Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wild Nights...

Quinn had a wild night last night! He was still awake and playing in his room at 1 AM when I gave up and went to bed. Then I woke up at 2 AM and still heard him, then again at 3 AM and he was still laughing and chattering away. I don't know what happened in that room but at 8 AM when I went to get him up for school he was sound asleep, laying on the futon, and completely naked! Yikes! Apparently at some point in the night he had a poopy diaper and decided to take care of the problem himself. And while he was taking off his pants and his diaper he must have figured, may as well take off his shirt too. What a goof! Well, thankfully he is a good boy who understands that poop is gross. He took his diaper off and placed it neatly on the windowsill, he didn't mess with it at all. I also found no evidence of pee anywhere so it wasn't a big disaster.

I could not wake him up though. He was so out of it that he didn't even open his eyes when I put on a new diaper and redressed him. So I let him sleep and then finally woke him up around 11AM. Grandma Donna thinks it is because he ate sugar before bed last night. We won't be doing that again, at least not on a school night! So while Quinn slept I went to his school and had a meeting about getting him some assistive technology. It was a sucessful meeting because the schools full time ST decided to take over his therapy, we have been getting the run around with lots of different ST's over the last year. She is also going to start him with a 6 button voive output picture board so he can learn to ask for things like "snack", "book", "outside". If he does well with it we will get him one for home too. Pretty soon he will be asking me what I had for dinner and where I bought my shoes! :) For those that don't know I have an adult cousin who uses a board like this and those are her favorite questions.

Cooper had a good morning playing with Grandma Berta. He really loves the ginger snaps we got for him and kept demanding them all day long. I tried to get him so say "eat" to ask for it, but he would only take the cookie and then go in the other room and say it. Oh well, it is a start.