Monday, July 13, 2009

A New Day!

Today is a landmark day is many ways. First of all it's Lincoln's 1 week birthday! Secondly it marks exactly 2 months that I've been here at St. Joe and thirdly it might be the day that I get to be discharged! I haven't blogged since before Lincoln was born, I had my sister update everyone last week after Lincoln was born so that everyone could kind of stay up on what was happening. It was completely a God thing with the timing of Lincoln's birth. They've now diagnosed me as to having severe preeclampsia which probably caused the H.E.L.L.P syndrome which probably caused loss of blood to my kidney's. All of which they think still would've happened last monday whether I had had Lincoln or not. So getting him out of me was perfect timing. I probably would've been even more sick if they would've waited even longer and it probably would've gotten to Lincoln as well and made him sick. It was perfect timing because we made it long enough that Lincoln was small but that's really the only problem he has. Miraculously enough he has no repiratory problems! That was the main concern before he was born because of the lack of amniotic fluid.

This has been quite the week, to say the least and I will blog more about that in the next few days. It truly is a miracle that I am here typing this today on my way to full recovery and I have a small but very healthy baby! I am just still in awe of everything that has happened and have not fully processed it all but that will come with time.

I'm just so excited to finally join the outside world again! Please continue to pray for Lincoln as he grows a little each day. Pray that he would continue to do so well and not have any future problems. Also pray for me that my strength would build back up. I've already noticed how tired I get just walking down the hall to the NICU. Pray I would know how hard to push myself and when to rest as well. This is still going to be a long journey but this more of the "fun" part of the journey. God is good all the time, all the time God is good!


  1. God is good! How exciting that you may get to go home today! We will definitely continue to pray.
    I have a couple of hats that I made for Lincoln, I wasn't sure how big, or small they needed to be, so I made 3 sizes. If you could just send me your address, I'll send them your way!
    Congrats again, Marie. Lincoln is perfect!

  2. I am so happy for you and your family. I am praying for your recovery and strength and for your sweet baby too!
    Hope you are overflowing with joy tonight.

  3. YEAH!!! PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE HEALTH YOU HAVE!!! CONGRATS TYLER AND MARIE!!! Sarah and I will continue to pray for the three of you as the days go on. Such a joy to have Lincoln with you. So the question every new parent gets: Who does he look like?

  4. well we can't really decide who he looks like, he has tyler's upper lip, my brown eyes, but it's not just a, "wow he looks exactly like...." thing. It'll be so fun to see as his features really develop who he looks like.

  5. Marie, I'm so glad to hear you are doing better. I can't wait to see you and Lincoln. :) We are celebrating Syd's birthday today and Raegan tomorrow. After that, I'll give you a call!!! Still praying for full recoveries.