A few minutes after I picked Mez out of the cot the nurses knocked on the door, so they must have noticed she was gone (did I mention there is window in the hall so they can see into the nursery?). We did the usual rundown (I haven't been bothering to call them much during the night as it's been going so well) and Merryn and I headed down for breakfast. As usual Merryn mowed through a few courses of fruit and toast and cereal putting the other kids to shame. I don't know where she puts it.
It was time for play in the playroom then. Merryn loves it and I got to sit and chat with other parents. All you have to do is ask how their night went and the conversation flows from there. I'm always amazed at the things people have been going through with their kids and it's not just first time parents either. There are people in there with 3 or 4 kids and it's the youngest one who has the 'issues'.
|Merryn looooved the Frog puppet|
Merryn had just woken up when the Doctor came for a chat. We talked about Merryn's Fragile X and where we were up to with getting her assessed and finding her a Developmental Pediatrician. Which basically is at the beginning, all I have done is have her tested so far. The Doctor recommended we try to get her into the same Dev Ped as Connor. I hadn't thought I could do that because she is with a Developmental Team but the Doctor assured me she could do that and it was worth asking about. I'll chase that next week when we get out.
My sister, Shelley dropped in for a quick visit with a few things I needed and we took the kids (her 3 and Mez) to the outdoor play area so hers could go nuts while we chatted. It's always good to talk things through with Shell. She knows exactly where I'm coming from, both as a sister and also because she has an Aspergers and Fragile Xy of her own. There is definitely something a bit hinky on the genetics side in my family (wish we'd known that a few years ago).
The afternoon flew by with snack and playgroup time, which Mez loved and actually got up and had a dance (you know that little bob babies do, it's soooo cute)! She went down to sleep really well about 6:30pm and then the night was on. She was up every few hours, she was grizzling and really hard to settle, it was an absolute shocker. Felt like what it's like at home. I was horrified, were we really going back to the same old ways!!!