Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Co-Sleeping...now you know why I am tired
Yep, you guessed it. I am one of those people. One of those people whose children have never slept in a crib, with the except of a nap or two between all 3 of them. In the beginning it was for safety and convenience. Knowing that they are safe and nearby was reassuring. For convenience because I nursed all my boys and it was nice to not even really have to wake up for too long to nurse at night, let alone not having to get up, turn on a light, and the like. So I am a very tired person, in general, because I have never slept without a little one nearby. I do absolutely love it... I love looking over and watching them sleep, I love hearing them take their little breaths, I love having them right there with us. What I don't love however, is the lack of sleep, I have turned into a super light sleeper. I wake at almost any movement and noise.
Just two nights ago as I laid on the very corner-edge of a king sized bed, I was thinking how ridiculous it was that I was occupying only 5% of the entire bed...meanwhile Samuel was smack dab in the middle with arms and legs stretched out to their fullest potential.
One compromise we did make with the other 2 - we will lay with them until they fall asleep. OK OK so I know we aren't necessarily doing things by the book, but hey - they are only young once. I guess I have just succumb to the fact that I will always be tired at least until my kids have grown. Then I can stay up all night worrying about where they are and what they are doing. :O)