Owen fell asleep quicker last night than he has in a while, but the way he was acting I thought it was going to take all night. He is much calmer now that we found music he likes. He still wakes up in the middle of the night and comes to my bed though. I read years ago about a couple that switched bedrooms with their son and they finally got sleep because he was coming to their room every night. This morning as I was laying there thinking about how to keep him in his bed it dawned on me maybe I need to keep him in my bed. He has always liked my room better so maybe it’s not so much of figuring out how to keep him out of my bed, but figuring out how to let him have my bedroom. Maybe this is the extreme answer, but in this sleepy state, it sounds like the perfect solution. When I read this years ago I thought there has got to be a different way for them. But right now I’m thinking how quickly can I make this happen. I have spent many an hour, day, week, month, and year trying to figure out how to help my sweet baby O sleep and let me get sleep too. This might be the solution. One day at a time I remind myself. Last night he asked for school multiple times and then declaring “I’m done with school”. This is a new expression for Owen. I try to figure out if he understands the meaning of his words or if he is still putting it all together. How done is he I wonder. He loves going to school so when he has breaks I know those must be confusing to him and completely throws off our routine. His birthday is Saturday. I debated if I should have a party for him, but for several days after his party last year, it seemed like he was in a fog and confused because there had been so much going on. We had it at the bowling alley we always go to, but I know that it can be very overwhelming for him when he has to interact with that many people at one time. He wanted nothing to do with his cake or presents and only wanted to focus on his bowling. This year we will go bowling and lunch. I think when he gets a little older we will try another birthday party. My joy is celebrating Owen and making him happy. Find your happiness, celebrate your victories, and know that today is one moment in time. 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.