What does this mean? I'm certainly learning about them now that's for sure. It's funny (not really) when I look back through the past few months of no sleep I actually think that the 'terrors' have been happening for longer than I realized. When B has his worst nights he is generally waking every 20 mins or so and crying out in pain, he'll change position and settle back down only to wake 20 mins later. There were many nights when I couldn't wake him completely (didn't know I wasn't supposed to), and could not get him to settle and would have to 'shock' him out of it by turning on the lights. I realize now that he is in an in between state of sleep and waking here when this is happening. From what I've read night terrors are supposed to last for 1-5 mins...B's are generally 20+ mins of thrashing, crying out and tossing around his crib. If I do try to settle him he generally tries to thrust out of my arms but if I am to put him back down he'll scream out and cry...sigh, it's a little rough some nights, I'm not gonna lie.
|Such a big boy!|
|This isn't so bad!|
We are also still waiting to hear from GI to see if she wants to weigh in on this or not.
Enough with the negative, B is moving more and more and it is SO exciting to see! He realized a few days ago that once he hits the hardwood floors he can really zip backwards. You know initially when you hear the words 'Cerebral Palsy' you (well me) had visions of a child that most likely wouldn't crawl or over possibly walk. This kid blows away any expectations (or lack thereof) that I might have had. B is 'crawling' in his own Mr.B way and he is getting stronger. I should know by now to never put any expectations on him, he's going to continue to teach me that I'm wrong more often than not! We are certainly finding that we need to keep a closer eye on him now, he gets himself into all kinds of 'small' spaces. He is certainly enjoying his mobility though, he tends to squeal away as he's moving as if to say "Ha! Look at me go!".
|Araya and Momma Kels|
Araya (of course) is very precious and sweet and the boys are all head over heels (including Michael I think! By the look on Mike's face when he was holding her she's gonna have him wrapped around her finger no problem!). Mr.B wasn't completely convinced since Momma was holding another baby but he'll adapt soon enough when we spend more time with Araya and her Momma Kelsey.
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" -Franklin D. Roosevelt
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