Feeling good with the progress..
It was a tough day last Sunday saying goodbye to Hubby and Zaci. Knowing I wouldn’t see them both a day shy of a week was hard. I left them both at the beach house, came home, packed the little boys’ and my bags. Made sure there was nothing a miss, had a quiet dinner and an early night. Gus waking several times screaming that night confirmed our decision to attend sleep school for the week was the right decision for us.
Our admission time was just after lunch, I had a few things to buy on the way. (The important magazines and snacks 😉 )
My sister assisted us with drop off. It was nice having that support, especially when carrying so many bags and accessories. Children really need a lot of stuff…hey?!!
The first few days the children are assessed, the doctors put a plan in place. Then it’s time for us to take over and learn the routine of sleep.
We were advised the first few days back at home would be challenging because our children would naturally go back to old habits. This happened yesterday for the first sleep at home. However since then both boys have been great. Ted has always been a great sleeper. On the other hand Gus managed to lead a very active life on 6-7 hours sleep in 24hours. Some days he would have a few more hours to catch up however most of the time this would be his routine. He never really slept during the day. It was hard to put him down because he would scream and scream waking Ted. It was wearing on the whole family though most of all it was wearing on him. If left much longer we were advised by specialists it would take toll on his growth and development. This really concerned us, hence the reason to take this action.
So we haven’t looked back!! It’s early days however we know it’s going to take time for him to adjust to his new routine, there may be days/nights where he reverts. The comforting thing is, we now have the knowledge and technique to assist his sleep. The strike rate is high and for the majority of children it works. Fingers crossed we are the majority!
At the end of it all, I have met some lovely ladies from all walks of life. Most of them will be life long friends. We shared funny stories, had some good days and some very average days. There was always someone to support you during the time. We were all there for the same reason, to get some sleep!
Feel free to email with any questions and quires!
Wishing you all a good night sleep…….ZzzzZzzz