Monday, October 10, 2011

In Which Connor Has A Long Day

Connor's final bedtime last night: a glorious 5:30 in the morning.  I was well into delirium by the time he finally decided to go down.

He gets his medication at 7:00am, and he crashed again pretty quickly after Jer administered them.  I called the school at a little past eight and asked them if they wanted me to bring him in.  Technically he wasn't sick, but the likelihood of him having a productive day was not very high.  They told me to keep home, so I went back to bed. 

Thankfully, it was Murder All The Indigenous People Day-- a.k.a. Columbus Day-- so Jeremy had the day off of work and I could sleep in while he watched the little guy.  I took full advantage of this and slept completely through my normal chore time; I didn't actually leave my bed until noon.  This meant I got a luxurious six and a half hours of sleep, leaving me relatively functional. 

Connor woke up again for the day around ten in the morning, so he got around four hours of sleep total.  I decided I needed to try and wear him out today so he'd actually go down tonight instead of continuing the cycle.  So I decided it would be a good time to go drop off some adoption paperwork (we need to renew our home study, since it's due to expire soon).  I loaded him in the car and we were off to Renton.  After that we grabbed a bite to eat.  Then we stopped by the library to pick out a new theme box (this week it's "Going Fishing") and some books.  By the time we left the library Connor was drooping in his seat.  He apparently went down hard shortly after I left for derby practice, and he is actually asleep right now!

You have no idea just how excited I am about this.

So we were browsing the video section of the library (I've taken to checking out one educational video a month for Connor to watch as a special treat while he does his home therapy) and instead of videos appropriate for him I kept gravitating towards all the older kid videos, like Bill Nye the Science Guy and Mr. Wizard's World.  Then I realized that I was picking out videos I wanted Ellen to see.  Whoops!

Guess I've just got the kid on the brain all the time!


1 comment:

Julia said...

I hope both of you got a good night's sleep. Sweet dreams!

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