I’m praying the sleep trend continues. I would absolutely love it if Owen slept all night long but waking up, coming to my bed, and then going back to sleep is steps in the right direction. He woke around one again and then fell immediately back to sleep. It was almost six again when he woke. This is so much better than the screaming all night long. As soon as he woke up it was like the rinse repeat of yesterday. He asked for his teacher, he wanted me to sit and do things for him. As soon as I was getting up he said, “iPad to school backpack”. He reminded me to make sure I put his tablet in his backpack. It was great knowing he knew it needed to go to school with him. It was a little quicker to get him ready and out to wait for the bus. I had my pink shoes on and the required blue pants. This keeps him calm. Trying to change this behavior and his need for me to be in the right clothes at the right times is something I’ve worked on with him for years, taking the advice of many specialists and advisors. Owen is certainly getting the hang of conversation. If I didn’t know better I would say he might be even a little sassy. I asked him to come to talk to me about his day and he said, “I said no”. He learns phrases from videos he watches or people that he hears. It can be someone he’s only heard once or randomly. I never know where it came from for sure unless I heard the phrase directly and I think I may have said this to him a time or two when he’s thrown his food across the room and on other such occasions. I got the bedtime process started and it always takes about an hour. I would love to start moving it a little later timeframe but he wants to start it always at about seven o’clock and I can tell because he asks for his “blanket”. I’ve tried several times to move it a few minutes one way or the other but it is hard to change his routine. When I try to do something he doesn’t like he says, “maybe next time”. He had a great day when he came home. He was very interactive and happy. The internet going in and out didn’t help us but he pushed through those moments and did great. I’m hoping tonight is the night for us to sleep all the way through. I’m glad he is getting to go to summer school I just wish it lasted longer than this month. Praying for another great day for him tomorrow. Sometimes there are rays of sunshine that come into your life when you need them most. Be thankful and be brave. Know that you are important and miracles happen every day. 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.