A year ago right now......
Tristan looked like this. A teeny tiny little bean
with teeny little arms and legs and tht teeny
little head and a teeny little heartbeat only
weighing an not even half of an ounce!
Tristan is a smiley, giggly and happy 5 month old. He weighs 17 lbs and is about 26 to 27 inches long. He eats 5 to 6, 6 ounce bottles every day. He sleeps through the night and recognizes my voice. He smiles when I walk in his room in the morning to get him. He loves his dad and smiles when he comes home. It is so amazing to me that a year ago he was the size of a teeny tiny little pea and now he is a 17 lb big boy! I marvle at the wonderful gift our Heavenly Father gave me to bear children. A year ago right now, I was scared out of my mind. I! ME! I was going to be a mother! I had never been left alone with an infant in my entire life! Being the youngest in my family I really had never had the opportunity. I was so scared that the baby wouldnt like me, that we wouldnt make it, that we wouldnt be able to pay for it. That we wouldnt be able to finish school. Today we have a bunch of medical bills, my house is a disaster, and we have moved twice. Chris works 8 hours a day and then goes to school for 2 hours, add 2 hours on that for the commute and that is his day. Things are hard yet I am the happiest I have ever been. I would not trade Tristan for the world. The Lord has provided for us in so many ways this past year and I could not feel more blessed.