I just got off the phone with my Dad a little while ago and I have some wonderful news to report. My stepsister is pregnant! This is just a happy spot that we needed in our lives with all the health issues that my Dad has.
We are all completely over the moon about this, but it is also terrifying as my stepsister has PCOD (poly-cystic ovarian disease) which makes her a terribly high risk for pregnancy. She has already been referred to a high-risk pregnancy specialist as she is also 36 and a type 2 diabetic. So - any of you reading this - if you could please say a prayer for us, or send good vibes/thoughts our way - anything really - we would all appreciate it! More than a lot of people I know, Colette (my stepsister) deserves to be a Mommy. She is wonderful with children and had given up on that possibility of becoming a Mom.
We have no idea how far along she is - but I will give updates as I get them! I have been fighting back happy tears since I talked to my Dad. I just pray that all goes well.