So, we packed our bags, a bunch of toys, snacks, and Aidan's Radio Flyer wagon, and set off. Maybe the fact that it took me 2 hours to reinstall Aidan's car seat in the center of the Tacoma, should have been an indication of what was to come. Maybe. Yet, we plowed through and packed up, and took off. It started out great. Then we hit Putnam on 395. We parked. Yes, you read that right, we parked on 395. For 45 minutes. With a 20 month old. Thank God for the DVD player that we now have in the truck. Life. Saver. Thankfully, for the most part, Aidan did AMAZING!!! He was cranky from time to time, but nothing we couldn't handle. We stopped at Westover, as we usually do, to gas up and hit the BX just for fun (and the potty, lol). When we left base, I handed Aidan a cup of Teddy Grams. When we got out at the next stop, I realized that he had held it up over his head, and dumped them all over him. He had them under him, in his lap, and stuck to the back of his onsie!
Once we finally got to Greenwich, I unpacked the truck (mostly) and decided to put Aidan in our Boba carrier, and head up to the park. I hung out with our family for awhile, shared an ice cream sunday with Aidan, and then grabbed dinner for all of us. When we got back to the house, I handed Aidan off to Grandma (my mom) and started to get our room set up. I set up the pack n play, and my bed, the radio, the fan, and everything else that we usually set up for Aidan at home and away. Being a sensory toddler (more about that later) the more we can keep constant, the better he does. We had dinner, got changed, and did our bedtime routine. I put Aidan in the pack n play, thinking I'd have a few minutes to go to the bathroom, and get myself ready for bed. I was wrong. Something about the pack n play, the semi new environment (we don't visit that often) and the fact that Dada wasn't there sent Aidan off the deep end. Screaming to the point where there was no noise coming out anymore, bright red face, tears streaming down his face, screaming. I tried everything I could to get him to fall asleep. An hour and a half later, he was finally asleep. I lay him down in the pack n play, and his eyes are instantly open, he's screaming, and standing in front of me, reaching up for me. After a while, Grandma and I decided to barricade the bed I was sleeping in, and just put Aidan in bed with me. Not gonna lie. I really liked it. Yes, he kicked. Yes, he's wiggly. Yes, he's a toddler, but, seeing that beautiful sleeping face as I fall asleep, and seeing that sleepy smile when I woke up, was just amazing. No, I don't plan on making this a habit (although, I could without any problem) as I don't want to have to fight for our bed when Nick comes home. But maybe every once in a while, it wouldn't be too bad :)
Saturday, Aidan and I met my friend Victoria and her 2 girls at the Saratoga Children's Museum for the morning. It was AWESOME. Not only to see my friend, and get to meet her girls (FINALLY!!), but the museum was awesome. SO much for them to do and explore. Including a fire truck, fire gear, and a fire station. Guess what was Aidan's favorite??
We headed back "home" and got ready to head to Aunt Elaine's house for the picnic. Aidan had a blast running around the yard, and "playing" ball. We walked around the parks for a while, looking at all the vendors. We got some food, and started to head back to the house. By chance, I stopped at an It Works booth. I decided to go ahead and get a wrap. Oh My Goodness!! I'm in love. There was such a huge difference as soon as I took the wrap off. And now, 2 days later, I'm still seeing a difference. I'm thinking and praying about whether or not to become a distributor. I really want to.
Anyway. That's our weekend in a nutshell. My next post will be a big update on all of Aidan's evaluations, and dx's and plans for therapy. And pictures...lots and lots of pictures!!
Enjoy the day!!