Time does not fly when you're a single parent of three, a son with autism who has a sleep disorder and rarely goes to school. All days seem to merge into one, yet somehow you turn round and your eldest is preparing for University!
Logan was one and a half years old when he started to rock in his highchair. We didn’t think anything of this, then he started to rock and head butt his cot. He would rock back and forth banging his back and head against the bars, we would lay him down and he would just do it again. He would rock for four or five hours every night, I would have to get up and sleep in his room then try to get up for work.
From 6 months old Amber slept through the night from 7pm until 7am, we couldn’t believe we could be this lucky after talking to other families that experience sleep deprivation. There had only been a few occasions where Amber had woken in the night and these occasions were usually down to a bad dream or an allergic reaction as Amber is intolerant to dairy and egg.
"If you are lucky enough to sleep through the night, you won’t have any idea of what I’m talking about. If you have/or have had a newborn baby you will have some idea. But, if like me - you’re a parent of a child on the autistic spectrum then you will most likely know EXACTLY what I am talking about"