Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Tristans new thing is to "get daddy" Whenever Phil is laying on the floor. He starts with a little giggle and then will crawl as fast as he can to phil, climb up on him and pat the back of his head. The girls decided this looked fun and joined in the other day. Phil didn't have a chance!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The time has come

Alright I guess it's my turn to go private. Due to unwanted comments on my blog, (some of you may have witnessed them before I could delete them, sorry about that) It is past time to go private. Those of you who want an invite send me your email and I would LOVE to invite you. To the anonymous person leaving rude comments please don't bother. Thanks all! I will leave this open for another week to make sure I get people invited who want to be before I change it.

Tristans 1st Birthday Party

We had Tristans 1st Birthday party on Sunday (His birthday) It was alot of fun. I of course spent the whole day making his cake and have vowed from here on out I am DONE with making cakes. It probably wont happen cause it is SO much cheaper to make them than buy but I am not looking forward to the next birthday. Luckily I have till Joslynns in December. It turned out ok as long as you don't look too closely.

The 6 hour finished project....


Yummy hot dogs for dinner

He wasn't too interested in presents. Phil ended up opening most of them for him. No those dolls were not gifts! The girls were playing with them.

Happy birthday boy!

Whats this?......

MMM I like it!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Tristan is 1!

Tristan is 1! Wow! I swear with each kid it goes faster and faster. My cousin wrote her sons birth story on her blog and I thought what a great idea! (Thanks Bre! Hope you don't mind me copying you..) I realized I haven't really written Tristans down. So here it is, the LONG story of our surprise arrival!

Taken 2 days before my water broke

Thursday March 18th 8:00AM I woke up needing to go to the bathroom REALLY bad! (Nothing new) Phil had already left for work and Randon had taken the girls a day early. I walked across my bedroom and felt a HUGE rush of water down my legs. I stopped and looked down shocked! I knew right away my water had broken. There was no mistaking it! As I stood there in a puddle that kept getting bigger I grabbed my phone and called phil. He answered surprisingly but I was so glad! (He usually is with a client and can't answer) I told him my water had broken and he asked if I was sure. I said yes still looking down at the puddle and feeling the water running down my legs. He asked if I called the doctor and I said no I called you! He told me he was coming home and to call the doctor. I called the doctor and talked to his nurse who happened to be standing right next to my doctor. I could hear him ask her questions like how far along I was ect. I told them I was 32wks and 5 days. He told me to go to IMC hospital right away and apologized that he couldn't be the one to deliver my baby and wished me luck. That was when it really hit me. My baby was coming. I ran to the towel closet and grabbed some towels. I stood on the towels and ran to grab things we would need in between gushes.(Needless to say I left ALOT home...like pants for Phil. haha)

Anyway once we got to the hospital they told me that my water had broken... (DUH) but my cervix was still closed. They then told me that they wanted to wait to deliver Tristan until I was 34 weeks and put me on strict bedrest in the hospital. Trying to make a very long story short Friday night (the 19th) I started to have contractions here and there that turned into major stomach pain. They took me to delivery for observation and Saturday morning (the 20th) they told me they were worried I had an infection and started me on pitocin. I got an epidural soon after and 6 hours later I was complete. They moved me into the OR just in case I needed an emergency C-section. Tristan came after only one contraction of pushing and was handed to a nurse through a window. After they had cleaned me up and taken me back to my room a nurse took Phil to go see Tristan and I was told I could go in a couple hours. Those hours were torture! 5 hours later I was wheeled down to see my sweet little baby. It was a short visit but it felt so good to be able to see him and stick my hand through the little hole and touch him. That night I couldn't sleep and snuck down to see him again. They had put him on oxygen and I spent a few hours with him before the nurse all but kicked me out. Something about rest and just having a baby. lol. Anyway... The next 13 days were hard and we had our ups and downs. But we got to take him home sooner than we thought we would. I wish I had kept a journal of his milestones in the NICU but I didn't. :( But here are some milestones that I can remember.

Day 1: Touch him for the first time.

Day 2:Phil and I held him for the first time.

Day 3: I did kangaroo care for the first time and got to spend hours holding him while he slept on my chest. Kangaroo care is where he would lay skin to skin on us. My temp would rise to keep his temp up since I was the mom. Phil could do it too but for not as long.

Day 4: First swaddle bath

Day 7: I nursed him for the first time.

Day8: First outfit

Day10: He was moved out of the incubator into a big boy bed.

Day 11: He pulled out his feeding tube and they left it out. He kept his stats up during the car seat test.

Day 12: He nursed every meal. Temp dropped but after kangaroo care we got it back up.

Day 13: At rounds they told us we could take him home!

Day 15: Met his sisters for the first time

Sorry this was so long but we are so happy to have this sweet boy in our family. We love him SO much! He is such a happy boy and a complete joy to have around!

Happy Birthday buddy!

Disney on Ice!

We don't get alot of family time. Actually we don't get any! Phil works from 6am-noon every morning. Abbys school starts at 12:45. We put Jos and Tristan down for naps at 1. They usually sleep till 2:30 or 3 and Abby is out of school at 3:25. Phil has to leave for work again by 3:30pm and works till 8pm. We put the kids down at 8:30. Need I say more? Weekends are or only free time but the girls are at their dads every weekend so its just us and Tristan. Anyway...so when my friend told me she could get us discount tickets to Disney on ice and Phil said he would take a night off I jumped on it! I was so excited! Phil ended up only being able to take a Friday night off, which is Randons night, but he was nice enough to let us take them still. We droppedTristan off at Phils parents and then took the girls to dinner at BK. We had the play place to ourselves and they showed off for us. Then off to Disney on Ice! We had SO much fun! The girls loved the princesses...infact when it was just mickey they kept asking when it was going to be over but then when the princesses came back they were totally into it. Phil spoiled them and bought them a light up minnie mouse toy that spins (They cost as much as the tickets for all 4 of us!) But the girls loved them!

Me and my girlies

Phil with the girls

Me and Phil

The girls

The opening act

More of the girls :)

Jos and her toy

Abs and her toy

It was so nice to have a night just us and the girls!