O K ... well yesterday afternoon was an absolute nightmare in our household! James had a midday nap... totally forced nap! His sister needed to nap and I really really needed some breathing space so I put them in the car and took them for a drive. Two hours later MR sensory seeker decided to go into full blown MELTDOWN. My gosh I think he screamed near the hour mark. I turned things on, I turned things off, I offered water play... you name it, I DID IT and NOTHING worked!!! Then he came to me and said, 'mummys room, bottle, quiet time'.... YEAH! He came out of the room after ten minutes like the last bloody two hours didn't even happen! It really hurts my mummy nerve when I see him like this, he has pain in his eyes, so uncomfortable in his surroundings, like he doesn't belong in this world.
Welcome to SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER... this is a taste of our life!
AT 6.30pm Daddy literally walked in the door and I was straight out the door to do YOGA! I left daddy with two screaming kids... not an ounce of me felt guilty either! I just reversed out and at the end of the driveway I hit play on my obnoxious loud music!!!
I haven't been to yoga in so so long... even Steve (the owner) said the yoga pass was ancient!
It was really refreshing to be on my mat!
My new goal is to make it to my mat in the shala once a week and at least 3 times a week at home.
Steve said last night 'you don't practice for the physical body, you practice to find your inner peace'.... damn right! I need inner peace!!!
So this morning has been really lovely!
First off at 9.30am I had James' follow up with his ASD dietitian. She is the most amazing knowledgeable person! So we have a new supplement schedule for James. I am totally excited and totally committed!!! I repeat I am committed! I actually got really slack and I feel bad but it gets draining putting 5069 supplements in formula everyday.
Then we had James' god mother come with her two beautiful children (including my god daughter, yep so proud to be a god mother)... They had a great morning! Its such a nice energy when the kids are all together. I really value this friendship, its so effortless and easy. And truly the best god mother for James, she gets him, you can see how much she loves him an I know that they will always be there for not only James but any of my kids.
Well I am going to post this now and jump off the computer, it is an absolutely beautiful day today so we are having a rest and then heading out the door for some more Vitamin D. Fun Fact: Did you know that if a child has low vitamin D it effects speech!!!
Something for you ASD mummies to think about.