I told you yesterday how Joshua and I were awake all night, so I thought that I would bring you up to date as to how that sleepless night impacted on us both:
I went to work leaving a very jolly Joshua with Joan, my Direct Payment worker – he was delighted to see her and kept grinning at her and giving her hugs.They went out for the day as it was the last day of the school holidays and she brought him home at 6pm, when he was still smiling. My husband came home from work early so that we could make the most of the sunshine and we took our four dogs for a canal walk , which we all love. Joshua giggles to see the dogs launch themselves into the water.After the walk we treated ourselves to fish and chips, but by that time, exhaustion had hit him and Joshua was too tired to even swallow what is one of his favourite meals, so we brought it home as a doggy bag.
Exhausted I put him straight to bed at 8pm, with high hopes for a quiet night. But within 20 minutes, he reappeared! We took a bath together, during which I fell asleep, and so it was straight to bed for both of us at 11, which was hardly the early night that I had planned! I know that I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow but I am not sure how long it took Joshua, but I woke at my usual 5am and he is still snoozing away.
As for my day, I announced at work that I had not slept so I did not expect to last all day but I would stay as long as I could. I had a productive morning and managed to cross much off my to do list, but after 1 pm I started to flag. By 2pm I became dizzy and nauseous and so I gave in and came home. I went straight to bed and slept soundly for 90 minutes, feeling revitalised when I awoke. But that was not sufficient to sustain me through the evening, I nodded off on the settee while watching tv and as I said, I fell asleep briefly in the bath too. I listened to my body and it knows how much sleep it needs and it thinks six hours last night is enough, we shall see what today brings…..