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Monday, March 22, 2010

Lycra Suits

T's lycra suits arrived, so he wore them over the weekend. Today was the first Monday in a while that he didn't fight going to school. When he gets home, we'll put him back in a lycra suit. (They provide joint compression and deep pressure... which is what T needs when manic and when his body awareness is low.) He's even been sleeping in them. It's made a huge difference and I'm glad the Husband got a bonus so that we could afford to buy T lycra suits.

B is doing okay. She has been really emotional lately, but she is developing more of a personality also. She says things sometimes that are so typical. I'm not sure if they're "learned" responses from her peers, or spontaneous, but it doesn't matter, I guess.

I'm doing okay... sometimes. I've been dealing with a migraine since Saturday, and I taught a lesson in church yesterday. I have book club this week. (I'm not doing that book club that seems obsessed with historical fiction.) I need to finish reading the Hunger Games for book club on Thursday. I've got a lot of cleaning to get done. That'll be this week. I haven't been in writer mode as much lately. I think it's the stress from T's needs, but I dropped back on one of my OCD meds just in case. It's weird to think that I need my obsessions, but there you go. I do.

I need to go deal with this migraine and do some laundry.

Happy Monday, everyone.


  1. I've never heard of lycra suits. Where did you get them from?

  2. These are the ones that arrived first and were the cheapest. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y814JC/ref=oss_product They fit T really well, and he's been sleeping in them. They're hanging up to dry right now. If you have a child with low muscle tone, poor body awareness, prone to mania, or in need of deep pressure, lycra suits are the way to go. You can find them as UV suits/wetsuits/uni-suits and the lycra shirts are also known as rashguards and fairly reasonable on OldNavy.com T will start wearing rashguards under his school clothing as soon as they arrive.

    I know that sometimes... Walmart carries lycra suit swimsuits when they're in season. They're thinner, but they'll do the job. We'll donate ours to the local therapy place with the kids outgrow them.

    I made one once for a child with a seizure disorder and it helped to soothe him when nothing else would... so they're great for therapy for many different reasons.

    If you get one and decide not to use it, you might want to check with your local birth-to-three/Early Intervention/Occupational Therapist to see if they'd like it.

  3. I'm glad the lycra suits are helping. I haven't been in writer mode lately either. I'm hoping it passes soon.

  4. Again, you amaze me with all of the stress and responsibility that fills your life and yet you manage to do it all. Hope things calm down for you and that you can have time for writer mode.

  5. Hope T continues to do well and your migraines subside. As for the Hunger Games, do you like it? I've heard great things about it, but haven't read it yet.