Friday, December 31, 2010


Today we had hoped to be able to post happy news that we were expecting a baby.  However, we are only saddened by the loss of the little person we never met.  We lost our baby at 10 weeks.  Abi had a procedure yesterday which, while uncomfortable and difficult, went well.  Right now we are both very saddened and upset.

It has come to our attention how common miscarriages are.  Many people have reached out to us with their own stories and experiences.  We appreciate all of the support we've received from friends and family, many of whom only found out about the pregnancy just a few days ago.  All of the e-mails and phone calls have been very comforting and we know we have a wonderful support system. 

Right now we are trying to figure out how to act.  We have decided to "get away" from it all and have booked a week long trip to Cancun, Mexico for early February.  We will use that alone time together to regroup and grieve.  Until then we are continuing with life as usual.  Abi starts working in the Emergency Department on Saturday.  Work has been a welcome thought-occupying activity for her.  Bry is continuing to pick up odd winter-time jobs at K. Singh.  Both of our jobs have been very supportive and have been giving us the time off we need.

We pray in the future to have happier news to report.  We know that God has plans for us, and at this time they didn't include a Baby Polzin.  We will happily welcome whatever he has in store for us, even if we don't understand it at the time.

As we celebrate the start of 2011 we both feel like we're beginning with a "clean slate."  We also celebrate the 5 years that we've known each other.  (We met about 5 years ago today in Tucson, AZ).  We have a great marriage and we're thankful for that.  We both have good jobs, a nice home, two cars and whole lot else.  We still reiterate our Christmas Letter (see below) that we're "very excited about 2011."

Picture found here.

polzin christmas card 2010

Pretty boring overall.  A trip to Minnesota for late Christmas.  Abi learned how to knit. Bry traipsed through/across/on the Rock River all month long for work.  Abi turned 26 years old.
Abi moved to the lovely country of Philippines.  She worked in the city of Manila at the Philippine General Hospital.  The entire experience was wonderful – lots of traveling throughout the gorgeous country. Bry came the last week and we took a little “honeymoon” to the island of Palawan. We had a terrific time snorkeling and touring the countryside.
Back to reality.  Bry turned 26 too (9 weeks and 6 days after Abi, you’ll notice).  Abi matched to Emergency Medicine Residency in Milwaukee, WI.  We added a new member to the family – our 2010 Kia Forte who replaced Bry’s Impala.  It was fun driving it off the lot with just 200 miles on it!
Abi went to Texas to visit Emily for her birthday.  She had a great time sightseeing in Fort Worth and visiting with Aunt Judy too.   A trip to Minnesota for Bry’s sister’s baby shower.
Graduation.  Dr. Polzin replaced Mrs. Polzin on May 21, 2010.  The day was celebrated with family and friends.  We always have room for more guests if you’re coming our way!
Made the move - a whole 2 miles to our new, bigger, “residency apartment”.  Note the return address.  We love, love, love the new place.  Celebrated 2 years of marriage with a nice dinner out.
Residency begins.  Mainly working at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  We managed to make it to quite a few Brewer’s games this year….don’t mention the Twins series in this house though.  We enjoy the baseball season and LOVE to tailgate.  Hoping to get to new Target Field next year sometime.
Trauma surgery for Abi = No life.  New life, however was all around us – we had a niece, Liza, born on the 11th and a nephew, Lucas, born on the 14th.  We had the privilege of seeing Lucas in the hospital and being present for Liza’s baptism in Minnesota.  Looking forward to fun with them over the holidays.
Abi had a week of vacation and spent it babysitting for her 6 cousins for 3 days.  Bry continued to work out in Watertown, WI on the highway project he’s been working on for the past year.  He really enjoys his job out there.  Sister Emily came to visit to meet Lucas and we had a fun time with her as usual.
We enjoyed the lovely fall weather when we had some free time.  We celebrated the start of football season with a few get togethers. 
Lots of fun on another week of vacation.  We both went to Utah for a fun weekend…..possibly a place to live in the future? Then Bry returned home and Abi continued on to visit friends Katie and Elliot in Portland, OR.   Thanksgiving will be spent with Bry’s mom and sister Beth and her husband, Brandon – niece Liza too. 
We will be celebrating Christmas at our home this year with the Schneider’s.  We are very much looking forward to 2011!  Please be sure to stop in at our blog: for more updates and photos!  God’s Blessings!

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