I knew last night would be rough but I didn’t imagine how hard it would be. Owen woke around two and that was our night. I had only gone to sleep about an hour before so today has been long. To say the least, coffee has been my friend. Lots of coffee. I’ve tried to not be cranky and I knew that Owen would be extremely clingy. And he was. He sat on me, near me, or his toes touching me most of the day. He always tries to have his feet and legs interlocking into mine. At one point I put my leg under me. He had to see where it went. He didn’t like that he couldn’t see all of my leg. I could see his anxiety rising quickly. I moved my foot back to the floor and the relief washed over him. I have to be the picture-perfect mommy. We ate a lot and he drank even more. “Milk milk milk”, he yelled. I said, “what do you say”. He said, “I want milk please”. I said, “I love you buddy”. He said, “I love you mommy”. Dialogue, we are learning to have conversations and it is the most amazing feeling when he fills in his words. I don’t always get the words from him. He makes a lot of sounds instead of words but every day I feel like his vocabulary is increasing and he is using more appropriate words in our conversations. He loves watching promo commercials for the Disney channel with the actors saying who they are and what show they are on. I have been using those as an example of how he can introduce himself and having him say the words like they do. He’s growing, he’s learning, and together we are a team. His random laughter fills my heart with gladness. I wish he could tell me what he is laughing at but I love to hear him laugh and one day I believe he’ll explain it all. Today is but one day. Find your strength, push forward, and make your dreams come true. 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.