So I decided to do a trial run.
Jen and Hector needed somebody to hang out with Joaquin yesterday (he's staying with Jen's parents while Jen and Hector are overseas for Sofia's adoption and Jen's mom needed back up for a day). I was happy to have Sheridan's buddy over for the day.
But let's face it... this was big. For me AND for Sheridan.
So I planned out the day: Joaquin would arrive at 7:30, we would eat breakfast, J & S would have music therapy together from 8:30-9:30, we would go to the park and Sheridan would have PT in the park from 10:30-11:30 while J and I played in the sandbox (or whatever else J wanted to do), we would eat a picnic lunch in the park (which I packed the night before) and play until nap time - S goes down between 1:30 and 2:30; J doesn't nap anymore, so my biggest concern was getting S down and get hi to STAY down while J and I hung out. After that, the rest of the afternoon would just be hanging out playing in our
The boys had different plans... but it all worked out :)
When Joaquin arrived he was VERY tired - apparently he had woken up very early that morning (well before 5:30) so he just wanted to snuggle on me. Which was fine by me :)
Sheridan was so happy to see him first thing in the morning. He was all smiles, giggles, and he was constantly waving "hi." At one point he even came up and put his hand on Joaquin's back as if to tell him, "it's okay, Buddy."
After 45 minutes of snuggling, I decided to put Joaquin in Sheridan's crib to see if he wanted to take a nap. Um, yeah. Two and a half hours later, he woke up. I think he needed that sleep!
So Sheridan did music therapy alone (I'm actually surprised Joaquin didn't wake up from all the ruckus!) and I switched PT back into our home (I wasn't sure when Joaquin would wake up). He did wake up just in time for Sheridan's PT.
Both J & S have the same PT - and they both love, love, LOVE her. It was pretty funny watching her try to work with Sheridan while Joaquin was all over her :) And apparently Sheridan's favorite PT toy is also Joaquin's fave... luckily I have one, too.
When PT left at the end of the session, Joaquin started to cry (he essentially knows PT better than me - he's been seeing her twice a week every week for longer than I've known him, so he was sad to see her go and be left with me in this unfamiliar house). He didn't full-on cry, but kind of whimpered for about 2 minutes and then we were back to playing.
So we headed to the park...
Sheridan is going to make a great big brother one day.