Now that Owen is officially sleeping in “mommy’s room” he sleeps more through the night. He, however, might be getting up a little earlier. And sometimes there’s no convincing him it’s still night enough to go back to bed. He woke at four this morning, charging out of his room so fast, and turning all the lights on before I could even realize what was coming through the baby monitor that I use. He started yelling in the living room about his tablet, milk, and veggie straws. I told him that it was still nighttime, but he was truly not convinced of this and that we should wait until after breakfast for veggie straws. That really didn’t impress him either. I made one last-ditch effort for us to go back to bed and then moved on. I never imagined that him sleeping in my bedroom would make such a huge difference, but it’s darker with brown walls and brown blackout curtains, but this has helped so much. He falls asleep with me in “mommy’s room” and then I would sleep in his old room while I worked to change another room into my bedroom and painting studio. We still call it mommy’s room. Now I’m changing his old room into a sensory room. I tried everything in my power to keep the meltdowns at bay today. I didn’t want a repeat of the last few days. I gave into things I probably shouldn’t have because he was on the edge so many times. But through most of the day, he was calm. We worked with his instruments and it’s amazing to watch him play his Cajon drum, tapping his feet, bopping his head, singing, and keeping the beat all at the same time. I’m thankful for my sweet baby O and all that he has taught me. Follow your dreams and make your world a better place. 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.