With Poppa Bear in Arizona for 2 weeks at a time, I have no one around to share the load of Young Jedi’s frequent wake ups. His Dr seems to think it’s behavioral versus a medical condition so he won’t prescribe a sleeping medication. It’s absolutely brutal these wake ups and disrupted sleep. I didn’t realize how deprived and unhealthy I was from lack of sleep until Poppa Bear took Young Jedi and Sporty to the east coast for spring break and I stayed back to get the house ready to go on the market and I was able to catch up on sleep.
Poppa Bear bought me a sewing machine years ago and I’ve never really used it. I’ve read about weighted blankets and decided I’d give one a try for Young Jedi. I opted for making one a) because I love getting crafty and b) because those things get pricey. Plus I could let Young Jedi pick his fabric. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So I put on my big girl pants and decided to give it a try. I must say, it was very therapeutic to sew at the end of a long day of cleaning and painting. The lines are definitely not straight and I didn’t divide my weights up evenly enough so I can improve on the next one. The jury is still out on whether it works or not, his sleep is still kind of all over the board. Some weeks he sleeps 3 nights in a row. Other weeks he’s up 3 times a night. All I know is it’s absolutely killing me and I look horrible and old from it! I’m not sure if it’s not fully working because my weights are uneven or he’s just destined to be the death of me but we’re sticking with it.