However this morning waking up to my wonderful daughters face. A topic did come to mind of what to write about today. Co-sleeping and our final decision :)
When I was pregnant, I was so very against co sleeping. I mean seriously it weirded me out and I didn't understand it at all. I mean why would you want to share your bed with your baby it was just for you and your husband right?
Then we had our daughter and I have to tell you co-sleeping became a necessity to sleep lol. At one month old our poor colicky Amelia would only sleep on my chest and only took 45 min naps during the day . As she got older and the colic was over we did try and get her to sleep in her crib, but to be honest she hated it and we didn't like it either. I mean me and Jake hated the cio method and we all slept better when she was with us.
Fast forward to our lives now we go half and half. She sleeps the first half of the night in her crib and that gives me and Jake our time together, then by around midnight 1am, when she wakes up, she is in bed with us. We have been getting alot of advice from alot of people lately telling us to just put her in her crib and let her fuss and stay in there until morning. Well we tried and failed miserably. Neither me or her father could last more than 3 minutes. We went and got and consoled her and kissed her until she fell asleep in our arms. Her father looked at me and said he just couldn't let her feel alone and I agreed.
I know it works for other families, I mean our neighbors little boy will literally go to his bed on his own and sleep for 12 hours at a time.
But for our family it is just not worth all the heartache.
So all of this is to say we have made a decision. We, as a family, have decided that we will co-sleep until Amelia is 2. At that time we feel we will be able to explain to her that it is ok. That mommy and daddy are in the next room. That she is old enough to sleep in her big girl bed. But for now we will enjoy these nights where we can all snuggle together as a family and wake up to this amazing little girls smile.
Now to show you what I wake up to every morning. It make me feel so happy and blessed to have these two in my life. (please excuse the messy hair and make-up-less face. we literally just woke up :))