Baby Alzen: The Remix

05 Feb

I’m pregnant again. We found out on January 11th. Between then and now we’ve slowly been telling people while doing several tests and waiting for an ultrasound. Wanted to wait until after that before making an “official” announcement, but also wanted to capture my thoughts early and often. Husband refers to this as “Baby Alzen: The Remix”, so happy listening. 😉

Written 1/11/14

I took a pregnancy test a week ago that was negative. The nausea I was experiencing was apparently from a stomach virus instead of a growing fetus. This week I started to get unusually thirsty. This was one of the first changes I noticed the last time I was pregnant. Sure enough, the second test came back positive.

Of course we’re excited and happy, but we’re also very hesitant this time. I wonder if it’s like this for all couples following a miscarriage or if it’s just our personalities to set up walls to protect ourselves from getting hurt again. I think part of it is that we haven’t told anyone yet. Currently, remembering the exhausting task of tracking down everyone about a miscarriage keeps me hesitant, but I can’t keep quiet for long.

Update: 1/31/2014

Had the ultrasound this morning and saw a happy little heartbeat. Everything looks healthy and going as it should. They’re estimating me at just about 7 weeks. It’s possible we could have another miscarriage, but just like last time, we’re not the folks who wait to tell people. Would love if you all joined us in celebrating new life and praying for a happy health baby come September 2014!


Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Pregnancy


8 responses to “Baby Alzen: The Remix

  1. Melanie Jacobson

    February 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Hooray! Congratulations!

    • jalzen

      February 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much!

  2. Beky Balboa

    February 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    So excited for Team Alzen!! We will be praying for protection on your new little one and lots of peace and joy for you and mike! Hugs!!

    • jalzen

      February 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thanks, Beky! Love you guys!

  3. Jaymee O'Rafferty

    February 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Yay!!!!! I am ecstatic for you! I’m so sas to hear about your miscarriage. I had no idea

    • jalzen

      February 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thanks, Jaymee. It happened in December. It was rough for a while, but we were well supported and loved.

  4. debbie geideman

    February 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I am so happy for you. Trust your faith it will pull you thru. You will be and already have started being a great mom!

    • jalzen

      February 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks, Debbie!


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