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Never Say Never

Posted by on April 9, 2012

We are co-sleeping! I never thought I would be doing this. null

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!!!!

Shh...they're sleeping

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This post is part of the Manic Mommy Monday blog hop.

5 Responses to Never Say Never

  1. Sarah Jane

    That’s what did it for me. Why am I getting up to sit in a chair and breastfeed my daughter, when I could be breastfeeding her lying down {and falling asleep}?

  2. Nichole

    Thats how I survived the breast-feeding without being sleep deprived…..LOL They’d wake up hungry, I’d pop it in, and go back to sleep…Breast milk flows awake or asleep. I was a heavy producer like you, so sometimes the kid would wake up a little sticky from milk flow, but eh, I’d rather have bath time than no sleep time ;)

  3. Lara K

    Welcome to the wonderful world of cosleeping! We stumbled into it too – I never thought it would be for us – but we absolutely LOVE it. Best way in the world to drift off to sleep and wake up in the morning! Not to mention nursing in our sleep with no one having to wake up… it’s pure bliss. :) Enjoy the extra sleep!