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post #41 of 49

Serena; I'm a complete prude, so it's surprising that it's never bothered me. We just don't think about the fact that she's there; it's only slightly awkward if she laughs or snorts in her sleep because that always makes me giggle. I think with number 2 he will only co-sleep with us for a couple of years, and then he can go in the same room as his sister.

I really do like having her there though, and it'll be a little sad when she moves. She likes to fall asleep holding my hand, it's really cute although she is getting far too old for it!

post #42 of 49
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We didn't plan on cosleeping but once DS was born it didn't feel right not to. My DH is 6'2"/215 and we had a queen at the time. We have a king now and he starts in his own room, joining us every night between 2-5am. Lots of DTD happened in our bed during early infancy, then it moved elsewhere in the house during later infancy and toddlerhood. You get creative. Just my 2 cents, but as a first time mama, I'd never have dreamed I'd have sex with a baby in bed, or sleep with my 4 year old, but...just play it by ear. Parenthood has taught me to make very few rules for what I will or won't do. wink1.gif
post #43 of 49

I also thought I should clarify on the subject; we're in a king sized bed, and my daughter sleeps in a cot bed with the side down next to our bed, kind of like an extension to the bed. So she's not literally in our bed!

post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

Cmu; that's really cool, he must have been really happy to feel that.

I might be being a bit too organised today. We've spent the afternoon going through all of our daughter's baby clothes, putting them in order of size, and washing them. We have loads of baby 0-3 month clothes that are suitable for boys, and quite a few for the first year in general. But unfortunately as the years go on they get more girly, so there's nothing by age 2!
We are in the same boat. I had a lot of gender neutrals for her first year, then all the pink and ruffles crept in like a virus. smile.gif
Fortunately I have a neighbor with a 2yo boy who is getting rid of his baby things, so we should be good. Another friend is sending a few more blankets and crib sheets, so we really are quite good.
post #45 of 49

Don't you love hand-me-downs! We've been relying on them for the past two years since we can't afford to actually buy our daughter much in the way of clothes.

post #46 of 49
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Don't you love hand-me-downs! We've been relying on them for the past two years since we can't afford to actually buy our daughter much in the way of clothes.

 

I love consignment stores and Value Village for this reason. I can clothe my DD for a season for about 125$ - 150$ in the summer and 200$ in the winter. I live in Ottawa, Canada. It gets really effin' cold here and snow suits are a must have.

post #47 of 49

That sounds really good! And snow suits are really expensive when new.

post #48 of 49
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Originally Posted by haurelia View Post

We didn't plan on cosleeping but once DS was born it didn't feel right not to. My DH is 6'2"/215 and we had a queen at the time. We have a king now and he starts in his own room, joining us every night between 2-5am. Lots of DTD happened in our bed during early infancy, then it moved elsewhere in the house during later infancy and toddlerhood. You get creative. Just my 2 cents, but as a first time mama, I'd never have dreamed I'd have sex with a baby in bed, or sleep with my 4 year old, but...just play it by ear. Parenthood has taught me to make very few rules for what I will or won't do. wink1.gif


 This.  Totally this.  We have two kids co-sleeping in our bed right now, so clearly some rearranging is going to have to be done.  I'm kind of the mindset that we should move both the 4 and 2 year old together so they both have company in the new bed, but my 2 year old is REALLY high needs (having a total fit if she wakes up during the night and someone isn't there...)  But my 4 year old doesn't understand why only *she* is getting evicted.  I need to decide something soon.  We have enough room for everyone - we have a full next to a queen on the floor, but someone needs to move closer to DH in bed to make room for #3.

 

I know it sounds like a headache, but I couldn't agree more with haurelia's statement above about not making rules.  I didn't start out being a rabid co-sleeping mama, and clearly, since we're on kid #3, it hasn't slown down our sex life at all.  Kids sleep deeper than adults and even with more enthusiastic lovemaking both kids sleep like rocks.

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