I just had to share with everybody my latest journey along the parenting highway.
For the past week or so, I have had Libby sleeping in our bed. Some nights she starts off in her portacot, which is pushed up alongside our bed, some nights she starts off in our bed.
As only our big bedroom is airconditioned, we decided long ago we would all "bunk in" together for the summer. DH is now on a mattress on the floor, which he says suits him fine - he gets a better night's sleep anyway. We figure one day we will both be back in the same bed, when our child(ren?) are a little older and can appreciate their own beds, so we're not too stressed about it.
I don't know why it took me so long to do this - I guess I just fought against it, thinking it was best that Libby had her own cot/space etc - it's amazing how your own upbringing can influence you. And I also have to admit, I love snuggling up to DH in our own bed.
But I love sleep and knowing this is easiest much more at the moment.
Since we have been co-sleeping, she only wakes about once in the night, checks I am there, somtimes wants a feed, and then goes straight back to sleep. I don't have to get up, pick her up out of her cot, sit in the rocking chair and get her back to sleep - it's just SO much easier.
I've bought a safety rail for the other side of the bed - I think that safety is so important.
So, there you go, I have been converted......hallelujah!