I measured out all of their various medications and put the bottles in the warmer. I went over to Linus who was sleeping in the swing as he tends to do on "bad nights." I was planning on just putting his meds through the NG tube, then starting his feed while he slept. I figured he could use the extra sleep like his mom. Well, apparently I was too noisy because he woke up. I expected to have an overly tired, cranky baby on my hands, but I couldn't have been more wrong. He makes eye contact and shoots me the biggest, brightest smile he has and then laughs! I couldn't believe it. Linus can be a hard crowd when it comes to laughing and here he was giggling unsolicited. What a ham. I changed him and we chatted for a bit before the other boys started stirring. He is such a happy, joyful little guy. It really made me think. Here's a kid in heart failure that's been up puking his guts out all night and he can still keep a sunny disposition. I'm pretty sure I could learn a thing or two from him.
These boys are such amazing little creatures. I swear they smile and giggle and chatter twice as much as they're grumpy or sad. Everything seems to make them smile.
Bath time makes Linus smile.
Hanging out on Mama's bed makes Simon smile.
Diaper changes make Linus smile.
Hanging out on Mama's bed makes Dexter smile.