Sleepy about covers it. Owen didn’t want to fall asleep tonight. He kept singing and humming. And the later the night got he started asking for everyone he wanted to see. There’s a fine line when I start answering his requests. If I answer too much he is up for hours. If I ignore him then he starts screaming. He had a great morning though. He ate his breakfast and requested second breakfast. I love to see him eat all of his food and request more. We’ve worked really hard to get him to this point. I always make him try a bite of everything and after that, he can then choose if he likes it. There are exceptions to the rules though. I can tell right away if something is going to bother him. He will start gagging before I can even give him the first bite. Sometimes he will not even be in the same room and I can tell he can’t handle it. And there are foods that cause him to meltdown. He also will eat certain foods for some people and not others. Now that he is eating a more varied selection of food that has changed some, but there are still a lot of rules that apply. I’m proud of how far he has come though. He has been wanting me to tell him what something is on his tablet as he watches a video even though I can’t see it. He will come running up to me saying, “it’s a”, holding his tablet facing him. He gets very frustrated when I can’t tell him what it is. I try to explain mommy can’t see it, but he keeps pushing forward. I am trying to teach him to show it to me so I can tell him, but so far he is not responding to my requests of standing with beside me instead of in front of me where I can’t see the picture. One day at a time. He’s come so far and I rejoice his progress. His smile gets me through my days, the song in his heart rings true in mine, and I’m thankful for his growth. Never give up. Today is one moment in time. Smile and the world will smile 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.