Sleep is happening more and more for my sweet baby O and that’s a beautiful thing. He woke up so vibrant this morning. His smile was radiant as he sat there with me. I let him sleep a little bit later again, but he also didn’t want to get ready very quickly because of it. When he’s putting on his shoes, he likes to explain over and over in squeaky terms that he is not pleased that he has to put his shoes on. But I know he’s getting it because he has now moved on to putting his shoes on with one hand. He opens the Velcro, then he moves the tongue, and put on his shoe with one hand. The progress is amazing and the squeaky voice is loud but he’s getting it and I tell him he’s amazing. We finished getting ready and went to wait on the bus. He was full of energy and excitement as he talked about all of the things from his vision therapy session the day before. I tried to ask him about the glasses that he wore but he has a hard time explaining what he is feeling. He did talk about walking like a duck and pigeon. We moved on to walking like a monkey, and now that I realized if I tell him to “touch your knees” instead of his feet, it makes him bend over easier to walk forward. When he heard the bus coming towards our road, he got very excited. I’m trying to teach him to not go out in the road until the bus parks and opens their doors. I want him to understand safety especially if I’m not around him. These are not things that he learns quickly or overnight. He has to watch it and do it several times, even hundreds of times before he learns the process and applies it to the situation. When he came home from school, he was just as animated and excited about his day. I tried to ask him a few questions about what he did and what he ate, but he was too excited to explain any of it. He wanted to talk about his days ahead instead. We are hoping to go to the park with my mom tomorrow, depending on the weather and how she is feeling. I’m glad that his appetite has increased since he has gotten better. I can also tell he’s growing. His words are becoming clear and asking for more of what he wants. Tonight he asked for pretzels and fish for dinner. We worked on a few of his exercises and then it was time to get ready for his bath. He was excited about having “bubblehead” as he calls it. Those words are so important to me and when he shares what he wants that makes me even happier. I know how much each one of those words matter and how long it has taken him to have those words. They go straight to my heart and are sealed in there forever. Find your joy in the little things and know they can make big changes. 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.