When Mom-NOS posted that her New Year's resolution was to post every day in January I thought to myself: Hmmm. What a great idea! I should do that. I need a blogging kick in the butt. But I hedged a bit and decided that I wouldn't say it out loud. That way, I thought, I can change my mind and not have to make excuses. And so I did. Change my mind, I mean. Like on January 2nd. But I at least thought about posting everyday. ... Maybe I'll try February instead. Yeah, February with only 28 days sounds a bit more manageable. It isn't a leap year, is it?
OK, so to catch you up a bit on the sleep thing -- because I know how much my sleep means to you -- we may have found a solution, Houston! After I last posted about starting Oliver on Clonidine, we had a few good nights here and there, sometimes they were even strung together in a row, but we continued to struggle with night wakings two, three and even four nights during the week. I had just about decided to give up on the whole thing. The anxiety that comes along with experimenting with a medication just didn't seem worth it if we weren't getting consistent sleep. But last week we again met with the neurologist who suggested changing the dose once more because we were giving him less than half the allowable amount for a kid weighing 70lbs (yes, my guy has weighed 70lbs for a year!!). Either that has done the trick or we are in the midst of a longer-than usual, random good patch -- but last night marks the fourth night in a row of good sleep. I don't know what to think but I am totally optimistic that this will be the solution for us. I am desperately optimistic. So keep your fingers crossed for us, will you?
The weird part about getting so much sleep is that I find myself with so much time and energy that I don't know what to do with myself. And this after only four days of solid sleep. That could mean trouble. Nik saw me gazing at the kitchen walls last night and cautioned me not to try and renovate anything! Drats! So while I won't be renovating anything and I won't be promising something crazy like posting everyday, I might still manage to show up here more often.
May the sleep be with you!!!