My exhaustion was exhausted last night and I think I was asleep before my head truly hit the pillow. I prayed Owen and I would both sleep all night and that mostly came true. I woke up a couple of random times but thankfully went right back to sleep and then we both slept until after five. The morning went extremely fast. Owen’s appetite is increasing right along with his height. This has him also more concerned about his pants. He is growing taller but this changes the way his pants fit. Technically none of them are too small for him but they are starting to get shorter and looser to some degree because of the way they are fitting now. He always says “help with the pants” and then pulls his shirt all the way up to get me to change the tightness. I’m always thankful his pants have the option to tighten and loosen them. Wish mine came with that option. He played with the maps app as the morning wore on. I love that he can find so many of the places he loves on his own. He has names he calls things for many of the places but I still don’t know where all of them are or what the names mean. There are several that the terms are general but I know them because of where we have gone. I’m excited about how much he likes it and that he can understand it. We were meeting our friends at our church to go to the park and let the kids ride their bikes before Owen went to therapy. As soon as he saw his friend’s bike he wanted to ride it. He said, “Owen have a turn” before we even started walking towards the playground. Every time he sees a bike anywhere he always says he wants to ride it. Between that and random motorcycles, I am always on my toes. I had picked up chicken nuggets for us but I knew it would be hard for Owen to eat them because that was play time and not picnic time. We had a wonderful time. We only wish it wasn’t quite so hot but it was great to see the kids play together. I love the interaction and encouragement Owen gets from the other child. The gift of friendship I am thankful for and I am grateful we have many that we call friends. We left to go to our appointment and he did pretty well. He was a little hyper, especially for his first appointment but I let him go alone to his next one and he was much calmer his therapist said after the first few minutes of asking where I was. I like him to experience it with me there but also have time on his own. When we came home he was very specific about which way he wanted to go and what he wanted to see. I tried to get him to calm down but he was in overdrive at this point and he didn’t want to breathe through the moments. When we got home he ate numerous snacks and asked for chicken for dinner. He hadn’t eaten very many of the nuggets at lunch so I had a feeling he would eat a lot for dinner. He was very calm after that and started asking about Saturday. He doesn’t know yet that he will be going to see his grandma in the morning while I go to an appointment. I almost told him and then decided I wanted to try to get some sleep for both of us tonight. His laughter and smile are what make my heart sing. Be inspired to change the world with your smile. 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.