Originally Posted by kgreenemama
I love lying on my side and stirring in my sleep to find that DS has snuggled up with his back against my chest and belly and his head under my chin. Or when he reaches out and says, "Hold hands." I wish I could bottle that and save it for his adolescent years.
Yes Yes Yes!
We don't "hold hands", we "cuddle-cuddle" as in "mommy, I am tired I need to cuddle-cuddle now.
The new thing is family-hug and family-kiss. DS holds his arms wide open and says "time for our family hug" We all hug together. Repeat for family kiss.
Other great things - sleeping faces and checks and eye lashes. DS eye lashes amaze me, they are so thick and lush and when he is asleep is the only time I can stare at them.
DS is 4.5 and not a toddler anymore. We are torn about co-sleeping lately. On one hand, we feel like he is old enough to be in his own bed. He also takes up a huge amount of room and I sleep in a different bed about once a week.
On the other hand, we all love it so much and hate to give it up. DH and I have discussed it extensively and we both said how awful it was for us to go to sleep at that age (because of awful family issues - fighting, domestic disturbances, etc.) and that a loving bed is what we all need now, that going to sleep between two people that love you more than anything else is a wonderful gift to give a child and to each other - the security, the comfort.