Friday, August 22, 2008

Our New Addition

I wanted to share a little bit of my experience with Tristan's birth. Mostly just so that I can look back on it and remember details I otherwise would have forgotten, but also for anyone who might be interested in hearing how it went.

The morning I was scheduled to be induced the hospital called me at 5:30 am to tell me they were too busy to get me in and asked that I call back every three hours until they had an opening. I pretty much figured I would not be getting induced that day and just hoped I would have the baby before my parents had to go back home. To my surprise I got a call that afternoon from them asking me to come in.
When we got to the hospital my nurse checked me and I was dilated to "almost" a 4. I had been having contractions all day, but that really wasn't anything new, so I was surprised to find that I was dilated that much. Who knows, maybe I would of had the baby that day anyway. They started me on a low dose of pitocin at around 3:30 pm. After getting my epidural at around 5:00 pm, which didn't really do much for my pain but it sure sped up my labor, I went from a 4 to a 10 in about an hour. After finding out I was fully dilated the nurse went to get my doctor. She came back a bit frazzled and trying to hold back tears while telling us that my doctor was doing a c-section and she couldn't find another doctor to deliver me. Whether she had been crying because of my situation or something else I will never know, but seeing her like that didn't really put me at ease. Any way, she told me not to push (yeah, right) and left the room in search of a doctor. Luckily she found one quickly and the baby was born a few minutes later at 6:18 pm!

Here are some of our most recent pictures of our little Tristan!

This is the first time Parker held the baby, he did such a good job and I was so proud of how gentle he was with him.

Tristan is a pretty good sleeper and so far sleeps right through the loud noises his brothers make.

Carter and Parker LOVE their new brother, maybe a little too much. They never want to leave him alone and I constantly have to make sure they are not being "too nice."

This is a picture of Tristan's first bath after coming home with us.

Tristan has a shocked looked that he gets every so often. I am just starting to realize that he gets it a lot more often when his brothers are around.

We are so happy to have Tristan in our home! And even though he adds a whole new level of craziness to our lives, we could not imagine him not being here and we love him very much!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pictures of Tristan

As Promised here are some pictures of Tristan and Family!
Melissa just going into labor
Tristan ~5 min old
Tristan's Ear
Tristan's Hand
Tristan's Feet
(they had black ink on them so I made it black and white)
Tristan's Hair
Carter holding Tristan
Mommy's tummy just before going into labor
Post delivery tummy

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tristan Born

I don't have my camera with me right now so I can't post a picture but I just wanted to post that Tristan was born at 6:18 weighing in at 7 lbs 12.5 oz and 19.5" long.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where is Heaven?

Carter: Mommy, where does Heavenly Father live? (We talked about this last night in FHE so I guess it was on his mind)
Me: He lives in Heaven
Carter: Yeah, but does he live in Utah?
Me: (Not quite knowing how to respond) Well, the prophet lives in Utah, but Heavenly Father lives up in Heaven
Carter: But listen Mommy, I think that Heaven is by Utah