Owen fell asleep pretty easily last night. And then he woke quickly. By eleven he was wide awake. Instead of coming to my bed he ran to the living room. He got under a “bwanket” that’s really a heating pad with a massager that I use for my leg. He didn’t turn the heat on, but instead the massager. He wants to hear the noise. He will come running from all areas of the house to turn it on. I’m not sure if this was on his mind or he woke for another reason, but as I came around the corner there he was half asleep. The key is half awake as well. I thought I’d leave him to see if he would fall back asleep, but that dream quickly turned into four hours later and then he was finally back asleep. Sounds have been more of a concern for him the last few days. Everything seems to be “making de any noise”. Between sounds and foods, we have been having an interesting few days. He has always been a messy eater. But it’s more for sensory input than technically being messy. He will rub food up and down his face before putting it in his mouth. And he will put food between his toes. More sensory input for him. When he started putting more food in between his toes than in his mouth I had to come up with ways to give him the sensory input he needed. I put together sensory bins and we did more tactile play with things like jello, whipped cream, and slime. He still loves getting into the sensory bins I made for him using large plastic totes full of cut up pool noodles, rice, and beans. His favorite is the rice, but even putting a huge plastic tarp under it didn’t keep the rice from flying. The last few days have been tougher than rough and all I want to do is hug my baby tighter. I wish he could tell me his cares and concerns, but today I’m thankful for the growth he has made and look to his future. There are no words to express the emotions that sit on the crest of my heart, but the love gets me through any moment in time. Believe in the miracles of tomorrow and know that it is a brand new day. 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.