Showing posts with label #Toddlerissues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Toddlerissues. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sleep Thief

My gorgeous Ru bear fills me with love and joy and I adore him but I wish oh how I wish he would just let me sleep.

Some nights he won't fall asleep till midnight... on the days he does fall asleep at a normal time he'll wake up a zillion times during the night.
The other day he was up till 3am only to wake at 6am.

I'm constantly wrapped in a blanket curled up on his floor willing him to sleep like a "normal" child.

I dont remember the last time I had a proper nights sleep, or even slept in my own bed till morning.
I'm a walk disaster, I'm trying not to let my sleep deprivation ruin me.
I'm trying to get on with life but things are slipping.

My mood is all over the place and anything can make me snap. The other boys usually get the end of my temper just for being themselves.

I'm not posting on social media or on my blog as much and when I do, I find myself doing lots of typos and spelling mistakes.
I know not posting on social media is not the be all and end all but its something I enjoy.

Rupert on the other hand. gets up and is hyper and full on the moment he opens his eyes.
I had to have a cold shower this morning just myself from the land of the mombies.

Jon is no help, he either moans when Rupert is up all night as it takes away our evening and then he moans if I'm constantly getting up to Ru's and crashing out on his floor.
It all seems to be my fault whatever with him and then he has the cheek to say he's the tired one, when he's slept all night in his own bed.
I really don't know what he expects me to do when I have tried everything I know to try!

It's not just his sleeping thats causing me to feel like I'm hitting a brick wall his eating hasn't improved either.
He ate his dinner the other night, the first time in ages and I thought oh god this is it, he's gotten over it but no. 
It was just that one time and since he hasn't eaten a proper meal since.
Milk, yogurts and on occasion he'll take a bite from a kinder egg.

I've always thought maybe if he eats he'll sleep but I'm starting to think thats probably not the case with Ru.
I am desperate to see the new health visitor and god I hope I don't have to start from scratch here.
He was finally referred to the community paediatrics team before we moved and now I have no idea whats going to go on.

Sorry if this was a bit of a ramble, but it feels slightly better to get it out!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Sleepless Nights And Endless Days

After far to many sleepless nights and endless days of not eating properly I feel like I've hit a brick wall with Rupert.

I was going to wait until we moved before I took the next step in getting Ru seen too,
but this week I needed to talk to our HV.
I've tried everything I know to get him to sleep at a normal time and get him to eat proper food.
Everything I do doesn't work.

He's not falling to sleep until midnight most nights and even then he fidgets like crazy.
He wont eat anything more than some chocolate buttons, one cheerio, a few mouthfuls of yogurts and a tiny bit of mash or pasta.

Not only is his sleeping and eating causing me concern I'm noticing more behavioural traits in him that I have read link to autistic behaviours.
A couple being OCD traits;
extreme hand washing, he hates having dirty hands and will wash his hands as much as he can.
He's even managed to flood our downstairs bathroom as I took my eyes off him for 5 minutes.
 He cant walk past a pole with out going around it 3 times.
He will do this without fail and will get quite angry if I try to move him on before he's done it.

He hides his eyes when people try and talk to him, but he will happily go up to strangers and touch them.
He gets very vicious towards the boys if they touch something he is playing with.
He doesn't play like they do.

When asking him who he is/what his name is he doesn't respond.
He doesn't cope well with change.
He has started to head bang again, after I thought he'd gotten over it but its back with a vengeance.
I often catch him shaking his head and then smacking himself.

The health visitor is coming to visit after the half term and re do his 2 yr. check up (this will be his 3rd one) as well as a different test.
She has also said she will probably re-refer him to the Paediatricians now that he's 2 and a half.