We have 3 kids, 5, almost 3 and 15 months. I'm also 12 weeks pregnant with #4. We've coslept for a year with all our kids then moved then into their crib and own room. With our first we did CIO at a year and it was a dream, she was sleeping through the night within a couple days, loved to go to bed, no issues. With our second,, I got pregnant when he was 10 months, so I night weaned him before we moved him into the crib. He wouldn't fall asleep in the crib at all, we tried 1 night of CIO and it was horrible. Took him out of the crib and moved him into bed with dd, it got a little better but still 30 minutes of crying before he'd fall asleep. And multiple wake ups at night. #3 moved out of our room at 10 months, it was going so, so good! I could walk him to sleep, lay him down and he'd be out for a few hours. Then he'd come into our room when he awoke and spend the rest of the night with us.
We have all 3 kids in 1 room, the bigs have bunk beds and the baby is in a crib. Bedtime used to be okay, I could lay #3 down and rock his butt till he fell asleep. He's always woken up a lot though. And our big kids still wake up at least once a night. When I got pregnant DH took over all night time duty from the time he got home at 1230pm. No nursing for the baby after that, dh can get him back in his bed most nights okay.
Now though, #3 fusses for an hour, in my arms while nursing and rocking, until he falls asleep. We've tried a small amount of CIO but he screams so so loud and with the other kids in the room it's not fair. He wakes up every hour or 2, and sometimes won't fall back asleep for hours. The big kids are getting up too, and we're not getting any sleep. DH gets home, takes #3 back to bed, the other kids wake up an hour later and come into our room, he brings them back. Baby is back up an hour after that, dh ends up falling asleep on the kids floor. He's exhausted because he's up so often with them, I'm exhausted because I have a hard time falling back asleep after they've woken up. The kids seem fine though, #3 naps for about an hour, kids are in bed around 7, usually everyone is asleep by 8, and they're all up by about 630.
Last night #3 was up from 930 to 1230, the other kids came into the room about 1100, #1 fell asleep in our bed and #2 stayed awake until dh got home. DH got #2 and #3 asleep pretty easily but then #1 was up for an hour. Then #2 got up at 5 and went into my moms room until coming to get us at almost 6.
Sorry if it's all jumbled and hard to understand, I am so tired and still having bad MS from baby #4. l