Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank Goodness for Moms

Moms are the best, especially right after you've had a baby. My mom was wonderful enough to come out here and stay with me for a couple of weeks when Koen was born. I really don't know what I would have done without her (considering one of those weeks was Spring Break).

She did so much for us while she was here, and worked very hard keeping up with my kids. She was wonderful. So, Mom, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! The words are inadequate, but very heartfelt. Love you, Mom! You're the best!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I know, I know, Easter was quite a while ago. I'm trying to play catch-up here.

Yummm.... candy!

The Easter Bunny didn't forget Koen.

How beautiful is she?

On the hunt.

What a beautiful day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome Home!

Koen is home and we are both doing well. I know many of you have heard that we've had some problems, so here is the brief overview. The first night after Koen was born, they were concerned that he was showing signs of distress. They said they thought he was dehydrated, so they monitored him for a while and gave him lots of IV fluids and he was fine. He has been absolutely perfect since.
My oxygen levels started dropping. They were concerned at first that I might have a clot in my chest, so they took me down for a CT scan at midnight. That came back fine, but the die they had to put in my blood for the CT scan messed up my milk. Karl had to bottle feed Koen for 24 hrs. Then they thought I might have pneumonia. My doctor ordered a bunch of different tests for me, and then a few hours later the nurses came in saying that my oxygen levels were fine and I could go home. We were happy and came home.
The next day I started having real problems breathing, so I called my doctor. He told me that I wasn't supposed to be released from the hospital. He asked if they had done any of the test he ordered, the answer was no, and said that he had come in the next day to check on me and I was gone. He wasn't very happy that they had sent me home. He said I did have pneumonia, and called in some antibiotics, an inhaler, and some cough medicine (thank goodness, coughing is no fun after a c-section!).
So, I am now feeling much better. And Koen and I are both doing very well. Thanks to all of you who have called and stopped by to see how we are doing. It is great to know that so many people care.
I am so happy to be home with my sweet new baby. Welcome home, Koen!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Koen Brent Schempp

He's finally here! Koen Brent Schempp was born at 8:54 am on Tues., March 31st. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 in. long. And, of course, he is the cutest baby ever!

He has a bunch of hair, and I think it is because of that that all the nurses keep calling him a "her." It's getting a little annoying.

Mom and baby have both had a couple of bumps in the road in regards to health, but we are doing well now.

The other kids are staying at Karl's parents for a couple of days, but they got to come to the hospital yesterday to meet their new brother. They were so excited, and all seemed to be in awe when they looked at him. I think he was a lot smaller than they expected him to be.

They love their new little brother.

We will be able to go home sometime tomorrow. It will be nice to have our family all back together again. I miss my kids, but I'm so glad they have Grandma and Grandpa to stay with. Thank you, thank you!