Some days I wonder where my little baby went. Owen’s growing so fast. I’m thankful for his growth and the connections he is making. I’m always amazed at how he puts concepts together. And we have been on a potty train success story for the last few days. Some nights when he is almost asleep he says “need to go potty” and I feel like he is going to avoid sleep, but I never want to tell him no when it comes to him going. Tonight’s one of those nights that it was both. He went to the bathroom and then the countless trips after were more about keeping the night going. Then the milk request came in. He answered himself though. He asked for milk and then he said, “ in de morning”. He always has a “sip of milk” before bedtime. His sip of milk sometimes turns to a guzzle-fest so that might be why he is running to the bathroom so much. I try not to have his cup full at night, but some nights it doesn’t seem to matter he goes to the bathroom a lot anyways. Not even a year ago he was still in diapers so this still feels like a glorious victory for him to be asking to go to the bathroom. He hasn’t had to go during the night in months. Pull-ups were confusing to him because he thought he was still wearing a diaper. Now I use a liner shield for him and no more accidents and now it’s not hard on him to adjust from day to night. Some days, even through the struggle, I focus on where we are today. There are so many emotions that sit in my heart when I think about my sweet baby O. The journey has been full of twists and turns, but the joys of seeing Owen’s accomplishments are miracles each and every one. Through his eyes, I’ve learned to appreciate life and I know that he is filled with strength and determination to succeed. Count your blessings, celebrate your victories, and let the world see your smile so they can rejoice with you. 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.