Elodie Siew celebrates her eleventh birthday this fall. Family continues to play an important part in her life, and she still looks up to her big sister, Scarlett, who is relieved to have someone else help her take care of their little brothers.
Nadia’s son, Kai also celebrates his eleventh birthday. As long as Luca has known Kai, he’s had his nose in a book, or was begging to have one read to him, so it’s no surprise to them that he continues to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Reed and Caroline Welsh’s daughter, Molly celebrates her birthday too. It’s surprising to Reed, that it was exactly eleven years ago that she was born. He had missed her arrival, occupied with his mistress at the time, Violet-Adele.
He had never come clean to Caroline, but had worked hard at his marriage, all because Molly had been born. She was their only daughter, and had instantly made Reed a better person.
Meme and Daniel Blackshire are thrilled to finally be in their third trimester, they are most anxious to meet their first born. The names are picked, the crib is built. They are due in December.
Lainey and boyfriend, Michael are done waiting for their baby’s arrival. Her water breaks, something she had read was statistically not all that likely, but thankfully happened at home. It is a workday so her parents are occupied, but Michael had taken time off at the comic store, he will be moving to security guard, a position her Dad got him shortly.
Dr. Morgan heads to the cafteria for a mid-afternoon snack. First deliveries are usually slow, but she’s hoping to get out at a decent time for the girls’ open house at school. They’re in eighth grade now, and seems like just yesterday they were singing Christmas songs in grade school.
If Lainey had thought her parents wouldn’t leave work early for the birth of their first grandchild, she was mistaken. They had both arranged for this months in advance. They had no desire to miss the baby’s arrival.
While Lainey was happy to see their enthusiasm, they were a bit too meddlesome for her comfort. She didn’t exactly want to holler in pain over contractions with her Dad chatting away with Michael about the new security position.
When Morgan came back into the room to check the progress, she immediately sent the Grandparents packing. She’d been thanked many times by her patients once the intruders were gone, and Lainey was no exception. Morgan didn’t mind being the bad guy, and was slightly humored how official it looked with Tim still in his police uniform, escorting Bekah from the room.
Morgan checked on them a few times through the labor, and always found them very anxious. She liked seeing a baby so worried over, and loved before it had even arrived.
Michael was the only one that missed the Grimsley’s from being in the room. Sure they had taken a class at the hospital, but labor and her screams of pain were way more intense than the fake reenactment the trainer had given. He didn’t know if he should hold her hand or rub her back, and breathing with her seemed incredibly theatrical.
Morgan saw his panicked expression, and gave him some pointers. When the baby crowned and she announced that the baby had some hair, they both shared a brief smile. It seemed surreal that one minute there was no baby, and then suddenly a bundle of responsibility.
They hadn’t been exactly wanting a boy over a girl, but when it was announced that it was indeed a son, they were thrilled.
They had barely a moment to clean up, before Bekah was in the room. The sight of her eldest, holding her firstborn was overwhelming. She immediately remarked that he had Lainey’s eyes, and they both doted on him some more.
Instantly, she loved the little guy, and couldn’t wait to spoil him rotten. So many cute baby outfits were in his future.
Michael wanted to give their son everything in the world, and wanted to make their family unit traditional by marrying Lainey. But she had said many times that she wasn’t rushing into marriage just because they were becoming parents. But seeing that they had a son, she did insist that he got his Dad’s last name, Abbott.
Lainey and Michael were terribly anxious and exhilarated to bring their son, Silas Abbott home to their new house.
Notes: I really saw Lainey with a son, and I couldn’t be more happy! I am changing his hair color though, seeing that none of his parents have brisance. I am thinking I’ll do an in-between color like Landmine or shrapnel when he’s a toddler. Michael has had the want to marry Lainey and she is not rolling anything of that nature at all.
Love my teen age-ups too, Molly SO has her Mom’s recessive chin, and Elodie is gorgeous, she’s grown into her cute pug nose that she had, and Kai has such a great face, his head shape is pretty unique in my game, and I’m excited to see that carry on eventually.
Elodie – family
Kai – knowledge
Molly – popularity