Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lincoln's First Graduation!

The nurses gave him a graduation cap! It was so cute!
This is where we "roomed in" with Lincoln
Going home! (okay so this picture was taken after we got home because I forgot to take one when we were leaving!) He did so well on the car ride home.
Daddy and Lincoln hanging out on the couch.

Lincoln graduated......from the NICU!!! We roomed in with him Monday night, which entails taking full care of him without any monitors or anything the whole night. We started around 5:30pm and Lincoln was officially discharged around 4pm on Tuesday. The first night with him went pretty good. We didn't really run into any problems. We did need to go borrow the NICU's swing for a bit though to calm him down during the night but that was it.

When we were discharged it's hospital policy to get "wheeled" out by one of the hospitality workers and it happened to be that we got to be wheeled out by Yang, the lady that I got to know when I was on bedrest and she wheeled me out when I was first discharged. It was fun for her and some of the other nurses who took care of me to get to meet Lincoln before we left.

It's so fun to finally have my baby home! I can cuddle with him all day long! Now we get to actually be a family. It's so good to finally be on this side of everything. We were at the hospital from May 14 until August 18. Just over 3 months, wow. God has done so much for us in these three months. Lincoln is truly a miracle and to have him home with us is almost surreal. I feel so lucky to be able to be his mommy. I know that if God can walk us through a storm like the one we just endured he will walk us through raising Lincoln and anything else that He allows us to walk through.

I just want to thank everyone who has followed our blog through this and prayed for us. Feel free to keep following along as Lincoln grows up!


  1. Yay!! I am so happy for you guys. I can't wait to watch Baby Lincoln grow. I know y'all are having so much fun with your sweet baby. Praying blessings for you and your family.

  2. How exciting! I'm SO happy for you guys! What a blessing to be able to bring Lincoln home. It was such a joy for me to be able to visit you while you were in the hospital. Maybe I can come see you at HOME next time I'm in KS! Blessings to you as you begin this journey with Lincoln at home!

  3. Congratulations, Rempels! What a testimony to God's unfaltering love; your story will continue to touch many lives. Blessings!

  4. I'm so happy that you finally have your little guy home with you! enjoy your time as a family, he'll grow up SO fast! what an amazing journey!

  5. Home, home, home. I'm sure it never felt so good and right. I can't believe all of this started back in May! That's a long time of God providing in a way you can see every day. And a toast to the many more days you will see Him.

  6. Congratulations, Marie! I am so thrilled to hear that he is home and doing well! Now all the fun stuff starts! If you ever need anything, or someone to talk to on those loooong days, I'm here!

  7. Congrats on your graduation, Lincoln! We're praying for your family as you are adjusting to ALL being at home!