Life continued as usual for Sandy and Brandon. Sandy gained a bit of weight due to the pregnancy, which left her a bit unhappy. Brandon hardly noticed however, he was always hard at work trying to get more funds for the baby's nursery.
They were both awakened the next morning by Sandy's sudden moaning, complaining of a sharp pain near her stomach, like a cramp. Brandon kept a cool exterior and told Sandy to try using the bathroom, but inside he was panicking. Thankfully, everything turned out alright and she turned out fine. She just needed to use the bathroom, is all.
Yes, Sandy's pregnancy was going well indeed. Sure she had the weight gain, the odd cramps, and the cravings, but she still loved every second of being pregnant. That is, when she wasn't hovering over a toilet bowl.
Brandon, being ever so observant, noticed that Sandy was a bit stressed from being stuck at home for so long. He offered to clean the house while Sandy went out with her friend Anya for a day of relaxation and socialization.
Sandy and Anya made their way to the bistro, because Sandy was starving and Anya loves any excuse to dress up. "So, how's married life treating you?" she begun.
"Pretty well I guess, I can't complain." Anya said nonchalantly, but the smile on her face showed that she was rather happy being married.
"Any thoughts of kids?"
"Well, uh...wow." she stammered, trying not to gag on her waffles. "Well see, we just got married and I still have my career...babies are on hold. They're there in the future, but not in the now. So uh...speaking of children,how's pregnancy?"
She frowned a little bit, remembering how flirty Anya can be and thinking of how unsuspecting her husband Allen must be. However, she perked up at the opportunity to tell her newly wedded friend the joys of pregnancy. "It's delightful", Sandy beamed. "It's absolutely delightful. I can feel it moving sometimes."
"Is that even possible? I mean, it's only a few months old..."
"Oh yes, it's possible. Believe me."
"So...have you two thought about making it official now that a baby is on the way?"
"Make what official?" Sandy giggled. "Brandon's so busy with work, he probably thinks we're already married. He certainly treats me like his wife, for better or for worse.
"For worse?" Anya inquired.
"Yeah, you know, he nags me a lot. 'Sandy, you should do this. Sandy, you shouldn't do that. Sandy, grow up. Sandy, you missed a spot.'" she said in a mocking tone. Anya just laughed. "So he's like a wife, then?"
"Yes, exactly like a wife, but with all the fun parts of a husband." she joked
Meanwhile, Brandon was busy at the house trying to get everything in order for his surprise.
"Oh Plumbbob, this stench is awful!" he groaned, while removing the spoiled macaroni and cheese from the fridge. He'd probably have to give it a good scrub-down before making the salad.
When Sandy walked into the kitchen, she was shocked. All the lights were turned off except from a few candles, and the food was already prepared.
"Sweetie...what are you up to?" she giggled excitedly while looking around "Oh, you'll see." he whispered. He pulled her in for a tender kiss.
"So, how was your 'date' with Anya?" Brandon joked. Sandy laughed one of her usual laughs, although with a bit more joy in her voice.
"It was nice, we talked a little bit about our lives. Did you know that she doesn't want kids? She said 'not at the moment', but I can totally tell she doesn't want kids. They're such blessings, I don't know why she doesn't want them."
"Isn't she a commitment-phobe?" he joked again "Psh, no! Just...'overly flirtatious', that's all. What Allen doesn't know won't kill him."
"Speaking of Allen, did you hear he got a job in the military?"
Sandy gasped. "Oh my Plumbbob, really? Poor Anya, I wonder if she knew."
They continued to gossip until the sun went down, then Brandon coaxed her into the living room. Lots of romancing ensued. After buttering her up a bit, he fumbled around his pants pockets to look for a box.
He shakily got down on one knee and proposed to the mother of his future child. She gasped as he opened the box and revealed a sparkling diamond ring.
"Sandy, you were my first love, and I want you to be my last love. Please marry me. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now but I haven't been sure, and I wanted to save up and get you something expensive. Now that you're pregnant and all, I just kind of figured that now would be a great time and-"
"Ohmyplumbbob SHUT! UP!" she squealed. "YES YES I'LL MARRY YOU!!!"
Content with her answer, he put the ring he worked so hard to earn on the finger of his one and only love. Sandy Alcott was soon to be Sandy Dillard, and she couldn't be happier.
For the Dillard couple, the couple that people used to say would never last, this was a remarkable milestone for them. It doesn't get much better than this.
"Are you sure you want to do this?" she questioned. Brandon nodded his head. "Yes, I'm absolutely sure. I've never been more sure of anything in my entire life."
Of course, Angelina being oh so appropriate, decided to cut through the wedding to "compliment" Brandon's appearance.
"Angelina, will you ever stop? On my wedding day no less! If you're not going to behave decently, you might as well get out right now."
And so, much to Angelina's disdain, Sandy and Brandon Dillard became a married couple.
Okay so it's 5AM here, I'm sick, and I can't sleep, therefore, I'm finally cranking out updates! Organizing the proposal was fun to do, I got to check up on all my sims and the game-spawned townies that Twallan's mod hitched them to. No pictures, but so far everyone's either enjoying married life, enjoying married life while pregnant, or not married and just skilling all over the place while unsuccessfully trying to advance in their chosen careers without my help, lol! Anya married a cutie, here's Allen after a makeover:
For some reason Anya arrived to the wedding party and then left immediately afterward, Allen stayed though. As I was saying before I wandered off topic a bit, the wedding was a pain to go through with. If I weren't such a sap, they would have just had a private wedding. And damnit, Angelina makes me so pissed!! Sure I created her, but sometimes I just want to kill her off already. She actually interrupted the exchanging of rings to try and flirt with Brandon one last time, I don't know how many times he's turned her down now, and it's always in front of Sandy. Always. She just nods her head and pretends that her husband isn't being hit on by a tramp. Tsk tsk, sims...
By the way, just in case anyone was worried about Brandon potentially straying away from Sandy because of the whole Angelina thing, worry not. I have a feeling he only has eyes for one woman. Or sim. Or sim woman.
By the way, things on my blog might change a little bit. I love how organized everyone else's blogs are, and Kaleeko's family tree and blog has gotten me in the mood for some "spring cleaning", Blogger style. I think I'll follow the master and use the Family Echo program to get a head start on their family tree, and I'm definitely using the chart. Thanks, Kaleeko! See, this is one of the things I love so much about sim communities, we all learn so much from each other. :)