Friday, October 14, 2011

Tristan is 1 year old!!!

Tristan is a year old now!!!! We had his birthday party last weekend and it was so much fun!! I cannot believe it's been a year since we welcomed our little miracle into the world. It has been such a blessed, fun year for us!

Here are all the pics from the party and a little video of Tristan eating his cake!

Tristan's smash cake:
The cake for everyone else:

Cake time!
The after cake bath:
Here is the video of Tristan eating his cake!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pic heavy update!

Tristan is 8 months old today. Where, oh where, has the time gone?

He's such a joy!
He is in the screaming all the time phase. He's not upset, he just likes to scream.
If we yell at the other kids, he yells at them too.
He still loves his brothers and sister to pieces.
He's a total Momma's boy.
He loves his daddy. And loves to climb on his daddy.
He loves the dog and does not leave him alone all day. The dog doesn't care for that.
He crawls like a pro now.
He pulls up on all the furniture and walks around it.
He can sit up all on his own now, even when crawling around.
He climbs on anything and everything, even the coffee table.
If he can't climb onto something he moves something over to step up onto so he can climb.
He can wave bye-bye and hi.
He is starting to clap some.
He likes to smack you in the face and thinks it is hilarious.
He gives the BIGGEST hugs and kisses.
He says mama, dada, bubu, ya ya, hey, nana.
He LOVES food.
He's still breastfed.
We are all just so in love with him.

Using the dog to climb:
Tristan and mom:
Happy, happy baby!:
Big sister and Tristan:
ON the coffee table (got up there all by himself):
At Easter:
Big brother and Tristan:
I don't have any recent pics of Tristan with his daddy.....I need to get on that one!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tristan: 3 Months old.

3 months old.
Rolling, tummy to back and back to tummy.
Scooting around on belly.
Talking (babbling, really) and laughing.
Happy MOST of the time.
12 pounds 4 ounces now.
Looking just like his Daddy.
Newest love of my life.
Blessing to our family.
Loved (and spoiled) by all.
Doted on by his older brothers and sister.
My little snuggle bug, chunky monkey, wiggle worm.
My little boy, Tristan.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours we pray that you all have a Merry, blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Month

Can you believe that it's been a MONTH since Tristan graced us with his perfect little face? I can't believe it. It's been a blur of days and nights and I'm shocked that it's been a month since we added the newest blessing to our family.

A LOT has gone on in this last month. Here's the run-down:

1. Tristan now weighs 9 pounds 1 ounce and is 21 inches long. That's a 2 inch growth and almost 3 pounds added!

2. Tristan has found his voice. Here's a video to prove it:

3. Tristan has also learned to roll from his tummy to his back. I know, I know....hard to believe, but I swear it's the truth! He mastered this skill just a few days ago and I even caught it on video! Here is the proof:

4. Here are some recent pics of Tristan:

Well, that's all I have for now. Tristan is waking up and fussing for my attention!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tristan's Birth Story

Here is my birth story! Forgive any typos....I'm typing with one hand while feeding Tristan!

I had been having contractions all night Wednesday night. They were strong, but not close together so I slept as much as I could in between. Around 5:30 am I woke hubby and told him that we were having a baby today because the contractions had increased in intensity and were anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes apart. They got a lot closer together and were no more than 4 minutes apart so we called my mother in law to come and wait with the other kids until their bus got here. In the mean time i called my mother to come up since she was going to be with me and hubby while we were laboring and delivering.

We got to the hospital around 7:30 am and got checked in and went up to L&D. They, of course, hooked me up to the monitors and checked me....dilated only to a 3 at that time. The nurse that was assigned to me was a real bitch and wouldn't listen to me that she had the monitor on my belly wrong because it wasn't picking up all of my contractions. I mean, this is not my first baby...I know what REAL contractions feel like. The nurse came in and said they were sending me home because I had been there an hour and had no progress and the contractions weren't close enough (we were timing them still.....they were 3 minutes and less apart while I was walking around but slowed once they made me lay flat on my back to "monitor" me). The real deal was that they had no rooms available and i wasn't progressing fast enough for them. We left and got lunch and went home. That was around noon.

I labored at home all afternoon with contractions still around 3 minutes apart. At about 5:15, the contractions got super intense so hubby took the older kids across the alley to mother in law's house and we got back in the van and headed to the hospital. We got to the hospital with contractions only 1 minute apart and super intense. I could not even get from the van to the door so my mom went in and got a nurse to come out with a wheelchair. Hubby went inside and got me checked back in. We waited for 5 minutes for the nurse from L&D to come down and get us and the pressure got so intense that the check-in lady got nervous and called L&D again to tell them to hurry! lol.

We got up to L&D and into the observation room. The nurse told me to get undressed quickly so she could check me really quickly. She did and I was dilated to a 7 and having contractions on top of each other. I was also having TERRIBLE back labor (had been all afternoon). Decided that an epidural was for me. I could take the contraction pain, but the back labor for hours on end was just too much. They rushed me into a room where they are getting everything ready for delivery. They hook me up to the monitors while I stand and sway through the contractions, since that was the only thing that helped with the back labor.

Once the monitors were on, they saw that baby's heartrate went up to the 200s when I had a contraction so they had me get in the bed on my side. As soon as I did I had a HUGE urge to push, told the nurse and just as she went to check me, my water broke. She went ahead and checked and I was at a 10 and baby was starting to crown. They called the doc, who rushed in. She told me quickly that they will have to take the baby to the warmer and take care of him as soon as he came out because there was meconium in my water. I, of course, start to worry, but don't have much time to dwell on that. The nurse asked if I wanted pain meds and I, of course, said yes (I was hurting bad!). She gave me a tiny bit in the IV that they put in (since I had said I wanted an epi, they put the IV in....never got an epi, though). As soon as the doc got sat down at the end of my bed I HAD to push.

I pushed 2 times and my little man came FLYING out! (and OMG, I totally forgot about the ring of fire you get when they are coming out!! lol.) It took him a second, but he started crying on his own. He was born at 6:41 pm. We were only in the labor and delivery room for 11 minutes before he came! I had a tiny tear that didn't even require stitches.

Tristan weighed 6 lbs 4 oz and was 19.25 inches long. He was perfectly fine, no issues at all because of the meconium in my water (doc says that labor was so fast that he didn't have enough time to inhale too much of it to cause problems). He's an angel and taking to breast feeding like a pro after a little issue with not latching correctly for the first 12 hours (used a nipple shield to get him started, now he doesn't need it!).

He had his first appointment yesterday and has gained 3 ounces since we were discharged from the hospital on Friday. I'm doing great. Don't even feel like I just had a baby 5 days ago!! I did have a tiny bit of pain meds during delivery, but they didn't take effect until after baby was born, so I DID have a natural birth after all!! I didn't get a midwife either, because there was no midwife on call that day! But the doc I had was great!

Here is a link to all the pics we have loaded so far of Tristan. We didn't get ANY pics of the delivery because it was just so darn fast!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Tristan Kent!!!!

Tristan was born Thursday night at 6:41 pm. He weighed 6 lbs. 4oz. And is 19.25 inches long! He has a head full of brown hair and beautiful blue eyes. He came REALLY fast. We took the other kids to my inlaws at 5:30 Thursday night and headed to the hospital with contractions 3 minutes apart. By the time we got to the hospital (only a 10 minute drive) the contractions were a minute apart. Got up to observation and I was dilated to a 7 and had an insane amount of pressure. They rushed me to a room and 11 minutes after we walked into that room, Tristan was here! I only had to push twice!
There is more to this story and I will update that when I've had a chance to rest some more! We are all so happy he's finally here! He is precious and we already love him so much!