We are finally settled into our new house and life is returning to its crazy-hectic-normal state. My only wish would have been that we could have moved in earlier in the summer when Nick was in school, but it did not work out that way. It took us a full week to get everything out of the old apartment and settled in to the new place, but now we are DONE!
The first thing we had to do was enroll the boys in school. We are in a different district, but since we were not moving from out of state like before, it was much easier! I am still waiting to hear back from the school district to confirm transportation for Nick to his school, but that should not take too long. Michael is at his high school orientation right now with dad. I can't believe he will be in 9th grade in less than a week! Where did the time go? He is now on the varsity soccer team and getting his butt kicked twice a day by his coaches :) at practice. He is one of only 3 freshmen on the team, the rest are all juniors/seniors.
As for mister Nick; after a couple of weeks of no jerking, it has started to come back. He had a bad episode when his aide was here last week. His aide actually ended up getting smacked in the face by him. Smaller ones are still happening daily, but we have seen the bigger ones twice this week. He is getting into a pattern where he will go several days in a row of waking up super early, then napping during the day for a few hours (going on 3 at the moment I am typing this). For a kid that has not napped since he was 2, this is a rather new development. He has been on depakote since Feb, and it did not cause him to nap during the day like this. But, I guess it could be a mixture of everything really. When we first moved into the house, I chalked it up to being so busy and out of his element, so of course he is going to nap. But, he began doing this at our old apartment too this summer, and is still doing it. Not complaining about it. Lord knows he needs the sleep, as night time sleep is apparently broken up. But, that is it in a nutshell. Just thought I would update while I had the chance!