I am looking for some examples of successful family bed sharing with two children. DS2 is going to 18 mo soon and sleeps right between DH and me. He is mostly night-weaned but still nurses to sleep for a minute or two and nurses in the middle of the night if he is fussy for some reason, but that is rare. We have a queen sized tempurpedic and I am not willing to give this bed up for a king. No way!
The issue now is I am on the left side of the bed and want to lay on my left side at night but he is there, so I end up always sleeping on my back or my right side, facing out. When DS3 arrives, I would like him to sleep in the middle and DS2 to move to the outside somehow. I was thinking of bringing in his crib mattress he never used and put it next to our bed on my side sooner so that I can sleep comfortably now.
Does that work? Has anyone else figured out what you're doing about this? Any experiences with it and advice?
I am nervous that the change might not go well and I want to be prepared before jumping in.