Friday, February 29, 2008

A 1st Time Mama's Thoughts on Co-sleeping

DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually, we don't co-sleep with Matthew. He loves his bed, and I am glad he does. But we are traveling right now, so he is in a bed with me at night...and this is what I have learned that co-sleeping means:

- a finger in my eye
- a headbutt to my mouth
- an elbow to my throat
- a foot in my face
- getting up more tired than when you went to bed

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh DON'T I RELATE TO THIS POST!!!

Grant gets up in the middle of the night every night and will NOT stop crying until I bring him in bed with us.

Then I basically get pummelled the rest of the night and wake up with sore ribs and circles under my eyes. I agree: co-sleeping (at least with a toddler) is a BAD IDEA!!!!!

Sarah said...

Tish, I'm so glad to read your post about not doing the co-sleeping thing. I'm tired of reading about all of these adoption parenting books that tell me that I could permamentaly damaging my child by not having her sleep with us when she first comes home. I'm a light sleeper and I don't like anyone touching me when I'm trying to sleep. If a baby was hitting me in the middle of the night all night and making sounds I couldn't function at work the next day. I'm feeling guilty though, and have been thinking about those sidecar things where the baby is next to you but in their own area. I dunno. We'll see how it goes while still in Taiwan before forking over money for sidecar sleeping gear.

Yvonne Crawford said...

I slept with Callum for 4 months and Mia for 8 months - I had to kick them to the curb due to me getting NO SLEEP!! Mia lasted longer becasue she was a nice cuddler for a long time...

But man, I agree with you especially for toddlers...which reminds me - Callum asked to sleep over tonight in my room...It's a king sized bed, I'll put him allllll the way over. :)

Just Us said...

Thanks for the tip...will keep that in mind in the event Yu-Lin ends up in our bed. Kristie