Thursday, January 28, 2010

Swim day

We took Lincoln swimming a few weeks ago at the Legacy center in Lehi with my seester Justine, her baby Kolby, my little seeter Cassidy and my little brother Hamilton. They have an AWESOME pool! It was 92 degrees...mostly because of all the pee.

Lincoln loved it!!!! He only pooped once.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


We got the test results back today, thankfully Lincoln tested negative for RSV. He did test positive for the rhinovirus.

Never heard of that one before.
Just a plain old cold virus.
Thank goodness!

Friday, January 22, 2010


This day has been a stressful one.
A week and a half ago Lincoln was supposed to get his second synagis shot. We went in and they told us we would have to wait until our medicaid pre-authorized it. Apparently the program medicaid selected for us isn't a very good one. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING AT ALL.

I go into work after Lincoln's appointment and low and behold the preschool had a breakout of RSV, the very condition for which the synagis is a vaccination.

After several phone calls the shot finally arrived at the doctors today. The only problem was Lincoln was congested all night and had a small cough, symptoms of not only the common cold but also RSV. I called and asked if they could still give him the shot with symptoms of RSV, they said yes, and I headed to the docs. Once I got there I found out the doctor had a different oppinion. He didn't feel comfortable giving the shot until he knew that Lincoln didn't have RSV.

He sent us to the hospital to test him. When the lady got out the nasal tube I felt a huge relief...they just test his snot.


I have never seen Lincoln cry so hard. It doesn't get easier to see your baby in pain.
Poor little guy.

So now we wait for the test results to come back.
If he doesn't have it he will get his shot on Monday.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Lincoln was blessed Jan 3rd! I was distracted and forgot to take pictures! Me...forget to take pictures?...Can you believe it? Crazy right?! So yesterday we played dress up and got a few pictures of Lincoln in his blessing suit.

Friday, January 15, 2010

three months

It's hard to believe that Lincoln is already three months old.
Her are his stats.

Height- 24 1/4 inches- 50 percentile
Weight- A whopping 12.2 pounds!- 25 percentile
Head circumference....14 1/2 inches....1 percentile

Not bad for spending the first 6 weeks of your life in the CVICU.
His resiliency amazes me.
Lincoln is such a good baby!

~He loves to smile.
~He loves his baths, and going swimming.
~He is constantly trying to sit up. In his car seat, in the bouncer chair,on the boppy, it makes me laugh.
~He loves sucking on his fingers.
~He hates tummy time. He burrows his head into the ground and walks his feet up until his bum is up in the air and then he falls to the side.
~He loves reading books.
~Still not sleeping through the night...not that I expected it...but hey a girl can hope. He usually goes 4 hours in the night without eating. Any suggestions would be appreciated:)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For your viewing pleasure...

Lots of them.

Totally worth it.

Nothing more precious than a sleeping baby.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The surgery was a success!

Lincoln had his 2nd cardiologist appointment. Dr. Gray actually said "The surgery was a success." I kinda laughed at this. Didn't we already know that. But then I started thinking about how lucky we are that he is doing so well. There are so many things that could have gone wrong. But they didn't, and the surgery was a success:) It's official.

The fluid is completely gone around Lincoln's heart, so he is off his Lasix. Wahoo! He also gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks! He is getting to be quite the chubby baby.

As the bills come pouring in, literally pouring, I am more and more grateful the we got medicaid. Lincoln was in the hospital for 36 days. He qualified for disability after 30, otherwise we would be paying 20 percent of Lincoln's bills. And like Will says, 20 percent of a lot equals a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I would have been equally grateful if Lincoln only had to stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 weeks. Every day was a struggle. All I know is God knows what he is doing. Never doubt him.

We finally saw the bill for the surgery.
Drum roll please..............
Worth every penny we're not paying. ;)

Here's a picture of our little chubs.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009

We spent the first week of 2009 in Europe. Our road trip included Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and France. Rome and Paris were my favorites!

We find out we are pregnant.
I get the 2nd best present ever, my camera, which takes pictures like this.
We find out we are having a boy. Within hours we have the name Lincoln picked out.

Trip to California to visit Will's family. We had a blast at Sea World! It was my first time, I loved it.

My sister Justine had her baby!
Strawberry days rodeo! A yearly tradition since 2005!
Will and I took a trip out to the Manti temple.
We went to the llama festival in Spanish Fork.
And our annual cabin trip. Est. 2002
Baby showers and birthdays!
I took Will golfing for his 28th birthday!

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary in Vegas.
Seeing the blue man group was the highlight of our trip.

Happy Birthday to me. Will made up for not getting me a cake last year. Turtle ice cream cake, mmmmmmmmmmmm.


Lincoln Charles Dahlquist
born October 16th
8 pounds 2 ounces
20 inches long

After spending 1 week at Primary Childrens in Salt Lake and 5 weeks at Lucile Packard we were happy to be home. This picture says it all. Gratitude, relief, joy, exhaustion.

Baby's first Christmas! We had a nice relaxing Christmas at home.
Happy New Year everyone!