Friday, 13 April 2012

Head banging

Today has been simply amazing. It's the last day of the Easter Holidays and as I was working Chloe spent the morning with Seth. Chloe is a support worker at Seth's school and she babysits for Seth. She doesn't work directly with Seth at school so he didn't really know her before she started babysitting and a lot of the time she comes in the evening and only gets to say 'goodnight'. However, Chloe told me this morning Seth now recognises her and responds to her at school. That makes me very happy.

Seth was in great spirits today and spent a lot of it laughing. He was happy in his stander, he was happy in his chair. The only time he got upset was late afternoon when he fell asleep on my lap. 20 minutes later he woke with a start and shrieked. It probably took me another 20 minutes to calm him down. This usually happens when he falls asleep on my lap and I keep him there for a cuddle. I don't know why waking up there freaks him out so much.

It all changed at bath time. Seth was still happy splashing his legs in the water when out of the blue he starts slamming his head down onto the base of the bath (he lies flat in shallow water). Then starts to properly sob which is no wonder because that would have hurt. Obviously I immediately scooped him up and dried and dressed him as quickly as I could. Then offered him a drink which he guzzled down. So presumably that's why he head banged?!! Good grief!!!