I have said before that I don’t enjoy co-sleeping, and at that time I really didn’t, but things change pretty quickly when you’re a parent and a lot of things I thought I was once against I find myself doing regularly.
The point of parenting is to learn. I went in there, guns drawn, thinking that I knew what I was doing… and boy was I ever wrong. I am thankful that I was informed and thought I knew everything, because at least I had a base line to go off of.
Now I am really rethinking co-sleeping and I see its benefits, especially as a breastfeeding mom. Although I couldn’t be able to do it full-time because sometimes I just need a good sprawled-out sleep.
With Monster in the bed, he always cuddles right up to me, so I feel like I can’t roll over. He sleeps in the middle, because who really wants their kid to fall off the three-foot-high bed in the middle of the night, and he ends up taking up more room than my partner and I together!
To top it off, as the warm weather is approaching, I have learned that my kid sweats just like his dad… So the little Monster becomes a sticky sweat ball I have to peel off of me in the morning.
But on nights where his teething pain is catching up with him, or he got a few needles earlier in the day, then yeah I let him sleep with us. I can’t say that I don’t enjoy it either. He is a little cuddle bug and who doesn’t love that.
So some nights he sleeps with us. We take strides to make sure he is okay, like not allowing it on days where anyone has a few drinks, or muscle relaxers, and everyone wakes up the next morning happier and better rested.
Unless he pees in my bed like he did last night, and I wake up to peed on clothes that I didn’t even pee on… Yay for 6 am sheet changes.
Do you co-sleep?