I was hoping two nights of pretty good sleep would turn into a third but he woke early and energetic. Owen fell asleep easily last night but didn’t stay asleep for long. It’s one of the things that is so hard. If he could sleep through the night it would help him in so many ways. And it sure would help me too. He’s making so many connections now. I showed him pictures of different weighted blankets and asked him if he wanted the rocket ship or dinosaur design. Instead of answering directly he turned and started talking about his rocket ship. He began singing a made-up song, picking up his rocket ship that was on his trampoline. I figured he wanted the rocket ship but showed him one more pattern that had sea life on it. He saw the whale and he said, “how bout dis one”, his go-to phrase now when he likes something. I think any of the three would have made him happy because he has dinosaurs in his bedroom, rocket ships are something he loves because of originally watching them on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and the sea life he loves at bath time and especially “de whale”. He has a large weighted blanket that he goes back and forth on if he uses it but I’m getting him a small one for the car. I’m hoping it will help with his anxiety and sensory issues he has when he is in the car. He gets so upset when we have to stop for any reason, yelling at me that’s it’s green, even if we aren’t at a light. We shall see how he feels about the blanket and new activities I have planned for car rides. I taught him how to use Siri on his tablet. He loves all of the different languages so I asked Siri to translate “I want chocolate milk please”. Owen laughed and laughed and laughed with delight as Siri sprang to life answering all the language requests he made over and over again. I was happy for the laughter today. The stress has been overwhelming for a while so to have that laughter did my heart good. “Are you happy today”, his words dancing through my head. Yes, my sweet baby O I am happy today. Find your happiness, celebrate your joys, and know that you can do great things if you set your mind to it. 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.