Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poor Lincs!

Lincoln is sick. AGAIN. Shocker I know... I am seriously starting to wear thin here. I feel like this kid can never catch a break and just be healthy!! It started yesterday evening. I was working on a wedding and he came up to me just whining. I picked him up and he felt really warm and was acting super tired-which isn't like him at all!! So I brought him outside to Jory and he felt like Lincs was acting a little weird too. I took him inside and laid him on our bed. He was asleep within 2 minutes or less. Jory went to Cort's house and I started doing things around the house. I stopped to check on Lincoln and when I walked into the room, he was breathing really hard and fast. I started to panic. I felt his head and it was HOT. I then felt his little chest and could feel his heart beating really fast and did some weird beat thing. I knew something was WRONG with this kid. I gave him some Tylenol and called Jory. When Jory came home and felt how hot he was, he started stripping his clothes and ran the bath water. We were getting different tempetures readings, so I just didn't trust any of them. He was getting super cranky and we decided just to take him into Insta Care.

When we took him in, they checked his temp and it was 104!!! After I had Lincs in the hospital, I was super sick and had a 104 fever. The nurses were literally panicking. I then asked them what all this meant and one of my nurses said, "It doesn't mean your going to die, BUT..." Wow! They then told me that 105, you can go brain dead. So when they told me Lincoln's temp was this high, I was seriously freaked out! They did a chest x-ray to see if he had Pneumonia, but luckily it turned out fine. We were told to go to the hospital and have some nasal test done. When we got there, they told us to come back the next day because the person wasn't there. Okay... dummies! Sorry, we are beyond EXHAUSTED over here!

We were up half the night with Lincoln cuz we were of course super worried and he was just cranky. Jory put him back in the tub at 6am-or earlier. We just headed back to the hospital for his test. This time when we got there, they told us they weren't set up to do the test he needed in that hospital. Why they couldn't tell me that yesterday is beyond me. So we went back down to UVR (I seriously hate that hospital) and when the nurse saw what test we had to have done, she told us that she had no clue why they ordered that test because if it's just the flu, there's nothing they can do for him but let it run its course. How annoying. So they stuck a hose up his nose and sucked some snot out. Gross, I know, but it is what it is!

He has been hot off and on today, but he hasn't been hot this evening, which is WONDERFUL! One of my dear friends texted me and asked me if she could bring me dinner. I always feel bad saying yes to stuff like this, but SERIOUSLY... it was SUCH a blessing today! I had been taking care of him most of the day and had forgotten to take a minute to feed myself. I took a nap this afternoon with him and woke up feeling SUPER sick. When I stopped to think when the last time I had eaten a meal, I about died. I think it was lunch time yesterday, but then again, it could have been breakfast because the last meal I had eaten was cereal. Which really, it isn't a real meal! So for this friend, I am truly so very grateful!

Next week is Lincoln's 2nd Birthday. I am so excited. I want to be one of those moms who makes birthdays fun and special. I have some fun things planned, so I'm hoping all goes well and he is healthy in time for the big day. Should be fun! I am shooting everyday this upcoming week (except on his bday of course!) It will be a busy, busy week. It will be amazing though! I can't believe how many weddings and sessions I have been booking lately! I am so blessed!

I will post pics of Lincs soon though! I am hoping to do his 2 year pics next week!!! Yeah, a little (or a lot) nervous for it!

PS-By the way, my Dad is doing GREAT!! They ended up putting him under and shocking his heart. However, it made his heart start beating regularly. He got to leave the hospital that night and still went back to work that week (against my mother's demand to spend the rest of the week at home resting).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Dad

Yesterday my Dad went to work and as he was arriving, his heart started to flutter pretty bad. He waited a little bit to see if it would stop, but it didn't. He decided to go over to the clinic just to have it checked out. They didn't like what they saw on his EKG, so they sent him by ambulance to the U of U hospital. Steph and I drove up together and met him in the ER. They had given him meds, but his heart was still just fluttering away. The did an echo cardio gram on his heart that my sister and I got to watch. We saw the fluttering on the monitor. It was small, but it's just not good. They moved him up to a room to keep him in over night. My Dad had a lot of blood draw and everything is coming back normal. We're not sure what caused the fluttering either. He was put on blood thinners. From what we were told, fluttering is dangerous because it can create blood clots, do heart damage and result in a heart attack if not treated. Last night they told us that if it didn't stop overnight, they would shock his heart today. Ummm... WHAT??

So... I talked to him this morning and he is still just fluttering away. My brother called me to tell me that they are making the appointment to shock his heart. They clearly are going to put him under for this. They have a few things they are going to try to get this to stop. When I had called to talk to the Dr before I went up yesterday, I was told that this is not a cause to freak out, but a cause of concern. REALLY?? I am a girl, this is MY Dad and I love him. Yes, I AM freaking out and worried. I've lost too many loved ones unexpectedly, so I know the drill. I know that anything can go wrong and I also know that things just happen.

My best friend almost lost her Dad over the weekend because he went missing out in the desert. Luckily, they found him. They said the survival rate and the chances of being found in the area he was at is only 20%. He clearly beat those odds and we are all so grateful! To come so close to loosing a parent is just nerve wracking! It's kind of weird that this has happened to us so close together and we have been calling each other several times a day since Thursday evening checking on each other's Dads and of course on each other. So we're pretty much soul mates these days.

Please remember my Dad in your prayers. He needs them. He is such a good person and I am so worried about him. I ultimately think he will be ok, but who wouldn't want to think that right?
I just can't imagine having to go through loosing a parent and hope that doesn't happen until I am much (very much) older!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Wedding season is here and I have been busy! I have 3 weddings to finish among 10 bridals, engagements, families and babies I need to catch up on. Oh and 3 wedding consults on Tuesday!
I haven't blogged in a while and that is why!

Look how cute my stink bugs is reading away in his little room! I can't believe he will be 2 in just a few weeks. He has become quite the stinker around here. He knows what he wants and will pull every trick in the book to try and get it. Poor guy has been sick AGAIN!! Yesterday he had a fever half the day. He has thrown up like 3-4 times today. It has been so hard! Through it all, he continues to want to be outside ALL THE TIME!! In fact, we went on like 3 walks today and for a car ride. Tomorrow we have a play date with our friends in the morning and then in the afternoon, Lincoln has his very first Dentist Appointment. It takes two of us to pin him down and brush his teeth-not a fun experience. That and all the throwing up he does has got me seriously nervous as to what is going on inside his mouth! So yeah... I am TOTALLY dreading this appointment tomorrow! Sure hope he doesn't throw up on the Dentist.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm Back!

I just got home this morning from shooting a wedding in San Diego! It was AMAZING!! I seriously had a blast and wished I could have stayed out longer. Here are a few sneak peaks!!

Look how GORGEOUS this temple is! Love it here...

Proof that I was infact there. The only proof I have that I was there actually and this was only to test out some light. lol...

And here is my gorgeous model couple I got to photograph! How lucky am I?? =D

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Luckiest Mom EVER!

I found this image in my stack of pics I still need to blog. I have been shooting a lot lately and am leaving for San Diego this weekend for a wedding. Super excited?? Pretty much!

When I found this picture of Lincoln, I seriously felt like the luckiest mom who ever lived. I can't get over how perfect he is for me. Period. So love him...

Over the weekend, Jory went on a Scout trip. I shot a wedding Friday while my best friend Jeanie watched him for me. She has been a lifesaver sooo many times with watching him. LOVE HER!! I picked him up and hung out for a while at her house. Jeanie had put her boys to bed and Lincoln was so VERY upset. He LOVES Jeanie's boys. He kept walking over to their bedroom door, laying on the floor and bawling for them to let him in. It was so sad (and cute). We went home and he was out cold in 5 minutes. I found out later that weekend that he hadn't had his nap that day at all. Poor Jeanie...

Saturday we hung out most of the day just Lincs and I. We snuggled on the couch and sang songs together until he started to fall asleep. As soon as I moved him to bed, he woke up and was acting a little weird. Then came the VOMIT. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I don't handle situations like this well AT ALL!! I cleaned everything up and started to do some laundry as it was all over the pillow, blankets and sheet. I was more then mortified to find out my dryer had just decided to STOP WORKING! Really? Today of all days? I had vomit chunks that needed to be taken care of IMMEDIATELY!! Once again, Jeanie helped me out (as did Ashley) by letting borrow their dryer. We now are on the hunt for a new dryer. Yuck... Why does everything have to break down at the same time?

I will post more pics of what's been going on soon!