Co-sleeping woes :P

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Re : Co-sleeping woes :P

Postby sherry fisher » Fri Mar 05, 2004 01:58 pm

Denise.
Oh, I am sympothizing with you! Everything we try seems to work for awhile. Then....out the window!! Will has been a poor sleeper since day 1. Only sleeping through the night a handful of times. When I found out I was pregnant, my first thought was "we have to get Will out of our bed!". We have tried the 'crying it out', Not for us! :) The air mattress on his floor in his room while sleeping with him, a pallet on our floor, etc, etc.... Its so exhausting, to say the least. About a week ago we did the crib butted up to the foot of our bed. Now, when Will wakes up to cry, I quickly go to the foot of the bed and rub his back to let him know that I am near. That has worked for us for the time being. Thank goodness! I just wonder where we will put the baby's bassinet when she gets here. To be quite honest, I just want a pretty frilly bedroom. One that I can relax in and feel 'romantic' in. Yeah right, you can relate!! We are constantly asked "how do you two get romantic?" I jokinly let everyone know that this pregnancy was obviously planned by God and that we should not need birth control, as a 20 month old and newborn in the bed or VERY near is contol enough! lol

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Re : Co-sleeping woes :P

Postby rach » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:16 am

Perhaps something like this http://babysenchantedgarden.com/home/be1/page/607/65 will help?
I use LOTS of pillows to keep my roly poly baby from getting to close to the edge of the bed. Perhaps a few large body pillows might help?
Good luck! Now that's she's mobile, it'll be a bit more difficult. Your best bet is probably to lay the bed on the floor. :

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Re : Co-sleeping woes :P

Postby hutced » Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:43 am

Sherry,
Romantic??? Whats that? I am going to put Emily in her "big girl bed" tonight but don't have any expectations about her actually being there all night, we have tried to make a big deal about it.

You should she my bedroom; my bed, the cradle, and now the toddler bed. I feel like it is a nursery not a bedroom.

I have tried to put Emily in her bed when she is asleep and comfort her when she wakes up without getting her up and like you it worked for about a week and then back into our bed she goes. I think some of the problem is I get tired of fighting with her and give in, which is the worst thing I can do, I know, but I like to keep the peace.

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Re : Co-sleeping woes :P

Postby sherry fisher » Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:51 am

Denise, our bedroom is looking about the same! lol our bed, Will's crib and I just keep holding off on bringing that cute little cradle that is in the nursery, in our bedroom! lol For now, there is no room for it. I know I will SQUEEEEEEEEEZE it in somehow when I need to! And I am the absolute same as you on "keeping the peace". I would rather let him crawl up and snuggle in the middle of the night than him scream and keep me awake! Bad, I know! Try putting the bed right up to yours to start out. That way you can rub her back or hair until she goes to sleep. This is what worked for WIll. For now, he is still in the bed at the foot of ours. When he starts to get out as we are watching TV, I will crawl down by him and rub his back. He even knows what "go get in your big boy bed" means. lol He will crawl to the end of our bed and lay down. Of course, he has to be in the 'mood'! lol

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#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
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