Miriam’s birthday sneaks up on her, forty-seven years old. It baffles her, time has gone quickly, but strangely slow in the same breath. They’d talked about having a baby, but with this birthday, it seems foolish. She really is getting too old to start over.
She tries to escape her own head by taking the girls dress shopping. They’ve decided on a quiet ceremony at the park, afterall second marriages don’t usually warrant the same fanfare.
Shira is amped up, dresses excite her, but it isn’t the same story for Scarlett or Elodie.
Instantly, Miriam realizes Scarlett’s apprehension as she discovers the prettiest dresses don’t come in plus-tall sizes.
Everything was rather matronly for a 20 year old.
Shira pressed getting something young, maybe have Scarlett wear something else. Elodie wasn’t on board, she knew her sister would feel badly if they did.
Marta spoke with the owner, Nicole and asked about ordering in specialty dresses. Nicole stressed the timeframe, they were working on crunched time, and the shipping prices would be hefty.
Miriam happily payed for the girls’ dresses and ordered her son’s tux. Helping Scarlett feel part of the family was worth the extra cost on her dress.
Quinn Gray celebrates her first birthday with her family, and reuniting with her Dad momentarily.
She’s a good mix of both her parents, and she has her maternal Grandma’s green eyes.
Meme Blackshire goes into labor, leaving Jagger with her best friend Paloma, her and Daniel head to the hospital. It’s a fast labor, much quicker than her previous one, and it’s no time at all before she’s pushing.
They welcome a baby girl, Stevie to their family. She has brown eyes like her Daddy.
Big brother Jagger is mostly indifferent when he meets her. They are about 2 1/2 years apart, so they’ll get to enjoy some toddler years together before he goes to school.
John Russo – 78 years
Miriam Dennis – 47 years (pnpc)
Grace McCarthy – 40 years
Marta Steele – 40 years (pnpc)
Nico Pacelli – 38 years
Nadia Browning – 34 years
Meme Blackshire – 34 years (pnpc)
Bethany Louie – 33 years
Michael Abbott – 31 years
Hadley Millett – 29 years
*Julius McCarthy – 24 years
*Elias McCarthy – 24 years
Rafael Martinez – 22 years (pnpc)
Alex Welsh – 18 years (pnpc)
Nolan Millett – 12 years
Grant & Leah Millett – 35 years
Etienne & Violet-Adele McCarthy-Bernard – 3 years
Meg Schehl – 7 months; due September
Violet-Adele McCarthy – 5 months; due November
Notes: I got Riley all caught up with the current timeline, you can view it on tumblr if you’d like.
Finding a dress with a fat morph really was a struggle for me with Scarlett. They are all set now though. I’m looking forward to their wedding, and seeing if they do have another baby. Combining this household is going to be intense when it comes to bedrooms vs kids.
Thanks for reading!