Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 9 - Opening up my heart



We've made it to Day 9 and Tristan has had another great day! We have increased his feedings to 19 ml every 3 hours. He is now able to maintain his body temp. for about 2 hours while he is out of his bassinet. There are about 3 hours, off and on, during the day that he is VERY alert, with both his little eyes wide open and he just looks all around, it is so comforting to me - how do I feel such overwhelming love being returned back to me, through Tristan's little eyes, when he can't even speak a word? The only way I know to answer that is the Lord Jesus has completely opened up my heart to feel all that I am feeling. Before Tristan was born I was afraid to allow myself to really feel much because I was so scared of being vulnerable with my heart and afraid that if I did I would be devastated if I never had the opportunity to hold him, love him and tell him through my words and through my touch how much I loved him and was so proud of him for being our "little fighter" and making it to the end. But since he was born last Monday I have, day-by-day, allowed my heart to become open to all that I feel and it is just amazing! We didn't really have much excitement today we just kind of relaxed and rested all day. Again, as promised to Tanner, we celebrated Christmas by listening to Christmas music while we ate dinner and then, so that Trayc's mom could get some more rest, we went upstairs and just spent time holding Tristan, taking lots of pictures of the 3 boys and talking about how thankful we were that the Lord has given us these past 9 days. Please continue to pray for Trayc's mom as she takes the "night hours", please pray for Tristan's strength, and pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.

15 comments:

Boothe Farley said...

hello all...
i just checked in to see how things were going and was so excited to see tristan is doing so well! congratulations on his one-week birthday! that's wonderful... i can appreciate that amazing feeling. praying you experience many, many more days with your precious boy. it looks like he's doing so well - i'm astounded at how well he's eating!

boothe
conorbootheandgirls@blogspot.com

Adam Edward said...

These pictures are just precious. I want you to know that even though we don't know each other and have never met, I (we) pray for you each day. Your blog is the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we check at night when we go to sleep. We pray God will continually bless you with many more wonderful days with your son.

In Christian love,

Adam & Kelly George
cimcmusic@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

What a blessing!! Tristan is such a little miracle. God Bless your heart Yvette for opening up after guarding it for so long and understandably so.
I pray it melts to puddles as you take in all he is giving back to you for choosing life for him. And your boys are glowing with love in the pictures. Tanner's heart just melts mine. What a wonderful big brother he is and the wisdom he has for his young age. Praying for grandma as she takes the night watch, and for you to continue healing physically and get good rest. Everyday is exciting with Tristan there and I am excited for all FIVE of you. My prayers continue for you as God continues pouring His blessings all over you.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Kim said...

Tristan is so gorgeous! What a precious little fighter boy he is! I am so glad you guys are having such a wonderful Christmas season.

Steph, Bryan & Owen said...

I check in everyday to see more wonderful updates on Tristan and your family. Know that many people are thinking and praying for your family everday.

So Blessed said...

Each and every day is a gift...that is why it's called the present...how true that is! God is the giver of every good and perfect gift...and He's blessed your beautiful family with this special time together. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow...

Fern said...

I am SO EXCITED for you! This is wonderful. He is adorable, like his brothers. Also, that hospital photo of the 5 if you is incredible! It shows your family as one little island of calm and peace in the middle of the storm.

Heather said...

Continuing to pray for you and your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

Yvette,
I am so excited for you and your family. Happy One Week Birthday Tristan!!! Tristan is just so handsome. He is such a little fighter. I love seeing your photos of your sweet family. You are just beaming in the pictures. I am still praying for you and your family. May you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!
Nicole W. Eaton

Rebecca said...

Yay for Tristan! Yay for Yvette! Yay for God!

:)

Rebecca

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

Still praying to and PRAISING Jesus for your precious miracle Tristan! I love opening your blog daily and seeing new pictures of a new blessed day!
Kim

Tracy said...

I am so so glad that things are going so well and that you are enjoying and loving every single minute of it! I pray for many many many days like today!

Kara said...

What a wonderful miracle from God! Even though I have never met you, I am checking every day for updates on your blessing! Prayers from OK going up for you still!

Tami Muhlbauer said...

Last night after we had our family prayer in Taylor's bedroom, Mark left and I felt this burden to just really pray for Tristan and your whole family. So Taylor bowed her head with me and I started praying out loud for Tristan. In the middle of my prayer I hear this voice and I look up and Taylor is singing "Jesus Loves Me" with the sweetest smile on her face. I thought in that moment how much God must love His children. Here is a 2 year old praying and singing over another child of God!

Lifting you all up to His throne!

DandelionSeeds said...

Whoohoo! Praise God! I'm so happy for your family as you've had these days to share with Tristan! may God give you strength and peace as you find assurance in Him.