My sleepy, sleepy baby was actually yawning this morning. None of the lights were bothering Owen as they were blaring through the house. Generally, if I turn them on before he is awake he comes running to turn them off, not today, he was out. At some point in the middle of the night, he got into bed with me. I don’t think he moved much last night or I was too exhausted to notice, but he looked like he was in the same spot. We’ve had a busy last few days and our routine has been completely different with him going to gymnastics, having a day off during the middle of the week, and going to church for his weekly program. I told Owen that he would go back to gymnastics next Tuesday and see his instructor again. I go back and forth on whether him knowing his schedule helps us through our days or creates more of a problem when he has days off. The only thing I tell myself is there is no stopping this train. He knows the days of the week, he knows his routine, and in general, I do think it helps with his progress. I have to remember to be patient when the schedule is different and he gets upset. He doesn’t understand and I need to breathe through it all. When we were heading to church he started saying something and I couldn’t hear him. I asked him to repeat it. This does not always work, but he kept saying it. When we got to a light I could hear him more clearly, but it sounded like he was saying “busy bees on Tuesday”. He said it a few more times and I finally realized he was saying, “I see Billy Bob on Tuesday”. I smiled, I rejoiced, and I told him, yes he would go back to gymnastics on Tuesday. Billy Bob is his instructor and Owen talking about it makes me know he liked it. As I kept driving Owen went on, more connections were being made, and more smiles from this momma. He loves to go to restaurants now. This was not always the case. He said, “Billy Bob Bob Evans for dinner let’s eat”. I think we might have to go to eat after gymnastics on Tuesday. Celebrate your victories, no matter if they are big or small, know that they are important. 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.