Don't I have some cute kids? Okay, that wasn't what I wanted to talk about today, but I just had to share this photo. It's not easy to get a picture of all of them with pleasant looks on their faces (and Ty without his thumb in his mouth), so I had to share. Gosh, I love them.
Anyway.... I cosleep with my kids. No, no, no, not all of them. I don't think they make a bed big enough for that! LOL. I coslept with all of them when they were babies. I'm cosleeping with Samantha right now. Well, not right now. LOL. I never thought I would share sleep with my babies. Never. Babies belong in a crib in their own rooms, right? This is what I thought before I had my kids.
When I was pregnant with Rebekah we bought this beautiful crib with custom-made bedding. Her room was the loveliest shade of green with a window seat and bookshelves that my husband built. And she didn't sleep in there until she was 10 months old. Rebekah was born 5 weeks premature and was so tiny. Just 6 lbs. And she would not be parted from me. Really, she wouldn't. If I put her down she would cry and cry. I guess that I could have tried, but I was a new mom who had just had an emergency c-section and an early baby that nursed every two hours. I was wiped out. So she slept with me. Right on my chest actually. She was so small! As she got bigger, she just moved beside me and there she slept until she was 10 months old.
Lucas only last 5 months in our bed. Tyler was 8 months. Samantha is 7 months and I'm still happy cosleeping with her. Basically the babies stay in our bed until I start sleeping worse with them than I would without them. Samantha is a great cosleeper, just up once a night, which I usually don't even remember. I just nurse her in bed and off I go, back to sleep.
No, I have never rolled over on my kids. Neither has my husband. I have a bedrail on my side of the bed so she doesn't roll off onto the floor. She just snuggles up next to me and there she sleeps. She's a little heat-seeking missile. LOL. It has never been that hard to move them to their own cribs when the time is right. Just a few tears... most of them mine.
I really never thought I was that mom. You know, the cosleeping, sling-wearing type. Turns out I am. I even did cloth diapers for my first 2 kids. Yes, really. My second two wear Pampers. Not that I love them less, I just don't have as much time for it like I did with just 1 or 2 kids.
So Samantha and I cosleep. As I snuggled up with her last night I realized that we only have a few months left. Even if we share sleep until she's 10 months, that's only 3 more months. *sigh* She wakes up so cheerfully... I just love seeing her smiling face when I wake up in the morning. I love her snuggling up in the crook of my arm. But Samantha is our last child, so it's hard thinking that these moments are so quickly fleeting. I have a hard time moving from moment to moment in our lives, watching my kids get older and move further and further away from me. Moving out of my bed into their own cribs is just one of many rites of passage in my home. They just grow up too fast, don't you think?
I think feel a layout coming on....
Subject change: Garage sales are a big thing here in North Idaho. Maybe it's because we have actual weather as opposed to when we lived in So Cal and it was always sunny and warm. I never went garage saling, and there really weren't that many anyway. Here we have a warm season and along with that is the garage sale season. I have definitely caught the bug. Friday mornings I open up the Nickel's Worth and search out the sales that interest me. Today is no exception. So I need to get to it. Have a great Friday!! :)