The second bit of good news is that my step-sister is having a girl. She's due in mid-January 2009. So, she'll have a boy and now a girl too. CONGRATS to both of them.
Thirdly, comes good news with bad news. Our dear sweetie Hattie found out she is having a BOY!!! Yes, one BOY!!! Good news. The bad news....the baby that was behind in size and didn't have a very strong heartbeat from the beginning and the one that they found a hole in it's heart died in-utero at 13wks gestation. So, no more twins for her, but now she is looking at other risks like infection and what not b/c the baby that no longer has a heartbeat can't be removed while she's still carrying the other one, and of course with it being that far along in developement can't dissolve either. She is a little beyond the half way mark, and the Dr's want her to make it until at least 24wks, which is viability for any baby. After that if complications arise they will take the healthy one and then remove the other as well. Anything beyond 24wks is just icing on the cake. She is on modified bedrest, as her cervix is showing change already, and she was in the hospital after fighting out that the one baby had passed for close monitering. So, if you can spare some prayers she really needs them as does her little boy that is still growing and thriving inside her. Her heart is in knots as would any mother's at this point with worry and grief. However on the bright side, I'm VERY excited for her and this new life. Now, I just pray that God holds hope in heat for a miracle for the two of them. So, I say CONGRATS, GOOD LUCK, and many prayers for her too.
BTW~ Hattie and my step-sister's (step-sis being farther along) EDD's are only 10 days apart, and look at the difference in size. The pic of Hattie was this past Thurs, and the pic of step-sis was the Sat. before that.