Monday, October 18, 2010

Weeks 1 and 2

Well, we have made it through the first two weeks of Coen's life. I am adjusting to his sleeping and waking up every two hours to be fed. Our lives have changed for the better. We love sitting at home as a family and just play with Coen. He is very alert when he is awake and we love it. I have been recoverying nicely and I am very happy to say that the worse of it is over. I also have been able to ware normal clothes for the past two days. I love the fact that I can fit into normal jeans again. Coen has been doing really well with eating and has gained 10 ounces. He is doing really well and we are very grateful that we have such a healthy baby boy.

Other then Coen coming into our lives, nothing much has changed. Dale is still loving law school and is doing really well. He has taken to the law very well and loves the debates and discussions. I have been busy trying to get my hair business off the ground and trying to get as many clients as I can. Now that Coen is here I can really put the time into it that I need. We can't wait for Christmas so we can go back to Arizona for two weeks. We are missing our family and friends. We are liking Provo, but prefer Arizona. Dale is working to get an internship there for the summer so hopefully we will be able to spend the summer there. Everything is good here. We love Coen and can't wait for the firsts that we will get to share with him. Hope everyone eles is doing just as well as we are.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coen Scott Albach

On October 5th at 1:19pm Coen Scott Albach was born. Coming in at 7 pounds 7 ounces, the doctors said that we have a very healthy baby boy.

After 2 years of trying and loosing 3 babies, We have been very blessed with a healthy, beautiful baby boy.

We love being parents and we are loving every minute of Coen. Thank you to all who have prayed for us and adding our names to the temples around the world. We will keep everyone updated on Coen. We have a new adventure just starting and can't wait for the joy that we will have together.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

32 weeks and counting?

This week I hit my 32 week mark, to celebrate I went into labor. I was having contractions all day on Monday and then when they got to about 3 minutes apart we went to the hospital. They hooked me all up and sure enough contractions every 2 minutes. I was all hooked up for about an hour as they watched me and the baby. I never got closer together so they did a physical exam and I was not dilated at all. The baby was perfectly happy and not an any distress so they gave me some morphine and sent me home.

Well to say the least the contractions did not go away. So after a long night of tossing and turning and only getting some sleep because of the morphine, I called my doctor (who had been out of town) and asked what he wanted me to do. I went in to see him and again he checked me out, no dilation, just really annoying, and painful, contractions.

So my wonderful doctor ordered anti-labor medication, so my contractions would not cause me to dilate, and bed rest for at least 2 weeks. I love the fact that I am not dilating and that the contractions have stopped but I am not sure what is worse, the contractions or the anti-labor medication that cause me to shake uncontrollably and have horrible headaches. Oh well, what is good for the baby is what matters right now.

Our little boy has been such a tropper through this pregnancy! He has gone through so much just to get to this world. I have a feeling that he is going to do great things with his life! I can't wait to hold him in my arms (when he is full term) and kiss his face.

My wonderful husband has been so great through out all of the test and trials that we have had to face! I love him so much and I know that I could not have made it if he wasn't right there holding my hand. He has given me so many blessings through out this pregnancy that it makes me feel truly blessed to have the priesthood in my home! Dale, Thank you so much for being that man that is worthy to have the priesthood and use it when it is needed. Our son will be able to look to his father as a great example for the man that he wants to become! I love you Dale!

Our lives have been intresting these past few weeks and we are loking forward to the adventures to come. Thank you all for your continued prayers on our family'e behalf. We are blessed to have you all in our lives!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Ward, New Friends, New Town, New Life

When Dale and I moved to Provo, UT, we were a little bummed out. We didn't want to move to Utah and attend BYU. We didn't want to be like every other Mormon couple that goes to BYU. Yes, we were a little critical of Utah and the people that live there. Well to say the least, we were seriously wrong.

Our new ward is fantastic. It is really small and the ward boundaries don't include very much. The ward will grow but not very much in the fall, so it will stay the small intimate ward it is. Everyone was so welcoming and warm the week we moved in. We love our ward so much.

We have gained some great friends since we have been here. The couples that we have become the closest to, are not from Utah so their families, like ours, are not around. We have gotten to know these wonderful people and love them all. It makes things a lot easier when you have someone to share things with. We feel that these people will be life friends. We are very grateful for all of them.

The town of Provo is wonderful!!!! We love the weather, the green trees, and the small town feel. It is nice not to be in the city anymore and we love taking walks at night. The fact that it is not 115 out is our favorite part of living here, but I am not so sure that we are going to be this happy when the winter rolls around. We are not what you would call snow people but it will be an adventure.

Dale now has a job down at the MTC in the Dining Hall. He is enjoying working again and being busy. He is getting nervous about Law School starting but he is also very ready to be busy all the time again.

The baby is growing everyday. I can feel him more and more and he is very active. He doesn't like it when I sit for too long and he lets me know when it is time to get up and move. I am loving this period in my pregnancy. I can eat whatever I want without getting sick now and my energy is back. I love connecting with my little boy everyday. Dale loves to feel him kick and move. We cannot believe that I am only 15 weeks away from delivering. It is getting exciting.

We are loving Provo and hope all is well with everyone. We are missing home at times. We love you all.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Moving to Provo, UT

Well we are all moved in, unpacked, and pictures are hung. We are now living in Provo, UT and we are not going back to AZ for a long time.

It was hard to say good-bye to all of our family but we are excited to be starting our new chapter. We are loving the weather here and love the fact that we can be outside for a long period of time without dying of heat.

Even though we are going to miss all of our family in Mesa, AZ we are very excited about the people that we will meet here.

Everything with the baby seems to be going alright. Thank you again for the countinued fasting and prayers on our behalf. We love you All!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Well everything with this pregnancy was going well.

This past week we had our last doctor's appt with the best doctor out there. We have been so blessed to have such a great doctor who took the time and effort to make sure that everything went so well with the baby. We said good bye and we were ready to move on to Provo and find another OBGYN. But we got a phone call the next day asking to come in as soon as we could. When we got there we were both nervous to what this might be about. Our doctor came in and said that the ultrasound results came back with some negitive results. My heart just dropped. I knew something was wrong. We found out that my blood was not flowing strong enough to get our little one the blood supply that he needs to survive. After talking about what that meant, he told us we have two options. One we could wait to see if this problem would work itself out or two, I could give myself and injection twice a day to thin out my blood enough to get my baby what he needs. After loosing three babies, loosing a fourth was not an option for me. Even though it terrifys me to no end to have needles anywhere around me, I decided that I would do the injections. Dale has to do it for me because I can't but he has been wonderful about it. I now have a lovely black and blue stomache but its all worth it if this baby comes out healthy.

On Sunday we are having a fast for the baby. We are asking all those who can to join. Thank you again for all who have kept us in our prayers and we ask for the continue prayers of all. We are very optomistic that everything is going to be fine and that we will have a little boy in our arms in October.

We will keep everyone updated.

Monday, May 24, 2010


So last night I was sitting at my aunt's house and I was told that I need to update my blog! I am such a slacker when it comes down to making sure that everything is updated for everyone to read. So here is the current update :)

WE ARE MOVING IN ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And cannot wait! We are both so excited about getting our new life in Utah started. Dale's last day of work was on Friday and this week he is going to help me get everything ready to move. We have more packing and organizing to do and even though he was kind of bummed about being let go a week before he planned, I am really happy that he is here to help. With the baby growing bigger everyday, I should not be lifting things. So I am glad he will be here.

We went to our 2nd trimester ultrasound and here are a few pictures.

We are so happy to say that its a boy!!!! We are both so happy! Little Baby Boy Albach (we still are debating over names) is growing very big and is very healthy. I have felt him kicking a lot lately and Dale even felt him last night. We are so greatful that everything is going so well! Thanks again to those who prayed for us when things didn't look so great.

So that is about it for us. Those who would like to come to the baby shower here in Mesa, It's going to be on May 31st, 2010 from 10am to Noon. It's going to be held at my mother-in-law's house. If you need the address just let me know! I am registered at Target! 

I will try to be better with the Blogging, expecially now that we will no longer be living close to everyone anymore! 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Almost to week 12!!!!!!!!!!!

We are very excited because I am almost 12 weeks pregnant! I have never made it past week 6 and things could not be going more smoothly. We have heard the heartbeat twice and the doctor says that all of my levels are great! We are slowly starting to get use to the idea that we will have a little one here in October. We are both very happy about my starting to show. I have this tiny baby bump that Dale loves to say "hi baby" to and he gives my belly lots of kisses. He could not be happier that everything is going so well.

Dale and I have finally set a date for our big move to Provo. We will be offically moving on May 31st. We are getting excited about moving and cannot wait to have our own space again. We are getting things all aranged and ready to go. We are going to miss Arizona very much but we are very happy about the new adventures!

Hope everyone eles is doing well! We will keep everyone posted on the baby.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


One year since my first Pregnancy, I found out I was expecting again. I have been very nervous to tell anyone until now because of my other three losses. But I went to the doctor on this past Tuesday and he found the heartbeat. The baby’s heartbeat is very strong and its growing very well. We are both super excited and very grateful for this blessing. We would like to thank all who prayed on our behalf and for the support that we have received from all. Thank you so much for being there for us when we needed it the most. It was a very hard year for us but it made us stronger as a couple and made us more grateful for this child. I am due in October.

The Doctor said that my body was not producing a certain hormone that you need to keep the baby growing. After I got pregnant, I was put on 4 prescriptions that will keep me and, more importantly, the baby healthy. I have had blood drawn every week for the past 5 weeks to make sure that everything is going well. All of my levels are great and I will slowly start going off of some of these prescriptions soon. My body has finally realized what is needs to be doing.

We have also decided to move to Provo, UT so Dale can attend law school. He was offered a $5,000/year scholarship which means he will only be paying about $4,000/year for tuition. We are very excited for the change but it has been bittersweet. We will be having the baby there which means that most of you will not be able to see the baby until that Christmas. It will be an adventure. If anyone knows of a good OBGYN there let me know.

Thank you again for all of your prayers and support. Don’t stop praying for our little family for we are not out of the woods yet. We love you all and will keep you posted.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Doctor Appointments, and Law School Applications

Well life has been busy and we are not doing very well on keeping up with our blog.

First of all Thanksgiving was fantastic and we both had alot of fun being with Dale's Dad and his brother, sister's, sister-in-law, and his brother's baby boy. After spending time there playing games and having a wonderful dinner, we went over to Dale's mom's for pie and family pictures. They turned out so cute and I love having them in frames and on my wall.

For Christmas we went up to Sam's parents house in Show Low. The day before we left it snowed really hard there and by the time we got there was a foot of snow on the ground. We were both really excited for a white Christmas. We had a great time with the family for the last Christmas all together for the next three years. It was a little emotional but we had a really nice time.

During all of this Sam was going to Doctor Appointments and getting a lot of blood test done to find out why she has not been able to carry her babies full term. After a lot of blood was drawn and lots of tests were done, they finally found out what has been wrong. Sam does not produce a certain hormone and she has low iron. The combination of the two caused each miscarriage. It is easily fixed with a simple precription. We are both really excited! And hopefully we will be able to post soon that Sam is pregnant! The doctor told us that there should be no reason why she shouldn't carry full term and have a healthy baby.

Dale has offically applied to all of the schools that he wants to go to for law school. We will keep everyone posted when he gets his letters back.

We hope everyone had fun for the holidays and we are wishing everyone a happy new year.

2010 will be OUR YEAR!!!!!