I have to look at the bright side, have to. Some days become very overwhelming. The emotions sit heavy in my heart but today felt like we were on the right track. Owen did not sleep at all last night which means back to the drawing board for supplements. Two nights of the new one and it went from okay the first night to him waking up at three ready for his day. This is how it goes. I keep thinking I’ll find the right combination but his body reacts like mine to medicine or supplements. He ate a huge breakfast. I should call it more like he grazed all day. He kept eating but he’s growing so it works for me. He is absolutely in love with the scale. I think it’s because it talks back to him. When he steps on it he waits for her to say the number and then he laughs hysterically. He next wants me to get on it. He once again laughs when she says the number. He repeats “one hundred” but never the rest of the numbers. I’m like I wish. He had been running around and he came to me. He took my hands and started dancing with me, singing followed. Happy tears wanted to fall. It felt huge. It was the most amazing thirty seconds. He never really wants to sing for me unless I ask him. He got so excited to dance and sing. Later he came to me with a video pulled up on his tablet. It showed colors across the screen like a sunrise of yellow, red, and orange but no sun and a lion in front of it. He said, “that’s a” trying to get me to tell him. I asked him to tell me what it was instead and he said, “that’s heat”. I asked him where the heat came from and he said, “the sun”. He went on to tell me the lion was hot. The progress was outstanding. They have been working on these skills at school and I try to reinforce them at home. He was able to look at the screen and tell me about the sun that he didn’t see. He could infer about it all. He’s become my little weatherman always wanting to talk about the weather and what it’s doing. I’m so proud of his success. Later in the day, he was doing something and I said, “dude”. He rode off on his little scooter repeating “well come on dude dude come on” and laughing as he did it. He was happy the rest of the night and he fell asleep quickly in my arms. Now to hope and pray he sleeps later. Follow your dreams, share your heart, and never give up on the hope of tomorrow. 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.