Hi again Rae,
I'm glad your mom came over to help you. Little ones can be so overwelming sometimes. (2 little neices here). I'm sure that gave you some much needed rest, and maybe an eye opener to a good family life.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but IMHO, I can't blame your SIL for cutting the girls off from the biofamily. I'm assuming she cares for these girls. And you must see it from her eyes as well...it was their biodad that hurt them...at least some of biofamily is threatening to take the girls while the person who hurt them is living with said biofamily members. IF it was my neice(s) in that position, I wouldn't want any communication either when it seems the abuser is being believed/harbored.
Have you tried to explain to your sil in email/phone message that you don't want them to live with their abuser? she might be more willing to communicate if she knows.
I wish you and your family the best of luck,
Just thought I'd let you know about an online support organization for moms on bedrest. www.sidelines.org.
Custody battles are so ugly. I hope your parents find out where the girls are. I'm so glad your dad has come around so well. I'm glad that's happened. :)
Take care on bedrest. It's best to leave it to your dad so you can focus on yourself and your baby. Cutting out the stress can only help things.