Owen had a well checkup today. He absolutely loves his doctor and he absolutely loves going to see her because the building her practice is in has an elevator. To say I was stressing about the day is an understatement. I knew that their office would be completely different because of the covid precautions. I told him the day before he was going to see his doctor. He was over the moon and as I predicted he wanted to go right that minute. I debated whether I should tell him the night before but I needed him to know that his day ahead would be different. I had to tell him there would be no slide or TV when we got there. I still knew he would be upset but I had to try. When we got to the building he let me put his face mask on him and he wore it all the way to the office. He was thrilled to see his doctor but he was so disappointed he didn’t get to go on the slide. He’s grown a couple of inches and four pounds heavier. For Owen, that’s a whole lotta growing right there. His doctor was pleased. When we left he wore his mask again. I was so proud of him. It takes a lot for him to leave it on. He tried to take it off a couple of times but thankfully left it on for me. He wasn’t required to wear it but I want him to get used to different circumstances and work with me when I ask him to do something. A mask is truly out of his comfort zone because it covers up the face he needs to see and process. I see a maturity in him in the last few weeks. I know some of it is his age but I also think returning to some of his routine is helping as well. He was good at telling me what he wanted tonight. He asked me for milk but I wasn’t able to get it right that second. He walked to the refrigerator, got out his milk, and put it next to his cup. I’m celebrating our victories, rejoicing his growth, and loving his smile. The key is to not only dream the dream but to walk the dream. 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.