Our situation isn't awful...I just wonder how long this will/can go on, especially as the kids keep getting bigger and taking up more space...
We are blessed to have a king sized bed. Thank goodness, as 4 people and 2 cats are in it by the middle of the night!
Both kids slept with us as babies. Now dd, 5 1/2, goes to bed in her own bed. At some point (usually midnight-ish) she awakens and joins us in bed. Same with the 18 month old, who nurses to sleep, is placed in his crib, then wakes around 11 for a dipe change. He then nurses back to sleep and upon waking. Two big cats, too.
I keep waiting for the 5 1/2 year old to SSTN. Am I being unrealistic? Am I going to have to "train" her to stay in her own bed? I don't want her to do that (=feel unwelcome). But it is getting crowded, which means it is harder to sleep.
Advice appreciated. It is not miserable at this point. Just not optimal. I'm fine with the bf-ing babe sleeping with us. But I'd like to think that in a year or so we all just might sleep through the night, even occasionally. But dd is showing no signs of doing that.
I'd love to hear about your experiences.