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