Some days feel like they go in circles. Rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat and repeat, and repeat again. Three nights I gave Owen a new supplement for sleep and three nights he was extremely hyper. Tonight, no supplement. And only a little over an hour to fall asleep compared to the two to three hours the last couple of nights. I pretty much dread bedtime. My heart aches for my sweet baby O. The tossing and turning he does makes my head spin, but thankfully it wasn’t quite as hard for him tonight. I tried to work with Owen on how to tell a story. He really wasn’t interested, but I want him to use his words more so I’m looking for ways to create more interactions with him. I notice that he tends to use more words when he is frustrated and can’t figure something out or if his tablet stops connecting to the internet. He immediately has a waterfall of words, but I want him to be able to express himself when he is calm as well. He loves to sing and music is a big focus for me so I hope between music and working on storytelling the connections to words will increase. I tell him all the time he’s my blooming songwriter. I want him to know he can accomplish anything if he sets his mind to it. I’m always amazed at the little songs he comes up or adds to different tunes. I wonder if he truly understands what he is saying or creating. He was emotional tonight as he fell asleep, even though he was calmer than the last few nights. These moments are when I wish for his words even more. I want him to be able to explain to me why he is sad or what I can do to comfort him. For now, I hold him tighter, tell him I love him, and let him know it’s going to be alright. I see growth in Owen and I’m inspired by his smile. Dream big, be inspired, and move forward. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. 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.