Sunday, December 9, 2007

Day 7 - The bassinet once forgotten



Oh, it is so good to have Trayc's mom staying with us to take the "night hours"!!!!! My entire nine months of pregnancy was spent with many, many restless nights with the last 2 months of my pregnancy only getting about 4 hours of sleep a night due to the size of my stomach (4 weeks of extra fluid). Then in the hospital, due to all of my complications, I only got about 3-4 hours of sleep a night so basically I have not had a great night sleep since March - that's a long time. I didn't realize how exhausted I was until I went to bed at 11:00 pm and slept until 9:00 am. this morning! Obviously I felt very rested today (Thank you to my sweet mother-in-law). Tristan is doing so good. He had another great day. His feeding increased from 15 ml to 17 ml and he is maintaining his own body temp. Today he was very alert - he opened both eyes real wide and followed us as we moved, it was priceless! He makes this little sound when he's hunger or has a dirty diaper that honestly sounds like a little kitten and Tayden, our 1 1/2 yr. old, runs over to Tristan (with one hand stretched out) touches the blanket and says "kitty", he's right that's exactly what it sounds like. I never said the word "BABY" to Tayden during my pregnancy because first I knew he didn't understand I was pregnant and second was afraid that if Tristan didn't make it then it would just break my heart to hear him say the words. But since Tristan was born alive and we were at the hospital for a week all of our family kept saying "See the baby?" Well, this morning when I woke up I heard him in his room talking and he said, "Baby" "Baby" "Baby" (3 xs in a row). It was soooo cute and music to my hears!!!! We were not able to go to my grandparent's house last night and pick-up the bassinet so today Trayc picked it up. Therefore, the excitement for today was that we were able to set up the bassinet once forgotten. I never dreamed we'd be setting it up and using it for Tristan, what an exciting moment for our family and truly another miracle the Lord has allowed us to experience. And, again as promised to Tanner, we celebrated Christmas. After dinner the boys changed into their matching "Nascar" P.J.'s, we listened to Christmas music, I sat on the couch holding Tristan and Trayc and the boys sat on the floor so the boys could open lots of gifts from Trayc's mom and grandma and we took lots and lots of pictures. We are just enjoying every minute we have and living "in the moment". Please continue to pray for Trayc's mom as she takes the night hours which allows us to be rested for the next day and for our family as we face another new day tomorrow.

23 comments:

Dee Dee said...

You have three beautiful sons!!!
Praying for you all.

Rebecca said...

Hooray for Tristan! Hooray for God!

:)

Rebecca

Kim said...

Tristan is such a beautiful little man! Does he look like either of your kiddos, do you think?

A question - is there a reason his feeding tube is in his mouth rather than in his nose? I noticed that in a couple of pictures.

Congratulations on ONE WEEK OF TRISTAN!! Happy birthday, sweet baby boy!!

Given Grace said...

Happy One Week Birthday Tristan!
Continuing to pray for you all!

Our God is an Awesome God!

Elizabeth S said...

I am so glad you got to rest. Tristan is beautiful!

Cathy said...

Praying for your family. God is so GOOD! I am so happy that you have got to experience 7 days of pure heaven. You will be in our prayers as you continue to celebrate, Gods goodness, family and Christmas.
Cathy
Mom to Annabel T18(33mths.)

Kenzie Stanfield said...

So awesome Yvette! We continue to pray for strength and pure joy... the Lord seems to be granting that and so much more!

Love your family!
Kenzie

ToriW said...

Praise the Lord for everything he has done. Tristan is beautiful! I absolutely love the picture of Tanner holding him. What a precious family you have. My prayers are continually with you and your family. May God continue to bless and protect you.

Tori

Adam Edward said...

He is so precious! HAPPY ONE WEEK BIRTHDAY TRISTAN!

Adam & Kelly George

Kara said...

What a beautiful site, Tristan in the bassinet! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow! Prayers from OK still going up to heaven for you!

Laurie said...

God is Great. What a blessing to see all of you at home and celebrating every day. God bless "Grandma" too. Being a grandma myself, I know that she is honored to help you "SLEEP".
I pray you are healing well and that you are blessed with much needed rest. The bassinet is beautiful, but not as beautiful as Tristan. Praise God for his little life. This is truly a miracle. Love your boys, what a great family you have. Prayers continue for more and more days and miracles to come for you. Our Father can top this you know!!

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Emily said...

What a sweet, sweet baby boy! I know you are so proud of him. I am so thankful that you are getting this precious time with him! Yvette, you look so beautiful in the pictures. Definately not like you have had such a hard week. I will continue to pray for you & all of your boys....
Emily

Tracy said...

I love how you are celebrating christmas every night!

are you able to take tristan to see santa? how cute would that be?! a picture of all 3 boys with santa!

Annie- Nashville said...

Praise the LORD for this wonderful time you can spend with your 3 boys!!!! I am so thankful to read each post that adds one more day to this little love's life! Many more to come I pray!!!

Prayer for you in Nashville!

Christena said...

What a lucky, lucky boy little Tristan is to have such a wonderful family to overwhelm him with so much love. He looks like he's doing really well! I am so, so happy that you are being blessed with this precious time to know your amazing new son. May he continue to thrive and soak up more love and kisses from his Mommy, Daddy and wonderful big brothers! Bless you all!

angel said...

I'm so excited for you guys. All of you are in my prayers and continue to be. Continue living in the moment, that is awesome

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, Tristan! Praying for you all.

susan said...

Continued prayers for you and all the families that are walking this road. He's a precious angel. I pray for you to be held in the Father's hand as He carries you through this special time. Prayers & Blessing from Susan in Amarillo, TX

Marlina said...

Gosh! This is the best update ever! I'm just so excited for you! I have to say also, that he is a beautiful baby! I hope and pray that you will continue to get your much needed rest, and that things will keep going well!

Jeanie said...

Yvette~
I was remembering back to that Apples of Gold at Adrienne's so many months ago. Years really! You were pregnant with Tayden then! Wow!! Such sweet times with all those ladies.
And here we are so much time later with more children and so many more blessings!
I know you must be overwhelmed with support right now, but if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know! I would love to cook you all dinner or run some errands for you so that you can spend time with your sweet boys :)
Ashley and I are praying for you daily.
You just let me know.
my email is jeaniecollins1@comcast.net

Jeanie

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Happy 1 week Birthday Tristan!!!
Congratulations!!!! He is so adorable!

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Yvette,
Praise Jesus - day 7!! Music to my ears. I am so happy to hear all the goodness you are getting to have with Tristan. He is adorable and looks so precious. Your oldest boy is awesome and such a blessing. I love his prayer! Keep getting good rest so you can enjoy your three sweet boys! I pray you are blessed with more of these wonderful days! I love reading the daily good news.
With love,
Kim

Jennifer said...

Hi my name is Jennifer my sister had trisomy 18. she lived 3 and a half years old she passed away in 06 i had faith in the lord she would live a long time but GOD loves his little angels your page is beautiful thankyou for caring about trisomy 18 because its what killed my sister and till this day i can still hear her at home.. thankyou and GOD Bless you and your family jen r ....cnjramirez@gmail.com