Monday, December 3, 2007

Day 1 - Tristan's Birthday



Today is Tristan's birthday! We checked into the hospital at 10:00 am and were met by all of our family members. The nurse checked us in and got us settled into our room and then one by one our family members came in to pray and visit with us. We were taken to the O.R. at 12:00 noon. Tristan Asher Hostetter was born by c-section at 12:42 this afternoon. He weighed 4 lbs. and 4 oz., he was 16.5 inches long and has dark brown colored-hair. While Yvette,Yvette's sister (Kim) and I were in the O.R., our family members gathered together in the waiting room from 12-1:00 holding hands, reading scripture, and praying earnestly for us. We could feel the prayers and the presence of the Lord completely surrounding us today - we are so grateful for godly Christian families that has been passed down to us by generations and generations before us. As you can imagine this day was gone before we knew it. Please be in prayer for Yvette as her blood pressure is very high due to a high loss of blood during the c-section. Tanner & I are taking shifts watching and praying over Tristan tonight so Yvette can get some much needed rest. I cannot begin to express the gratitude in our hearts for each and every one of you that has prayed our family to this point. Please continue praying for us in the days ahead.
We love you all. (Written/posted by Trayc Hostetter)

45 comments:

Melissa said...

I have been think about you all day, checking for updates. My prayers are w/ you and your family.
God Bless you

Kim said...

It sounds like so far Tristan is hanging in there! Way to go, sweet boy! I am praying for Yvette and her health, that she will recover and be able to enjoy Tristan.

Chrissy said...

Praying for ALL of you as the night goes on! So happy to hear that Tristan is finally here and w/ minimal complications! God is so good! Love, Chrissy

Kenzie Stanfield said...

I am so thankful that, as expected, the Lord has been faithful to the many prayers and brought Tristan into this world alive! We will be praying for each of you, especially Yvette as she recovers and Tristan as you love and spend time with him. Praise God for his blessings on this day!

Love and prayers,
Kenzie

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family.

Felipe & Chantelle said...

Praise God for upholding you and your family through the birth of Tristan! We will be praying for strength and endurance for all of you in the next days and weeks, quick recovery for Yvette, and that God is glorified through this journey He is carrying you through.
The Moon Family
Watertown, NY

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

Thank you for the update, have been checking the computer all day in anticipation of this glorious news. Will continue praying praying praying. God bless you and keep you and watch over Tristan tonight.
With love,
Kim

Marlina said...

Thank you for the update. I'm so happy your sweet Tristan was born today. I hope you get some family time with him. Our prayers are with you all too...

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I am so happy for all of you! Enjoy that precious little boy!! I'll be praying for you through the night and anxious for the next report!!!
Love, Tiffany Thigpen Croft

Jami Thompson said...

Yvette,Trayc, Tanner and Tayden,

Thank you so much for the phone call announcing Tristan's birth! I had been waiting all day for that call.. You know that Anna, Tyler and I are thinking and praying right now for all of you, and are anxiously awaiting a picture of your beautiful Tristan (and mom, of course!!) I will be on my knees tonight in prayer that God wraps His arms around all of you tonight. We love you, and can't wait to hear from you again.

Love,
Jami

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I am praying for Tristan and for Yvette. I hope she is able to get some rest and enjoy her baby boy.

I am so touched at the thought of Tristan's biggest brother taking turns with his Daddy to take care of him.

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys.

Wendy... said...

I found your blog through the Farley Family and have been keeping up with you for a while. Praise the Lord your sweet little boy is here for you to love! I will continue to pray for you here in Texas.
God Bless all of you,
Wendy

Anonymous said...

I've checked your blog for news all day. Continuing to pray. Can't wait to hear more.

KIM said...

Good Evening Sister,
I am so proud of you not only because you are my sister, but for how strong you have been over the last nine months!
Thank you for alLowing me to be with you in the delivery room. What an awesome experience to see Gods hand at work.
Tristan is so beautiful and I know he can feel all the love and prayers from the cute little smiles he gave us!
i hope you get some rest tonight and always remember how much i LOVE YOU AND I will see ya'll in the morning.
YOUR SISTER KIM

Greg & Karen said...

I have been praying for you since you told me last night that today was the day. May Jesus wrap His loving arms around you all and give you a supernatural peace. I am praying for a miracle for you this CHRISTmas season!

Love and Prayers,
Karen Carroll

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Tristan and congratulations mom and dad. I am so thankful to see Gods Plan at work here and that He gave you your hearts desire to meet this precious baby boy. Praying for Yvette and her health to improve and that she gets to spend lots of time with her baby.
And you too dad and his brothers. God is good and will continue to hold you in His arms and bring you through. My prayers will continue daily for you and for Tristan.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Emily said...

Happy birthday, Tristan!!!!

Praying for a miraculous night. :)

Boothe Farley said...

praying yvette gets some rest tonight and that tristan continues to do well.

Mandy said...

In prayer right now.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Aunt_Nette said...

I am praying for you tonight and for in the morning. What wonderful lessons and memories you are creating with Tanner.
As part of your internet family please know that we are willing to lift you up in prayer for anything. Our Father is there to watch over you and we are praying to our Savior. I don't like working the night shift but will do it if it means I can pray for you and your family.

Pat said...

I am praying for all of you. That Yvette got some much needed rest; that you have precious time with sweet Tristan and that you all feel God's arms wrapped around you as many people are sending up prayers on your behalf. What a blessing that you have such a strong Christian family heritage and that your three boys are seeing Jesus in you but thier Aunts, Uncles, grandparents and great grandparents. What a special time for Tanner as a big brother to sit with his Dad and watch and pray over Tristan. I am lifting Tyden up also that his young heart will grasp what it can about being a big brother and the situtaion. Can't wait to see pictures. Please know that I am rejoicing with you and your family with the birth of Tristan. I had been checking your blog off and on yesterday for updates and encouraged everytime that there wasn't one that you were spending time getting to know Tristan. Then when I got home my internet was down and it hasn't been down in 3 years,(whats up with that.) or I would have posted sooner.

Luv you guys

Kara said...

Prayers from OK being said for you today.

Lynda said...

Hey guys, long time but I wanted you all to know that I have been praying for you and had you included in our bible study group prayer list here in South Florida since I heard the news. I'm glad to hear of Tristan's birth and please know that, regardless of the miles, I think of you all often!! Love & Prayers to you all, Lynda "Blankinchip" Branch

Tami Muhlbauer said...

Please know that we are all praying for you here at our house. And no matter what time the Lord allows you to have with Tristan, count it all joy that God chose you specifically to care and love for His child. What a privilage it is to be the parents of one of God's angels :) We love you all!!

Laurie said...

Praying for you this morning that you have been able to spend wonderful time with Tristan. I hope the night was gentle for all and that your day today is full of peace and joy as you shower this little miracle with love.
God be with all of you today and may you feel His loving comfort all over you.

Laurie in Ca.

Kate said...

happy birthday, tristan!

Anonymous said...

Your family is an inspirtion to all that love God. He will be with you during your happy time and carry you through your sad times. We pray daily for your family and for the life of Tristan. If he is not in your loving arms, he will be in God's loving arms.

Adult 5 Bible Study Class member -
Kernan Blvd Baptist Church

Beverly Holland said...

Love to you all - proud of you all. Can't wait to meet Tristan - Happy Birthday to you sweet boy. Mom, please get much needed rest - you are going to be busy with 3 boys, especially here at Christmas. What a wonderful Christmas present to love and cherish. I'll wait to come see you once you get home and back to normal. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love you all -

Beverly Holland

Jared, Kristin, Deanna, and Avery Edwards said...

We have been praying for you and Tristan. I am glad to hear the birth went well. Know that you are continually in our prayers.

Yours in Christ,

Jared and Kristin Edwards

Anonymous said...

thinking of you today.

Katie said...

Thank you so much for allowing me the priviledge to participated in the care of your family and including me in Tristan's birthday party. I could never even begin to describe to you the blessing I received. I want you to know that you are and will contine to be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

You've been uplifted in my prayers every day. Happy Birthday Tristan! I know your surrounded by angels and an amazing loving family. Yvette, I'm praying for your health and quick recovery.
I love ya'll.
Blessings,
Carrie and Family

Kristi Lewis said...

Wanted to let you guy's know I've been thinking about guy's yesterday and today and calling Donna to get updates. We will be praying for your joy to be full as you spend this precious time with Tristan and that the Lord will be ministering to you and your family in the day's ahead.

DandelionSeeds said...

Praying...

Harrison's said...

Happy Birthday Tristan! You've been uplifted in our prayers daily since we heard the news. This has been an amazing journey, you've touched so many lives as well as your family. You are Amazing Grace! Continual prayers for your strength and healthy recovery for mommy. Stephen gave you a BiG Smile when he heard of your birth!
Love- Stephen, Carrie and Michael

Anonymous said...

Hoping all is well, that Yvette is recuperating, strong, and able to enjoy Tristan. Please let us know how all are. Eager to hear.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tristan! Praying that all is well with mom and baby.

Vickie Hatcher said...

Yvette:

Congratulations on the birth of Tristan! What an honor to be chosen as Tristan's parents! You are truly blessed and highly favored!! I will keep you in my prayers!! Take care, get some rest, and enjoy your new bundle of joy!!

Anonymous said...

praying!

Aunt_Nette said...

praying, hugging, praying, thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Praying and anxiously awaiting an update!

2cutiepatuties said...

Happy Birthday Tristan !!!You are in our prayers daily ~ My little one is praying for your entire family in her night time prayers as well ~ (she is a powerful prayer warrior)Your walk of faith has touched so many lives~ Thank you. Merry Christmas ! Brad, Tami, Shelby, and Isabella Taunton

mom & dad said...

Dear Yvette & Trayc,

On more than one occasion your Mother and I have discussed this "journey" you and Trayc are on with Tristan. And now the most glorious part of that journey has come to fruition with Tristan (officially) joining the family, effective December 3,2007!

One thing's for sure, he really "blew us all away" with that handsome head of dark hair! Mom and I chuckle about that since neither you nor your sister, Kim, or any of the children, i.e., grandchildren,came into this world with a lick of hair! I suppose the Lord was saving all the hair for Mr. Tristan!

Saying just how proud we are of you and Trayc really doesn't suffice. I suppose the real measure of this entire "journey" can be realized in the very fact that you and Trayc elected to complete the ENTIRE JOURNEY with Tristan, despite the overwhelming odds. We are so proud of you two that mere words do not adequately address the love and admiration in our hearts.

Evidently, the Lord in His wisdom has chosen to give Tristan some special time here on earth and for that we are eternally grateful. Though the amount of time he will have here is uncertain, we rest in the fact there will be no shortage of love given to Tristan by you and Trayc, brothers Tanner and Tayden and the rest of the family.

Thank you for being bold in your faith and in your witness. And thank you for saying, "Yes, Lord, we will trust You to see us through."

With all our love,

Mom & Dad

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the "first photo." You look so happy. He is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!