My eyes might be twitching a little as the night wears on. Owen woke around four. It was better than two but wishing it was after five. It’s funny how that hour really makes a difference. He woke calmer than most mornings, thankfully. He almost had a pep in his step. Me, not so much. He stayed busy all day. I can tell he is growing again. He pretty much is eating from the minute he wakes up until the moments before bedtime. He immediately requested his cereal and waffles this morning eating four waffles before I could even turn around. By ten he had moved on to lunch, eating tons of chicken fingers. He ate little snacks in between and actually took a break from food at his regular lunchtime. I told him we were getting ready to go to his therapy and he said, “chicken please”. It would be cutting it close but I started fixing him more chicken. I got ready, finished getting his chicken, and got his things together to go to his therapy. He devoured his chicken and we were out the door. We made it on time to his therapy. I could tell he was tired for it though. I know I was tired too. When he was done they said he did really well but he seemed tired to them too. On the way home, he handled it like a champ and didn’t scream at me. He said he wanted more food as we got in the door. I fixed him a snack and he devoured his cheese. Music, long words, and languages were the name of the game today. He sang a lot and that makes this momma happy. I can tell he is becoming more interested in how you say words because he is trying to practice longer words. He used to get upset when I would stop him to work on how to say the words but now he is coming to me to learn them so he can use the voice-activated command on YouTube. He watched Humpty Dumpty in every language he could find it seems and happily sang along with them. I kept him up a little later hoping that would translate to sleeping later. We shall see. He told me all day that he would “be with mommy” on Friday and still doesn’t want to go anywhere. I hope I can convince him otherwise. He fell asleep quickly in his Spider-Man pajamas, the second pair. I felt as though this was going to be one of those things I needed two of. The backup plan. He made me laugh with his own belly gut laughter and I’m thankful for my little miracle. Go after that dream you’ve been holding onto. 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.