Shay has had a number of sleepless nights lately. Last night, he was up from 2am to 5 am. His legs are starting to get really tight and his tone is starting to kick in more and more even in his sleep. I think that his tone is twitching him awake sometimes. It also does not help that he is congested and has a bad cough. Poor little man!!!
When Shay wakes up, he takes it upon himself to climb up the stairs to let Cris and I know that he is up. Hence keeping us up too. Today I found a perfect solution - the Gro Clock. The Gro-clock uses fun images of the stars and sun to communicate when to go back to sleep and when it's time to get up. It is set to be a blue background and a star - when it is nighttime and Shay and Ciaran should be sleeping. In the mornings, when the clock turns yellow and they see the sun - it is their cue that it is time to get up to enjoy the day.
It is a brillant idea!!! The question is - will it work for the boys??? Shay clearly understood the concept tonight - I guess time will literally tell if the clock is a hit or a miss. Wish us luck!!!