Thursday, January 3, 2008

Day 32 - Still Christmas at our house

Tristan had another good night and his apnea monitor didn't go off at all. He is starting to sleep more at night time and stay awake more during the day time, although there are still nights, like 4-6 am last night, that he is VERY ALERT and cries until I pick him up and then he just lays there quietly in my arms looking up at me. Now those moments are priceless and ones I wish would never end, this brings tears to my eyes every time! The excitement for today? Not much really. We spent most of the day taking down all of the Christmas decorations except the tree. Christmas has always been our favorite time of year so we don't take our decorations down until the first Sat. of January but we're 2 days from Sat. and I'm not ready yet. When we found out we were pregnant in April we called Tristan our "Christmas baby"(Due date was Dec. 20th) and then once we found out he had Trisomy 18 we said that, if he made it, Tristan would be our "Christmas miracle", well he did make it to December 3rd so he was definitely our Christmas miracle and whats better than that is we were able to celebrate Tristan's 1st Christmas with him, something we never expected to be doing! So this is, by far, the most precious Christmas we've ever had and a Christmas we will never forget so I'm just not ready for the season to end plus I want to keep taking pictures with Tristan beside the tree, the tree we decorated with hopes and dreams of bringing our miracle baby home! So, even though the Valentine decorations, Easter decorations and bathing suits are already in the stores, it's still Christmas at our house and honestly don't know when we will take it down. Oh well, who says Christmas has to be over on December 25th right? Please pray for Tristan's continued strength and please pray for us as we face a new day tomorrow.

10 comments:

Chrissy said...

HAPPY "1 MONTH" BIRTHDAY TRISTAN!

Cathy said...

In my book, it can be Merry Christmas every day for your family. God Bless all of you!
Prayers,
cathy & annabel

Jabber Jaws said...

Just a suggestion - my parents leave a "Tree" up all year long. In Feb, the tree is covered in hearts and candy. The grandchildren make ornaments and write or draw pictures of things or people that they love. Then, it switches to green for St. Patricks and then Easter with a Cross on the top. We love it! In the summer, we hand beach balls and swimsuits etc on it. It really is fun. It would be great for photos!
We are praying for each of you.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog sooo often, and I just noticed new pictures! They are all so beautiful. I especially love the picture of the three of you in the OR when Tristan was born. You looked so pretty, even though you must have been drained. Thank you for sharing these pictures of your family & this sweet baby.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a friend and just wanted to let you know I check for your updates and pray for your family daily.

Houston, TX

unci said...

Hey! It just me...still on 'night-shift' time!! I love all the pictures and can't seem to get enough. I'll say goodnight for now and spend some time in prayer for Tristan to have more time and memories, health and no suffering; for Tanner & Tayden to enjoy their baby brother; and you & Trayc to enjoy every moment with your sons, each other and rest. Loving all of you bunches, Mom (in snowy TN!)

Mama10EE said...

I happened to find your website a few days before Tristan was born and have checked for your daily updates since. Happy 1 MONTH to Tristan today. I pray for your family daily and know that God's angels are there with you. Your faith is an inspiration to all mothers and your strength is awe-inspiring. Keep loving your boys and keeping their spirits high. You and Trayc are amazing parents. God Bless you.

With continued prayers from WV,

Jennifer T.

shelly said...

i just wanted to let you know that i am praying for you all and your miracle boy in south jersey! may the Lord bless you in this new year!

Dee Dee said...

Tristan just keeps showing us the faithfulness of God. What a blessing he is, and your family is! What a great God we serve.

Emily said...

Girl, if it makes your heart happy, have Christmas in July. :) Thank you for sharing your Christmas miracle with me.