Hello! Well, the good news is that we started cosleeping a few months ago, and it's great. DS starts the night in his crib (in our room) around 7:30, and then usually comes into bed with us around 9 or 10 at his first waking.
The new problem we're having now is that once we get him down into his crib, he wakes up every 20 or 30 minutes until I finally give in and go to bed with him. This means I get to spend no time with my husband. :(
Should I suck it up and invest in a good book light so I can just have a 7:30 bedtime with DS?
Or should I keep trying to get the little guy to stay asleep for a bit longer on his own? We're not trying to transition him to the crib full time or anything, we're both happy to cosleep with him as long as he likes, we'd just like a few hours before we go to bed!
Or, has anyone tried just holding the baby and letting them snooze while you hang out in the living room in the evening? DS is obviously tired and ready for bed at 7:30ish, so I don't want to keep him up with us, but maybe he could sleep in the living room and then he'd be reassured by seeing us and hearing us when he flutters awake for a moment?
I feel like nighttime parenting is the very hardest part about parenting!