Owen came to my bed around what seems to be his new go-to time of four o’clock in the morning. I guess that’s better than him waking up several times through the night. After a little discussion of earth noises, he fell back asleep for about an hour. When he woke the second time he was telling me about the whale and everything it can do. Then he started making the whale noises like he has asked Alexa so many times. I wonder if he thinks all animals can communicate with each other. He recites so many of the conversations that the Disney characters will have with each other and he will also have the complete conversations that a character like Goofy will have with the monkeys, even making the monkey sounds. When we got out of bed he was ready for “church church church”. I told him it wasn’t time to go yet and he said, “in a little bit” using my words that I’ve said so many times. Today felt like he was a lot more connected. I still felt some anxiousness from him but not like yesterday. He did well on the way to church, during church, and mostly on the way home. We had stopped for his requested chicken nuggets and that took a little longer than he was hoping for. He didn’t eat as much of his lunch but he ate a huge dinner. He started playing with his tablet and then asked Alexa for “the pizza choir”. I really don’t know why but he went on to say “this is the whale song” and made the whale noises again. I try to have conversations with him to promote interactions and I asked him to name four foods. He said, “carrots pizza popcorn apples”, two of those being foods he is not a huge fan of. We painted together and then I told him it was time to get ready for bed. Trying to get him to bed is like opening a can of worms. I finally got him in the bath and then he fell asleep pretty quickly. The new supplement seems to be working. I was thankful for a better day. We had our moments but I felt the connections with him today and he was happier. Never give up on the miracle yet to come. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.