Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's the most wonderful time

We had a fantastic Christmas!
A nice relaxing day at home.
I got food poisoning Christmas Eve....no one eat sonic tater-tots.

Lincoln and his great grandma

Christmas Eve dinner...chicken enchilladas

He looks like a little old man santa

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Back to work

I headed back to work today for the first time in nine weeks. I haven't had that much time off since I was 16. I knew I was in trouble when I went to Wal-mart this morning and almost started crying half way through because I left Lincoln home with Will. Can you blame me?

I worked a whole 4 hours and then Kellie asked if I wanted to go home....I couldn't resist.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

We had lots of fun decorating our tree this year, especially knowing we are going to be home to enjoy it. This is the first year we have spent Christmas at home, and we are pretty excited! This time last year we were getting ready for our trip to Europe. I love Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

2 months

Lincoln had his 2 month check up today with the pediatrician, everything looks great! Since the last visit two weeks ago he has gained 1 pound! So he has been gaining an ounce a day, which is typical baby weight gain. What a relief! I have been stressing like crazy.
His heart sounds good, his wounds are healing well, and we went down on his meds. Poor Lincoln also had to get all of his vaccinations today, one of which was synagis a medication to protect babies from RSV. Since Lincoln was born with a heart defect he qualifies for this very expensive medication. Each shot is $2500 and he needs 5 doses! Can you beleive that? Thank goodness for medicaid.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm in love

I have a hard time getting anything done. Not because Lincoln is a hard baby but because he is so hard to put down.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

He has my ears

Who does Lincoln look like? When the doctor handed him to me my first thought was "I just gave birth to me". The cuter he gets the more I think he looks more like Will...I was not a cute baby.
(Forgive the picture quality, it's the only baby picture we have of Will)

What should I be doing while Lincoln is taking a nap? Laundry, dishes, calling doctors about bills. But instead I am taking pictures of my ears and posting them on our blog. I didn't take a picture of Will's ear because unfortunately there is no question about it, Lincoln has my ears.

What do you think? Does Lincoln look more like me or Will?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let it snow

It's funny, I was just talking to Will the other day about how everything looks so dry and ugly after all the leaves fall off the trees. That's why God made winter, to make it beautiful again. I opened my front door to this.
I didn't notice the white little dog sitting on my porch; it scared me half to death when he started to run away.
Will just finished the second to last project for his class. He has been working on it non-stop for the last five days. I occasionally placed Lincoln in his arms to ensure that he gets some daddy bonding time.
Lincoln had to have a holter monitor on for 24 hours due to some PVC's (premature ventricular contraction) in his heart rate. We should get the results in a few days.

At his last pediatrician visit he weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces, up only an ounce from the previous visit. Other than not gaining weight he is doing great. He eats between 2-3 ounces occasionally takes 4. We love this little guy so much!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Letter to Lincoln

As I was looking back through my journals I found a letter I wrote for Lincoln.

Dear Lincoln,
I can't believe how much I would have taken for granted. I don't want to forget how it felt to have my heart ache to hold you. So I'm making you some promises to help me remember.

I promise to remind you everyday just how special you are.
I promise to embrace every moment we have together.
I promise to remember how I WANTED to change your diapers.
I promise to remember how hearing your cry was music to our ears.
I promise that someday, somehow I will find a way to show you how much you are loved.
I promise to teach you the power of prayer.
I promise you will know the complete and perfect love our Heavenly Father has for you.
I promise that your dad loves you more than life itself. He will be your ultimate role model.
I promise that miracles happen. You are a miracle.
I promise to be a good example.
I promise to love you unconditionally.
I promise to teach you to stay positive.

You are so loved