I’m trapped in the bathroom.
Trapped because if I open the door and go out, then Kit will start wailing all over again. I now have to wait until I get the all clear from Victor. That means she’s asleep and I am permitted to move about my own home freely.
It’s 1:30 am and I’m stuck in our freezing bathroom with no heat because the only way for my baby to fall asleep with someone else is for me to be completely out of sight and hearing range.
I’ve been trying to put Kit to sleep for over an hour now. She’s completely exhausted, her eyes red rimed and heavy. But something is keeping her awake. She has some kind of unfulfilled need that we haven’t met that is not allowing her brain to shut down and let sleep take over.
She kept nursing then popping up like her body had a spring in it. When I’d try to talk to her calmly or help her lay down she would throw her head and body back. Right into the back of the couch which is squared off since the pillow is moved so we can sleep there. Then she would cry, poor baby, because her head hurts. After the hurt passed she just couldn’t stop moving, whining, screeching, fussing, getting mad, pinching.
We are all sooooo tired! Daddy finally came and took her to sit with her on the recliner. She’ll go to sleep for him there, but only with me out of the room. So I retreat to the bathroom to brush my teeth and take my contacts out. But she is really wound up tonight, the angry, and sometimes very loud wailing continues for an extra inning tonight.
Meanwhile…in the bathroom, freezing! …continue reading
Our kids have had Sensory Processing Disorder for so long – and actually grew out of the bulk of it so long ago — that the name changed while we weren’t looking! It kind of makes us