Rainy Day, Sleepy Mommy

Today was the PERFECT day for a nap. Pouring down rain outside, dark, and zero plans after a meeting (at our house) we had this morning. And I was sleepy. I had a major craving just to curl up on the couch with my Kindle, to read a few pages, and then quietly drift off to sleep.

Oh, fantasies.

My child apparently did not share in my nap-craving. He woke up at 5:30 AM and slept a total of 45 minutes all day until we put him to bed 30 minutes ago- because little boys who don’t nap get to go to bed before the sun. And if you are thinking that he just wasn’t tired, well, you would be wrong. He spent all day rubbing his eyes quite dramatically, fussing, yawning, and laying his head on my shoulder. All because it was, indeed, a perfect napping day.

So yeah, today was fun.

We did go to HEB for a few minutes this afternoon to save my sanity. I bought a bunch of vegetables (as many as I could fit in the little handheld basket and still push the stroller at the same time) and came home and used my juicer for the first time. Yes, it was a wedding gift. Yes, we’ve been married three and a half years. Don’t judge. Carrot juice is actually really good. Refreshing. Grayson does not agree, but what does he know? He doesn’t like cheesecake either.

Our meeting this morning was our yearly evaluation/review for therapy. I can’t believe we’ve actually been doing therapy for a year now. Based on his therapists’ observations and information from me, here’s where Grayson stands, at 16 months:

Social: 12 months
Adaptive: 12 months
Cognitive: 8 months
Communication: 7 months
Motor: 5 months (turns out I was right when I wrote about that here)

So yes, those last 3 are hard to see on paper, but they are just numbers. The good great news is he is making progress, on his timeline. All his “teachers” were so excited to see the video of him scooting, although of course he wouldn’t do it for them in person.

Tomorrow is his surgery. 11:00. I had a hard day about it yesterday- cried several times- but today I’ve been ok. I just HATE that they have to cut into his leg. His perfect, untouched, baby soft little leg. But, I’m glad he’ll be getting his button. Not much will change that I can see, but it will make bathtime a lot easier without a tempting tube hanging from his stomach to yank on.

We have the button here at our house. The medical supply company mailed it to us and we have to take it to the hospital to be placed. I find this very bizarre. And I hope I remember to take it tomorrow.

Turns out, we are going to do the hearing test tomorrow too. When I called the surgeon to tell her No, that Audiology said it was too long a test to be done completely under anesthesia, she said that sounded funny. So she called Audiology and Voila! we have a hearing test scheduled. As long as it’s safe, I’m thrilled with that. So we now have February 13 available if anybody wants to do lunch.

Ryan bought Grayson a little train set today as a Yay-for-being-brave-tomorrow present. It’s really cute. As you can see, in his sleep deprived state, he was about as thrilled with his new toy as he was the carrot juice.

So if you have a minute tomorrow, say a little prayer for our little guy. Pray that he tolerates anesthesia, that the three procedures all go quickly and for pain management when he wakes up and when we go home. This is what I am most worried about.



  1. Erin on January 26, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Will be thinking about you all day tomorrow and I know it will go well. Sorry for the tired but no sleep day, those are the worst. He looks totally glazed over in that pic, silly boy for not napping! Sending positive thoughts for good sleep for all and a smooth day tomorrow. Xoxo-

  2. basebell6 on January 26, 2012 at 3:45 am

    good luck tomorrow! sending hugs and prayers for the little guy [and his mommy / daddy / and doctors too!].

  3. babyfoodsteps on January 26, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Praying and hugging you and the little guy from afar!

  4. Sarah on January 26, 2012 at 4:21 am

    As always, my prayers follow you! Keep us updated tomorrow, please.Also, what is UP with these boys? Mine refused to rest today also! Grr…

  5. Emma G on January 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I will be thinking of you and your family tomorrow morning…

  6. Anonymous on January 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Love the train set from daddy so sweet! There will be time for naps today as he will have an anesthesia hangover! He just wanted you to wait and nap with him! ūüôā Enjoy those sweet snuggles! As for his evaluation that is fabulous- progress is the goal. I am sort of scared to think what my social age would test as and come to think of it my motor – I am super uncoordinated! Just know that his spiritual age is all that will be important to his maker! Praying for a great uneventful day of recovery! Hugs to you all!Bridget

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