Owen has been sleeping more through the night but he still seems to be struggling to fall asleep. I can tell having the blanket is helping him though. When I went to check on him this morning he was all curled up in his blanket. I don’t think he quite understands that we now have multiple blankets that he likes, in multiple rooms. When he ran out to the living room he stopped as he caught a glimpse of another blanket on his beanbag. He said, “bwanket” and kept going to the couch. I hope this doesn’t cause confusion for him. They are all slightly different in color but the textures are almost identical. I never really understood the impact of textures until I had Owen. I remember my Grammy used to hate the tags in her clothes and I always thought she would have loved when they moved to stamping most of the clothes with labels instead of the tags themselves. I now do the same thing with tags in my clothes. The scissors wield their magic and I cut them out. Owen is becoming more aware of his clothes, my clothes, and the textures woven into our daily routine. I’m not sure how to help him through some of these moments. This morning as we were walking to the bus he stopped me by walking directly in front of me. He wanted to look at my pants. I kept him moving. Sometimes he will bend down right in front of me. I have to keep focused on his actions so that he doesn’t trip us both. He has become concerned with my shoes and especially my slippers. If one of them is off he will immediately pick it up or try to put it on my foot. If they are both of his concern will rise quicker but I also seem to be able to calm him quicker from it. I try to point out that he doesn’t have shoes on, however, this becomes a concern of mine. If I talk to him too much about what he is wearing then is that going to lead to more complications or will it help the process. Breathe, Lynn breathe. This is my mantra. I’m thankful for his growth and that his communication skills are improving. Both of these help propel us through our days. Be inspired, dream, and make today 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.