Bedside co-sleeper -yes. Room sharing-yes. Co-sleeping – has always been a big fat NO….until Thursday night.
Let me start by saying I have no problem with other families that co-sleep and bed share. I just didn’t see it as something that was for my family. Our Wild Child has always slept great (for a baby) right beside our bed or in his own crib in our room. That was until he turned 6 months and he started teething, crawling, trying to walk, and now separation anxiety has hit BIG time!
After getting up night after night every 2 hours for 3 months I called it quits and brought him into bed with me. The first few nights I also kicked Don out and sent him to the guest room to get more sleep. We put the mattress on the floor to soothe my paranoia of him falling of the bed. He starts out in his crib but after the first or second awakening I just move him in with us. Yes, I have let my dear husband move back in too. The first night all THREE of us slept in our queen size bed it was interesting. Over the weekend we got used to it and we are ALL sleeping better.
Just taking a look back through by blog entries should have given me a clue to move him in and leave him there!
I don’t know why I was being so stubborn! I think part of me didn’t want to lose that last bit of child free time I had each day. The other part was just nervous about rolling over on him, but let me tell you he rolls onto ME!
The Wild Child still wakes to nurse 2 or 3 times a night, but now I don’t have to get out of bed! I feel like a new person after only four nights of doing this. My road to sleep recovery is paved with baby breathe!!!!
What is night time like at your house?
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