Monday, June 12, 2006

Lincoln Is Here!

To all Friends and Family

Lincoln is here! At 6:21 PM Lincoln entered the world kicking and screaming! He was 5 lbs 9 oz and 18 3/4" long...he has his daddy's legs! Everything that could go perfect in delivery did! We could not have asked for a better delivery! Kristen did great and is now resting in the Cardiac ICU for close evaluation for at least 24 hrs. She did get to hold him for a few brief seconds before they took him to the Neonatal ICU. This will be tough for Kristen since they will be separated for a day or two (she has only seen pictures of him since delivery). Lincoln is stable and is being evaluated by the cardiologist and heart surgeons throughout the night as they decide what steps to take.

For those who know or know a little bit of medical jargon...this is for you. Lincoln's blood pressure is a little shallow but his heart rate it 150 bpm (approx) and in a normal sinus rhythm. They did have to intabate him because he needed some assistance breathing and to keep his oxygen saturation levels up. His APGAR is 8. He has a good temp and his color is great!

OK....getting back....most likely Lincoln will need surgery within a couple of days but it all depends on him and what they find on his Echo. He might just be stable enough for them to hold off for a week or two...but we just don't know. The next 48 hrs are crucial for Lincoln and his please be praying hard! We have pictures but I cannot post them tonight....sorry! Tomorrow you will see the cutie! We will update you tomorrow with more news....but for now we gotta get some sleep! Thank you and we love you all....GOD IS GOOD!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! We have been praying for Kristen, you and Lincoln all day long! We will continue to pray for strength for all of you, and for guidance for the doctors with Lincoln. We can't wait to see the pictures. We will pray for a restful night!

Love, Josh & Christine

Linda Posthumus said...

We are soooooooooo excited little Lincoln is finally in town! Can't wait to see his face! Tell Kristen we are so proud of her. Praise God for the gift of life. We are praying for Kristen and Lincoln and so are tons of people at our church and many others too! Thanks for the update're the best!!! Hugs and Kisses, Linda P.

Judy P. said...

Congratulations! Dave and Frankie's Life Group in Roseville, CA are praying fervently for you all. We praise God for His goodness and faithfulness.

Anonymous said...

Josh and Kristen,
Congratulations, I'm so glad I got to read this before I went to work this morning. I will be praying all day for wisdom as the doctor evaluate and make their plans. God is so good! I praise Him for this little one He has formed, and look forward to watching how He will continue to provide for his every need.
I will especially be praying for Kristen during this time of separation from Lincoln, that God will give her a sense of peace that Lincoln is being well taken care of under God's direction.
We love you guys and are praying for you all (mom, dad and all the grandparents).
Valerie and Haig Maurin

Aunt Donna said...

God is sooooooooooooooo Good! What good news for each of you. I will continue to pray and will forward this news to others praying. Will be praying for the doctors as they determine next steps. I know God is going to be glorified in all of this as others see what God is doing in and through each of you. Blessings to all of your family during this difficult time. Hugs and love to each one.

Much love,

Aunt Donna :-) Eph. 3:20

SJ said...

We are continuing to pray and rejoicing in Lincoln's arrival!!!! God is so good!!!!!

Jamey & Amy Byrne said...

Josh & Kristen:
It is wonderful to read your blog with updates of little Lincoln. We are praying for strength that only comes from God and encouagement that comes from the Body of Christ. It is great that Lincoln's birth went great and it seems like mom and dad are hanging in there. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

God is great and wonderful even in the midst of life. WOW!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to see pictures of baby Lincoln. I'm sure he is handsome. Thanks for the updates Josh. I know you have a lot on your mind right now and we appreciate that you've taken the time to let us get involved. We love you guys and are praying hard. We pray that God gives you guys a peace that only He can give during this time of waiting. Our God is an awesome God!
Love ya,
John, Sarah, Madison and Joel Young

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We love you guys and can't wait to see pictures of baby Lincoln. I'm sure he is handsome. Thank you Josh for keeping us updated. I know you have a lot on your mind right now and we appreciate that you allow us to be involved. We've been praying hard. We pray that God gives you a peace that only He can give during this time of waiting.
Our God is an awesome God!
love ya,
John, Sarah, Madison and Joel Young

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. We know that God is good and that He has a wonderful plan. May HE help all of you to walk through it. Love and prayers, Jan and ESA/Love INC

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting me be a part of this scary process in LA. It was so nice to see the doctors and nurses treat Kristen so kindly and answer all of Josh's technical questions. Josh has been very knowledgeable, communicating with the doctors and has been able to translate to family and friends so well. It was healing to sit and comfort each other throughout this scary time with family at the hospital.

Auntie Heather

Anonymous said...

CONGRATUALTIONS! Been praying at least once an hour for you all! Can't wait to see pictures! Auntie Heather is keeping us up to date, and we are SO thankful for the faithfulness of our Lord.

Blessings to you
Amber Ferry

Anonymous said...

We can hardly wait to see pictures. Our prayers for the three of you continue. Jill tells me Lincoln is gorgeous, as expected!

Patricia said...

Congratulations Kristen & Josh! We look forward to seeing pictures of Lincoln. We'll continue to pray God will guide the doctors and heart surgeons.
Love, Patricia & Peter Brown

Jocie Bergman said...

We're so happy that lincoln arrived safely and Kristen did so well. God is good! We will be continuing to pray for Lincoln, that he will be able to wait to have surgery. Also, wisdom for the doctors as they analyze all data concerning him. Praying also for Kristen's recovery and the time she has to wait without holding your dear child. God's blessings and peace to you and the new grandparents!
Love, Jocie :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, guys!!! We will contine to pray for you as the next section of your journey has begun. Remember, God is sovereign and has a plan all laid out. (I am thankful He knows what He's doing!) We love you guys and can't wait to see the newest member of your family!

Matt & Kim Souder (Selina & Mateo, too)

Linda Posthumus said...

Hey you guys,
Thanks for the update Josh. Wow...what a time you all have had. My heart breaks for you as you deal with the low times. Yet we know our God is COMPLETELY IN CONTROL. I'm so thankful Lincoln is doing better right now. Don't forget to take one day at a time. Try not to jump ahead. Remember Phil. 4:19 "And my God shall supply ALL your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." We are continually praying for you all and you are never far from our thoughts.
We love you!
Linda and George

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