Monday, December 3, 2007

Heading to the hospital


We are just minutes away from walking out the door and heading to the hospital to have our precious baby boy, Tristan. We have waited for this day since we found out we were pregnant on April 10th, however we have longed for this day even more since we found out on August 15th that he would be born with Trisomy 18. We honestly did not know if we would even make it to today but we have, thanks and praise to the Lord for allowing us the opportunity to still have Tristan with us, alive and kicking inside of me!!!! I would love to say that I got a lot of much needed sleep last night in preparation for today but I cannot, however it was not for any reason other than the mere fact that Tristan kicked ALL NIGHT, but what a blessing! There have been several nights, the past week and half, that I did not feel him kick much during the day and then by night time it just seemed to disappear and then slowly start back the next day. Trayc and I laid in bed many nights trying to move my stomach around, push on it and then I would try to drink O.J. and when that didn't work I'd drink Dr. Pepper and then if that didn't work I'd drink the ultimate sugar boast, Mountain Dew, just to feel him. Because we became concerned, and honestly very scared, we went to the hospital last Sunday morning to be sure everything was okay. After checking, his heart rate was 142, same as always however since then we have been extremely concerned that we may not make it to today. Needless to say, because of that it has been a week and a half of "roller coaster emotions" just praying he would survive to today, that is why I say that Tristan kicking ALL NIGHT and getting no sleep, the night before he is born was such a huge blessing!!! I laid there feeling every kick, every movement just crying and praying to the Lord thanking Him for bringing us this far. I would ask that you please pray for Trayc and I as parents today in that we do not know what the day will hold, please especially pray for Tanner, he is so excited to be a BIG brother again, but also completely realizes the uncertainty of every minute today - his little 11 yr old heart will be full of excitement and yet sad at the same time, please pray for Tayden (although only 1 1/2 yr old not even understanding that I'm pregnant, he is part of our family, has been a part of this journey and he will be a BIG brother for the 1st time today), please pray that Tristan will be strong enough to make it through the delivery alive, please pray that we will have a very special day with our precious baby boy and enjoy every moment we have him. Please pray for my family, for Trayc's family and for every doctor, nurse and specialist that will be a part of our care-team while we are in the hospital. We would also ask that you continue to pray for us in the upcoming weeks as our journey does not end with the birth of Tristan, we will begin a new, different and very uncertain journey today but are confident that the Lord will continue to carry us on that new journey just as he has carried us every day of my pregnancy. We will update our blog as soon as possible today.

SPECIAL REQUEST: We have 25 family members that will be at the hospital ALL DAY today and because we do not know what today, nor the upcoming days, will hold and how long we will have with Tristan we are asking that only our family members join us at the hospital but we greatly appreciate every person who has offered to be there.


22 comments:

Tracy said...

I will be praying for you and your family.
I have been amazed at your faith during this trying time. May God be with you today and the days, weeks, months ahead.

Elizabeth S said...

I will be praying for you today.

Chrissy said...

I can't help but cry for you as I read thru this latest blog. Not only are they tears of sadness but of happiness as well. The day is finally here and as you said it is a blessing in itself that Tristan has come thus far! PRAISE GOD! Having an eleven year old son myself, soon to be a big brother again, I will be praying just as much for Tanner. May the arms of God be wrapped around all 5 of you for the rest of today, this week and eternity. Prayers have not stopped! Love, Chrissy

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

I pray that God will open the floodgates of joyous emotions today and that your beautiful baby boy will be able to experience your love and touch today. I pray for strength as you face whatever is to come today - but I am also still praying for a miracle!!!
Constantly thinking of you and praying.... Love, Tiffany Thigpen Croft

Pat said...

I am praying for you and all involved today that the Lord is with each and evry one of you,(I know he is) as you start the next part of this journey. May you rest in God loving arms as you finally get to see sweet Tristan face. May you and your family enjoy your special time with Tristan, how ever long the Lord may allow that time to be.

Love in Christ
Ms. Rodgers

cimcmusic said...

You are all in our prayers. Adam, Kelly, Austin & Hayden George ( friends of Tim & Camela Hodsdon )

Amy said...

I am praying.

Rebecca said...

Yvette,

I am praying.

Rebecca

Laurie said...

Praying with all my heart for each and every request you have asked for today. God Bless and Keep you in His peace as you meet this precious little baby boy today. Praying for your sons too that they will be covered in peace, and for you to be
filled to overflowing joy as you meet Tristan face to face. Praying non-stop for you. God holds you in His hands and will bring you through.
You can trust Him.

Love to you,
Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

I do not know you, but I am a member at Kernan Blvd Baptist, and I prayed over the quilt you received, and I just received a link to your blog, and want you to know that your family are in my prayers today. I pray that you have a precious family time with all of your boys that you will remember forever!

Anonymous said...

I have been praying continuously for you today...I can hardly think of anything else. May God give you some precious time with little Tristan. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and allowing so many lives to be touched by this sweet baby boy and the amazing way you have handled it all.
Love,
Laurie George

Angie Luce said...

Yvette,

Right now as I am just minutes from checking out of the hospital, know that I am lifting you up! I pray that this will be one of the most special days of your entire life. God will give you strength!! I can't wait to see pictures of that precious baby.

Love, Angie

roro said...

I am praying for you..............

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Praying right now at 12 noon for your family Yvette. Praise the Lord for the peace and security you have in Him... I know that this day will be beautiful, regardless of what it will hold. You will finally be holding sweet Tristan in your arms!

Praying fervently,
Kenzie

Dan Elkins said...

We are praying for you all and your family. Happy Birthday Tristan!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your sweet family today & the days that follow. I know you look forward so much to meeting your precious baby boy.
Emily

Melissa said...

May Jesus surround you with his love and peace today. I'm praying.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your sweet family today & will continue to pray for you and your precious little baby boy. I pray that you will have a wonderful experience meeting the newest addition to your family.
Emily

Emily said...

Praying for you sweet family!

Kim said...

I am praying that Tristan has arrived safely and is in your arms as we speak. I can't wait to see pictures and hear how the beginning of his story will go.

Love and peace to you!

julie said...

The Lord has brought you to my mind at so many specific times to stop and pray for you today. I pray you feel the comfort of the Lord and the prayers of many!

Chrys and Mike said...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

Praying for you in Texas.

Chrys