It's the 2nd, a Sunday and I'm outside at seven, Sammy and Hope are outside using the bathroom, Karen stepped out to let their Lab out and she waved at me "Where's Starry?" Karen asked "She's back in her crib asleep." I said and Karen smiled at me. I took the dogs back in and I gave them their food and Stormy walked down and smiled at Sassy who was playing with Hope's tail. "Good morning Stormy." I said "morning, can I talk to my mommy?" Stormy asked "Yeah, I will call her now." I said getting my phone "Hello?" Sophia asked you could tell she was sleeping "Hi, it's Lexie. Stormy wanted to talk to you." I said "Hi, okay." She said and I handed the phone over and after the call Stormy handed it back "Mommy wants you." She said "How are you?" I asked "Hanging in there." She said and "is there anything I can do?" I asked "I wanted to get them a special gift. But I'm not up to the outing."Sophia said "What do you want to get them?" I asked "Bryce a remote control monster truck and for Stormy a Dream lite pillow pet." Sophia said "I'm on it." I said "thank you." Sophia said and I smiled. When Austin woke up "I'm going to take Starry with me." I said after telling him "Okay." He said and I got Starry ready "Allie you want to tag along?" I asked and Allie nodded.
It's March 16th and we're all outside in our backyard, including Sophia's family and Austin's family. In the past month Sophia's health has gone downhill dramatically, Starry has grown so much, Austin has gotten to know his kids so has his parents, my dad hasn't been bugging us. He has finally gotten the son he always wanted. Sophia is sitting down and Stormy runs up to her "Mommy!" She said and she smiled at her. Starry is almost six months old, Starry has began teething so it's an uncomfortable time for all of us. She loves rolling from her stomach to her back, I love watching her. She loves reaching for the dogs tails and smiling at them. She loves putting her right foot in her mouth, she giggles over it. Starry loves trying to put the kitten's tails in their mouth and giggles, the kittens don't mind at all. They loved opening their gifts, I held Starry most of the time. Everybody is cast free now so it's a lot easier to deal with. "Happy birthday Stormy and Bryce!!!" We all sang, at the end of the party Sophia held both kids for a long time, and she handed me two notes "You will know the right time to give it to them." Sophia said "You need to stay here tonight Sophia, you don't look well enough to drive." Austin said and Sophia agreed.
The following morning when I was getting ready for work and I went down I checked on Sophia "Austin." I said shaking him "What?" He asked sitting up "She isn't breathing." I said and he got out of bed faster than when I was in labor. He called 9-1-1, Sophia was pronounced dead on the scene. I had to go to work but I was worried about Stormy and Bryce the whole time. I got home and they were both crying Stormy ran into my arms "My mommy." She sobbed and I held her close. But Austin and I traded because Starry was crying, Allie and my mom are both in their last trimesters now, and Allie has gained more of a belly now, Allie is due around Bella's birthday and my mom is due around the 14th. Her funeral was a joyous moment, everybody were happy. Austin was letting it affect him deeply, he took two days off of school and work, he helped get their stuff into our house.
It's Apirl 30h and I smiled at Starry, I was off tonight and it was after class, it's twelve thirty. Starry is now seven months old today, and she is still a mini-me, she is a momma's girl, Bella is a sissy's girl and Austin's girl, Bryce is daddy's buddy, Stormy is a daddy's girl, and Kelsey is a mommy's girl. Starry can scoots places a little bit, she's able to sit up without support, she loves playing with her sisters and brothers, Bryce and Stormy are in Pre-K, Kelsey is still in daycare, she will be in preschool next year. I can't believe how things have turned out but I love my life. My dad is finally coming around more because he wants a baby-sitter but we will baby-sit Connor so we can spend time with him. He made a joke that I was going to take Connor away too. My mom and them moved to Stuart last month, so we're closer to them and Bella goes over there a lot to spend time with them.
It's May 30th now, we are out of school and I go to work 4-noon everyday so I have all day with the kids, Bella is still in school. Starry is pulling herself up on the couch, she's at the stage where she hates if you change her diaper. She can hold her bottle when we give it to her, she's crawling now. I pick up Starry who wanted me, Allie is over "I can't wait to have her out." Allie said "Do you have a name picked out yet?" I asked Allie, "Hannah Nicole." Allie said and I smiled "What is your mom going to name your sister?" Allie asked "Bailey Erin" I said and Allie smiled at me. Kelsey came up and she hugged my knee "I love you girly." I said "I love you too." She said smiling at me, "I can't believe Bella is almost eight." I said "I know." Allie said smiling at me. "Nap time kiddo." I said putting a sleeping Starry in her playpen and putting Kelsey down in her room. "I can't wait to see miss Hannah." I said "Me either." Allie said and I smiled at her.