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Another One For Team Alapag! LJ Moreno Is Pregnant With Baby #4
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  • In what she called "a very special vlog," actress LJ Moreno explained why she hasn't been feeling well in the past two months. The mom of three announced that she is 13 weeks pregnant with her fourth child with former professional basketball player Jimmy Alapag.

     Their kids, Ian, Keona, and Calen thought that their mom contracted Covid-19.

    In the vlog, LJ and Jimmy revealed to their children that they are going to have a new sibling soon. Ecstatic, their eldest and adopted son Ian, wished to have a baby brother.

    "So there will be a brother or sister coming, we don't know yet," said Jimmy. He adds, "You guys gonna help mom and dad give him or her a name."

    LJ suffered from two miscarriages

    LJ explained, "The reason why we kept it til at least I'm almost 13 weeks, hinintay namin matapos yung third trimester because I actually had 2 miscarriages."

    The actress, who regularly uploads vlogs in their YouTube channel Alapag Family Fun said, they did not announce it on their vlog but they had a miscarriage in December last year.

    "We kept it kasi our kids, especially [si] Kuya, sobrang affected siya when I had my first miscarriage, so we wanted to make sure na sure muna bago namin i-announce," she said.

    The 41-year-old actress adds, "Please keep us in your prayers. Right now, everything looks good, the baby's heartbeat is normal, everything looks normal. I did some labs, I'll do more labs and more tests on the 20th week, so please keep us in our prayers."

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    She is expected to give birth in January 2023, and she will be 42 by then. Women who are pregnant in their 40s are considered high risk.

    LJ said, "I have been feeling really sick. Medyo bumabalik na energy ko, pero on and off, hindi ako makatagal na nakatayo, lagi na akong nakahiga."

    The Alapags moved to the US in September 2020.

    How to explain miscarriage to kids

    Becky Stuempfig, a licensed marriage and family therapist, told Huffington Post, “Although very painful and difficult, it is important for parents to take the step of explaining pregnancy loss to their children because even at a very young age, children can pick up on others’ emotions.”

    Here are some ways to tell your child about pregnancy loss, according to Very Well Family:

    1. Talk to them in their language

    Be honest and explain to them what happened in a way that they will understand. You can further expound on why miscarriages happen, and that it is neither your fault nor theirs.

    2. Show your emotions

    As a parent, allow them to comfort you and help you in any way they could. This is part of their grieving process, and this experience can strengthen your bond as a family.

    READ ALSO: I Thought Miscarriage Only Happened Among Women Of A Certain Age

    3. Gather as a family

    “It can be helpful for parents to have the discussion together with their child so that partners can feel supported by one another and if one partner becomes flooded with emotion, the other partner can take over the discussion,” Stuempfig said.

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    Blurb: The 41-year-old actress is asking for prayers for a smooth pregnancy.

     

    In what she called "a very special vlog," actress LJ Moreno explained why she hasn't been feeling well in the past two months. The mom of three announced that she is 13 weeks pregnant with her fourth child with former professional basketball player Jimmy Alapag. 

     

    Their kids Calen, Keona, and Ian thought that their mom contracted Covid-19. 

     

    In the vlog, LJ and Jimmy revealed to their kids that they are going to have a new sibling soon. Ecstatic, their firstborn Calen wished to have a baby brother. 

     

    "So there will be a brother or sister coming, we don't know yet," said Jimmy. He adds, "You guys gonna help mom and dad give him or her a name."

     

    LJ explained, "The reason why we kept it til at least I'm almost 13 weeks, hinintay namin matapos yung third trimester because I actually had 2 miscarriages."

     

    The actress, who regularly uploads vlogs in their YouTube channel Alapag Family Fun said, they did not announce it on their vlog but they had a miscarriage in December last year.

     

    "We kept it kasi our kids, especially [si] Kuya, sobrang affected siya when I had my first miscarriage, so we wanted to make sure na sure muna bago namin i-announce," she said.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

     

    The 41-year-old actress adds, "Please keep us in your prayers. Right now, everything looks good, the baby's heartbeat is normal, everything looks normal. I did some labs, I'll do more labs and more tests on the 20th week, so please keep us in our prayers."

     

    She is expected to give birth in January 2023, and she will be 42 by then. Women who are pregnant in their 40s are considered high risk.

     

    LJ said, "I have been feeling really sick. Medyo bumabalik na energy ko, pero on and off, hindi ako makatagal na nakatayo, lagi na akong nakahiga."

     

    The Alapags moved to the US in September 2020. 

     

    How to explain miscarriage to kids

     

    Becky Stuempfig, a licensed marriage and family therapist, told Huffington Post, “Although very painful and difficult, it is important for parents to take the step of explaining pregnancy loss to their children because even at a very young age, children can pick up on others’ emotions.”

     

    According to Very Well Family, here are some ways to tell your child about pregnancy loss.

     

    Talk to them in their language

    Be honest and explain to them what happened in a way that they will understand. You can further expound on why miscarriages happen, and that it is neither your fault nor theirs.

     

    Show your emotions

    As a parent, allow them to comfort you and help you in any way they could. This is part of their grieving process, and this experience can strengthen your bond as a family.

     

    Gather as a family

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    “It can be helpful for parents to have the discussion together with their child so that partners can feel supported by one another and if one partner becomes flooded with emotion, the other partner can take over the discussion,” Stuempfig said. 

     

    Whether it's bad news or good news, trust that you are in the best position to talk to your child and be their confidante.

     

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