Owen asked for milk and before I could say anything he went to get the container out of the refrigerator. The container was pretty full so he struggled to hold it and close the door. He lifted his left leg resting the bottom of the container on it, holding it with his left hand, and closing the refrigerator with his right hand. This was truly amazing. Beyond amazing really. He looked like a little baby flamingo standing there and I thought my baby is spreading his wings and about to fly. He’s had a rough couple of days with sensory overload but he’s having a much calmer night as long as I don’t get too far from his grasp unless of course, it’s his choice. He’s playing music tonight, going from one of his instruments to the next, and singing with different Disney videos on YouTube. I love it when he plays his instruments without me prompting him. I have always made music a focus for him. When he was a baby I wanted him to be able to understand how music could move our soul. I would hold one of his hands on my neck and the other one in front of my mouth or on my heart. I would then sing to him, letting him hear and feel the vibrations. He’s been sleeping better again, well, most nights and I’m hoping that tonight is another great sleeping night. Maybe one of these nights I’ll actually sleep. As the night wore on he was much calmer. We had our moments but the screams were few and far in between so here’s to a good night, a strong finish to our day, and a great tomorrow. A smile is one step to a brighter future. Find your strength, be happy even in the storm, and know that tomorrow is a brand new day. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.