S: Boy Oh Boy!
FC: "Where there is love, there is life." -Indira Gandhi
2: October 16, 2009 6 Months Pregnant | January 5, 2010 7 Days before Tristan was born!
3: Rhett's mom and sister took me shopping for maternity clothes when I was newly pregnant. I always had comments about how small I was when I was pregnant with Tristan. Pregnancy was an amazing and cherished experience for me. | October 13, 2009
4: I dressed up as a pregnant pirate for the ward Halloween Party. I was 7 months pregnant. Rhett didn't make it to the party with me that night. | October 30, 2010
5: One week before Tristan was born Rhett was in an accident on Newhall Avenue while on his way to pick up a pizza for dinner. That was the end of my Dodge Durango. Fortunately I was not in the car with him when it happened.
6: Peek | a | Boo | Thanks to the epidural waiting for Tristan to come was a pleasant experience. I anxiously waited from 7am until 7pm. Rhett couldn't help himself from exploring every facet of the hospital room. I prayed that Tristan would come naturally and that I wouldn't need a c-section, and he did.
8: We are eagerly awaiting to meet Tristan for the first time! I went into the hospital at 7am and Tristan came close to 7pm. I love you so much Tristan. Love, Mom
9: Tristan was under duress when he was born. Thankfully I was able to push him out on the 4th try. The moment I saw him was a miraculous and surprising experience for me. Tristan was immediately attended to because the delivery was difficult for him. Tristan didn't cry... he took everything in stride. He is such a special boy. | Tristan Rhett Nelson 1-12-10
10: Peek | a | Boo | This is Tristan in the first few minutes after birth. The nurses attended to him immediately because he was under duress during childbirth. I waited and waited for the opportunity to see and hold my baby.
12: TRISTAN RHETT NELSON Born January 12, 2010 at 6:53pm 7 pounds 3 ounces, 21 1/2" long
13: baby of | mine | Tristan is swaddled in a blanket and in a crib next to my hospital bed. He never left my site, with the exception of a few tests the doctors gave him. Rhett followed Tristan during those tests to make sure he was cared for.
14: Our Little One
16: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes...
17: Cute as a Button! | Dad loves Tristan too!
19: We took Tristan home after one night at the hospital. We were ever so careful as we dressed him, secured him in the car, and drove home. 1-13-10
21: The first week home from the hospital Mom and Dad wouldn't leave your bedside.
22: Cozy in my crib!
26: Jan. 20, 2010
27: BABY TRISTAN | Both Mom and Dad used to snuggle with Tristan in bed. Tristan usually fell to sleep in Mom's arms as I rocked him to sleep.
30: January 20, 2010
31: Tristan was a great sleeper. He slept in regular intervals and slept through the night fairly soon. I used to sing him to sleep with primary songs.
32: Our Little One | Jessica gave Tristan a beautiful quilt. Grandma & Grandpa Nelson gave Tristan the crib.
33: We used to wrap Tristan in warm blankets. We even used a thermometer to measure the temperature in his crib to make sure he didn't get cold at night.. | January 19, 2010
34: Cozy in my crib! | January 19, 2010
36: HAPPY EASTER | April 2011
38: May 8, 2011
39: Tristan in his cute pajamas! Tristan loved to jump on the Marilyn chair behind him at the Vogel house.
40: May 13, 2011 1 Year 4 months old
41: Lil' Bundle
42: BIKES RULE! | Tristan LOVED riding bikes! This is Tristan riding the tricycle at Diana's house. | April 23, 2011
43: July 15, 2011
44: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes... | May 13, 2011 1 Year 5 Months
45: Cute as a Button! | June 7, 2011
46: Tristan loved his pacifier and his elephant. These were a necessary part of his bed-time routine.
47: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes...
48: Tickle Monster! Cody & Melissa gave Tristan a tickle monster book for Christmas that came complete with tickle monster gloves. Tristan loved to put the gloves on. | May 26, 2011, 1 Year 5 Months
49: Tristan loves playing anything he can push, pull, or drive. | June 19, 2011
51: Lil' Bundle
52: This is Tristan driving a toy car in the mall. Grandma & Grandpa Christensenwere also here this day.
53: JUST DRIVE | Tristan's MOST FAVORITE thing is driving! He loves driving anything with a steering wheel. He has a passion for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. No one makes better car noises than Tristan! | July 2, 2011, 1 Year 7 Months Old
54: July 2, 2011
55: August 12, 2011 | Tristan watching Baby Einstein in the morning & wearing my hat!
56: August 2, 2011
57: Tristan found a pair of old sun glasses and was trying them on and looking at himself in the mirror.
58: Tristan's Second 4th of July! We watched fireworks with Grandma & Grandpa and the Bohn Family in ABQ, NM. | July 4, 2011
63: Summer Days at Grandma's | July 4, 2011
66: FAMILY FUN! | Bowling with the Family!
68: Tristan in the morning!
70: One of Tristan's favorite things is to hide in the pillows. Almost every day Tristan climbs in the middle of the pillows and hides. We often build "houses" made of pillows. He loves it!
71: Right: Tristan gave up his pacifier when he entered pre-school in April 2012. He LOVED his passy! Above: Tristan liked to watch movies in the morning. He is watching Baby Einstein above.
72: San Diego Zoo
73: Tristan wearing mom's hat! | San Diego Zoo with Grandma & Grandpa | Summer of 2011
76: So Cute!
77: Lightning McQueen Rules! | Grandma & Grandpa bought Tristan this Lightening McQueen car.
78: The Getti Villa
83: October 2011 (1 year 10 months)
84: Tristan was a LION for his second Halloween (same as the first). He loved dressing up and was the cutest kid at the party!
86: Thousand Oaks 3rd Ward Halloween Party
88: Tristan could not sleep without his elephant and pacifier. He loved soft things and things with corners.
91: Tristan LOVED getting in the pillows. He especially loved making a house and hiding inside.
94: December 2011
96: Tristan LOVED the Christmas Tree. We looked at it every night when we got home.
100: December 25, 2011
108: Christmas in New Mexico
110: 2 Years Old! January 12, 2012
113: Tristan loved cars and trucks! He also loved soft and snuggly things. He was always a joy to be with.
114: Summer of 2012
116: 2 1/2 years old.
117: We b We bought Tristan his favorite toy... Buzz Light Year!
118: April 2012
119: FIRST DAY OF PRE-SCHOOL | Town and Country Farm School
120: Visit to the Fire Station
123: Trip to the Fire Station with Jack and Jake.
125: Fun at church
126: FUN IN THE WATER AT THE JANSS MARKETPLACE
127: Tristan had a blast! We had to buy new clothes after soaking the ones he was wearing.
128: Tristan LOVED to play with his train set.
129: Visit to the Long Beach Aquarium | Summer of 2012