Originally Posted by pumpkin
I have to stay with DD for naps. She just will not sleep otherwise. I feel absolutely trapped. I always thought that naptime would be a chance to get a little exercise, do a couple of chores, eat a meal in peace. Instead I get absolutely no time by myself because I am with DD practically every single minute.
The one thing that saves my sanity is that she will sleep on my lap on the couch. I've got my laptop there so I can get on MDC, hulu, etc. I've got headphones for the laptop so I can watch a little tv that way.
I could have written this !!! I nap with DS every day, and then co-sleep at night. I feel nuts at times, because I think about all the stuff I could be doing. Then I realize it's just "stuff', and being close to my son far outweighs any of it. I don't get much time just to myself, and I know some people think I am strange for not putting him down in a crib alone, but he sleeps so much better this way, and I like the closeness too. Hearing his sweet little sighs, cuddling, and then when he wakes up and beams at me, it's the best feeling in the world. It's worth it.