Sam's physio session on Monday also went better than usual...but thanks to Meghan I am afraid. I couldn't take him in the morning, so Meghan was already home from school when we went. Just as Sam was about to go off (after a whole fifteen seconds) Cathy asked Meghan to shake Sam's rattle to distract him and it worked like a charm...well for Sam and Cathy at least, not sure how much Meghan enjoyed it. It was the most work Cathy's managed so far with Sam and he even sat for a period of about three minutes, completely supporting himself on his two tiny little matchstick arms...and they really are like little matchsticks...he's never looked so small as at that moment, this tiny little smidge of a person doing something which, if you don't know how old he really is, looks way to "grown-up" for him.
But something has gone horribly wrong since then....our Sam is back on sleep strike during the day, but SERIOUS sleep strike. On Tuesday the longest he slept for was 20 minutes....20 MINUTES!!!! Do you know how much you can fit into 20 minutes, when you need to take a shower, wash and sterilise baby bottles, tidy the house at least somewhat, eat something yourself and when just making his formula now takes almost an hour alone with first having to prepare the gel thickener. So when I went to sleep onTuesday I hoped that he'd just had a bad day, but then Wednesday was the same...so when I went to sleep on Wed I hoped he'd just had a bad TWO days....and then would you believe he slept from 8pm on Wed night until 5am on Wed morning and then had another 3 hour and fifteen min nap on Thursday morning and I thought...YAHOOOOOOOOO...whatever the problem was it solved itself (aren't those just the best problems to have?). But by yesterday afternoon he was back on strike and did his usual three hour wake-ups last night and back to no sleeping again this morning. So now what? I cannot figure out what it is that so quickly and drastically changes his sleeping routine. Weird.
Anyhoo....Meg and I are off to the ballet tomorrow....I am not sure who is more excited :-) Can't wait!