I’m learning that once the Glenn Procedure is done, it gives you a lot more ability and freedom to just have fun with your kids. Eventually the cardiology appointments move from weekly to monthly to every 3 months. The only time you go to the doctor is for your average ear check or a vaccine. Life is good.
One time where we had a ball is Halloween. While our oldest dressed up as a police officer, we had no idea how to dress the twins for Halloween. Salt and Pepper Shakers? Thing 1 and Thing 2? We decided to eventually dress them up as Charlie Brown (Grant) and Linus (Nolan):
Hilarious. They looked adorable in those outfits. We did a little bit of trick or treating with them, but otherwise they stayed in. I’m sure next year will be an even better Halloween for them. Then the next year is gonna be just plain bonkers. Heck, Nolan liked Halloween so much, he even dressed as a skeleton:
Nolan has been turning out to be quite the ham. And he LOVES the camera…you just point one at him and he has the biggest smile, that little cheeser.
In spite of all the challenges of having a heart baby, you definitely need to make time for fun. Laugh a little. Heck, laugh a lot. Make silly faces and noises…your heart baby is still a baby and likes the same stuff as other babies. So dads: be generous with the ticking, the tummy raspberries, and all that silly stuff. I know Nolan loves it…and his smile and laugh is worth so much to me.
The force is strong with this one
Hipster Nolan listens to music you’ve probably never heard of…