Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nap Time

Matthew's new schedule at school is to skip the nap time in order to play with the children who do not have to take naps and then fall asleep on the way home from picking Jacob up. So it gives me more time to spend one-on-one with Jacob now that I am back at school myself. We eat, we play, we laugh. It reminds me of what life was like when Matthew was a baby. It's so hard to share Mommy in the afternoon. I feel like our "playtime" together is me keeping the two of them from killing themselves or eachother. So when Matthew wakes up from his evening nap, he'll have Mommy to himself. We'll see how long I can stay awake. A colleague reminded me that a special needs child is a full time job in and of itself just with all of the phone calls and appointments. We're working on scheduling a speech evaluation pre- and post- op to see what outpatient speech services Jacob will need following surgery. I have to call insurance and call his pediatrician and call Hasbro. We already have a relationship with Hasbro because of the Constraint Therapy so they are ready to bring him in following surgery to evaluate him for PT/OT services. I hope that his left brain is doing nothing but having seizures so that he won't seem any different after surgery. I hope. Jacob will be 2 on October 10th. It's hard to believe that he is only going to be 2. It feels like we have lived this life for a long time. I need a nap.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried a time or two to take a nap. It never works out. sooner do I lay my head down than suddenly I'm remembering all the things I should be doing. Or researching!

    I feel like so much of what I've shared has been scattered. I really need to sit and organize my thoughts. And jot them down or something. See...these are the things that ambush my nap attempts!

    It may take awhile for him to return to you after surgery. (Trevy went through a depression) But he will. He'll come back in pieces. And then one day you'll look at him and think My God...who is this boy!? He's every bit he was times a billion!