Thursday, January 2, 2014

co-sleeping... oh, yep, that's us.



One day you wake up and there is a baby next to you. You don't know how it happened it just did. It was a slippery slope. Moments where you just tried to rest your eyes while baby drifted off and then BOOM you were co-sleeping.

We never had a problem with our boys sleeping in their own beds prior. We never pushed it, but they just never forced their way into our little queen size sleep haven. I mean I don't blame Wrennyn, our bed is pile high with heaps of cozy covers and the softest of floral prints one might find, but is it too much to ask to sleep one night without getting kicked in the face? To me co-sleeping families were always a tad natural, or hippie-ish. Well, not this family. We are all about modern luxuries and concepts. Not that this is a who-is-who parenting session. All I am saying is that it happens. You don't see it coming, and your baby is the one who decides. I am not usually this patient, or nurturing - I am more of a "let's get this show on the road" type, but when it comes to sleep, I need it, so whatever gets the job done!

I am sure the co-sleeping scenario has a lot to do with the fact that Wrennyn ALWAYS falls asleep nursing. I mean it isn't going to be any time soon that I have my body (or bed) all to myself again. When he would wake up at night it was just easiest to nurse him and he would drift off peacefully, versus trying to get him to self sooth. FOR GOODNESS SAKE! I HAVE 2 OTHER KIDS I HAVE TO WAKE UP TO! So no self-soothing here. It was all about whatever got him to rest those flailing hands the fastest. Nursing also meant the attempted transitions from mommies arm into the crib were that much harder. He is a mama's boy. Such a clingy little thing (I will totally miss that one day, I swear!) I mean what does he have against his crib anyways? Have you seen it? It is about the cutest place a baby could ask to sleep in! But for now.... it looks like he will start in there and wake up next to my smelly breath and wild bangs standing straight up (which he doesn't seem to mind) maybe he could teach Andy a thing or two about appreciating being close to me at night.

So for now, we co-sleep. I won't judge you. You won't judge me. We will all do what works for us, and we will all wake up and be able to take the next day on with superhuman force once again. Here is to things sneaking up on you and doing things you swore you would never do! cheers xx

10 comments:

Amy Haegg said...

Omg this is completely our life too.... I never imagined sharing a bed with a 15 month old but also love my sleep too much to let either of us cry it out! Hopefully he won't be 16 and sleeping with us still! Glad we aren't alone!

Amy www.happilyhello.blogspot.com

ruffledsnob said...

Amy, exactly!! I never saw it coming either. I wasn't against it, just didn't think it was for me. But sleep... Yes, sleep is DEFINITELY for me! I hope your child grows out of it in the next 15 years ;)

Neel said...

so cute!

Monica said...

What a totally adorable sleepy little. I miss the sweet tush in the air position. We too have had several cycles of bedtime shuffling. Not too long ago, I wanted a full nights rest more than anything in the world - now I'm nostalgic for my little one in the bed.

MommaBBabyboy said...

Ohh yes, I'm glad I'm not alone! My littlest is 19 months & still sleeping with me! This is so relatable, thankyou! Xxx

Kellie said...

No judging here. We are a proud co-sleeping family. I have three boys (the oldest is 10). We started co-sleeping when our second son was born. My youngest turns 4 in April and he still sleeps in our bed about 3 out of 7 nights.

Jennifer Latch said...

Third baby. It's just what happens. Same here.

Christine MacDonald said...

We co-slept with our son till he was nine months. We loved it and still bring him into our bed every once and a while.

Lex Wisniewski said...

Oh gosh. I'm only on my first one and we're there already. I don't have an excuse.

Except that I, too, really love my sleep. :) Nursing and co-sleeping always worked so well, and now he's one. And the whole time we've been saying, "When he's six months old, we'll switch." "When he's nine months old, we'll move him to his crib." "When he's one ..." We just love having him there. :)

Just the other day we were laying in bed and my husband said, "So when we have another one what are we going to do? Get a bigger bed?" :)

*Accidental Co-Sleeper First Bump*

primjillie said...

Absolutely love the jammies!