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An update on my sister

Several people have asked for an update on the situation with my sister who is pregnant. It seems that the closer we get to her due date the worse things get. Towards the middle stages of her pregnancy things got much, much better. She was trying harder with all the members of the family. She was around. She was making *some* effort to plan for things when the baby was born. And now, in her last month of the pregnancy, it is all falling apart. She is lashing out (and lashing out doesn't even begin to describe the way she treats the people around her when she falls apart). She is mean. She is threatening to take the boys away. She is back to her "old self".

I can't say how sad it makes me. As much as I was holding my breath for anything I really hoped this was her shot. This had the chance to be the thing that turned her life around. And like every other opportunity that has been granted her in her lifetime she turns it down over a guy... who doesn't even care about her. It's sad. But I'm cold. I have been on this sick cycle carousel with her for too long now. I am done. I am out. I can't negotiate with her. I can't reason with her. I can't help her. They say, in the world of psychology, that the only persons behavior you can change is your own. Well, that is what I am doing. I won't be mean. I don't want anything but good things for her. But that being said, I can't be a part of it right and do any good. So for now I'll wait.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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