Today’s fact: (I think I talked about this when I wrote about the Sie Center, but here it is again.) There are 3 types of Down syndrome: Nondisjunction is the most common (about 95% of cases) which is a 3rd copy of the chromosome in every cell. (This is what Daniel has.)
Mosaicism (about 1-2%) happens when only some of the cells have the extra 3rd copy.
Translocation (about 2-3%) happens when the long arm of chromosome 21 is attached to another chromosome. (This is the only kind of Down syndrome that can be inherited.)
Oh sleep. There’s always something going on with it. This time it’s Will. Will is having trouble sleeping. In particular, he only wants to sleep with his door open and the hall light on. For a few nights he was fine as long as his door was open and the light was on when he went to sleep, but the last couple nights he’s woken up in the middle of the night and wanted the light back on. I remember Kalena going through this phase, but she was older, and our solution was to put a touch lamp in her room. (I’m pretty sure I wrote about that.) That worked well for quite a long time, but eventually she started getting up in the middle of the night to turn the light back on, and it started doing more harm than good so we had to take it away. However, Will is still in a crib, so a lamp wouldn’t work anyway.
So my questions to you are: Did your kids go through this phase? Do you have some awesome nightlight that you want to recommend? He has a nightlight right now, but apparently it’s not bright enough. Also, I’m pretty sure wanting the door open isn’t just for the light, so maybe a nightlight isn’t the solution anyway. Suggestions?