Friday, January 4, 2008

Day 33 - Every ounce counts

Okay, I may have spoken too soon over the last few days when I said Tristan was sleeping really good at night! Last night his apnea monitor went off once but he only slept from 12-2:00 am, yes that's 2 hrs., so I held him from 2:00-6:00 am until he fell back asleep, what a long night, I'm not complaining by any means - every minute I can look at Tristan's face is worth any amount of sleep lost. As soon as the sun came up Tristan was ready to go to sleep and he slept until 12:00 noon, now that's the life isn't it? The excitement for today? Our Hospice nurse came at 3:00 pm to check on Tristan. She said he looks really good AND he has gained 2 oz, we are so proud of him!!!!! He was 4 lb. 4 oz. when he was born and then he dropped to 3 lb. 10 oz. by the time we left the hospital, so we've been trying to put some weight on him by changing his formula from pre-mix to powder (it has more calories) and it's working, he now weighs 3 lbs. 16 oz., around here every ounce counts. After dinner tonight we spent family time together and Tanner held Tristan for about an hour - oh how he loves his little brother! Please continue to pray for Tristan's strength and please pray for us as we face a new day tomorrow.


Shane and Devin said...


As I have told both Angie and Kenzie, I feel so fortunate to have found your family thru others' blogs. Your little Tristan is such a blessing, and it has been great encouragement (in many ways) to me to check everyday to find new updates of him!

Thank you for faithfully posting each day, even though I know there is much going on at your house. And thank you for faithfully praising God throughout this earthly trial, who is the giver of ALL life.

Devin in Illinois

Jami Thompson said...

Hi Gang!

I am happy to read that Tristan has gained some ounces!! Still checking in everyday to see how all of you are doing, and we are still praying every night for more miracles! Seems that all of the prayers are working.. Give Tristan a little kiss for me and tell Tanner I love his hair!!

Love you guys,


cyn said...

Yeah for the ounces! I love reading about your love for your little boy (all three of them, actually). Thanks for sharing your story and your heart!

Kara said...

I check in every morning on your family and I am so excited to see today that he gained so much weight! Yeah for Tristan. That is such wonderful news. I am sorry that he was up all night, but I know you loved holiding him. Prayers for rest today!


Rebecca said...

Yay for those 2 ounces!

Still praying...

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette (and your boys)-

I continue to be blessed and amazed every day as I check on y'all and see how the Lord continues to work through your family. We are praying for you and your strength, endurance, and more precious time with Tristan.

Love and praying,

Mandy said...

Wonderful news. You must be so proud of your little man. He truly is a miracle to watch. Thank you for sharing your updates and pictures with us. I check every night to see your posts. I will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Laurie said...

Praying for another beautiful day for the Hostetter Five. Your story of your continued miracle here sure does bless my heart, keeping me coming back for more encouraging updates. I'll be praying for this little guy to pack on the ozs. and pounds! And for many, many more blessed times ahead. Enjoy all the Love as you live in Gods Perfect Plan.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

ann said...

i consistently pray for you and am encouraged by your faith in the Lord as you continue this journey.
(i linked here from kristen's website - i am a friend of her friend's - and have been reading daily for quite a while now)

Anonymous said...


I found your blog on Kims spot. I just wanted you to know I check your's every time I check Kims. Your Family is in my prayers every day. I pray God's blessings on your family and know I am thinking of you all every day.
God Bless you and keep you.

Ann Allen. Kim's mom in Ky.

Holly said...

Oh boy, 2 oz.! Way to go Tristan. Morgan and I will keep checking in on you. We also keep you, and your family, in our thoughts and prayers. You are a little miracle!

Holly and Morgan (who also has t18)