Hello my name is Abby and I'm a co-sleeper.
Not too long ago I was touting about how "our baby just doesn't like to sleep with us."
"He just prefers to sleep in his crib," I said.
Well, throw that idea out the window. I think it's safe to say that we are now officially co-sleepers.
The main problem is that we both have to pretend to go to sleep at 7:30. I, being a ceremonial sleeper who has to have all stars aligned to actually fall asleep, easily get up and continue on with my evening. My husband however is 0 for 2 this week because he keeps pretending a little too well. Ten minutes into "night-night" he's the first one snoozing. Needless to say, he's very rested this week.
So, instead of spending hours making him "cry it out" in his crib (which makes me nauseous and extremely irritable), I'm embracing it.
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Seriously though, everyone I talk to with school-aged children say that eventually they want to be in their own bed. I have an aunt who has three kids (16, 13 and 12 years old). I wasn't so much complaining, but discussing how I wish my son would sleep in a little longer. She just looked at me and said "Before you know it, you'll be dragging them out of their beds to get them up before noon. It goes by in the blink of an eye, so snuggle them while you have the chance."
So that's my new motto...I'm gonna snuggle him while I have the chance!