Monday, December 10, 2007

Day 8 - Tristan is one week old




Happy Birthday to Tristan - he is one week old TODAY!!!!! It is so hard to believe that we entered the hospital doors exactly one week ago, not knowing what we would face in the week ahead and yet here we are celebrating and rejoicing that our precious baby boy has made it 8 days. These have been the most incredible 8 days of our lives. Our hearts are just overwhelmed with love for Tristan. Although I would have never chosen this road for myself I am so thankful that the Lord trusted Trayc and I to be the parents of this very special little boy and has allowed us the opportunity to see and feel the awesome power of His miracles. Tristan had another great day and we increased his feeding to 18 ml. The excitement for today was that Peggy McAteer, the photographer from "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" organization, and her wonderful assistant Mark, came to our house tonight at 5:00 pm to take family Christmas pictures. When we first met with Peggy back in October, to schedule our prenatal and our hospital pictures, she had also mentioned that she would love to come to our house and take family pictures of us when we got home. Honestly, I never believed it would happen - I guess I just didn't have enough faith to believe we'd ever leave the hospital with Tristan, even though I so badly wanted to. So, imagine the joy in my heart as we sat in our home, in front of our Christmas tree and took family pictures tonight, not as a family of 4 but thank you Jesus for allowing it to be a family of 5!!!!!!! The pictures will be ready for us in a few days and we will make Birth Announcement/Christmas Cards with those pictures. After they left we took some more family pictures just so we could have them to look at right now (that's what we posted above). Again, as promised to Tanner, we celebrated Christmas by listening to Christmas music during dinner and then we just stayed at the table for another hour enjoying a sweet time of sharing, eating dessert and watching Tanner draw some artwork out of a gift Trayc's mom gave him. Please pray for Trayc's mom as she continues taking the "night hours" so that we can sleep, please pray for continued strength for Tristan and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.

9 comments:

Aunt_Nette said...

Thank you for the pictures and the updates. I have been out of pocket for a while and ws eagarly wanting to know how you and your family were doing. I am back at work tonight lifting you and your family up in prayers.

Jeannette

Rebecca said...

Still praying...

Lolly said...

I have been following your blog for quite sometime and praying for you and your sweet family. I am so thankful for you that you have had a great week that you never dreamed would happen. I just had to comment about how beautiful you look in ALL your pictures. You always have a glow about you. God bless you and your family.

Aimee said...

How awesome that things are going so well! God is so good!!!! Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Laurie said...

Hi Yvette,

Praying for you each and every day. The light of the Lord glows in your faces as you hold this little miracle. What a joy to read that this is Day 8, and that Tristan is holding his own and doing great! God is so faithful to keep His promise and bless you. And Tanners heart must be so full of joy and love for this little brother of his as his prayers are being answered.
Bless all of you FIVE today and all the days ahead as you walk this journey of Hope, Joy, and Love. Tristan is so beautiful!

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Chrissy said...

I have been praying for your family as well as the Luce's and I tend to fall asleep before I get to my baby Eva. God knows what's on my heart and the way I feel about Eva and my own family...but I know for sure that he hears my prayers for Tristan and the Luce's (as well as Maddox and Mary Grace). Tristan being a week old and still here on Earth is a true answered prayer. Goes to show that nothing is too big to ask for, NOTHING! Keep asking for BIG! And the GOOD LORD will keep them coming. NOTHING is too BIG for OUR GOD! Tristan looks so precious! His hair is gorgeous. He is a true miracle from God. Thinking of the 5 of you often and sharing your daily posts w/ many friends from Pittsburgh. NEVER LOSE YOUR FAITH! Praying for you guys always.

Kate said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRISTAN! What an amazing little man you are and how blessed are you (and the rest of us) to know your parents. Praying for all the miracles our Father has to offer...

Missy said...

Your family is so beautiful! I am praying in Franklin, TN. I found your blog through Copeland's. What a wonderful Christmas blessing-your time at home with your ENTIRE family!
I continue to pray......
Missy

pam said...

Those are certainly some of the most beautiful family pictures I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing them with us, I have been checking on you daily and I am thrilled you have had a week with you precious one.