Update!

Happy Easter!  To those who don’t celebrate the holiday: Happy Sunday!

I am finally functional!  I am preparing to return to class tomorrow.  I am a wee bit nervous about this but I will be ok!  As for today I am taking it easy.

Those of you loyal followers who have commented on posts in my absence may have noticed that I am now responding to those comments!  Thank you for your kind words while I was gone and I am *hoping* to be more active now.  Of course, that is with the hope that nothing will blow up in my face and send me to the emergency room again in the coming week.

You guys will notice that the posts this week are not up to par.  I was rushing the aging process so that I could play University.  So yeah, some things are left out, poor little Oliver gets forgotten a bit, and most of poor Mollie’s future is a blur.  Bear with me while I try to get back into the swing of things.  I promise it will be better in the coming weeks.

Anyway, I am going to rest up a bit before classes tomorrow.  As of late the most excitement I’ve had is a quick trip to the grocery store.  After that one I needed a 2 hour long nap!  It’s always an adventure!

Chapter 1.23

She really was a cute toddler.  The imaginary friend left a lot to be desired though.  Seriously.

We worked on the whole potty training thing first.  Because, let’s face it.  That whole thing really sucks.

Mollie is such a brilliant little girl!  We bought her this walker and she immediately took it walking around my office.

I love having her spend time with my while I work on my potions.  She’s fun now that I am not sleep deprived.

After dinner Victor snagged me as I was clearing the table.

“Hey, I wanted to talk to you about my job at the school.  Meet me in the living room?”

“Liddy, I know that I promised to stay home and help with the kids, but I don’t think we afford it if I quit work.”

“We have college to think about.  And expenses for not one but two children.  I just don’t think my writing career will be able to cut it.”

“But…what about the book deal?  You were doing so well.  I thought it was going to work?”

“Yeah, but hun, we ne—”

“I am not going to raise two kids on my own!  Are you crazy?!”

The only time we ever see you is at bedtime…

We need you here, Vic.

Chapter 1.22

As we got closer to my due date I started “nesting”.  I cooked copious amounts of food so we wouldn’t have to worry about that.

After we had finished decorating the new baby’s room I kissed Victor.  I was so excited about where I our story was right now.  He we were…grown up with a house and two kids.  Our jobs were good.  Things were not all that bad, in fact, they were down right perfect!

Well, contractions always suck but at least that means there is something good on the way!

Round four at this place.  I have such a love-hate relationship with this hospital.

This time was a good visit.  Kia was right, we had a son.

Oliver Basil Lox came into our life just after arriving at the hospital.

Since we had a son we decided we needed to redecorate the playroom.  Make it color-friendly for both our children.

We are complete.

I’m Back…Sorta

So I am back from my hiatus…sorta.

I returned from vacationing with my family Sunday night but Monday morning I was rushed to the emergency room.  Turns out I had a kidney stone that was completely blocking the tube from the kidney to the bladder.  I had caused an infection and they took me to emergency surgery Monday night.  I was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon and have been laid up in bed since then.

Today is the first day I’ve really felt myself.  I have been able to eat solid foods and spend more time vertical than horizontal.  Of course now I have a week’s worth of classes to catch up on which kinda pushes back the legacy.  So there will probably be a week without posts coming up soon.  Bear with me while I sort myself out here.

Otherwise I am really looking forward to getting into the legacy again.  I am not gonna lie, there is kinda a gap because I continued playing but forgot to snap any pictures.  So I’ll work something out with that.

I hope you all are enjoying the story so far!  There are still quite a few surprises in store!

Chapter 1.21

As soon as I suspected I was pregnant I started spending more time with Mollie.  I didn’t want her to think that just because we were going to have a new family member that we were going to forget about her.

I waited to tell Victor until I was positive I was pregnant.  He was very excited.

As time went on and we arrived closer to the due date, Mollie got very clingy.

She talked to me nonstop about the baby in my belly.  She seemed pretty excited but I think she was concerned too.

Victor took some time off work even so he could spend some time with Mollie on his own.

She loves books and she is such a Daddy’s girl.  She loves the books about art and color.  She tells me I can’t do them right because I don’t make the voices like Daddy.  I don’t know how he makes voices for jellybean colors but it works.

When we were just a few weeks away from meeting our baby I asked Kia for a favor.

“Hey, when I go into labor, will you be able to watch Mollie?

“You call me, chica.  Any time.  2pm or 2am and I’ll be there.”

Now everything was taken care of and all we could do is wait.

Chapter 1.20

“Liddy, I think we should take a vacation.  Head to the beach.  Maybe Paris?”

“Or maybe we could have another baby, instead?”

“Huh…Come on, Miss Mollie.  It’s bedtime for you.”

I was mostly serious.  What have I done?

“What do you think, Mollie?  Would you like to be a big sister one day?”

“NO!”

Too bad for Mollie, I thought.  After I was finished in the bathroom I called Kia over.  She and I had become close friends over the past few months.

‘So, you’re knock up.  Your move.”

“Umm…how did you know that?  I’m not even showing yet.”

“I can just tell.  It’s gonna be a boy.”

“Whatever, your move.”

Oh my God, what if she is right?  What am I gonna do with a son?

Chapter 1.19

Victor and I were both really surprised when the vacant lot next to us was purchase.  It had been empty for such a long time when someone finally bought it I had to rush right over and find out who and why.

Her name was Kia and she was a fairy.  She needed a cheap place to live and apparently the house next door to ours was the winner.

We both thought it was awesome that we had toddlers.  We hoped to do some play dates together.  Her son’s name was Garrett.  He was…different.

Victor and I threw a welcome Feast Party for Kia and Garrett.  Steve is a little…dramatic.  He was fine really, just passed out from the excitement of seeing a fairy.

Everyone was really odd at the party.  They were obsessed with me for some reason which I still have yet to figure out.

The party was a huge success and everyone left happy and full of food and friendship but Victor still felt the need to explain the everyday strangeness of Moonlight Falls to Kia.

Chapter 1.18

After 12 freakishly long months, Mollie’s birthday was upon us.

I snuggled my little baby that morning knowing she would be a toddler in only a few hours.  It’s so much easier to love the baby stage when she isn’t crying.

I made French Toast for breakfast but Victor had the balls to complain and say he wanted pancakes.

Can you tell how pleased I was with that?  He ate the damn toast and then I made him plan Mollie’s birthday party.

He had the party at the Wedding Venue.  Because he’s a man and that made sense to him.  He’s been getting all the sleep these past few months.  Is it obvious?

Ah, well.  It looks like a nice party venue anyway.

“So, Vic…are you ready to have a toddler?”

“Yeah I am.  Does it have to become a teenager though?”

Victor took little Mollie over to her birthday cake.  He made some silly faces and a show of helping her blow out the candles.

I really got into the whole thing.  She’s not going to be a baby anymore.  That was beyond awesome.

After blowing out the candles Vic set Mollie on the floor.  There was a twinkle of magic and then, I was the mother of a toddler.

Chapter 1.17

Ok…Babies are hard.

I decided that since I am now a mother I needed to look like one.  So I got a makeover and bought more “mom” clothing.

We also bought a bigger house.

Oh…and a minivan.  Yeah, I am that cool now.

Tonight we are throwing a Gift Giving party as a house warming party.  Snowflake Day is coming up and we wanted all our friends to meet our new little one.

I even got to try out my new cooking skills!

We have a great spare room that we can now use for company!  The party went really well.  Although we did get two chess sets.  Well, it was a nice thought anyway.

Mollie was wonderful throughout the whole party.  Everyone just thought she was a doll!

They were so busy passing her around and holding her, that I totally fell asleep in the family room and missed the end of the party!

When I woke up, Victor was still cleaning and Mollie was asleep in the crib in our bedroom.

“VICTOR!  I’m sorry I fell asleep!  Here!  I got you this gift.”

I had bought him a camcorder for all the memories of our new daughter.

“What if we thought about having another baby sooner rather than later?”

“Dude, did you miss the fact that I fell asleep during our house warming party?”

“Yeah, but I want to quit my job and become a writer.  Then I can stay home with you and the kids.  I can help out more.”

Mollie woke up then and I went into the playroom to snuggle her in the rocker.  I told him I would think about it.  Victor tried out his camcorder for the first time and got a video of us together in the rocker.

We all went up to bed after that.

We had only gotten about an hour of sleep before we were awakened by Mollie.

“Hun, can you take her in the other room?  I have work in the morning.”

Another baby my ass.  Not for a long, long time.

Chapter 1.16

The morning after the spicy shrimp, I started having contractions.

It was going to be a long day, so I made us both some coffee.  I couldn’t help but enjoy the fact that I would soon have my body back.  But HOLY CRAP there was going to be a baby here in less than 24 hours.

Victor drank his coffee while I brushed up on my birthing techniques.

“So, Vic…are you ready to meet this baby today?”

“No.  I am not.  Are you ever ready to become a parent?”

That night we ate cookies for dinner in celebration of the day I discovered I was pregnant.

Then I passed out in the chair.  Victor was too nervous to sleep and watched me like a hawk.

At 2am I bolted out the chair.

“VICTOR!  Oh my GOD!  Victor!  We need to go to the hospital!  NOW!

The first time I was here it was because I thought I was pregnant with a kid I didn’t want.

The second time was to resurrect my dead husband.

The third time was to bring my daughter Mollie Annette Lox into the world.

After only four hours of labor, my husband, my daughter, and I went home.

She’s breathtaking.  And to think I didn’t want this.  Now I can’t breathe when I see her.