I love hearing Owen learn. And I love seeing the thirst he has for learning. He has several letters in the alphabet that are hard for him to pronounce. I can see him actively learning to adjust his mouth to say the sounds now. He puts his hands up to his face and will stare into the mirror watching himself say words. Owen does not understand danger at all. He will stand on chairs or hover on the edge of his toy chest by squatting down right on the edge. He jumps constantly and I can feel my whole house shake. It’s a sensory need for him. When he is in the bathroom I try to encourage him not to jump. This is easier said than done. I explain to him why he shouldn’t jump, hoping that the more I say it the more it will sink in. When he gets out of the bathtub I have to remind him not to jump over and over again. It makes me sad thinking about how difficult it can be on him. I try not to let the sadness wash over me because I can see how far he has come and I know that he is making huge strides every day. I remind myself of the pure joys from the day and that helps push the sadness away even further. He walked up to me and gave me a huge kiss, completely out of the blue. I see a sparkle in his eye from the connections he’s making. He drifted off to sleep quickly tonight after asking for “two more minutes” to listen to the music before he went to bed. My dreams are becoming a reality with my sweet baby O. Dream big and make today make. 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.