Rejoicing the overnight success story that I’m not sure is a complete success story but truly was a success. Potty training during the day has been going great, even though there are some places he won’t even attempt to go yet; which adds to my stress of bathrooms in the outside world. The nighttime routine has been training pants but those are still “diaper” to Owen. This confuses him when he goes back and forth from regular underwear to training pants. Along comes an unexpected solution, maybe. I found out that Depends makes a pad. I was able to attach it to his underwear and then I used one of the plastic pairs of underwear. He was dry this morning but there was no confusion about underwear either. I am very optimistic about this. I rejoice these victories. I’m thankful for how far he has come. The last few nights have felt so different for me. Owen has wanted to fall asleep in my arms and I think about the glory in those moments. I remember my momma rocking me to sleep so many nights when I was young and those memories flood back to me when he’s in my arms. Some nights he still struggles in my arms trying to find a moment’s peace but his smile is still there and that inspires me. Life is not always easy for my baby but the love sure is. He is full of energy, love, and a determination that I don’t even know if he completely understands. Through him, I’m learning about the world in a whole new way. Let your smile shine and be inspired for victory. Today is a stepping stone for tomorrow. Success is as much a mindset as it is the victory. Make today matter. 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.