Back in October we blogged about our Co-sleep arrangements, (To Co Sleep, or not to Co sleep). We had every intention of trying to get Monkey into a Bednest or a cot once he was bigger so that we could go back to being two mummies in a bed. Whenever we tried to get M to sleep for long periods in his Bednest, he just wasn’t having any of it. The longest he lasted in the Bednest was 1am, we moved on to a cot with the slight improvement of being 2am.
We put him down in his cot at around 8 and then around 11 when we go to bed he stirs and comes in to bed with us. Now some people will say we’re making a rod for our own backs, or spoiling him etc trust me I’ve heard it all. But even though I sleep squished against a cold wall, no longer get mummy cuddles and get woken by having my nose squeezed or smacked in the face. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I LOVE it. I moan about the lack of sleep, wake up feeling achey from sleeping on the seam of the matteress and wake every so often to check the duvet isn’t over M. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really love it.
If we didn’t Co-sleep I wouldn’t wake up to moments like those above. I’m quite a light sleeper so if C got out of bed to pick M up I’d wake up. But instead I can roll over to these two lovelies already snuggled up in my bed with me. Now I’m not saying everyone should Co-sleep, it’s just not safe for some families and if you are planning on Co-sleeping you should do some research and follow the safe co-sleeping guidelines. I was so frightened of the idea of co-sleeping when M was born that it took a lovely friend of ours to convince me everything would be ok as long as we were sensible. I’m really glad I listened to her. Because I really love it.
Did I mention I love it?