My 13 year old stepdaughter is pregnant and - Update post-
Over the last few days my thread has been bumped a few times asking for updates and I've gotten a hand full of PMs asking the same, so I thought I would update once and for all, for those who are interested.
SD is due on the 8th of November. She is currently 19 weeks pregnant.
Because her body isn't adjusting very well to being pregnant (surprise, surprise) she is already having issues with bowel and bladder control issues and has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. Because she is such high risk she already has to have weekly doctor appointments and fortnightly scans.
Last weeks scan indicated that she is having a boy, however she will have to wait in till next week to have that offically confirmed. She is devestated at this as she wanted a girl, and all the baby stuff that she will recieve will be of the girl variety, from either her mother (who just had a girl) or myself, who had a girl almost 2 years ago. This means the baby will probably be wearing pink and purple for the forseeable future, as the only thing we are supplying her with brand new is a crib (DD still uses hers) and car seat (safety reasons). We will supply her with formula, diapers and other baby necessities but any wants, such as gender specific itams or clothing she must pay for herself.
She moved back in with her mother for the month of May, however she has now moved back in with us for the summer and will stay on after her brother and sister go home indefinitely (for at least the first few months of the babies life). Both her and the baby will move into my middle sons room, who will move in and share with his brother. After summer she will start homeschooling with my youngest son in till both her and the baby have settled into their new lives.
She has been helping both her mother and myself with our DD's. The results so far have not been hopeful.
The babies father and his family have decided not to be involved and are planning on moving to Georgia at the end of the year. We are in California.
She still will not even consider adoption.
Thank you to everybody who has offered support and advice over the last couple of months, whether through the above thread or private message.