Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Rogue's first visit with Santa Claus aka Grandpa Koeman. Grandpa has been gone trucking since Rogue was born and then with the weather he hasn't been able to see her until today. That's one cute Christmas present if you ask me!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Not just camo, but matching camo.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It seems like a lot has happend since we posted last, sorry!! Its amazing how busy a little one can keep you.
We got home Saturday and have been loving it! I don't get a whole lot of sleep at night but I guess thats to be expected. However, I did get two 4 hour stretches last night and woke up feeling like a new person.
Rogue is doing very good. She is a little jaundice so we have been going in to the hospital for blood draws every day to make sure her bilirubin level is decreasing, which it has each time but it goes down just by a little. She handles the pokes in her heel much better than mom and dad do!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Hospital Stay

Here is a slide show of Rogue's Hospital stay.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bath Time

Here is a video of Rogue's first bath. I think she handled it pretty well. I am just hoping that she will behave this well for us when we are trying to bath her. We are planning on being here at the hospital until Saturday so anybody is welcomed to come visit. It gets kind of boring here but there are benefits to it. For example, I don't have to change any diapers and Katy is being weighted on hand and foot.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Pics

For more pics visit my facebook photo album.

RMK Is Finally Here!!!

Well, it seems like its been a long time coming, but Krack Baby is finally here. We went to the hospital Tuesday evening (12/9) at 5:00 pm. There were no changes since our visit last week (shocker). So at about 6:30pm Katy recieved a pill of Citotech hoping that it would cause some dialation. She was checked at 11:00pm again and there were still no chages. Needless to say, we were getting very frustrated. Katy was administered another pill to help induce dialation. Finally, at 3:15am the doctor checked the progress one more time and as you can guess there was no change. At this point Katy and I decided we were going to go with a C-section. The doctor agreed that it was a good decision and we were scheduled for 6:00am on Wendsday 12/10. The surgery went great and Rogue McKenzie Kraker was born at 6:23am. She weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
P.S. Mom and baby are doing good and dad didn't faint!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Last night Bryan and I had the pleasure of meeting our newest nephew, Jace H. Velderman. You can read more about him over at The Veldermans. He is a big boy!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Non-Stress Test

This afternoon I went in for a non-stress test since I am one week past my due date. Thankfully everything checked out normally and I got to see little Krack baby on the ultrasound. It was kind of neat to see her again. I'll see if Bryan will update the blog later with her picture. I don't know how to scan it in.

I'm not sure what the next step is yet. Jimmy is supposed to call me either today or Monday to see where we go from here. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Her story....this far

As most of you know I was at the hospital yesterday (and today) to be induced. Tuesday morning I had what I had hoped to be my last pre-natal doctors appointment. Everything looked good yet except I still wasn't dilated. So Jimmy and I made the decision that it was time to force her out. I guess she had different plans.

I was submitted to the hospital around 12:00p.m. As soon as I was in my room and hooked up to monitors they inserted a pill behind my cervix to help dilate it. The pill works up to 4 hours, so after the first 4 hours I was checked and the pill had softened the cervix but not dilated it. So it was on to the next dose and another 4 hours. After the next 4 hours there still wasn't much change but I was having regular contractions so I couldn't have another pill. This now brings us to approximately 11:00p.m. Around 2:00 a.m. I was checked again and still no change. The nurse came back around 2:30a.m. with orders from Jimmy to start a low dose of pitocin to see if that would help things along. I was on pitocin from about 2:30a.m. till 12:30p.m. with no luck. My contractions never got much stronger despite how much pitocin I was getting and my cervix never dilated. When Jimmy checked me for the last time and found that there was no change he gave me three options. I could go home and come back another day, stop the pitocin and start the cervix pills again, or have a c-section. As much as I wanted to hold my baby girl I figured it would be best to wait and since we were both doing fine decided not to go with the c-section. So I'm home, still waiting.

Here's hoping that I go back soon.

Feel free to ask questions. I'm tired frustrated and dirty but I think I covered most of the story. Sorry to keep you all waiting.