During our "normal" week, we even went out to dinner for the first time with the babies! It was great!! Of course, we went with reinforcements in case things got out of control :)
Then, on Sunday, it happened! We are soaring once again! Samuel came off the ventilator!!! We are so excited!! He has come off of the ventilator before, and I have had a hard time getting too excited because we've been there and done that... but I have decided I've got to just let go! I can't worry about tomorrow. I have to celebrate today :) And today, our littlest baby is off the ventilator! YEA!
Above: On the ventilator... sleeping :)
Below: OFF the ventilator (on CPAP! Looks more painful, but much better for the lungs!)
I couldn't choose between these two - so you get to see them both!
George and Olivia have had a great week too! Olivia has started giving smiles on purpose! And George is right behind her with one or two :) If there was a way to bottle that feeling of the first time your baby smiles at you and means it someone could make billions! It is absolutely incredible! (Side note - one of the cutest things I've heard - when they smile involuntarily they're not having gas... they're just still new enough to remember and dream about heaven :) Wish I could remember who told me that so I could give credit where it's due. I love it!)
Once you are able to see past the red pants, check out this cutie patootie!