I don’t know when his arms and legs got so long, but when he is asleep I still see him as my darling little baby. This night was out of the ordinary. C doesn’t usually like stuffed animals. He asked to squeeze Mickey, commented on how soft Mickey was, and fell fast asleep.
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It’s often said that children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have difficulty with boundaries. They may seek input and, not knowing exactly where their bodies are in space, not be aware of that “personal bubble” that most people respect. They also struggle with sleep issues. Sleep problems combined with boundary issues make for a lot of long nights!
Do you ever wake up in the morning and think, “Where did THAT dream come from?”
I’ve been doing that a lot lately. I don’t know why, but my dreams have been really odd the past few weeks.
Sometimes I dream about something that someone posted on Facebook, or about someone that I haven’t seen since childhood. Last night I dreamt that I hired a babysitter for C and he turned out to be a comedian that I’d heard on 24/7 Comedy Radio on my iHeartRadio app. The night before that, there was a tornado but we couldn’t go to the basement because it was on fire.
Well, we did it! We moved our bed into the living room so that C could have his own bedroom. We have so much more floor space now, and we have been sleeping wonderfully. Wonderfully!
I wish I had agreed to make this move sooner. I was concerned that it would be too weird to have our bed in the living room when we had guests. The reality? No one ever visits us. If I had come to terms with reality sooner, C and I could have been sleeping better for months! 😉
I got 11 – ELEVEN!! – hours of sleep last night! It was absolutely divine and for the first time since before I had C, I actually feel well-rested. I have energy and feel like myself again. In fact, Hubster would tell you that I’m playing it fast and loose with the weird life commentary, sound effects and laughter today. (Doesn’t he remember that’s just my personality?) 😉