Saturday, March 12, 2011


As I mentioned in my "attachment" parenting post, Liam and I co-sleep. It was not my plan from the beginning but I've learned, first-hand, that parenting (or anything to do with children really) cannot be planned. The main driving force behind Liam ending up in our bed is the fact that I breastfeed. It is just so much easier to turn over and feed him rather than get up. I know this sounds lazy but when you're sleep deprived, anything goes.
As of right now, co-sleeping works for us. Since Will is deployed and we kicked the dogs out of the bed months ago, there is plenty of room for us. We have quite awhile before Will gets home and I definitely want to have Liam out of the bed by then but right now, I'm not really in a huge rush. That being said, I am struggling to figure out when we should make the transition.
I haven't really thought too much about moving him to a crib until recently when I realized that at night, he will not sleep alone. During the day, he gets rocked to sleep and is sometimes moved to his swing where he will continue to sleep (at least for a little while) but at night, if I leave him alone in the bed, he will surely wake up (and it won't be pretty). I'm getting scared that the longer I wait, the harder it will be. And even worse, I'll keep putting it off and the next thing I know, I'm attempting to sleep with Liam and Will (who's 6'2" and over 200 lbs.) in our queen size bed.
I think I'll start asking the advice of other moms who co-slept with their kids (and were able to get them out of the bed by, let's say, six months). Until then, Liam and I will continue to take advantage of the cuddletime that comes along with our current sleeping arrangement.
Night everyone!

<3 Jaye (and a sleeping Liam)


  1. Get him out I co-slept with Miles and we had the worst time getting him to sleep in his own crib. He still won't nap alone. He has to be held during nap time or be laying next to mommy or daddy. We tried to transition him into his crib around 6 months and he wouldn't sleep in there. We tried on a daily basis until around a year. At a year I threw in the towel and said NO MORE!! It took about a week and long sleepless nights. But now it is amazing having the bed to ourselves. Good luck and do what feels right for you and Liam. Parenting is hard and didn't come with an instruction manual. You are an amazing mom do what feels right.

  2. I totally believe in co-sleeping, if your worried about being in the same bed once your husband gets home do this, get a twin bed and push it up against a wall, then push your bed against it. Instant huge ass bed! Co-sleeping just helps your baby become so secure at night! And then, when you wean and he's sleeping through the night, slowly start moving him into his own room. But, I wouldn't force him to move until you wean.

  3. Thanks ladies! I hope that we can figure something out that works for all of us. As of right now, I like cuddling with my little man although he has started sleeping a little more wildly (he actually poked me in the eye last night). I just don't want to end up with a five year old in my bed. He has to get out by then! Lol.