I'm all about keeping it real so I wanted to share how the first night went with Mason wearing his night bending brace. Basically, it was a short night. Mason went to bed at 8pm happily wearing his brace. He fell asleep after a bit longer than usual. I thought we were set.
At 11:30pm Mason woke up crying. He was hot, sweaty/damp under the brace, and upset. We took off the brace and all his clothing to check his skin. There was one spot that was pink from pressure on his bottom left rib. We checked it after 20 minutes and it had nearly faded all the way, so that is good. We went ahead and did Mason's middle of the night cathing and decided to leave the brace off the rest of the night because he was still unhappy. He went to sleep and slept the rest of the night.
As I'm typing this it is night 2 of wearing the brace. Mason went to sleep fine. We're hoping that tonight goes better and he sleeps well. I'll try to remember to update tomorrow with how the night goes.
Oh, one more quick note because it is something I wondered about - Mason cannot sit up or roll over in the brace. It means that I have to listen for him to wake up and go to him at night or in the morning, he can't climb out of bed and come get me. I don't know if he will one day have the strength to sit himself up or roll over while in his brace. It goes pretty far down on his bottom/hips.