I was thankful Owen slept last night because once again I was awake most of the night. But after an extremely rough night, I feel better than I have in weeks. Exhaustion is still at the top of the list, but everything else feels a little better today. I’m floating strictly on the great day my sweet baby O had yesterday. The connections Owen is making now are skyrocketing. He has successfully been going to the potty for a while now, only a few times not making it or not telling me, but he never asks to pee. Yesterday he asked “wanna go potty”, took off running, and pee happened and only pee. I wanted to rejoice from the rooftops. This is a big step for him. He wanted his rewards of “Bible and bubbles pwease”. And I was thrilled to give them to him. Bubbles are always the go-to reward for him, but the Bible was a new addition. I’m not sure if it was because we had gotten back from church only a few minutes before or the words sounded so similar to him. Either way, we went through his rewards. Last night as he was getting ready to go to sleep he asked for water. I give him water all the time, but he never asks me for it. I opened a water bottle since he wanted mine. He sat there and sipped from it, asking me for more. When he was done I closed the lid. I knew if I handed it to him he would squeeze the bottle. He likes to do that and spit the water out. But instead, he actually took the lid off and put it back on several times. I was so excited. The little things. It’s those moments in time where you least expect it and something like this is the tiniest of steps but the hugest of victories. Those connections, those moments propel me to keep going. I’m thankful for how far we’ve come. He is flourishing and I’m so proud of him. Count your blessings, enjoy your day, and celebrate the little things because they truly matter. 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.