There’s got to be a noise, song, supplement, something that will help Owen sleep all night. Until I find it I know that he will come to my bed at some point in the middle of the night. Or wake up before I have even thought about going to sleep like he did tonight. He wanted “two more twenty minutes need a big hug sit thirty seconds” before we could get out of bed this morning. He listened really well though once we got out of bed. It was almost with the first instructions too. Sometimes it seems like it takes a numerous times for my words to process with him and as many times until he does the steps. But he is making progress. His teacher let me know he had a great day. When he got off the bus he was full of words and excitement. He let me have a meeting with his advisor on the phone and he sat with me most of the time. After the phone call was done we played, painted, and ate dinner. I spent 30 minutes listening to Owen ask Alexa everything he could think of in all different languages. He was also asking her for songs. All his words are very encouraging. He will still occasionally ask me to help find songs or videos but he asks for mostly everything himself. This is huge. He felt like he was calm all night long. He wanted to immediately come to my bed as we got him ready for sleep. I asked him which bed was his and he said, “the blue bed”. I’m trying to get him to understand that even if he wakes up he can still sleep in his bed. One day at a time. His laughter tonight was once again the highlight of my day. “Whale noises”, he said to Alexa and then laughed and laughed and laughed. He fell asleep quickly after his bath and even though he already woke up once I’m praying he will sleep the rest of the night. I try not to dwell on the past but I do think back and reflect on how far he’s come. Never give up on the miracles yet to happen. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.