
Wow all the applications look amazing! I can't wait to get this contest started. [:

Noir
27th Jul 2007, 11:52 PM
I'll join if I can get my entry in on Monday...okay or too late?

Looks fun =]

PennyTheCorgi
27th Jul 2007, 11:59 PM
Name: Anabel Hart
Age: 24
Location: Massachusetts
How far along in pregnancy are you? Three Months
Short Bio: Anabel is an artist and her boyfriend Lucas is a Radio DJ. They met at the park where they ended up talking for hours. They dated for two years before Anabel got pregant. They have decided to wait to get married until after the baby is born.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Corgiluvr/AnabelHeadshot.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Corgiluvr/AnabelBodyshot.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Corgiluvr/AnabelFamilyshot.png

lovable_SC
28th Jul 2007, 4:54 AM
No Noir, Monday is not too late. ^.^ Applications will be open until Wednesday, the 1st.

And nice entry PennyTheCorgi.<3

Tixi
28th Jul 2007, 5:24 AM
Name: Bianca Lane
Age: 22
Location: New York
How far along in pregnancy are you?: About 4 months
Short Bio: Well, after i graduated High School, i moved to NYC to pursue my dream of being a model. I was lucky and within a week of moving into my new apartment, i got a job with MAC cosmetics.
I met Trent at a VIP event, he's friends with all the big celebs. We got talking, exchanged numbers, and six months later we were married!
We're expecting our first baby sometime around December - i'm so excited!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/hrm%20blog/snapshot_f3b76d1b_13b77195.jpg
One from my portfolio

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/hrm%20blog/snapshot_f3b76d1b_93b773c9.jpg
Me in the kitchen at home, flaunting my new little baby belly

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/hrm%20blog/snapshot_f3b76d1b_f3b77465.jpg
Me and my gorgeous hubby, Trent

goforfink
28th Jul 2007, 5:57 AM
Name: Isobel (Izzy) Nixon
Age: 22
Location: California
How far along in pregnancy are you? 3 months and a half months, just starting to show :)
Short Bio: Hey! I'm Isobel, Izzy for short. I've always been very interested in medicine, and work as a nurse at the local hospital. As you can tell, i'm about to become a first time mom (oh my god!). It wasn't really planned, and to tell you the truth, Jake and i had never really discussed having children.... which is why he freaked out when i told him. We're now seperated, Jake needed time to think about whether or not he was ready to be a father, no big, i'm looking forward to baby's arrival :)

Head Shot
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_53b739ed_33b73ea2.jpg

Body Shot
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_53b739ed_d3b73f00.jpg

Family Shot
This is me and my new kitten, Skye.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_53b739ed_b3b74091.jpg

This is Jake, who moved out about 6 weeks ago... I guess he's still part of the family.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_33b65c97_93b6853d.jpg

FashionFrenzy
28th Jul 2007, 6:36 AM
Name: Jantelise Jones
Age: 23
Location: Manhattan, NY
How far along in pregnancy are you? only 3 months.
Short Bio: My Name is Jantelise Jones im black and Italian. Actually me and my Fiancee Desjun Dellaware arent married yet. Although he proposed to me about a year ago, i wasnt ready, now he did again this year but we havent tied the knot yet. I am in the politics career so my life is pretty hetic, most of the time. My life was pretty calm for the past 3 months because i worked from home, now that i have gotten a promotion i dont know how things will go.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/Sims%202/janteliseborder.png

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/Sims%202/janbodyshotborder.png

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/Sims%202/jananddes2border.jpg

lovelybones_SC
28th Jul 2007, 3:31 PM
Name: Melina Larson
Age: 24
Location: Miami, FL
How far along in pregnancy are you? I'm about 3 months.
Short Bio:Me and my Husband Kyle just moved to Miami. We've been married about a year now. I'm so excited to have a child because it's going to be our first one together!
http://i19.tinypic.com/52q7ehh.jpg
Headshot
http://i19.tinypic.com/4l5ikhz.jpg
Bodyshot
http://i9.tinypic.com/503jio8.jpg
Me and Kyle in our unfinished house.

lovable_SC
28th Jul 2007, 4:07 PM
Wow all the applications look great!

And we have our third and final judge, DirectorsCheese. <3

TRIriana
28th Jul 2007, 7:44 PM
Name
Portia Mae Smithy

Age
28

Location
York, England

How far along in pregnancy are you?
7 and a half months - and ready to pop!

Short Bio
I come from a very small family, and when I was little I always wished it was bigger. I'd fantasise about huge reunions, where everyone could get together and swap tales. As a result I always swore to myself that I'd have a big family of my own. I married into a huge family when I was 20, and now my life really is full of get togethers! That's outside the household, inside there's my husband, Anthony; my oldest son, Patrick; my youngest son, Cery and now child number three. We don't know if we're having a girl or a boy yet - Anthony wants another boy to further his goal of having his own personal Baseball team! I would like a girl - to even out those odds a little more!

Before I had to take maternity leave I worked in retail, and Anthony is a mechanic. He's very good with his hands.

Headshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PortiaMae.jpg

Bodyshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PMHS.jpg

Family Shot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/snapshot_138ef29e_f3bb9cbc.jpg
My husband, Anthony, is just behind me there carrying our son, Cery. Patrick, my oldest os such a playful kid. He adores dancing.

lovable_SC
28th Jul 2007, 8:25 PM
Nice entry so far TRIriana. ^.^

TRIriana
28th Jul 2007, 8:31 PM
Thanks, ^^. I did have a bodyshot; but it was horribly tragic, so I'm going to do another one, :lol:.

lovable_SC
29th Jul 2007, 12:06 AM
I'm sure it was great! But I can't wait to see your other two pictures -- all of yours are always amazing.

FashionFrenzy
29th Jul 2007, 1:40 AM
Application Edited Here (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963187&postcount=48)

happycowlover
29th Jul 2007, 1:42 AM
Can the mommy-to-be be a lesbian? I wanted to try something a little different. :)

lovable_SC
29th Jul 2007, 1:53 AM
Sure, that's fine happycowlover. ^.^

herfashionista
29th Jul 2007, 4:11 AM
Name: Markiya Jones
Age: 27
Location: Los Angeles, CA
How far along in pregnancy are you? 8 months
Short Bio:
Raised in the heart of the ghetto, hood, projects, Markiya indured a childhood of great pain. Growing up in a family of 5 children and a deadbeat alcoholic mother, times were hard for Markiya and her siblings. Driven by her rough past, Markiya went on to achieve great things. With a masters degree in business and hardwork, Markiya is now President of a major company. Markiya, inspired to help children who indured a childhood like her's adopted two little girls Dymond and Amari who she has raised from birth. Formally engaged, Markiya recently had a bitter split with her ex-conartist of a fiance, Markiya was left with a piece of him soon to come.

Body Shot:
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1446/sim1zk3.jpg
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6645/sims2mj1.jpg

Head Shot
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/483/sim3vv2.jpg

Shot with family
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9624/sim4ux0.jpg

lovable_SC
29th Jul 2007, 6:05 AM
Nice entry herfashionista. :)

TRIriana
29th Jul 2007, 10:20 PM
Name
Ayisha Swann

Age
18

Location
Honolulu, Hawaii

How far along in pregnancy are you?
2 months and 1 week.

Short Bio
I wasn't born in Hawaii but my parents and I moved there when I was only two-years-old, so it's really the only place that I remember. Growing up there was lots of sun, sea, sand and surf - surfing, unfortunately is one sport I'm going to have to forgo during my pregnancy for obvious reasons! It's back to the regular old swimming pool for me. Most people, from my grandparents - parents were the free spirits, and took it in their stride - to the people in my work place keep on saying I'm too young, at eighteen, to have a child. I wouldn't change it for the world though; like is completely and utterly shiny for me - right down to having no morning sickness...yet!


Headshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaHS.jpg

Bodyshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/snapshot_f3b8a91f_73bb96dd.jpg

Family
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaFamily2.jpg
This was taken just before my prom. Generally, I'm quite camera shy so this is one of the rare photographs! Right behind me, with the cheesy grin on his face is my twin brother, Lucas. The amazing, adorable guy to my right is Philippe, my baby's father.


I just couldn't resist another, xD. I should be finished with both entries, completely, tomorrow. :).

lovable_SC
29th Jul 2007, 10:48 PM
Ooh I love her TRIriana. ^.^
And don't worry, you have until Wednesday to finish your entries.

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
29th Jul 2007, 11:03 PM
Ooh, I want to join. :D

I'll be on again tomorrow with my application. This is my first contest so don't eat me if I go wrong. XD

lovable_SC
29th Jul 2007, 11:05 PM
We're glad to have you! [:
And don't worry about it being your first. I just hope it's fun for everyone. :)

And nice avatar.<333

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
30th Jul 2007, 12:19 AM
Name: Alice Starr

Age: 25

Location: Surrey, England

How far along in pregnancy are you?: About two and a half months... I'm not showing yet. =]

Short Bio: I have three children, with another on the way. I'm divorced, but I am currently seeing my ex-boyfriend whom I dumped in University. My children are seven [James and Amelia. They're twins.] and three [Charlotte. She was a lot quieter at teething than the twins were]. I was eighteen when I had James and Amelia married on my twentieth.] Charlotte [my youngest] is the only one with my hair colour. James and Mia both look like their father, with the exception of their eyes. They have my eyes. I was brought up in Surrey. I live in Surrey, I went to University in Surrey, and now my children live in Surrey. I sometimes wish that I had seen more of the world, but then I look at my kids and I think that no amount of countries can ever replace my children.

Headshot:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_d3b9541f.jpg

Bodyshot:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_73b954c0.jpg

Familyshot:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_13b94f6a.jpg
[I]James was looking the wrong way when the photographer took this photo, and Amelia was in a mood because I wouldn't buy her a teddy. Charlotte had noticed some butterflies ["Flutterbys!" She insists] by our apple tree and was paying more attention to them than to the photographer. It had been a long day, and I just couldn't be bothered paying the man to take another one.

Is that OK?

EDIT: Sorry about crappy picture quality... my graphics card is baaad. :banghead:

ImBrakinDishesLikeRhianna
30th Jul 2007, 1:24 AM
Name:J-Dah Lee Besquall
Age:18
Location:Syracuse,New York
How far along in pregnancy are you?6 months
Short Bio:I recently graduated from high school.When I found out I was expecting my parents were very dissapointed.They had very big plans for me and the constantly reminded me of that.So I decided that I would just get married to my long time boyfriend and raise our child.But that all changed when I recieved a letter from The University of Syracuse stating that I had been approved for a full scholarship.My boyfriend had already registered for the upcoming semester and was excited that I would be joining him and soon after our new baby.
1 Headshot: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u201/ZodiacQueen/HeadShot.jpg
Hey who is that sexy glowing gal, oh it's me!
1 Bodyshot:
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u201/ZodiacQueen/BodyShot.jpg
Pouting is a part of pregnancy.
1 Shot with family
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u201/ZodiacQueen/FamilyShot.jpg
My boyfriend had me cracking up I know it's unlady like to laugh with your mouth open, and such.

FashionFrenzy
30th Jul 2007, 2:38 AM
we can enter 2 sims. if we can i'll be back with one.

Mysticrose_x3
30th Jul 2007, 5:02 AM
I'm going to enter the mother of my twin sims that I just entered in the Sim city kids competition :) I'm going to go get a nice set of maternity clothes, and then I'll be entering Emma :)

TRIriana
30th Jul 2007, 9:55 AM
Liadan I love that second maternity outfit! It seems to suit her so much.

lovelybones_SC
30th Jul 2007, 4:19 PM
I posted by family shot. =]

lovable_SC
30th Jul 2007, 5:03 PM
All the applications look great! [:

xxDreaxx
30th Jul 2007, 5:33 PM
I'll enter my mommy to be Evelyn:D

lovable_SC
30th Jul 2007, 6:01 PM
Yay! I can't wait to see her xxDreaxx.

happycowlover
30th Jul 2007, 7:25 PM
Name: Odette Simmonson

Age: 21

Location: Montgomery, Simsville

How far along in pregnancy are you? About 4 months

Short Bio: I grew up with my mom Matilda since my dad died in a car accident the same day I was born (kinda ironic!), so I never knew him. I've lived in Montgomery all of my life and even though I've had my ups and downs here, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I found myself attracted to girls than boys when I was in middle school. I thought it was just a phase I was going through but when it didn't pass, I realized that I was a lesbian. The same day I came to terms with my sexuality, I met Lydia. We hit it off instantly and we've been dating for 4 years now. We had our civil union last month and now we're expecting a baby after one of our close friends offered to father our child. We're so excited!


Headshot
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_13ba0d96.jpg

Bodyshot
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_73ba0bf9.jpg
This has been my favorite room since I found out I was pregnant, the kitchen!

Familyshot
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_b3ba1020.jpg
Me, my mom, and Lydia. We're the only family we've got since I'm the only child and Lydia's family cut off all ties with her because of her sexuality unfortunately. My mom's terminally ill so we're praying that she gets to live to see our baby.

lovable_SC
30th Jul 2007, 8:09 PM
Awh, I love the family shot happycowlover. :)

Nymphetish_SC
30th Jul 2007, 8:20 PM
Name: Beatrice Eis

Age: 25

Location: Born in New Jersey, but currently residing in New York.

How far along in pregnancy are you?: Almost two months!

Short Bio: I was born and raised in New Jersey. When I was seventeen, I married a man named Paul, and we moved to New York. The following year, Jamie, my first daughter, was born. At age twenty, I started modeling professionally. My husband and I are now separated, but we're trying to patch things up.

Headshot:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/mmy2b1.jpg

Body shot:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/mmy2b2.jpg

Family shot:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/mmy2b3.jpg

lovable_SC
30th Jul 2007, 9:07 PM
Nice entry. ^.^

Mysticrose_x3
30th Jul 2007, 9:42 PM
Name: Emma Turner
Age: 28 http://www.aimoo.com/forum/images/messageicon/embarrassment.gif
Location: Los Angeles
How far along in pregnancy are you? 2 months!
Short Bio:My name is Emma turner, I am very happily married to the love of my life; Andrew. We have twin girls who are 8 1/2 years old, their names are Jade and Melody; and they are currently competing in the Sim City Kids '07 competition. We are anxiously awaiting our third child, From the girls to Andrew, everyone is so excited!
1 Headshot This shot is of me when I first found out I was going to be a contestant! http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/emmapreggy.jpg
1 Body shothttp://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/bodyshot.jpg
1 Shot with familyhttp://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/family.jpg

FashionFrenzy
31st Jul 2007, 12:25 AM
Name: Joanna Johnson
Location: Los Angeles, California
How far along in pregnancy are you? 2 1/2 months ( you cant even tell)
Short Bio: I am 27 years old. I have 2 kids. Brianna (5) and Brian (8). Ive been married for 9 years now to my wonderful husband Dave (29). I stay in a 3 Bedroom home, but now that ive found out im pregnant we are adding on to the house or either moving, we havent made up our minds yet. Im a stay at home mother. I love to cook and read. Im British and Italian and I love the color green. We also plan to adopt but the baby came as a surprise and i dont know if i should still adopt right now. Anyways i love to remodel but we just moved into our current house about 2 years ago and i havent gotten around to redecorating yet so actually the painting is colored to the old owners ways. Well goodbye,
Joanna Johnson



1 Headshot
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/JoannaJohnsonBigtext.jpg

1 Body shot
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/JoannaJohnsonBodyshottext.jpg

1 Shot with family
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/TheJohnsonFamily.jpg

Chelleypie
31st Jul 2007, 2:44 AM
I love it too, happycowlover! I have a feeling my girl is going to be eliminated...

Swimluver97
31st Jul 2007, 3:30 AM
Name: Constance (Connie) Roberts
Age: 34
Location: Milwaukee, WI
How far along in pregnancy are you?: Approximatly 7 weeks, but I'm not showing at all

Really Short Bio : Well, I have 2 beautiful girls, Kelsi (13), and Mirhya (7). I am happily married to my hubby, Andrew, and we couldnt be happier. We were so thrilled when we found out we were pregnant, we had some trouble with my last pregnancy, so we will have to see what happens.:cdance:

Headshot

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o263/Swimluver97/ScreenShot034-1.jpg

Bodyshot

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o263/Swimluver97/ScreenShot033-2.jpg

Me and Mirhya, I'm teaching her to play piano, but i dont think she's liking it

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o263/Swimluver97/ScreenShot031.jpg

lovable_SC
31st Jul 2007, 3:32 AM
Why chelleypie, you're girl is cute. [: I like her.

And I'm not sure yet about eliminations. Would you all rather have eliminations after the application round or just wait until after Round 1 but have more people go?

And nice applications everyone. :)

goforfink
31st Jul 2007, 8:20 AM
it would be nice to be able to do 1 round before being eliminated :) but either way is good.

satsoveranddone
31st Jul 2007, 12:15 PM
im gonna get started on mine now i might have it posted in the next 10 mins

Chelleypie
31st Jul 2007, 12:39 PM
Thank you, lovable! -hugs-

happycowlover
31st Jul 2007, 12:47 PM
Thanks lovable and chelleypie! So much competition here, great entries everyone! :ds:

lovable, I had a question on judging: I know we won't be judged on beauty but will we be judged on how creative we've made our entries? I'm a little confused, like always. LOL

FashionFrenzy
31st Jul 2007, 12:49 PM
id rather have elminations for the application round. You should just start a poll on the thread.

satsoveranddone
31st Jul 2007, 12:51 PM
Name: Maddie hevenstole
Age: 22
Location: newcastle upon tyne
How far along in pregnancy are you? 6 1/2 months so far but it fells like im going to POP any time soon
Short Bio: i used to do laods of modeling but i decided to give it up because it wont be right since im so far in my pregnacy. my boyfriend left me once he knew
i was having his baby
1 Headshot
http://i9.tinypic.com/4r24iuf.jpg
1 Body shot
http://i10.tinypic.com/6aia1j5.jpg
1 Shot with family
http://i10.tinypic.com/6aia1j5.jpg
i dont have a family except this baby in my belly

burberryplaid
31st Jul 2007, 2:35 PM
And I'm not sure yet about eliminations. Would you all rather have eliminations after the application round or just wait until after Round 1 but have more people go?


I think everyone should have a chance to do round 1. It's hard to be creative and show your Sims' personality through just an application. It's your contest though, so whatever you decide is fine and I'll go with it. :)

lovable_SC
31st Jul 2007, 3:05 PM
lovable, I had a question on judging: I know we won't be judged on beauty but will we be judged on how creative we've made our entries? I'm a little confused, like always. LOL

It's fine, haha. I'm glad you asked. Of course there isn't much creativity in your applications, but in your further entries for the different rounds, creativity of how your story is going and what makes your pictures stand out from the others. Photo beauty is not required, but different poses and such make it look more creative and different, and we want that. Understand?

id rather have elminations for the application round. You should just start a poll on the thread.

Thanks FashionFrenzy, I never thought of that. But yes, now there is a poll started on this thread, so please, everyone vote because it does end tomorrow, along with application round.

Nice entry satsoveranddone!

& please everyone vote in the poll!

satsoveranddone
31st Jul 2007, 3:06 PM
ty lovable and caroline

FashionFrenzy
31st Jul 2007, 4:54 PM
Lovable, your welcome!! :)

xxDreaxx
31st Jul 2007, 8:07 PM
Name:Evelyn Johnson
Age:24
Location:Miami,Florida
How far along in pregnancy are you?:I'm 3 weeks pregnant,and I'm not showing just yet.
Short Bio:My Name's Evelyn,But everybody calls me Evie.I'm 24.I got pregnant just weeks ago by my rock star boyfriend,Leon.We're not getting married,but he is sweet and says he will be there just for me and the baby:D.

Headshot:
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6397/evieheadshotwe1.jpg
Body Shot:
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/1572/eviebodyshotwo3.jpg
Family Shot:
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/3859/evieandleonnm4.jpg
--
Sorry about my crappy graphics card..and I downloaded her boyfriend off MTS2 I hope thats allrightXD

PixieDust_fairy
31st Jul 2007, 8:19 PM
Name:
Shayla Anderson

Age:
18

Location:
Malibu, California

How far along in pregnancy are you?
I'm 5 1/2 Months Along

Short Bio:
I was born over in Orlando Florida to a big family of 7. When I turned 10 years old we moved across the country to Malibu, California, because my father hit some sort of jackpot. I had everything a teenage girl that would ever want, but what they gave me wasn't enough. I would always find myself getting into tons of trouble and couldn't control myself. I had been in and out of rehab 5 times by the time I was 14. When I was 15 I met the love of my life Sam Black. When we first met we were just close friends then after awhile we started getting into deeper emotions. Sam changed my bad side into a better person (because that's the type of guy he was) I found out that I was pregnant a couple weeks before my 18th birthday and I was so afraid that Sam wouldn't accept the baby. I was so afraid to tell him, but when I did he was so happy and he stepped up to the plate to be the father. He proposed to me shortly after and we plan to get married after the baby is born.


HEADSHOT:
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5498/headshotqe7.jpg
This is my favorite picture of me I would have to say. It looks absolutely amazing don't you think?

BODYSHOT:
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5248/preggerspr0.jpg
Even though I'm pregnant, I still feel like I can be sexy on the beach. Who said a Mommy to be had to wear a one piece?

FAMILY SHOT:
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/406/loveff2.jpg
Well This is our family so far, we know that someday in the future we can take a family picture, and it would be covered with our children. Oh yea and don't you just love my shirt? It says "Made With Love" which truley means that our baby was made with love.

FashionFrenzy
31st Jul 2007, 10:59 PM
Great entry Pixie_dust Fairie. I love it. And when is application round over?

PixieDust_fairy
31st Jul 2007, 11:22 PM
@FashionFrenzy-Thank you :)

PixieDust_Fairy

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
31st Jul 2007, 11:28 PM
Lovable? Will I need photoshop for this? Cuz the most arty thing I have on my computer is Paint, and I wouldn't have a clue how to do anything on it. XD

Noir
1st Aug 2007, 4:43 AM
Name: Kensi Cameron

Age: 27

Location: San Diego, CA. Right on the beach.

How far along are you? 2 months...just a little baby right now =]

Bio: "Once upon a time, there was a woman named Kensi and a man named Ryan. Kensi loved Ryan very much, and they made a wonderful little girl together and named her Madison. After a while, Madison started to grow and Kensi began finding little notes to Ryan, from a girl that was not Kensi. So Ryan split, but not before leaving Kensi a little going away present: the baby now growing inside her." Yep, that's my story. A little sad, but I love my girl and baby enough to make me forget that I ever spoke his name. I don't know if I'll be ready for another man, but for now Madi is enough for me.

Headshot: -->ME<--
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/e.jpg


...♥


Body: Just 'cuz you're pregnant doesn't mean you aren't sexy =]
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/eee.jpg


...♥


Family: Me and Madi in our garden.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ee.jpg


♥♥♥

lovable_SC
1st Aug 2007, 4:44 AM
xxDreaxx & PixieDust_fairy -- NICE ENTRIES! ^.^

Great entry Pixie_dust Fairie. I love it. And when is application round over?

The application round is over tomorrow evening. I am going to a water park for the day, but I have the Round 1 description typed out and everything, and whenever I come home, I can post that and see whether or not there is going to be eliminations before Round 1. And if there is, I will send word to the judges. Everything will be ending up tomorrow evening for the application round, so if anyone still needs to get an entry in, you have all day tomorrow.

Lovable? Will I need photoshop for this? Cuz the most arty thing I have on my computer is Paint, and I wouldn't have a clue how to do anything on it. XD

Nope, Photoshop or anything of that nature is not required. It is allowed, but you don't need it at all. I only have Paint as well. :)

And nice entry Noir. [:

Nukeya
1st Aug 2007, 8:05 AM
How late are applications going to be accepted today? I have a mommy-to-be that I am thinking of entering though am a bit torn as I have my own running atm as well.

lovable_SC
1st Aug 2007, 2:26 PM
Applications will be accepted until 7:30 PM GMT tonight. At that time the application round will be closed so please wait until I get home so I can post Round 1 and see whether there is going to be cuts.

satsoveranddone
1st Aug 2007, 3:39 PM
7:30 tonight im lucky i got mine in quick enough cause it takes me hours to do it lol

TRIriana
1st Aug 2007, 6:04 PM
My Portia (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=963610&postcount=51) and Ayisha (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=964561&postcount=60) are finished. :).

satsoveranddone
1st Aug 2007, 7:33 PM
oh its 7:30 pm

FashionFrenzy
1st Aug 2007, 8:42 PM
i hope theres cuts now because if not with all these applicants theres going to be a huge chunk gone after round 1.

satsoveranddone
1st Aug 2007, 8:45 PM
when does round one start???

FashionFrenzy
1st Aug 2007, 8:59 PM
she said at 7:30 and if its eastern time that about 3 hours and 30 minutes from now.

TRIriana
1st Aug 2007, 9:00 PM
i hope theres cuts now because if not with all these applicants theres going to be a huge chunk gone after round 1.

I think Lovable said they would look at the poll, and the opposite is winning at the moment. :).

Personally, I'd like cuts to be after Round I. Say for exampe that 3 went after Application, and 3 after Round I; or 6 went just around Round I with none after Application then eventually 6 would still be eliminated overall. It would just give more of a chance to show what people can do, by waiting until after Round I.

I think I explained that horribly!

Satsoveranddone, please try to be patient. Lovable still needs to get back on the forums, and come here; and then tell us what's happening next - these things take time. :).

FashionFrenzy
1st Aug 2007, 11:28 PM
I think Lovable said they would look at the poll, and the opposite is winning at the moment. :).

Personally, I'd like cuts to be after Round I. Say for exampe that 3 went after Application, and 3 after Round I; or 6 went just around Round I with none after Application then eventually 6 would still be eliminated overall. It would just give more of a chance to show what people can do, by waiting until after Round I.

I think I explained that horribly!

Satsoveranddone, please try to be patient. Lovable still needs to get back on the forums, and come here; and then tell us what's happening next - these things take time. :).


Yea i kno i was thinking about that today. But i do understand to wait since this isnt a beauty comeptition im just glad im not judging all the applications :) cause id be like everybody wins!! LOL but i dont care what happens really i just want to compete ive been trying to enter into a competition like this for the longest, even if i dont win i'll be happy i entered.

TRIriana
1st Aug 2007, 11:30 PM
It was so much fun in the last cycle. :). Judging, IMO, is definitely the hardest part of a contest!

FashionFrenzy
1st Aug 2007, 11:34 PM
I Kno. i just started mines although im not doing any judging yet i have judged about 4 other contest. although some forgot i was there judge. hosting a contest by itself is reckless but i still enjoy it all somewhere in there.

lovable_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 12:15 AM
OKAY I'M HERE!

Sorry to keep you waiting, I had a lot of things going on today.
Now, since I see that the poll revealed that there will be eliminations after Round 1, I can then post Round 1 after this. :)

And yes, now all of you will get a chance to show us more about your applicant before the first cuts.

And now that the applications are officially closed, I will post Round 1. ^.^

lovable_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 12:16 AM
Round 1 - Meet the Family

In your application, you had to show us a family shot with your mommy-to-be and her family. You also had to give us a short bio. Now, in Round 1, you will be given the chance to elaborate on your sim's family. In this Round, you will be asked to show us three pictures dealing with your sim's family. And along with the pictures, you must give us a description.

Your Requirements:

Pictures:
+ 1 shot of close family doing something they usually do to have fun [close family means husband, other children, and if no family is present, friends]
+ 1 shot of extended family & friends in a scene [such as a birthday party, a baby shower, etc.]
+ 1 shot of your sim and her significant other, answering a few questions [if your sim does not have a significant other, she will answer this herself and you can make the picture any way of just her. this picture can be taken from anywhere, make it creative]

Descriptions:
+ A description of what your sim and her family are doing in the first photo
+ A description of what is going on in your second photo
+ Answer the following questions along with your third and final photo;
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
How many babies are you having?
Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?

!!Keep in mind that during one of the rounds you will be asked to decorate a nusery for the baby, so make sure that isn't mentioned in your entry for this round.!!

EXAMPLES:

TASK ONE (http://www.math.utah.edu/~wright/images/FamilyAtZoo.jpg)
Here I am with my family at the zoo, blah blah blah.
TASK TWO (http://www.emeraldcitygym.com/images/birthdaypartymain.jpg)
Here we are at so and so's birthday party, blah blah.
TASK THREE (http://www.sweetandbitter.com/inside/images/Mom%20and%20Dad.jpg)
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant? blah.
How many babies are you having? blah.
Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)? blah.
What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby? blah.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. :) GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN, AND BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR PICTURES!

lovelybones_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 12:21 AM
&oooooooo.this.sounds.like.fun
&:ds:

happycowlover
2nd Aug 2007, 1:46 AM
Sounds like fun! I'll get to work on it tomorrow. :salute:

lovable_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 1:47 AM
I hope it's fun!
And I cannot wait to see everyone's entries. :)

xxDreaxx
2nd Aug 2007, 4:29 AM
YAY!I'll work on this tomorrow..maybe today..but YAY!

satsoveranddone
2nd Aug 2007, 11:32 AM
yay ill get worked on it today but i wont have it in untill later or tommorow

lovable_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 1:46 PM
Okay. :D
EEK! I'm excited to start seeing the entries.

Pantamailon
2nd Aug 2007, 3:01 PM
Finished Nova's round 1 entry

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/snapshot_b3b600d1_d3bded9a.jpg
Movie night in the Bieyn house, Daryl rented out Lassie for us all to watch after I spent the day gardening (And a few romance movies for us two later when Annie had been put to bed)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/snapshot_b3b600d1_73bdf38a.jpg
My baby shower with just my friends from the local mom's group and Daryls parents invited of course, my own parents live abroad and I'm not keen on inviting them to anything due to their rudeness...
It was a great party but in the end it just got a bit much for Annie, she's not really a people person.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/pantamailon/snapshot_b3b600d1_d3bdf564.jpg
What are some feeling you have towards being pregnant?- Well quite happy really, Me and Daryl always planned to have a younger brother or sister for Annie, dispite my friend Delia's advice of "More than one is chaos".
How many babies are you having?- Twins i'm pleased to say, there is a long history of multiple births in my family, my older brothers are twins themselves.
Do you the the sex of the baby(ies)?- Nope, and we don't plan to ask, we feel that part of the joy is the surprise.
What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?- Well not much really, we still have a lot of Annie's old stuff hanging around (baby gates, baby prams, a moses basket...), Daryl has managed to get a few months of paid paternity leave to help out but we're still quite in the baby stage from last time so we really have no worries.

lovable_SC
2nd Aug 2007, 4:54 PM
Great entry! I love the Task Two picture. :D

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
3rd Aug 2007, 12:26 AM
Oooh. I liikke. I'll do it when I get up, as my Sims now takes AGES to load up [due to all my custom content. XD] so I'll print the tasks or write them down. =]

FashionFrenzy
3rd Aug 2007, 1:55 AM
When does round 1 end? i will have my apps up late tonight or tomorrow before i leave for the weekend.

lovelybones_SC
3rd Aug 2007, 2:37 AM
When does round 1 end? i will have my apps up late tonight or tomorrow before i leave for the weekend.
August 8th :]

lovable_SC
3rd Aug 2007, 4:34 AM
Oooh. I liikke. I'll do it when I get up, as my Sims now takes AGES to load up [due to all my custom content. XD] so I'll print the tasks or write them down. =]

That's fine. I can't wait to see them. ^.^ And my game was doing the same, but then I made a decision to delete all of my downloads, so now I have no custom content. I am hoping to re-start downloading things, but I am going to be careful this time and only download things I know are bug free.

And thanks lovelybones for answering that. :D

tratra81
3rd Aug 2007, 5:38 AM
Task 1
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/sleepover.jpg
This is me and my 3 best friends. We all met in drama club in junior high and have been friends ever since. They are the only people who have really stuck by me after the news spread that I was pregnant. Every weekend you'll find us having a sleepover at one of our houses.

Task 2
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/BigEvent.jpg
This is a picture taken before I knew I was pregnant. Of course my parents are in the middle and my two sisters Clarissa (right) and Sonya (left). My sisters are quite a bit older then me, 29 and 27 respectively so we've never really been close but they both have offered to help out when the baby comes. I appreciate it even though I can tell my sisters are disappointed in me. Its kind of crazy when your baby sister (by at least 10 years) is providing the first grandchild.

Task 3
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/confessionalmom.jpg
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant? To be honest, I'm excited but my fear and nervousness over-shadows my excitement.

How many babies are you having? One baby, thank god...I can't even imagine how much one kiddo is going to change my life, let alone multiples. Wait....when they tell you you're have one, they're positive right.....

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)? Not yet...I am hoping for a girl though.

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby? I've started going to parenting classes for teen parents at the local community college. I enjoy it but its a bit intense. We're started baby-proofing the house. We've already had the big family meeting to figure out how the family is going to juggle my school, my parents jobs, and the baby...it ended with me making the decision to transfer to a different high school that has more services for it's teen parents...including on-site daycare during school hours.

Mysticrose_x3
3rd Aug 2007, 8:22 AM
Task one:
This is a picture of Andrew and I reading to the girls before bed. The girls are very talented, they're great artist; pianist; and cooks, but they highly dislike school. We try to motivate them by reading to them every night; and we try to really bring the stories alive. Tonight it's A bear version of Cinderella. http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/Emmard1fam.jpg
Task two: This is a picture of our family and friends enjoying a toast after Dinner. The guests were wondering why we were toasting with apple cider, so Andrew and I then announced to everyone that wine wouldn't be good for my baby. They were all pretty shocked and excited to hear I was pregnant again.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/emmagroupround1.jpg
Task Three: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/alilpinkpixie/emmaandrewround1.jpg
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
We are so excited! Another little baby to love! We know it's going to be hard work, but
we already passed the obstacle of raising twins when we were only 20 years old, so this shouldn't be too hard.
How many babies are you having?
Just one this time- well, that's what the doctor told us! We made sure to ask, with our past history of twin girls so early on, We like surprises; but only to an extent!
Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)? No, we don't know the sex of our baby. We want our baby's gender to be a surprise. I guess we are both a little more keen towards a boy, since we already have two girls, but we also want a baby girl to have around the house again...the kind that aren't the least bit interested in the texture of a boy's hair, unlike my little Melody and Jade, who both seem to love it when Alex comes over for play dates...something makes me think there's not so much play to it. Anyway, we hope that if it is a girl, when she gets to the cootie stage we will keep her there forever!
Okay, so maybe that's not realistic, but we can always dream!

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
It's been a good eight years since we had a baby in our arms, so we are babysitting the younger kids in the neighborhood- especially Tommy and Ashley. They have such a sad story- A nice woman by the name of Angela was having a lot of trouble having children, and for every miscarriage she endured, she adopted a child. Pretty soon, she had Two teens, two kids, and a toddler. (Chad, Penelope, Ashley, Alex, and Annie) Then she tried again, and she had the baby- Tommy. Sadly, she died during birth, so now Chad and Penelope are left taking care of all their younger "siblings" and the poor kids are orphaned once again. While Chad and Penelope are at school with Ashley and Alex, we take care of Tommy and Annie, we need to get used to having kids around all day, since our girls go to school as well.

TRIriana
3rd Aug 2007, 9:17 AM
Task I
- Family Fun!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaFamilyFun.jpg
I've lost count of the amount of times people have told me that, having a kid at my age means having no teenager fun stuff. That only makes me more determined to prove them wrong. Having a baby doesn't mean being tied down, it means I get to experience fun of a different kind - Philippe, Aggy and I all get dressed up in crazy stuff and had a cool night out. Don't worry, I didn't drink, kiddies. ;).

Task II
- Babies and Showers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaBabyShower.jpg
Taking a more sedate pace...this is a baby shower Agnese set up for me, family and close friends only. The only boy allowed was Aaron, my nephew - and he wanted to play with the toys!

Task III
- The Other Half

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaandPhilippeBW.jpg
This is my guy. It was taken after our senior prom, when we were feeling just so stoked at leaving! It was a little after this shot that I found out I was pregant - that I was heaving through most of the dances, and after the buffet should have told me something a little earlier!

Questions and Answers

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Deliriously, ecstatically happy - we both are. Everytime I go past a baby store I'm finding something to bring back out with me. I must have a shop-full of baby bottles right now. There's this place I pass on the way to my place, and it sells these cute decorate bottles. They're adorable, and I have to have one...and then two...and then three...

How many babies are you having?
Well, we're assuming one - but twins run in both sides of the family!

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
Not yet, it's still too early to tell on the scans. We're both fine with either gender, as long as the tyke is born healthy.

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
It's taken a lot of reading up anyway, but I think in our case maybe more because I'm having a water birth. Fortunately the hospital taking on the maternity care is happy to give as much information we need - some are notorious in disliking anything away from "the norm". We're really lucky with all the help and advice we've recieved.

Nymphetish_SC
3rd Aug 2007, 9:27 AM
Task one:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/task1-1.jpg
Before my daughter goes to bed, I make sure to spend time with her. I usually tell her fairy tales that my parents told me when I was child.

Task two:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/task2.jpg
This photo was taken at my sister Natalie's wedding reception about a year and a half ago. My husband and I were still together at that time. Come to think of it, Natalie just had her first child! Anyway, everyone was so happy that day that I knew I had to include this!

Task three:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/roselegacy/task3.jpg
Besides modeling, I've always loved singing. If I had the talent, I'd leave modeling and pursue it.


- What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant? I'm not sure what to feel, honestly. I am very happy to have another child, but I'm also concerned because my husband and I are going through a rough spot in our marriage.

- How many babies are you having?
Just one.

-Do you know the sex of the baby?
No, not yet. I'll be finding out sometime next month, so I'm pretty excited!

-What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Well, Josh (my husband) and I are in marriage counseling, because I'd prefer that our unborn child be raised by two parents. I know my first daughter suffered when Josh moved out, and I don't want our next child to have to experience that.

Tixi
3rd Aug 2007, 9:57 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_13bf8d07.jpg

Trent and I love going out to lunch at all the swanky Cafe's in our area. This is us at our favoriate spot.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_53bf90f8.jpg

This is me and Trent dancing after our wedding, when most of the guests were off at the buffet. The other couple dancing is my parents and the two girls are my best friends, Victoria and Belinda.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_53bf92e8.jpg

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Well, at first i hated feeling so fat and bloated, but i've become really accustomed to the little bulge, and i'm excited for when i'll finally feel some kicking. Overall i'm loving being pregnant, although sometimes i get upset when i can't fit into my favoriate clothes.

How many babies are you having?
Just the one, which i'm glad about because i never had any younger siblings so i dont really have any experience at looking after babies. One is a good number to be a first-time parent with.

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No, i think that ruins the fun. I want to hear that "It's a boy/girl" after i give birth and be really surprised.

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Well, we cleared our junk out of the spare room of our house ready for when we decorate it as a nursery. We've also been going to pre-natal classes as a couple, and getting information about what tests we'll need for the baby. It's all so scary!

TRIriana
3rd Aug 2007, 1:59 PM
Task I
Family Fun or... Tormenting the Husband!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/The%20Sims/PortiaFamilyFun.jpg
It started out as a fun game of drenching each other with water balloons, but somewhere along the way we got far too giddy and, after pelting my hubby with water instead, proceeded to make funny faces at him...it must be something in the air!

Task II
Wedding Belle

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PortiaFamilyFunBW.jpg
You probably know Ayisha by now, yes? This was a snap I was not ready for, taken at her brother, Lucas' wedding. That's Lucas the Groom, behind me and then Agnese the Bride with her half-brother - Ayisha's guy, Philippe. It was such a fun time, though. Really beautiful. Of course now I have craving for wedding cake... I should have ample opportunity to indulge though, the family is so big that weddings are quite frequent.

Task III
Me and Mine

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PatrickandPortia.jpg
Yes, you guessed it, guys and gals - this was a photograph taken for Valentine's day! I was aready heavily pregnant by then, and I'll tell you! It was so hard to fit into that photo booth! We ended up giving it up as a loss and having one professionally taken, too. This amateur photography affair will always hold a cute and special place though.

Questions and Answers

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Happy, of course - but so very nervous, too. The last time I had to have an emergency C-Section a month before the birthdate. Everything turned out fine, luckily, but now I'm getting closer the old worries from the last time are coming back. We have our fingers and toes firmly crossed.

How many babies are you having?
As Ayisha said - she told me all about the Q&A's a few hours ago - twins run in this family so...anything is possible! You hear of people giving birth to twins, when they weren't seen on the scans. We're expecting one though.

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
We want it to be a surprise but I'm expecting a boy - though girls run on my husband's side of the family, boys run on mine; and of course I have two sons already. I hope for a girl this time: I want to buy some cute yellow dresses!

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Because of last time, I have frequent scans to keep track of everything; and if I feel even a little bit strange I'm checked over. We live close to the hospital so it isn't a problem. Birth-wise? I would like a home birth, but with the heightened possibility of complications we're in the hospital - of course, surprises have been known to happen!


If you can come through this, keeping track of these two families, well done! :lol:.

lovable_SC
3rd Aug 2007, 3:19 PM
Wow! All the entries look amazing! This is going to be so hard to judge.

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
3rd Aug 2007, 10:55 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_93bf8a61.jpg
We bought the swings shortly after moving to our house. The twins had just turned seven and were about to drive me mad with their whining of ĎMummy, Iím bored!í, so me and my ex [heís teaching Charlotte to walk in this pic] went out and bought some swings for them. I convinced him to buy three, telling him that it would be Charlieís when sheís old enough, but really, itís for me. -giggleĖ

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_73bf8b6f.jpg
This was at my twenty-second birthday. The kids and my ex- managed to arrange a secret surprise party for me. Iím not too keen on surprises, but this one was especially sweet. Paul was so nice to me, and Charlie was made that night. -winkwinkĖ

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/xfingersxofxicex/snapshot_53b949b8_d3bf8645.jpg
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
I love it! Honestly, if I could, Iíd stay pregnant most of the time. I love having my bump [still not showing. Gahh] and I love watching it grow. I love the way the baby inside me kicks and gets the hiccups [James and Amelia had hiccups pretty much all the time. It made me laugh so much. All my friends thought I was mad]. I love thinking about my baby, about how theyíre not even a fully formed person, and how much I already love them.

How many babies are you having?
Well, I honestly donít know. The last time I was at the doctors, they couldnít make out if there was more than one baby. There is a history of multiple births in our family [mother was a twin, nanny was a twin, and James and Meli are twins] so I might have twins again. I wonít know until a later date, as Iím far too early on to know.

Do you know the sex of the babies?
No, and I donít really want to know. I am hoping for another boy though, as James is the only guy in the family at the moment. Heís the first boy to be born in quite a while, actually. When Charlie was born, both Meli and James were excited, but I knew James really wanted a brother. Hopefully, Iíll be able to give him one. Ė pats belly Ė

What have you done to prepare yourself to be having a baby?
Well, I havenít really been able to do much. Charlieís had to move into Meli and Jamesí room for the time being whilst I pack up the house. The house weíre in really isnít going to be big enough for us all when the baby [or babies] arrive, so weíre going to have to move into a bigger house. Iíve already got Paul trying to find a contractor for us [heís a builder, so it shouldnít be too hard]. Really, Iím going to need a four bed-roomed houseÖ I promised James that heíd have his own room. Charlie and Meli can share one room, James can have his own, and baby and I will share another. Meli will probably want her own room when sheís a teenager so Iíll keep a room spare. Iíve got no intention of getting back with Paul, as Iíve been down that road and itís not a good one. Iím not going to get together with the babyís father eitherÖ Boyfriends and husbands and whatever are just too much stress for me right now. Anyway, gotta dash. =]

Is that OK? Heehee, I've sorted the graphics out so the pictures are nicer. :loco:

Chelleypie
4th Aug 2007, 1:37 AM
http://i14.tinypic.com/4taphqo.jpg
Here are Lila and I reading together. We're so nerdy in that way! This was taken right before ...

http://i14.tinypic.com/4uaue04.jpg
... Lila's birthday party! A few of her 'gal pals' and her teacher were there. Here's a good picture of Lila rubbing my belly after the party.
http://i10.tinypic.com/543868g.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/6871rpk.jpg
You caught me at a good time! I'm on partial bed rest now, so I'll be more than happy to write out answers for you!

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Simultaneously ecstatic and terrified. I wasn't sure I could get pregnant, since I wasn't married. I had attempted IFV before, and it failed miserably - two miscarriages and one still birth. Hence the bed rest!

How many babies are you having?
So far as we (Lila, the doctors and me) know, one. I'm glad it's only one, I don't need more than that with a teenager in the house too!

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No, and I don't want to. I want to be surprised. There are, after all, only so many true surprises in life, and this is one of them!

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Lila just enrolled in parenting classes in school to be of more help, and I am just resting and trying to stay healthy. I've also picked out a possible nursery scheme - not too feminine, and not to masculine, just in case! And I've been reading up - 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', 'What to Eat When You're Expecting', that sort of thing.

lovelybones_SC
4th Aug 2007, 4:11 AM
Task 1
http://i10.tinypic.com/6bw6nfl.jpg
Me and Kyle love watching football during the night. We go a little bit crazy. [laughs]
Task 2
http://i10.tinypic.com/643ua7o.jpg
We recently celebrated my moms' birthday. That's my brother across from me. It was so fun. She couldn't believe that we baked a home cake for her. And she loved it.
Task 3
http://i9.tinypic.com/6gwn3w4.jpg
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
[Melina]I love it! It's great. I just can't believe that there is another life inside me. This will be our first child so it will be so exciting. I kind of forget that I'm pregnant because I'm not that far along where my belly is that big.

How many babies are you having?
[Kyle]One. Hopefully [[laughs]]

Do you know the sex of the babies?
[Kyle]No we don't. We want it to be a suprise.

What have you done to prepare yourself to be having a baby?
[Melina]I've been cutting down on sweets and started eating healthier foods. I do some exercises to be tip top shape. I also have been going to bed earlier then I normally do.

Mysticrose_x3
4th Aug 2007, 8:12 AM
These entires are great everyone! Really bringing on the competition! ;)

cassieandra
4th Aug 2007, 8:15 AM
I wish I had've entered! This looks like so much fun!

lovable_SC
4th Aug 2007, 4:50 PM
Ugh, I was going to finish my Round 1 today, but about half an hour ago, I went freezing cold, I felt sick and dizzy, and I felt like I was going to fall down. I've taken some paracetamol/ibuprofen (can't remember which) but I think I'm just going to spend the rest of the day watching TV as I still feel ill and I'm never ill!

I hope you feel better! And take your time. You have until Wednesday.

And the entries look great! Everything really looks amazing.

I wish I had've entered! This looks like so much fun!

If you wish, I could allow you to enter. Except you would be the ONLY person I would let do that. You would have to submit both your application and your Round 1 before Wed.

OH AND ALSO, WE NEED A NEW JUDGE. :D

cassieandra
4th Aug 2007, 5:06 PM
Ok I'll try! I'll have to work on it tomorrow though cos I'm gonna go to bed soon :)

happycowlover
4th Aug 2007, 8:12 PM
-Task I-
Work It Girl!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_73c099fe.jpg
Mom loves making all types of outfits with her sewing machine. Me and Lydia model her designs though I'm usually more excited than her. Hey, that dress made my stomach look smaller!

-Task II-
Do The Smustle!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_53c0a266.jpg
We celebrated Nadine's (blonde haired girl) new house with a PJs slumber housewarming party! Our friends are really weird!

-Task III-
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_b3c0a346.jpg

-Questions-

How many babies are you having?
Odette: We think it's one but you never really know!

Do you know the sex of the babies?
Lydia: The doctor says it's too early to have an ultra sound but we will find out soon and I'm so excited! I'm hoping for a boy so I can play sports with him but we'll love our baby no matter what gender it is.

What have you done to prepare yourself to be having a baby?
Odette: I don't know if this is preparing for our child but I've been eating so much since I've been pregnant. My favorite food recently has been coffee ice cream. Delicious!
Lydia: I have to hide all of the sweets away from her!

Noir
4th Aug 2007, 9:20 PM
So you wanna know more about me??

Task 1: Me n Madi

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/d-1.jpg


Every night before Madison goes to bed, I always read her a story. Usually a classic, like Anne of Green Gables
...♥


Task 2: Meet the Family

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ddd.jpg


This was taken at my and Ryan's wedding. If you can see, I'm pregnant with Madison in this picture. Ryan's family is hard-core Mormon, so none of his relatives came to my wedding; that's why it's so small.
...♥


Task 3: Questionarre.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/dd.jpg
(Dancin' in my undies in our garden :))



-Questions-

How many babies are you having?
Just one =]

Do you know the sex of the babies?
It's a boy, I just found out! I'm such a sucker for babies; I've basically decorated his room and picked out his name: Skylar Leigh. Our family has a tradition of naming our kids with the same middle name; Madi's middle name is Lee.

What have you done to prepare yourself to be having a baby?
Hehe....eat. My doctor is about ready to throttle me, but hey; if I can deliver an 8 pound baby, I'd say losing a few post-pregnant pounds can't be too hard! I've been getting all these strange cravings too, like lobster and pickles. Together.

cassieandra
5th Aug 2007, 4:06 AM
Name: Eva Harley
Age: 24
Location: St. Helena, Melbourne, Australia
How far along in pregnancy are you? Iím in my second trimester at the moment.
Short Bio: My husband and I moved here from Sydney last year to renovate a cute little cottage for our new family. I wasnít pregnant when we moved (obviously) and half way through renovations I fell pregnant so we had to stop. So we have a half renovated house.

1 Headshot

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/HeadShot-6.jpg

1 Body shot

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/BodyShot-5.jpg

1 Shot with family

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/Withfamily.jpg


+ 1 shot of close family doing something they usually do to have fun [close family means husband, other children, and if no family is present, friends]

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/Thingtheydoforfun.jpg

This is my husband and I doing what we love best Ė making music. I sing and he plays bass which is actually kind of hard to sing along to but I do my best.


+ 1 shot of extended family & friends in a scene [such as a birthday party, a baby shower, etc.]

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/BabyShower.jpg

This was our baby shower. All our friends came over and some of them were very generous in what they gave us. I hate the bricks on the wall but itíll get painted over when we get around to decorating it later.
(I deliberately took the pic with the thought bubbles so that people would see that they were toasting Eva.)


+ 1 shot of your sim and her significant other, answering a few questions [if your sim does not have a significant other, she will answer this herself and you can make the picture any way of just her. this picture can be taken from anywhere, make it creative]

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/letiche/Confessional.jpg

+ Answer the following questions along with your third and final photo;

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
I get so moody! It must just be the hormones but I get really snappy and easily angered. But, you know how they say that when youíre pregnant you glow? Yeah well I feel it.

How many babies are you having?
Two! Iím going to be the mother of twins! It runs in the family so when I was told I wasnít surprised. But theyíre going to be a handful!

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No, but Iím hoping for a boy and a girl, but if I got two boys or two girls I wonít mind.

What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Well we just started to stock up on nappies and baby wipes, things like that. Also weíve been meeting different people to see who we want to babysit when Nathan and I have to go back to work.

lovable_SC
5th Aug 2007, 4:25 AM
Wow everyone all of the entries look amazing!

And Caroline, no need to worry, your entry looks great. :D

burberryplaid
5th Aug 2007, 9:59 AM
Task 1

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_d3c15f32.jpg

Noel and I met at a roller skating rink when we were in high school and it's still one of our favorite date night activities. The Dr. said if I took it easy, it was ok to skate up until my third trimester. Noel is extra protective of me though, and insists on helping me along the rink.

Task 2
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_b3c171d1.jpg

Here is the shower that the mother's group I joined threw for me. In addition to the gifts they gave me, my parents sent me a cradle and Noel's parents sent us a rocking horse for our bundle of joy. A lot of our family and friends also sent us gifts. I love the new group of women I've become friends with, and it was so nice of everyone else to send us such wonderful and useful things! (Diapers, anyone?!)

Task 3
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/snapshot_53b559c9_73c1780f.jpg

Like all first time parents, we're feeling anxious, a bit nervous, and really excited about the baby.

Our ultrasound was last week, and as far as the doctor could see, there's just one baby cupcake in there!

We've decided not to find out the sex of the baby. We want to be surprised.

To prepare for our baby, we've been reading a lot of pregnancy books. I started a prenatal water exercise program at the gym to help me stay fit and help build my stamina for the birth. We just signed up for lamaze classes, and we've started looking at wallpaper designs and furniture for our little one's room. I can't wait to have it all come together!

starlightk
5th Aug 2007, 12:31 PM
Would I be able to lay my pictures out like scrap book entries?
Also, is it okay if the extended family and friends scene isn't a party/wedding? I had assumed it would be, since it doesn't specify a party, but everyone else seems to have done those...?

lovelybones_SC
5th Aug 2007, 2:02 PM
I'm done with my first task. I was in hurry so sorry if it's bad.

lovable_SC
5th Aug 2007, 2:29 PM
Yes starlightk, both of those questions you asked get a yes. You can lay out your pictures however you wish, and Task 2 does not have to be a party of some sort. Creativity is a part of this competition. :D

Haha, Caroline. Evil blister. ^.^

lovable_SC
5th Aug 2007, 3:37 PM
Tehehe. I wouldn't be able to resist. :D Glittery sandals = awesomeness.

starlightk
5th Aug 2007, 6:05 PM
Part One:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/round1part1.jpg

This scrapbook entry shows me at the beach with my two children, Blake and Pixie. I love to spend time with them as there won't be much time when the baby is born.

Part Two:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/round1part2.jpg

This scrapbook entry shows the day Blake's rugby team won the regional final.
The main picture shows (from left to right), my neice Stef, my sister Elle (her husband is obscured behind her), my other sister Chloe, my friend Joli, Mikey, me, my friend May and my friend Anya. The other images show my daughter and two members of her cheerleading squad, and a newspaper cutting of my son with his team mates and opposition behind him.


Part Three:
http://www.starlightkisses.com/images/sims/round1part3.jpg

This scrapbook entry shows the picture which Mikey took of us for a magazine photoshoot as well as the magazine interview.
The interview reads:

Front Magazine: Mischa, how are you finding pregnancy?
Mischa Cortez: So far it's been wonderful. I have two children already from
my previous marriage [Mischa was married to childhood sweetheard, Cole
Johnas, the owner of Flame Nightclub, for nine years, and has two children,
Blake, aged 16 and Pixie, aged 15 with him] so I know what to expect from a
prengancy, but the excitement never changes. I hope this pregnancy will be
easier than my last two, now I have some life experience.
Mikey Atkins: She was the same age as Blake is now when she gave birth to
him, so we are exaggerating the worst bits to make sure him and Pixie don't
have unprotected sex for a long time.

At this Mischa laughs and punches her fiancť on the arm and he laughs,
telling us that he was only joking.

Mikey: Seriously though, we do try to set a good example for Blake and Pixie.
Front Magazine: Mikey, how do you feel about her pregnancy?
Mikey: It's the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Front Magazine: Do you know how many babies you are having?
Mischa: Oh goodness, I hadn't even considered it being a multiple birth. For
our sake I hope it's only one!
Mikey: I hope its loads. At least twelve.
Mischa: Michael! Be serious!
Front Magazine: Do you know the sex of the baby?
Mischa: No, we want it to be a surprise.
Mikey: I'd love a little boy, but either is fine with me.
Front Magazine: What have you done to perepare yourselves for having a baby?
Mikey: Not a lot.
Mischa: We were planning on sorting out a nursey next week, but I'm ony a few
months into the pregnancy. There is still plenty of time.

PennyTheCorgi
5th Aug 2007, 6:07 PM
Eep! I have no electricity to my house but I'm working on fixing that and hopefully I can work on my entry tomorrow. :(

lovable_SC
5th Aug 2007, 8:12 PM
Wow starlightk, your entry is amazing! I love it and how you set it up. :D

And that's fine PennyTheCorgi. I hope your power comes back ASAP. Hehe. ^.^

starlightk
5th Aug 2007, 8:27 PM
Thankyou! I thought I would have to make up for my appalling pictures in the application. :D

lovable_SC
6th Aug 2007, 12:51 AM
They weren't appalling! Haha. :D
I love your answers to the questions too, it's so cute. ^.^

FashionFrenzy
6th Aug 2007, 4:19 AM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/dancetime.jpg

Desjun and I, Are dance-aholics you will always find us dancing and grooving to a beat. Were a very fun and outgoing couple but we do tend to keep to ourselves.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/theceremony2.jpg

This is Desjun and I at our wedding this past weekend it was very secluded since we dont know many people. It was my best friend James ( Not pictured) My Aunty ( Ive known her since i was little but shes not really related) and Nina who just happened to be walking by so i invited her to join us. It was a wonderful day and great ceremony. Now being Mrs. Dellaware i have no complaints.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb286/MizzUnique_91/msandmrdellware.jpg
Desjun and I enjoying our time being Mrs. and Mr. Dellaware before heading for our vacation.


What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Im always sleepy. Normally pregnancy makes you more hungrier than sleepy. But i stay sleepy. Im up maybe 2 or 3 hours and then im sleepy and can barely stay awake. These pregnancy is really fun but is wearing down on me alot.

How many babies are you having?
The doctor says i might be having 2 but it could possibly be 3 but the odds are twins. It really doesnt matter to me though i would like for the doctor to give me 1 answer.


Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No i dont. I havent been back to the doctors to find out yet. But if the doctor cant even tell me if its twins or not i dont think he can tell the sex yet. Personally i just need a new doctor. LOL


What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
We have been looking for a new house, But as of now We have been going to baby classes and buying books on raising your first child. Even preparing for our baby showering and doing practice routines for if my water broke.

lovable_SC
6th Aug 2007, 12:20 PM
Nice entry. [:

FashionFrenzy
6th Aug 2007, 12:38 PM
Thanks. She originally wore a white dress but then with a new baby bump she had to change into that purple dress.

Edit: Why does this Round last so long? august 8th? I mean it should end like tomorrow or today or something.

lovable_SC
6th Aug 2007, 10:32 PM
The first ones are a whole week long because there are so many contestants.

FashionFrenzy
6th Aug 2007, 10:39 PM
Oh Ok. Almost all the Round 1 entry's are in anyways. If we get all of them in early will you close early?

I myself need to do Joanne's Entry

ArynRai
7th Aug 2007, 4:18 AM
Task 1

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/snowman.jpg
Every year, at least once, Nicky and I have a tradition of making the biggest snowman on the block. After the first big snow of the season, we walk around to see if there is any competition, and then we strike. This is just a picture a neighbor took of us while we were busy working on our creation. He turned out taller than me that year!

Task 2

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/camping.jpg
Ah, our family camping trip. We usually take one whenever the weather turns nice enough. That was the year raccoons got into our cooler! Can you see Nicky waving at them? Sheís such a goofball. And momís just laughing her rear off. Dad doesnít look too happy, though. Oh, yeah. I guess I should tell you whoís all in the picture, shouldnít I?
(left to right on the chairs): my mom Daphne, my dad John, my ex-boyfriend Drake, and Me
(standing): my sister Nicole

Task 3

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/interview2.jpg
Ah, just let me get a little more comfortable here and then Iíll answer any question you want. Okay, ready? Bring it on.

What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
If you want me to be completely honest, Iíd have to say the emotion Iím feeling the strongest is fear or anxiousness. I donít know how to take care of a baby. I mean, I helped with Nicky and all, but my mom was there to make sure I did everything right. Now, though, Iíll have to make sure nothing goes wrong, and Iíll have to do it pretty much all on my own. Itís a scary thought.


How many babies are you having?
Oh, jeeze. Just one, I hope. I can barely handle that, let alone two. What if I have two? No, no. Itíll just be the one. Iím sure of it. I think.

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
Nope! I donít get to find out yet, but Iím hoping itís a little girl. She could wear Nickyís hand-me-downs and be a spoiled little princess, just like I was.

What have you done to prepare yourself to be having a baby?
Well, Iím just getting started. Right now, Iíve mostly just stopped smoking and drinking, and I stay home even on the weekends. Nicky thinks its great- she liked her babysitter, but she says she likes me more. Iíve even started reading to her every night and doing silly, ďmotherlyĒ things like tucking her in. Itís not the same as going out with my friends, but I could get used to it.
Iím spending more time looking in the baby section of stores and magazines, too. I think decorating the nursery will be a lot of fun.

tratra81
7th Aug 2007, 5:26 AM
Task 1
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/everydayphotopile.jpg
We're a very active family. We're always outside playing; rain or shine. This is us playing outside after the first big snow fall of the year.

Task 2
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/Bigeventphotopile.jpg
This is a picture of our family in the Judge Norris's chambers to finalize our adoption of Corrine and Collete. On the left is my father-in-law, Paul, behind us is my mother-in-law Joyce, then my father Albert and my sister-in-law Heather. This was also the day we learned I was pregnant...I found out 2 hours after this picture was taken.

Task 3
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/pilepile.jpg
What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
We are SOOOO excited to be pregnant. We have basically raised the girls since they were little but still we haven't experienced pregnancy or been the sole caretakers for a baby. We are really happy to bring a life into our unique family.
How many babies are you having?
We are having one child.
Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No...the suspense is killing me. Randall does not want to know the sex until the baby comes. I think he's crazy, how can you wait that long to know....especially when everyone else already does.
What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
We one big thing we did was we moved into a new house. We were living in the city so we moved to the burbs so we could have more room to grow as a family. I am signed up for birthing classes...I think we want to try a water birth, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

Pantamailon
7th Aug 2007, 10:21 AM
Hey sorry it's been great but i'm going to have to drop out.
My great-great-grandma just died and I have to go to Russia for a few weeks to sort out her funeral and I probably wont be back until the 22nd or 23rd.
Sorry.

FashionFrenzy
7th Aug 2007, 10:19 PM
Im dropping out my sim Joanna. But thats all.

lovable_SC
7th Aug 2007, 11:59 PM
Great entries everyone! [:

Oh Ok. Almost all the Round 1 entry's are in anyways. If we get all of them in early will you close early?

Yes we will.

And Pantamailon, that is fine. Thank you for informing me. And I hope everything goes well for you and have fun in Russia.

And FashionFrenzy, that is fine, thanks for telling me.

Swimluver97
8th Aug 2007, 5:31 AM
Game night at the Roberts
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o263/Swimluver97/ScreenShot037.jpg

Baby Shower Pic
Coming Soon!

Me and the Hubby
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o263/Swimluver97/ScreenShot036.jpg

What are some of your thoughts on being pregnant?
We'll this will be my third child, so you could say i've done this before, but Mirhya's pregnancy was very difficult, but this one is going quite smoothly.

Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
No, we've decided to let it be a suprise (although I'm hoping for a boy)

What have you done to prepare yourselfs for the baby(ies)?
Their has definatly been some changes made for our baby(ies), for instance we originally planned that the girls would share their rooms, but again how on earth are you going to get a 13 year old and a 7 year old to share a room. We moved to plan B. Move. We've made offers on multiple houses but still we havent found one... so we'll have to wait and see what happens

lipstick
8th Aug 2007, 12:15 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/swimming.jpg
Well, believe it or not, me and Maurice LOVED to go swimming before I got pregnant. I thought I was going to have to quit for a while, but our doctor told us it was actually GOOD for the baby if I continued swimming!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/party.jpg
Wow. Ha. I didn't know that Loren caught printed THIS picture. This is at our house warming party. A few of our neighbors came, but since we're new in the neighborhood, we don't have many friends.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/meeting2.jpg

Q: What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
A:Well, this is our first time around, so it's a bit awkward trying to adjust to my big belly and weird food cravings! But, other than that, we're really enjoying this. We even took the time out and got married!

Q:How many babies are you having?
A: We THOUGHT be were having just one...but we're having twins!

Q: Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
A: Not yet. I mean, I just started showing. It's really too early to tell, but I hope we get a boy and a girl.

Q: What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
A: We had a new room room added to our house, and we've completely eliminated all unhealthy [with the exception of my cravings] foods. We also went out and brought a crib. Hm, oh yeah! My boy .... husband [blushes] went and had a physical to make sure our babies would be in perfect condition.

- Kyoko's Round 1 should be up by 12. [It's 6AM here.] I'm really tired and my laptop keeps overheating extremely fast. I hope that' s okay.

cassieandra
8th Aug 2007, 12:16 PM
When will round 1 results be posted?

lovable_SC
8th Aug 2007, 3:09 PM
Nice entries. [:
And yes LiPSTiCK, that is fine. :D

And cassieandra, this round will end at 7PM GMT. And then the judges will be PMed and as soon as all of their results are in, I can post the results. I am still unsure of how many contestants will be eliminated--I am waiting until I see the final number of entries because some don't give an entry and such.

And also, whenever the round closes, I will post Round 2, which is already typed up. However, everyone can start working on it, but cannot post their Round 2 entry until they have seen if they have made it through to the next round.

FashionFrenzy
8th Aug 2007, 6:30 PM
Liadan I love your entry!!

PixieDust_fairy
8th Aug 2007, 7:59 PM
((before note sorry my second picture is so crappy, I procrastinated and got them all done last night...oops))


TIME TOGETHER:
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/923/sunsetpr4.jpg
Sam and I always love to go for walks on the beach during the sunset. It's actually one of the most fun times for us, it's relaxing. We truely are a family, just Sam, The Babies, and me.


BABY SHOWER:
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1295/babyshowervf4.jpg
My mom threw a surprise Baby shower for me (the one to my right, your left) . She invited a few of my closest friends and my sisters. It was a girl only party, so Sam wasn't invited. It was absolutely amazing, everything was under these flowing curtains.


MOMMY AND DADDY:
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8583/mommyanddaddybd3.jpg
All cozed up by the fire....things are heating up *lol*



QUESTIONS BABY!

Shayla what are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
Sam how do you feel about Shayla being pregnant?
Shayla:Iím really anxious and excited to see my children, but the one thing that worries me is when I go into labor (Iím not a fan of pain)
Sam:I'm so excited to finally be a daddy! I think that's one of those nuff said momments.


How many babies are you having?
Shayla: Iím happy to say that Iím going to be having twins.


Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
Shayla:No not yet, I want to keep it a secret until I have the babies.
Sam: I definately want a little boy!




What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
Shayla:Well right now weíre thinking of baby names, so far we havenít gotten anything, but I can tell that weíre realy close to finding the perfect names for the perfect babies!
Sam: I'm searching for baby clothes at the moment, of course they'll have to be unisex, because Shayla refuses to find out the genders of the babies.

lovable_SC
8th Aug 2007, 8:59 PM
Great entry PixieDust_fairy.

And now I can say that this round is officially closed. I will be PMing all of the judges and as soon as all three of the scores have been recorded, the results for Round 1 will be posted. Also, 8 people will be leaving us, sadly.

Also, I will be posting Round 2 as soon as I finish posting this. Anyone can begin working on their Round 2 entries, but please, do not post them until you are positively sure you have made it through into the next round.

If you have any interest in an extension to Round 1, PM me and I can see what I can do. However, I cannot garuntee that you will be given the extension. If all of the judges scores are in, you cannot get an extension.

lovable_SC
8th Aug 2007, 9:00 PM
Round 2 - Mental Preparations
Lasts August 8th through August 15th

So far in this competition, everything you have done has basically been an introduction -- showing yourselves, your family, and your close friends off to the judges. Now, in Round 2, you are now further along in your pregnancy, and for some, things are coming down to the wire. In this round, you will demonstrate to the judges how you are mentally preparing yourself for your first child, or another baby.

Your Requirements

Pictures:
+ A headshot of your sim doing something that is helping her prepare for her new arrival(s)
+ A full bodyshot of your sim doing something ELSE that is helping her prepare for her new arrival(s)
+ A free shot, giving you room to show off your creativity

Descriptions:
+ A short description written after each of the three of the photos you have taken
+ Answer the following questions at the end of your photos & descriptions:
What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?

EXAMPLES:

TASK ONE (http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/images/WomanShopping.jpg)
Here is me after grocery shopping for the whole family blah blah.
TASK TWO (http://www.photo.net/photo/pcd0942/reading-17.jpg)
Here is me reading up on pregnancy, birth, etc blah.
TASK THREE (http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/familyhealth/pregnant_woman.jpg)
Here I am enjoying my pregnany blah blah.

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be? blah.
What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition? blah.
What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be? blah.

!!ONCE AGAIN, REMEMBER NOT TO INCLUDE BUYING THINGS OR DECORATING A NURSERY. ANYTHING INVOLVING A ROOM FOR THE BABY WILL BE IN THE NEXT ROUND!!

Make sure that you are creative with all of your photos, and you have fun! Do your best and try to make yourself stand out. Also, by now, your sim should at least be showing. :D GOOD LUCK!

FashionFrenzy
8th Aug 2007, 10:13 PM
im confused are you saying round 2 ends on the 25th?? i thought we only had a month to run a contest?

happycowlover
8th Aug 2007, 10:22 PM
I think we have a little too much time to do R2 lovable. LOL Hopefully, that's just a typo.

FashionFrenzy
8th Aug 2007, 10:49 PM
Maybe thats just when the contest ends. but that dont sound right either.

PrettyLittlePaintSplat
8th Aug 2007, 11:01 PM
Maybe she meant 15th?

starlightk
8th Aug 2007, 11:15 PM
It will be the 15th because she said we had a week for the first few rounds.

lipstick
8th Aug 2007, 11:25 PM
OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOO
I JUST DID KYOKO'S ROUND 1

[weeps quietly]
I forgot that said GMT time.

Well, I read what was said about the round 1 extension, so I'll just post Kyoko's round entry here, and if it's too late to get judged, I'll remove it.


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/snuggle.jpg
Everyday, when we come home, we all sit around by the fire, snuggle, and talk about how our day went.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/extended.jpg
We aren't really party people, but when Nicholas grew up, I invited my parents to come over and see him. I'm really glad they came.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/luckyoleme/Contest%20Entries/romeo.jpg

Q: What are some feelings you have towards being pregnant?
A: I really...feel a mixture of emotions. Of course, I'm happy to have another child, but when my parents found out that I was having a baby, they said I was throwing my life away. They made me move out of their house...which included out of the country. That's the main reason I want to win the contest. I want to prove to my parents that the baby, and I, aren't worthless.

Q:How many babies are you having?
A: Just one.

Q: Do you know the sex of the baby(ies)?
A: No, but we have chosen names! If it's a girl, we're naming her Rosaline, and if it's a boy, we're naming him Charleston.

Q: What have you done to prepare yourselves to be having a baby?
A: We bought a few toys, and we finally told the children why I was getting so big!

lovable_SC
8th Aug 2007, 11:30 PM
OH GOSH. Hahahah. Sorry everyone, that was indeed a typo. This round will end on the 15th. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

And LiPSTiCK, you can be given the extension if you post her Round 1 entry ASAP, or in the next two hours or so. I haven't gotten anything from the other judges yet, so hurry and you'll be fine. :D

I have finished my judging everyone, FYI. <3

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 3:18 AM
I cant wait to see who makes it. Good luck everyone!!

Mysticrose_x3
9th Aug 2007, 5:29 AM
Good luck everyone!
I am now in three contest, and I haven't done any of them, as I just got nightlife, and I've been spending too much time experimenting...
((I'm trying to turn mrs. CrumpleBottom into a vampire as revenge for her evil purse beatings) )
lol I will DEF get started on them tommorow, although I planned to do that today -_-
I already have my ideas all planned out, but I'll hold off here, since I don't even know for sure If I made it (i hope so!) and I'll get started with the other two first....
Anyway, enough complaining.
Good luck everyone!!

Chelleypie
9th Aug 2007, 12:48 PM
Whew! I'm glad it ends the 15th, I start back at school the 28th and I'm sure I'll have a TON of paperwork and the like that week beforehand.

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 2:07 PM
I start school the 20th so trust i dont want to have to drop out. But i dont want to do my entry until i know round 1 results. But i guess i can move them unto a new house. i guess i need to go download insimenator so i can pause the pregnancy while i do the entrys because if i dont she will burst.

lovable_SC
9th Aug 2007, 2:19 PM
AH! One of our judges has the flu, so we NEED an emergency judge. And I still haven't heard from our other judge. :/ So far, I am the only one with results. If anyone knows of someone who wants to be an EJ, please tell them to PM me ASAP.

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 2:28 PM
I PM'ed two of my Ej's from my contest but i dont know if they will or not yet.

lovable_SC
9th Aug 2007, 2:49 PM
One of them has PMed me, thank you thank you!
So now we have one, and the other isn't necessarily a NEED yet, but if I don't hear from our other judge by tonight, then I will need another EJ.

<3 Thanks muchly FashionFrenzy. :D

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 4:50 PM
your welcome. Glad i could help.

Swimluver97
9th Aug 2007, 8:49 PM
OMG, i am so sorry, but i have to drop out. My computor got reconfigured yesterday and wiped out just about everything. Also my swim coach, has me doing extra hours to try improve my strokes. :sorry:

but this contest in fatastic, i will definatly be watching

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 9:02 PM
Since you had to dropout maybe you can volunteer to be an ej this round if she still needs one. Cause im not doing my entry until i know if i made it.

Swimluver97
9th Aug 2007, 9:20 PM
Sorry FashionFrenzy, but another reason that i dropped off was that, i just have no time.
But thanks for the offer

lovable_SC
9th Aug 2007, 9:58 PM
I have found another EJ, FashionFrenzy's other one, Stormy, however, I cannot send a PM to them because their inbox is full. So once I get that done, and I get the final scores, I can get results up for you guys. :D

I have two scores--mine and another in. Once I get the final ones, add them up, and type up the results for Round 1, I can get it posted. <3

FashionFrenzy
9th Aug 2007, 10:23 PM
She's normally on sim 2 platinum so i'll go and see if i see her on.


EDIT: Shes not on but i sent her a message.

lovable_SC
10th Aug 2007, 4:42 AM
ROUND 1 RESULTS

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. :D Below are the results that have been decided after Round 1. After this cut, only 15 of you will continue on in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Mommy to Be. Those of you that are chosen to stay in the running must automatically begin working on their entry for Round 2. If you are close to the bottom, make sure that you work extra hard in the following round.

The order is listed below, the highest scores being on top, the lowest scores on the bottom. Each judge evaluated you from a score of 50, therefore, your totals are out of 150 points. The judges have been scrambled, therefore, you will not and do not know which judge is Judge 1 or which is Judge 2, 3, etc. However, Judge 2(1,3,etc.) remains the same person throughout the evaluations.

And now, the following names respresent those of you still in the competition.

**CONGRATS TO MISCHA CORTEZ, RECIEVING FIRST PLACE THIS ROUND!**
Mischa Cortez - starlightk
Judge 1: 45
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 48.5
TOTAL: 138.5 / 150

Brooke Meadows - burberryplaid
Judge 1: 48
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 42
TOTAL: 135 / 150

Ayisha Swann - TRIriana
Judge 1: 48.5
Judge 2: 43
Judge 3: 41.5
TOTAL: 133 / 150

Shayla Anderson - PixieDust_fairy
Judge 1: 50
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 37
TOTAL: 132 / 150

Portia Mae Smithy - TRIriana
Judge 1: 48
Judge 2: 43
Judge 3: 40.5
TOTAL: 131.5 / 150

Megan Thompson - Caroline
Judge 1: 45
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 41
TOTAL: 131 / 150

Maria Adeltrudis - Liadan
Judge 1: 41
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 44
TOTAL: 130 / 150

Odette Simmonson - happycowlover
Judge 1: 47
Judge 2: 44
Judge 3: 37.5
TOTAL: 128.5 / 150

Katherine Martinez - tratra81
Judge 1: 40
Judge 2: 42
Judge 3: 40
TOTAL: 122 / 150

Kiley Evanson - chelleypie
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 40
Judge 3: 37.5
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

Carsina Foster - ArynRai
Judge 1: 45.5
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 30
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

Bianca Lane - Tixi
Judge 1: 41
Judge 2: 42
Judge 3: 37.5
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

Emma Turner - Mysticrose_x3
Judge 1: 40
Judge 2: 42
Judge 3: 38.5
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

Avalette Kapstone - tratra81
Judge 1: 40
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 35.5
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

Beatrice Eis - Nymphetish
Judge 1: 41
Judge 2: 42
Judge 3: 37.5
TOTAL: 120.5 / 150

I am sorry to say, but the rest of you will not be continuing on in this competition. I am sorry that you have been eliminated, and I hope that whenever the next cycle of Miss Mommy to Be comes out, you will participate. Judging this Round was incredibly hard, and I feel the talent was all very level. It is sad to see you seven go. Thank you very much for competing! <3

Kensi Cameron - Noir
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 41
Judge 3: 35.5
TOTAL: 119.5 / 150

Eva Harley - cassieandra
Judge 1: 41
Judge 2: 40
Judge 3: 38.5
TOTAL: 119.5 / 150

Elle Drake - LiPSTiCK
Judge 1: 44
Judge 2: 35
Judge 3: 38
TOTAL: 117 / 150

Alice Starr - PrettyLittlePaintSplat
Judge 1: 47
Judge 2: 35
Judge 3: 33
TOTAL: 115 / 150

Kyoko Ramone - LiPSTiCK
Judge 1: 39
Judge 2: 35
Judge 3: 37.5
TOTAL: 111.5 / 150

Jantelise Jones - FashionFrenzy
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 36
Judge 3: 31
TOTAL: 110 / 150

Melinda Larson - lovelybones
Judge 1: 38
Judge 2: 38
Judge 3: 30
TOTAL: 106 / 150

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Anyone that would like to know anything about the way I judged their entry, feel free to PM me and ask me questions, suggestions, advice, or anything. I am open to answering any questions you may have about the score you were given. Thank you everyone and I cannot wait to see these Round 2 entries! <3

FashionFrenzy
10th Aug 2007, 5:42 AM
Congrats to everyone who made it through. Good luck!! Bye

Mysticrose_x3
10th Aug 2007, 7:25 AM
I second fashion frenzy!
Good luck everyone, I'll have to be extra careful next round : )

starlightk
10th Aug 2007, 10:49 AM
Wow, thankyou judges!!

lovable_SC
10th Aug 2007, 12:25 PM
:D Everyone did a great job. <33

Chelleypie
10th Aug 2007, 3:12 PM
T A S K O N E
Well, preparations are different for everyone. My now teenage daughter wanted me to have a makeover prior to the birth of the baby. I recall the conversation well. We were sitting at our dining room table, when Lila, after a hard stare for a full minute, opens up with this...
"Mom, you need a makeover before the baby comes."
"What? Why?"
"Your glasses make you look nerdy. And your hair needs straightened. Besides, I'm sure the birth will be a nasty thing, and you'll wanna be pretty before, right?" I had to agree with the glasses statement. So I finally relented. We went to the optometrist, and I got contact lenses. That alone made a huge difference! Then we went to the salon, where my Lila straightened my hair, and applied makeup to my face. She pronounced me done, and had her friend take a picture.
http://i19.tinypic.com/6g21op1.jpg
I was thrilled! Still am, come to that... she was right, though, I deserved some pampering before the baby arrives.

T A S K T W O
Lila crept upstairs earlier that day, and caught me doing my favorite preparation: reading up. Today's topic? Lamaze birth and pain management. I want to have a natural birth, but I'm not sure I can, I think I'm too big of a wuss!
http://i14.tinypic.com/6ffbb5f.jpg

T A S K T H R E E
Lila had expressed a desire to have some 'mom time' in her brand new room we just got done redecorating. So I granted her some 'mom time' prior to her homework. We sat and talked about everything from boys to school to what to eat for dinner, including what pizza we WERE NOT ordering.
http://i15.tinypic.com/4xlkv9x.jpg

Q U E S T I O N S
What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I'm creative, fun, sunny, and very very excited about having a baby. I think my enthusiasm alone makes me the best candidate!

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
I think my shyness is my biggest flaw. I'm very reserved, and to let people into my private life has been very difficult for me. I only hope it doesn't show in the photographs and these interviews!

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I think my nontraditional family is my best asset. I have a teenage daughter instead of a husband. I will have so much love to offer this brand new baby, and so does Lila. We are so close, and we love one another and this baby very much. And isn't that what it's all about?

lovable_SC
10th Aug 2007, 9:10 PM
Great entry chelleypie. :D I love the makeover thing, hehe.

Chelleypie
10th Aug 2007, 11:28 PM
I actually did that while I was pregnant. I got my hair and nails done a month before she was due, and just spent one day being pampered prior to staying up all night with a newborn!

lovable_SC
11th Aug 2007, 3:16 PM
Aw that's cute. [:

I wanna see the rest of the entries. -pokes everyone-
But I will be patient. <3

Chelleypie
11th Aug 2007, 3:29 PM
The only reason I was so quick with mine was that I have about 3 hours before I go to work in the morning, and I watch this thread actively during that time. And I was waiting on our financial aid office to open so I could gripe about the fact that I still haven't gotten my award letter yet.

Nymphetish_SC
11th Aug 2007, 5:58 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to drop out. My school starts next week, and I'll be too busy to do well in the contest. Good luck to everyone else!

ArynRai
11th Aug 2007, 8:06 PM
Task One: Headshot

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/free5.jpg
Well, itís official. Iím showing. Okay, itís not all that much, but I can see the beginning of a healthy baby bump. So like any normal single woman in the 21st century who doesnít want to lose her ďgirlish figure,Ē Iíve been wearing loose, comfortable clothing to hide it as best as I can. Not only that, but Iíve stopped buying all the junk food that I usually buy and invested in a juicer, despite Nickyís obvious protestations and the weird cravings that I keep having. Weíll be healthy in this house, darn it, because I said so! See? Iím acting like a mother already.

Task Two: Bodyshot

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/body1.jpg
Ah, yes. The joys of the Lamaze breathing. I just started this class at my local fitness center. Please, donít laugh- I already feel incredibly silly in this position. All the other women keep ooh-ing and ahh-ing over how much it helps, but I canít really understand. I mean, Iím just lying on a rug with my legs spread, breathing funny. My birth coach is Kathy Nevue, a friend from work, and she says that Iíll get used to feeling stupid and invaded soon because of all the doctorís appointments and everyone wanting to touch my belly. I donít know if that was supposed to be encouragement or not, but I didnít get a chance to ask her because she impulsively jumped up and took a picture of me like this to commemorate my journey into motherhood. How sweet of her, I guess.

Task Three: Freeshot

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e369/ArynRai/Mama-to-be/free2.jpg
ďHi, Mom. Yes, Iím feeling fine. Yes, Nickyís doing great. I just had a few more questions for you if that was alright. Okay, so am I supposed to want to eat sardines and picklesÖtogether? Stop laughing, Mom. This is important!Ē

Lately, Iíve been feeling really nervous about having a baby, especially since Iím on my own and all. My mom has been really great about it, though. I can call her up at any time, and sheíll answer all my questions about what it was like when she had us girls and how I should prepare and everything like that. I think itís actually made us closer, even though weíre farther away now. She even promised to fly back when I had my little one, which makes me feel a lot more secure. Mommies make everything better, even when it comes to my worries about not being good enough to be one, too.

Questions:

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Iím persistent and determined not to mess up. I have great parents who raised me to believe that I can do anything I put my mind to, and Iíve put my mind to being a good mother. I will be as ready for this baby as any first-time parent can be, and I will do everything possible to make sure my offspring has a good life. What more could you want in a candidate?

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
Well, my inexperience. Iím mucking my way through this pregnancy thing for the first time, and I donít even know if Iím doing it right. Iím second-guessing myself all the time, and I didnít even start out wanting to be a mother at all. Those are some pretty bad flaws, if you ask me, but Iím trying to overcome them.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Like I said, my determination and persistence are pretty good strengths. And so is my family. My parents support me, even if theyíre not close by, and my sister listens to all my emotional fits. Sometimes, we even have competitions to see who can throw the best tantrum- sheís pretty good, but I still win. I also think that my willingness to try something new, even if I donít want to do it, is a strength. Hm, I canít really think of anything else right now, but Iíll let you know if I do, okay?

happycowlover
12th Aug 2007, 3:08 AM
-Task I-
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_d3ca4c38.jpg
I went to the spa downtown to relax my nerves and just have a relaxing good ol' time. The massages, mud baths, and facials were great but the employees were really starting to creep me out. They stood there on foot waiting for you to be done with whatever you were doing so you could move on to the next task. Plus, they had perma-smiles on their faces. Weird!

-Task II-
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_73ca5093.jpg
I've also been doing at home yoga and lamaze classes with the help of books, computers, and TV. It's really nice to sit by the fireplace and wash out everything around you.

-Task III-
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_13ba04e7_93ca5570.jpg
The reason why I've been trying to find so many stress relievers is because Mom has been really sick lately. The pills she's been taking haven't been working at all. The doctors told us she may have to have chemo and we're praying she won't. This is just a reminder that she's not going to be around. We hope she'll at least be able to see her first grandchild.

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
No one is really the best candidate for anything. We all have our flaws that would go against what we want to be. The good qualities that would make me the next Miss Mommy to be is that I'm a caring and loving person. Plus, I love children, no matter what their personality is. I'm also accepting of almost anything and I can see the good in anyone. No one is truely evil, just some have more or less good in their heart.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
I'm very stubborn. I don't know why but I hate to admit defeat. My mom says that stubborness runs in the family. I'm also pretty competetive. I love to win at anything I compete in.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Like I said before, I love people and children. Being raised by same-sex and interracial parents can show children to accept diversity and even though someone is different than you doesn't mean that they're bad.

tratra81
12th Aug 2007, 3:37 AM
Task 1
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/formula2.jpg
So the baby is due pretty soon so we're stocking up on formula, diapers and baby wipes. If you saw our garage you would think we were running our own baby supply store.

(I figured this would be ok, even though it shows shopping for baby items because they are not nursey decorating items...let me know if I'm wrong)

Task 2
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/gettingreadyak.jpg
Randall and I met with our doctor to make sure that all the labor details were known to the staff...whos allowed in the room, pain medication or not etc. We want to have a water birth and the hospital can accommidate that but we also want to have medical professionals on site in case of an emergency....knock on wood!

Task 3
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/freeshot.jpg
A friend of ours is a photographer and I decided that we should do a picture of the kids. I thought this was pretty interesting idea and it turned out beautifully. The girls loved it.

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Well let me just say that there are many great canidates in this contest. That being said, I think I am the best one because I think I embody the idea that "mommy" doesn't have to be only biological. I have the compassion and desire to face new challenges that come along and provide the love and support my children need.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
Well I consider it a strength as well, but my constent positive attitude can be a drawback. I sometimes tend to be focused on seeing the bright side of things that I am not always prepared for the harsh reality of some situations.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Experience raising my nieces, positive attutide and determination to give it my all and be the best mother I can for my kids.

tratra81
12th Aug 2007, 3:57 AM
Task 1
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/eyes.jpg
So I think that I had read every pregnancy book and magazine known to man. Everyday my parents come home with something new. Don't tell them this but...even though I give them a hard time about it, I would be lost without their help.

Task 2
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/daycare5.jpg
I spent the day in the daycare of my new high school. It was nice getting to meet the staff that will be caring for my kiddo. It was also a bit scarey watching them interact with the children and realizing pretty soon I'm going to have a baby of my own to care for.

Task 3
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/freeshotmartinez.jpg
My friend, Lydia, brought up the idea of me getting my belly plaster-cast as a memento of my pregnancy. Lydia is an art student so she did the cast for me and the art work. I love how it progressed from basically a white canvas to a work of art...Now where to put it?


What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I think that I am the best candidate for the next Miss Mommy because even though the path I have chosen is not the easiest, I still feel that I can accomplish the goals I have set out for myself and my child. I am so excited to learn and grow with my child as we make a life for ourselves.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
I think one of my biggest flaws is that I have no idea what to expect when it comes to being a mother. I'm still a stubborn, self-centered teenager, who happens to be about to give birth.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I have strong family support and good role-models in my life (although its obvious I have not always taken their lead). I am willing/eager to learn and embrace my new role as mother.

cassieandra
12th Aug 2007, 5:38 AM
Is anyone going to be put back in because someone dropped out?

Tixi
12th Aug 2007, 10:19 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_b3cb7732.jpg
I know the baby isn't coming for a while now, but Trent and I see it as a perfect opportunity to get a car - something we've been putting off for a while. I don't want to be getting Taxi's when I look like a teletubby!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_93cb6041.jpg
On the weekend, Victoria, Belinda and I decided to go shopping. I have to admit, I was a bit jelous that they got to buy new clothes and I had to spend my money on baby things. I got some great little baby clothes, and splurged a bit on a dress that I fully intend to wear when I slim down again!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_d3cb751c.jpg
Trent and I love to dance the night away. I've been told to make sure I don't neglect him in all the baby-hype, but i don't think there's much chance of that!


What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I think that I'm the best candidate to become Miss Mommy to be because of my enthusiasm and willingness to learn. I embrace every aspect of pregnancy with as much joy as possible, and am good at 'rolling with the punches' when it isn't so joyous. Although I'm a first-time mum, I'm reading up on what to expect, as well as joining up to parenting websites for tips, and attending mothers groups. I feel really ready to be a mum!

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
Well, i would consider my inexperience of the trials of pregnancy and motherhood to be a flaw, as well as my demanding career, which is certain to continue being high-pressure even after the birth.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I feel my charisma, enthusiasm and love for Trent and my baby will help be become the next Miss Mommy to be.

lovable_SC
12th Aug 2007, 3:02 PM
Great entries everyone! [:

Is anyone going to be put back in because someone dropped out?

No. Even though that slims it down to 14 contestants, I'm not going to go through the hassle of informing someone that they are back into the contest. Even though that would be nice, it would be last minute and hectic. Sorry!

burberryplaid
13th Aug 2007, 2:22 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/task1.jpg

Since I haven't been around a baby or toddler for about ten years, I decided to volunteer to babysit my friend Katarina's daughter, Isabella. It wasn't easy keeping a 2 year old entertained, cleaned, fed, and happy for six hours, but we both survived and I absolutely loved every minute I got to spend with her. I can't wait to take care of my own baby!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/task2.jpg

You may remember that I mentioned pre-natal swimming before. It is an excellent way for a woman to keep in shape during pregnancy. I try to do an hour of exercise every day before work to help keep me strong. I absolutely love the way my baby belly looks here!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/burberryplaid/task3.jpg

We really wanted to celebrate this pregnancy so we hired a professional photographer to take pregnancy photos of Noel and I. Noel says that I've never been sexier to him than I am now, baby belly and all, so we decided to make our pictures sizzle a bit and wore sexy, yet tasteful pajamas for our photography session. I can't wait to get this picture framed and have it hanging in our home.

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be? I am a friend, a daughter, and a wife. I truly believe you can have it all. You can have a career, good friends, and you can still be sexy. I feel that I am a good role model and I am able to show other moms out there that you can have it all..the family, the career, and the fun in life.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition? My family and friends will always come first, and I'm not willing to sacrifice their happiness to win this competition. I will never put anything or anyone above the people who matter most.

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be? Plain and simple, I believe I am the complete package..beauty, grace, confidence, and sex appeal!

lovable_SC
13th Aug 2007, 4:27 AM
Great entry burberryplaid. :D

starlightk
13th Aug 2007, 11:25 AM
Ohmygosh, I am SO sorry, I'm going to have to drop out. I was deleteing all the 'extras' that I had used for the last round and managed to delete the family themselves too. Argh. Really sorry!!

lovable_SC
13th Aug 2007, 12:32 PM
Haha, aw that's terrible starlightk.
But that's fine, thanks for letting me know.

lovable_SC
13th Aug 2007, 8:04 PM
Cute entry Caroline. ^.^
I love the Third Task picture.

PixieDust_fairy
13th Aug 2007, 8:56 PM
I'll have mine posted tomorrow!

burberryplaid
13th Aug 2007, 11:59 PM
Great entry burberryplaid. :D

Thank you..I hope it holds up ok! :)

Mysticrose_x3
14th Aug 2007, 3:36 AM
I'm really sad to say I think i'm going to have to drop out.
I don't think i'll have enough time to do it, and If I manage to pull this round off, I def. Won't be able to get in the next one. :( It's too bad, I'm playing the family right now, and Emma had...*Drum roll* QUADS! I honestly didn't expect it, I forgot I even had that hack in my game! Would have made a great surprise :( Oh well, good luck everyone, I'll be sure to check back to see all of the beautiful children :)

lovable_SC
14th Aug 2007, 4:17 AM
I'm sure you'll think of something great Caroline. :D

And okay PixieDust_fairy -- I'm looking forward to seeing it. ^.^

And it will burberryplaid. :]

And that's fine Mysticrose. We'll miss you lots! And congrats on the quads. <3

TRIriana
14th Aug 2007, 6:45 PM
Preparation Headshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationHeadshot3.jpg
My preparation for the moment? Well, after a scare a week ago I've been put on more bedrest, if that's even possible. My delightful king-sized bed is my closest compaion of late. I have to admit, too that I'm sleeping more often anyway.

Larger View (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationHeadshot1.jpg)

Preparation Bodyshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationBodyshot1.jpg
When I'm not resting, I've become a water whore! The weightlessness of the water is a heaven sent. The light exercise is also perfect, keeping me active but not over doing it.

Preparation Freebie
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationFreebie1.jpg
I seem to be spending more time at the hospital than at home these last few days, after quite a number of check-ups. My doctor is considering bringing forward the C-Section.

Questions

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I don't think having a few kids, as some people would say, makes someone better than, for instance, a new mother. But it does take hard work, patience, care and understanding for your babies' needs. I think I have these qualities by now! I might not be the best mother in the world, but I think we all do what we can to the best of our abilities.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
I like my sleep, especially because I'm allowed have so much of it lately - not a big flaw you might think - but when there's a newborn vying for attention it can be such a weakness!

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Like I said before - care, understanding - but strength in itself, too! It can take a lot out of any pregnant mother, under normal circumstances; but doing these interviews and being photographed for the shots can be tiring sometimes as well.


Burberryplaid I only noticed you'd done a swimming shot, a few minutes ago; if you'd like me to change mine let me know. :).

TRIriana
14th Aug 2007, 7:08 PM
Preparation Headshot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationHeadshot2.jpg
Some of my preparation is looking after my week-old nephew, Aidan. I'm the honourary babysitter at the moment! It's definitely a learning curve, and taking care of Aidan is a taste of what to expect. What do I dislike so far? The diapers! Everything else it's just so amazing! I don't need to endure the sleepless nights, but I think I'm pretty prepared.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationBodyshot2.jpg
No, lazing around in the bathtub isn't my preparation - though wouldn't that be sweet? I've done a couple of run-throughs: getting in the hot bath while the pool for the water birth isn't being prepared, and warmed to the appropriate temperature etc. It's a little different without the contractiosn obviously! But it helps to time things beforehand.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PreparationFreebie2.jpg
I was never a shoe person, but I used to shop for bags all the time. Currently my shopping sprees have been taking on a different slant. We have near everything prepared: Except for the cot. There's such a cute selection that I really can't decide yet.

Questions

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I wouldn't like to think I'm better than anyone else for any particular reason; I think we all have as good a chance as everyone else. But, I believe that I can show many people out there that I can be a teenager, well-adjusted, and be as good a mom as any older woman out there.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
Maybe because I don't think before I speak! I have a tendency to insult people, without meaning to so - sorry!

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I'm younger and tougher than the other moms? Nah, I'm just kidding you guys! I think that I'm perhaps more prepared than other people, because I feel like I have to be to prove I can be a young mom - a great mom. It makes me work harder.

lovable_SC
14th Aug 2007, 8:14 PM
Nice entries TRIriana. <3

lovable_SC
15th Aug 2007, 12:36 AM
It's cute Caroline. ^.^

Stormy_SC
15th Aug 2007, 12:37 AM
Very cute Caroline! :D

PixieDust_fairy
15th Aug 2007, 12:43 AM
EEK! I so have to go work on my last picture right now,before I can't get online. I'm not going to be home tomorrow, and I must say PixieDust_Fairy never drops out of a contest!

PixieDust_Fairy

lovable_SC
15th Aug 2007, 2:34 AM
Aw, I'm sorry to hear about that! If you need it, I could give you a small extension, but it couldn't be a long one. :(

Good luck working on your last picture--PM me if you have a problem with getting your entry in on time.

PixieDust_fairy
15th Aug 2007, 3:09 AM
I might not need an extention, it all depends what time the round ends. If it ends past 9:00 GMT TIME (-5:00 EST) I'll be perfectly fine, because I probably won't get home until like 6:00 Pacific time...If not I'll try my hardest to get them in. I so want to stay in this contest.

PixieDust_Fairy

lovable_SC
15th Aug 2007, 12:25 PM
Well PixieDust_fairy, the round ends at 9 PM GMT, however a few minutes after that won't make a difference. I'll be on at that time and I can post the third round and then PM the judges while you get your entry in.

And cute entry Liadan. :D

PixieDust_fairy
15th Aug 2007, 6:33 PM
((It turns out my older sister decided to take the day off and take me to go and get my school schedule, making it so I could stay up late and work on my pictures. I was up till like 3:45 am finishing the final touches....and I just woke up at like 10:02 (Pacific Time) ))



http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9701/shaylaandersonqp5.jpg




PREPERATION HEADSHOT:
"Baby Names"

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6674/headshotyj2.jpg

Well the babies need names don't they? In my preperation headshot I was thinking about all of the baby names that both Sam and I liked. It was super complicated, because he couldn't help me that day. Anyways I came up with a few names for girls, but I've shot a blank if the babies turn out being boys. Here are some names for the girls Chloe, Emily, Cassie, Morigan, Jadence, Jennifer, Danielle, and Hailey. I think I'm going to have to use Sam to think of the rest.



PREPARING BODY SHOT
"Lamaze Classes"

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6053/lamazejp8.jpg

In this picture Sam and I are at a lamaze lesson. I know super fancy right? I have no idea how he did it, but he talked to his father and his father put us into one of these "Star Lamaze Classes". The class is just amazing, during breaks they serve things like Kiesh. I hope that this will actually help me during birth, and not make me think shortly after I have the babies I'll be served some kind of fancy food.



FREE SHOT:
"Photobooth Baby!"

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4494/photoboothbd3.jpg


Well this is what Sam and I did yesterday. There has been so much busy time that we haven't really had a time that it was just Him, the babies, and me. So we decided to go places and have some fun. These pictures were taken at the carnival photobooth. I think their cute, Sam put his copy into a frame and set it next to our bed. I know he's going to be such an amazing father..he always knows how to have fun, yet he has a great and brilliant outlook at life.









QUESTIONS:

What do you think makes you the best candidate for becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
Well I have to say that, I'm a great canidate, because being a mother is something I've always wanted. Since I was a young teen I've always been told I would never be able to get pregnant, and now here comes my miricle twins.

What are some flaws you have that you think would make you possibly not win this competition?
Um..one of my nostrils are bigger then the other? I have no flaws in my pregnancy, and if I do I can't see them, because I see the babies inside of me as perfect

What are some of your strengths that you feel help you in becoming the next Miss Mommy to be?
I'm a fighter and a lover. I'm excited to finally be a mommy and I will try my hardest to raise my kids better then anybodies. Everyday of their lives I will give them love and support.




((EDIT: The last picture was so fun to take. I had to take 4 different shots and put them all into that one GIMP brush...It was fun..even though I was exhausted lol. Ignore the parts where the white looks all messed up...keep in mind I was about to fall asleep and I had to finish my pictures on time.))

Chelleypie
15th Aug 2007, 7:03 PM
This is me thinking that Kylie and I are going home...

lovable_SC
15th Aug 2007, 8:28 PM
Wow, amazing entry PixieDust_fairy. It looks so good!

And why would you think that chelleypie?! Your entry was amazing too!

Well since that is everyone, I can close the round. I'll PM the judges and then post the next round. :D

lovable_SC
15th Aug 2007, 8:43 PM
Round 3 - Make Room For Baby
Lasts August 15th through August 20th

Now, as your pregnancy comes to a close, it is finally time to decorate the nursery for your newest arrival. In this round, you are nearing the end of your pregnancy, and all of your pictures will showcase you buying items, setting up, and decorating the nursery to your perfection. This will show the judges how well you are physically prepared for a baby.

Your Requirements

Pictures:
+ A shot of your sim buying items for the nursery [this can take place anywhere, and they can be buying any nursery item at all]
+ A shot of your sim decorating the nursery
+ A shot of the finished nursery

Descriptions:
+ A short description after each photo
+ Answer the following questions at the end of your photos:
Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did?
How long did it take you to perfect the nursery?
Did you have any help?

EXAMPLES:
TASK ONE (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/91/84/23518491.jpg)
blah blah.
TASK TWO (http://images1.comstock.com/Imagewarehouse/CR/SITECS/NLWMCompingVersions/15455/15455-64dg.jpg)
blah blah.
TASK THREE (http://www.barewallsdesignco.com/POP_UPS/NurseryAFterBillWeb.jpg)
blah blah.

Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did? blah.
How long did it take you to perfect the nursery? blah.
Did you have any help? blah.

Once again, be creative!! It will help. And have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to ask or PM me. <33

Chelleypie
15th Aug 2007, 11:05 PM
Thanks, lovable! -huggle- I have a set picked out already and I have an idea what I'm doing with it, but I'm waiting till I know for sure I'm going through...

lovable_SC
16th Aug 2007, 1:14 AM
I cannot wait to see the nurseries.
If only the judges would hurry. :(
I still hadn't heard from them since the last time I sent them the things for Round 1 judging, so I might have to use the EJs again.

Okay. Two of the judges are finished--myself and Lilacbaby, so once we get the third set of scores in, Round 3 can officially begin. :D

Chelleypie
16th Aug 2007, 2:10 PM
YAYYY! Maybe it'll be in before I leave in about 2 hours.

lovable_SC
16th Aug 2007, 9:02 PM
Uh, I still haven't heard from the other judge. If by tonight I haven't heard from them, I'll PM an EJ.

Chelleypie
16th Aug 2007, 10:44 PM
Man, cause I don't wanna work on my next round if I don't make it, and the only time I have to Sim till Monday is tomorrow morning. Silly judges! :)

lovable_SC
17th Aug 2007, 2:58 AM
I know! I am off to PM one of the EJs, so hopefully, the scores can be posted sometime tomorrow.

Chelleypie
17th Aug 2007, 3:05 AM
Okay! I'll work on it anyway, just in case! Thankies! :)

lovable_SC
17th Aug 2007, 12:25 PM
ROUND 2 RESULTS

And before are your Round 2 results. :D Below are the results that have been decided after Round 2. After this cut, only 8 of you will continue on in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Mommy to Be. Those of you that are chosen to stay in the running must automatically begin working on their entry for Round 3. If you are close to the bottom, make sure that you work extra hard in the following round.

The order is listed below, the highest scores being on top, the lowest scores on the bottom. Each judge evaluated you from a score of 50, therefore, your totals are out of 150 points. The judges have been scrambled, therefore, you will not and do not know which judge is Judge 1 or which is Judge 2, 3, etc. However, Judge 2(1,3,etc.) remains the same person throughout the evaluations.

And now, the following names respresent those of you still in the competition.

**CONGRATS TO SHAYLA ANDERSON FOR HAVING THE HIGHEST SCORE THIS ROUND!**

Shayla Anderson - PixieDust_fairy
Judge 1: 48.5
Judge 2: 49
Judge 3: 49
TOTAL: 146.5 / 150

Megan Thompson - Caroline
Judge 1: 47
Judge 2: 48.5
Judge 3: 50
TOTAL: 145.5 / 150

Portia Mae Smithy - TRIriana
Judge 1: 46
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 50
TOTAL: 141 / 150

Ayisha Swann - TRIriana
Judge 1: 44
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 50
TOTAL: 139 / 150

Katherine Martinez - tratra81
Judge 1: 44
Judge 2: 44
Judge 3: 50
TOTAL: 138 / 150

Odette Simmonson - happycowlover
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 43
Judge 3: 50
TOTAL: 136 / 150

Maria Adeltrudis - Liadan
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 46
TOTAL: 134 / 150

Bianca Lane - Tixi
Judge 1: 44
Judge 2: 45
Judge 3: 45
TOTAL: 134 / 150

I am sorry to say, but the rest of you will not be continuing on in this competition. I am sorry that you have been eliminated, and I hope that whenever the next cycle of Miss Mommy to Be comes out, you will participate. Judging this Round was incredibly hard, and I feel the talent was all very level. It is sad to see you four go. Thank you very much for competing! <3

Avalette Kapstone - tratra81
Judge 1: 43
Judge 2: 46.5
Judge 3: 38
TOTAL: 127.5 / 150

Brooke Meadows - burberryplaid
Judge 1: 39
Judge 2: 40
Judge 3: 45
TOTAL: 124 / 150

Kiley Evanson - chelleypie
Judge 1: 39
Judge 2: 40.5
Judge 3: 35
TOTAL: 114.5 / 150

Carsina Foster - ArynRai
Judge 1: 40
Judge 2: 39.5
Judge 3: 35
TOTAL: 114.5 / 150


Anyone that would like to know anything about the way I judged their entry, feel free to PM me and ask me questions, suggestions, advice, or anything. I am open to answering any questions you may have about the score you were given. Thank you everyone and I cannot wait to see these Round 3 entries! <3

Chelleypie
17th Aug 2007, 12:42 PM
Aw! I told ya! :) Anyway, good luck ladies! I'll be looking in on you!

lovable_SC
17th Aug 2007, 9:13 PM
Beautiful entry Caroline! I loveee it! <3

lovable_SC
18th Aug 2007, 5:36 PM
You are very, very welcome. :D

TRIriana
18th Aug 2007, 7:17 PM
Task I
In The Need To Shop, Shop, Shop!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaBuyingMini.jpg
As I've mentioned before, I've bought toys and such on a whim, when passing the cutest little baby stores - but we hadn't yet gotten down to the finishing touches. With the baby almost here we decided that now was the time to really get stuck in to doing up the nursery. My brother and nephew came with me on this occasion, and we had a really fun time! A lot of the items that made it to the finished product we bought from here.

Larger View (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/?action=view&current=AyishaBuying.jpg)


Task II
Painting, Wallpapering and Fittings, Oh My!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaDecoratingMini.jpg
We started out with wallpaper for the nursey - what a huge mistake that was! The paste didn't go on as smooth as it was supposed to, and the wallpaper started stripping off within minutes of being set, the paste didn't stick after hours of trying...eventually we admitted defeat and bought paint instead. My sister-in-law, Agnese, was kind enough to make a border for us, so it wasn't completely plain. I have a thing for hardwood floors so I laid those down - with help, because damn is it hard to crouch with a bump this size! I think I infuriated Phillippe after a while, because I was continually rearranging the furniture...

Larger View (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/?action=view&current=AyishaDecorating.jpg)


Task III
The Finishing Touch
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/AyishaNursery2Mini.jpg
...But at long last, I was satisfied with our very first nursery. I'm so proud of what we accomplished. The room is big, so we can add more things as Baby grows older. We have a bay window, so when it's real shiny outside the sun illuminates the room - it's so happy, and perfect. I love this room.

Larger View (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/?action=view&current=AyishaNursery2.jpg)


Question Time

Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did?
Because we don't know the gender our our baby, I wanted to make the nursery so a girl or a boy would enjoy it, and feel at home there. I love the powder blue colour, and the border had a couple of shades of purple; both I feel are pretty universal colours. My adoration of wooden flooring had to ocme in somewhere, too, but to offset that, we bought a few rugs and chose the large, colourful patchwork rug for the center. The rocking hair is so comfortable, and it's ideally located right next to the crib so we can watch our baby sleep. The gossamar curtain is such a cute addition that Philippe thought up, as well as the hug bear we nicknamed Happy Blue, on account of his smile and coloured tee.

How long did it take you to perfect the nursery?
Oh gosh...at times it seemed like weeks had gone by! The problems with the wallpepr, though, as the worst part... Well, there was one moment when Philippe was putting the rockers on the chair, and he banged the hammer on his thumb. But he took it like a man, by sucking the injured old paw after screaming for a couple of minutes.

It took us three full days in all to lay down the finishing touches; and we didn't get much sleep during it - mainly because I wanted to see the room from different angles, and in a different light!

Did you have any help?
Lucas, Aggy, Philly and my adorable older nephew helped some - but I was designated on-site Boss! Seriously though, Lucas and I welcomed each other's input completely - we wanted it to be an equal joint effort for our tyke.

lovable_SC
18th Aug 2007, 8:30 PM
Your entry looks great TRIriana. :)

tratra81
18th Aug 2007, 9:26 PM
Task 1
Shopping
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/shopping2-1.jpg
For Larger Version Click Below:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/shopping2.jpg

I dragged my mother out to shop for things for the nursery (she has the money after all!). We went to several stores and even picked up a few items for me. I wanted to buy pieces that are young, fresh and represent my style.

Task 2
Decorating
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/decorating1-1.jpg
For Larger Version Click Below:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/decorating1-2.jpg

So as you can see, my parents did most of the grunt work with the nursey. Hey I'm pregnant, I shouldn't be around the fumes and heavy lifting (pregnancy is definately the best excuse for getting out of projects like this!!). My friend, Lydia (she did my belly-cast), came over and painted two murals for the room.

Task 3
Finished Product
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/babynursery1.jpg
For Larger Version click below:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/tratra81/babynursery.jpg

The finished product!!! So I am not a crier by nature but when I saw the room finished, I might have cried because it was so beautiful (I blame it on the hormones). I really want this to be a room the baby came grow in and absorb all the creativity that went into make it.

Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did?
Well I consider myself a fun, vibrant person and I wanted the nursery to reflect that. I wanted it to be colorful, yet soothing. I really wanted the baby to grow in a creative environment. Oh and I almost forgot....since I don't know what I'm having yet, I wanted the room to be as gender-nuetral as possible.

How long did it take you to perfect the nursery?
To be honest...months. I knew that I wanted a mural and it took me FOREVER to decide on what I wanted. The colors were another challenge...see my parent thinks it's weird that I am waiting until the baby is born to find out the sex, they kept telling me it would be so much easier to decorate if I knew what I was having. Shopping and positioning furniture took awhile. I think my dad was ready to kill me, cause every time he would get a piece of furniture placed, I would change my mind about where it should be (I am again blaiming my hormones).

Did you have any help?
The concept was my idea....of course. But my parents were my biggest help, they supplied the money and the labor. My friend Lydia did the artwork. And yes my two sisters were absent from the decorating....they don't do the heavy-lifting thing so they weazled their way out of helping.

lovable_SC
18th Aug 2007, 11:33 PM
Awh cute tratra81. :D

tratra81
18th Aug 2007, 11:57 PM
:D thanks lovable

lovable_SC
19th Aug 2007, 7:38 PM
You're welcome. ^.^

PixieDust_fairy
20th Aug 2007, 5:10 AM
I hate being one of the last minute ones. but I'm going to have my pictures up tomorrow!

PixieDust_Fairy

Tixi
20th Aug 2007, 8:00 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_33d6ed5e.jpg

Since the due date is getting closer, Trent, Victoria and I took the new car out for a spin to Bubbakins Baby World. There were just so many cute cribs and toys! I spent nearly two hours deciding what to get - and that was just the change table!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_73d6ea72.jpg

After all the stuff was finally carted home, Belinda came over to help Trent decorate the nursery. Both my friends are so excited that i'm going to have a baby, so they're more than happy to help, which is good because Trent doesnt want me to move since my stomach's gotten bigger!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/Tixi/Piczo/snapshot_f3b76d1b_33d6e858.jpg

Ta-daah! The nursery! It's alot smaller than i'd like for our baby, but that's what you get for living in an apartment. When Trent and I get a house, the baby will have alot more room.

Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did?
Well, the carpet in the apartment is white, and since we didn't want to rip up carpet, the theme had to suit white. The walls are colored because we want to give the baby as much stimulation as possible, and colors are very stimulating. The nursery is simple and girly, since we've found out there's an 80% chance we'll be having a little girl!

How long did it take you to perfect the nursery?
It took Trent and Belinda about two days to perfect it after the wallpaper guys left. Everytime they moved an item of furnature i was taken upstairs to check if i liked it, so it took a while. I'm a bit picky.

Did you have any help?
There was Trent, Belinda, the wallpaper company and a bit of 'oh no that can't go there' from my mum.

lovable_SC
20th Aug 2007, 2:07 PM
That sounds fine PixieDust_fairy. :D

And great entry Tixi. <3

TRIriana
20th Aug 2007, 5:56 PM
Task I
Shopping 'til I'm dropping!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PortiaShopping.jpg
I've heard of the term "shop until you drop", but I took it to an all new meaning while I was searching for a few paintings for the nursery. My back had been killing me all day - this one of the few excursions since I was told to take it easy - and my legs almost gave out while I was walking around. If there's a next time, I'll do my shopping online! After all that though, I got the prints I wanted - though some of the paintings there were not suitable for a babies nursery.


Task II
Supervising the Decorating
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PortiaPreparation.jpg
I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I wasn't allowed to arrange so much as a teddy bear while the nursery was being done. It wasn't only for my own well-being, but because my hubby wanted it to be a complete and utter surprise. The one time I did check in, I found him inside our baby's cot, in an attempt at screwing in something or other...after that I looked in a couple more times...


Task III
The Grand Finale
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/PortiaFinishedProductMini.jpg
I was led in blindfolding - he made it very dramatic for me! I could hear little Cery playing in there, too, so I knew that at the very least a toy box had been put in there. He had put up wallpaper, finished fitting the carpet, added the rug we bought together. He had arranged the toys and the pretty paintings, and decorations. And the crib! He had set up the little canopy so that it wasn't drooping over anymore, and had brought in Cery's "My First Bed". We had decided the two little ones would share a room for a little while, so he could get used to his baby brother or sister without any jealousy starting. They complimented each other so well! They're at an angle, so that Cery can watch the Baby whenever he wants to - our little boy gave the room his seal of approval, which is just perfect.

Larger View (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/?action=view&current=PortiaFinishedProduct.jpg)


The Grilling

Why did you choose to decorate the nursery the way you did?
We wanted things in semi-neutral tones, but to have the cute baby effect - hence the bear wallpaper. It'll suit either a boy or a girl, though I don't go fort the typical: blue equals boy and pink equals girl anyway. There are many bears, and other accompanying animals toys, too! We'll expand on it as we go, too - both of us would like a forest-y/animal theme.

How long did it take you to perfect the nursery?
It took a team of friends and my guy two days (with food breaks, and sports breaks in between!). I looked in from time-to-time to make sure nothing had exploded or anything.

Did you have any help?
My family and husband did it all, after I was told to rest up - so the perfection that is our babies' nursery is all down to them! I think it looks exquisite, I really do.

lovable_SC
21st Aug 2007, 1:00 AM
Haha beautiful entry TRIriana.

This round will close in an hour, or 1 AM GMT.

Tixi
21st Aug 2007, 2:00 AM
is it alright if i quickly change the photos in my entry? im really not happy with what i submited

lovable_SC
21st Aug 2007, 2:11 AM
Sure Tixi. See since someone dropped out, leaving us with 7 entries, I decided that no one will be eliminated going into the final round. One of TRIriana's sims will be eliminated so only one goes on in the final round, but other than that, there will be no eliminations. Therefore, the date for the third and also the final round will both be the 25th.