Monday, April 7, 2008

It Was Nice While It Lasted

The incredible eleven-hour nights have officially ended. E has gotten up twice the past three nights. Last night he was up at 11:00 and 4:00. It was a strange night because it appeared that TJ was getting a stomach bug (sound familiar?), and he thought he was going to puke. He'd also had stomach cramps all day. I get so nervous and tense about puking, I decided to go sleep in the guest room/my office, because otherwise I knew I'd just lay next to TJ worrying about him and waiting for him to throw up. Of course, then I just worried in the other room. In the end, he never got sick and I didn't get much sleep. Ugh. Sometimes I think Tense should be my middle name, especially since E was born. But that's not accurate really--it's not like I'm tense with E. On the contrary. It's more that I have a hard time relaxing when I get the chance.

This afternoon we're taking E to the Children's Research Lab at UT to be part of a memory study on six-month-olds. I don't know how they found us, but it's just a half-hour commitment and it seemed interesting, so we figured we'd do it. I can't imagine how they'll evaluate Eamon's memory. The thought makes me laugh. I know he has a memory, but, well, it's not always obvious. It sounds like they're going to be testing his short-term memory. Showing him pictures. That seems even funnier!

2 comments:

TBnJ said...

The CRL gets their names from the local hospitals, I think. I asked them and they told me at one point. B was born at home so he didn't end up on their lists automatically; T and J did. My kids LOVE doing studies there and playing with all the toys in the reception area. Plus we have lots of cool t-shirts and sippy cups from them as "thank yous" for participating in the studies!

Patty said...

Oh, I hope it's a study where they videotape. Not that E. is undocumented (hhm, sounds like he crossed some border...). Werner was in a Tulane study on block-pounding at six months, and it's the only video I have of him, B&W, but technology has changed. That aside, show him photos of New Orleans so he'll think he has long-term memories of visiting...