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February 7-2, 2014 – Playing Catch-Up

So this posting every single day isn’t working with our busy schedule. I’m letting myself off the hook in doing so.

To catch up from the past 2 weeks, we’ve had a helluva time with sleep. B’s been more restless than before and the other night only slept 4-5 hours and decided 1am was the time to get up for the day. That left me exhausted and ended up causing him to miss school. UGH. Trying to get back on track over the weekend.

Brady is all registered for full day Kindy! The next step is going through child find again to set up the IEP process. Again. We let ours lapse while sending him to private preschool.

That’s it for now!

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February 6, 2014 – Speech is Back!

After a huge battle with 3 different insurance companies, we are back to having Speech Therapy for Brady. He only has 2 sessions this month, but it’s better than nothing! Still waiting for intake from a local advocacy group to get back to me about finding him a new ABA therapist that works with our insurance. Fun. Fun.

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February 5, 2014 – Negative 17

That’s how cold it is this morning. I declared it a snow day for B and we stayed in jammies all day. I love the snow, but wish it was at least above zero today. Brady has a hard time telling if he’s hot or cold as well, so trying to keep him warm is a constant struggle. He’d rather be in shorts and a t-shirt than all bundled up.

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Brady hates wearing his heavy coat. He prefers hoodies, and even though his winter coat has a hood, still refuses to wear it. Even in the snow. Ugh.

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EmilyReply

The Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl and we are headed to a party tomorrow. Can’t wait! Brady has been saying “Go Broncos” all day.

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January 31, 2014 – Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

Well the appointment went well. More testing for insurance purposes, which didn’t bring the best results, but when we finally tackled the sleep portion we came up with a good game plan. Trying to keep him up later so he will hopefully sleep through the night.

Bedtime routine:

8pm – Start turning down lights, iPad off, TV off

8:15 – Give his melatonin

8:30 – Brush teeth, jammies and get in bed

8:45 – Read a book and lay with him until he falls asleep.

9pm – Sleeeeeeeeep (hopefully)

 

This will start in our room to get to bed and we’ll move him to his once he’s asleep, then slowly transition to him falling asleep in his own bed, then phase us laying down with him out of the equation. If he’s anything like my middle boy, we should be able to stop laying down with him when he’s 30. LOL

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January 30, 2014 – Another Doc Appt

Heading back to Children’s Hospital tomorrow for another appointment. This time to talk about sleep and figure out ways to get Brady to actually stay asleep in his own bed. He used to be a sleep ninja, but lately has been keeping us up half the night. Praying this appointment will bring us some solutions.

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