Ty's hair is just pure awesomeness. We don't do anything to style it, he is just a natural hipster :) Then there's those slightly parted heart shaped lips when he's sleeping... they are more tempting than the reddest, ripest apple. How can I resist not pressing my own lips against that pucker right there and stealing a smootch? Taking in the sweet smell of his warm breath? It's as delicious as it was the day he was born. Not a day has gone by that I haven't kissed those sleeping lips since. What will I do????
It's been a long day and I ran out of time to write much, but I did want to share just one quick story behind his smile of the day so you know that all is well with the Campbell's.
Ty has been having it pretty rough, so we asked Nana to take Gavin overnight last night, and then he spent the majority of the day with Aunt Debi and his cousins today. As much as I love and miss Gavin, of course, when he is home the dynamic of the household changes drastically. He is boisterous and full of energy and he just wants us to play, play, play. When Ty is feeling crappy, that can become a problem. I stress over trying to keep the environment around Ty as quiet and serene as possible, without offsetting Gavin's natural need to be a kid. This morning it was perfect. A lovely morning with Lou and I surrounding Ty with love and silence while Gavin lived it up at Nana's house. Ty was neither happy nor sad. He seemed comfortable and rather sleepy all day, but very peaceful and it was nice.
In runs Gavin at the end of the day. Full of energy. I played supergirl while he was superman, I played Robin to his Batman, and he wanted me to be Hulk when he was spiderman. When I put on the hulk gloves and began "smashing" up the place, that is when I saw Ty break into full-blown smiles for the first time all day. It made my day, as always, and I couldn't stop myself from punching everything in sight to keep his interest. The floor, the walls, the chair, Gavin! Ty was eating it all up and that made today a happy day. I wasn't able to capture a photo because I was too busy playing when the smiles finally came, but trust me, they were priceless.
Ty's sores seem to be getting a little better. They still pose a huge challenge, but Lou and I are doing our best to keep it under control and so far, so good. Please pray for a good night's sleep for everyone, especially Ty. No more nausea, no more head pain, no more congestion... and a complete miraculous recovery :) Thank you for all of your hope and prayers.