Saturday, January 12, 2008

Day 41 - Without the tape!


Tristan had another great night last night, he slept the entire night, his apnea monitor did not go off at all and most importantly his color did not change again after those 2 incidents at 8:45 pm and 9:30 pm last night, this is a big praise! Tanner came home late this afternoon, he had so much fun spending the night at his friends house! And Tayden, he was so excited to see Tanner, he wouldn't leave him alone. After dinner we bathed Tristan and then Trayc said he needed to replace Tristan's feeding tube so before he put it back in guess what I got to do? I was able to kiss all of his little cheeks, rub all of his face and touch all of his little lips WITHOUT THE TAPE. See, he's had a feeding tube since the day he was born and the oxygen since Dec. 23rd so I really only get to rub his little forehead because his face is to tiny therefore between the feeding tube tape and oxygen tape, it pretty much covers every part of his face from his eyes down to his chine. I cannot put into words how I felt, it was so sweet to touch his soft little face and feel his face against mine WITHOUT THE TAPE. I was smothering him with kisses as I was telling him over and over "Mommy loves you so much, Tristan, and I am so proud of you for making it to Day 41, you're mommy's big boy", I'm just trying to enjoy every moment I can to love on our precious little boy, taking nothing for granted - even the fact that the tape was off. We took lots of pictures so we could see his sweet face and lips (see above picture) WITHOUT THE TAPE. Then, we all sat on the couch to watch the Jaguars and Patriots play in the Playoffs and for everyone who watched the game you know the Patriots won, oh well maybe next year! Please pray for Tristan's continued strength, please pray for his apnea to decrease, please pray for his color change and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.

13 comments:

Jami Thompson said...

Oh Yvette he looks so beautiful! There isn't anything like the feel of your baby's skin. Enjoy every minute. (I know you are). I miss you guys and give Tristan a kiss for me..

Jami, Anna and Tyler

Cathy said...

He is so beautiful!!! I love the up close picture of Tristan, thank you for sharing him with us. I am praying for more good nights and eventually more time without the tape.
Cathy & Annabel

Collins Family said...

He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing him with me!

So Blessed said...

Picturing you kiss all over little Tristan's face makes me smile. I'm so thankful for each and every special moment all of you are having with him.

Shane and Devin said...

That's a great picture of little Tristan. He has once again brightened my day! I can imagine how great you must have felt, being able to smother him with kisses all over!

Still praying,
Devin in Illinois

Laurie said...

Oh my, he is just absolutely beautiful and what a joy to see his precious little face!! Kiss him for me. I love this little guy and prayers continue for you. So glad Tanner had such a great night out with the guys. Bless you guys as you face another day tomorrow.

Love, Laurie in Ca.l

Lindsey Kate said...

How absolutely gorgeous he is ... I could almost feel his soft skin as you described holding him close and kissing his entire face. Praising God with you for each additional day you get to spend with your precious miracle!

Rebecca said...

He really is cuter than the law should allow...

Kim said...

He looks so much like Tanner! He's a doll!

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette-

He looks absolutely precious! What a beautiful little boy (and his handsome big brothers) you have!

Continuing to pray!
Love,
Kenzie

M said...

I love this little face. How precious! Thank you for sharing pictures with us. I know you are so proud of all of your boys. You are an awesome mom!

Michelle in Houston, Tx

Candi said...

I have been reading your story, but have not commented before. That face is just too cute to not say something about it!! I love the freshly bathed baby hair, too....all soft and wispy!

Tonight as I kissed my little one before putting him in bed, I thought of you being able to kiss your sweet Tristan.

Jonathan & Sarah said...

I remember when Noah's forehead bandage came off & we could see forehead then little by little the tape being gone- what a memory it is for us & reading your blog makes me just want to praise God again & again for even such a small moment as this! What a good God! Your family is such an encouragement!