Owen woke numerous times last night but I was able to get him back to sleep. And then he was up for the day by about five. He always wants me to “sit”. I was going to get coffee and as soon as I got up he said, “sit”. He knew what I was going to do so I said, “what am I going to do” and he said, “get coffee”. I then said, “what am I going to do next” and he said, “sit”. The words kept flowing. Expressions come left and right of his own making now but he still uses the canned phrases we have been working on for years. When he got off the bus he immediately started talking about how many sleeps until he saw his teacher again. He went through his whole routine of the weekend. And he knows he is going to see his grandma tomorrow. He started saying her name in a chant like singsong manner an hour before bedtime and didn’t stop saying her name for two hours. It was pretty much her name and nothing else. If I try to make him stop he screams, if I tell him he won’t see her he screams, if I distract him well there really is no distracting him, so I breathe. He wanted me to give him a big hug while he was falling asleep. This means he wants my arm over him and he wants me not to move while he flip-flops like a fish out of water in his bed. Every time my arm moves off of him he yells “big hug”. I pray a lot for his comfort and hope that we can find a better way to get him to sleep. So far that does not seem to be the case. I have to focus on the positive side. He’s expressing himself more and able to carry on more conversations with me. For this I am thankful. Today is one moment in time. I see his growth, I know that he is doing amazing things, and I remind him how special he is. Positive words and positive actions equal a positive 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.