i feel like we had a thread on cosleeping somewhere, but i can't find it now..
so we moved into a new place 2 months ago. the nursery is coming along and i've made it a point not to let our cute, but easily jealous cat in. he has come to accept it. my assumption was that baby would be sleeping in his nursery. i sometimes wondered about having him sleep in our bedroom instead (unaware that that was referred to as "cosleeping"), but it never came up between me and DF.
now i mentioned it briefly to him and he told me that he is "pretty sold on it." i was so angry about it (hormones..), if he is sold on it, then why doesn't he bring it up?
while i think it makes perfect sense to have baby sleep in whatever construction right next to our bed, we have made zero preparations for it. no research, no looking into cosleeping beds or whatever -- the only thing we have right now is a tiny cradle that goes right on the ground, family heirloom. our bed however is higher up (bed base + 2 mattresses on top of each other), so i'm not sure how that would work.
the biggest problem i see however is with our cat. he's been sleeping on our bed or in his own little bed next to DF the entire time, every night. he's totally used to it and loves it. i'm afraid he will see it as a "punishment" if we now out of nowhere start shutting him out. he's a loud whiner, so it would also rob us of our sleep. i know a bit about cat training and basically you have to lay down the law right away and then stick to it. that's why the nursery was easy, new territory, new rules. but now he's used to the bedroom..
i've moved his little cat bed into the living room this morning for starters, much to DF's disliking. he keeps telling me stuff like he's read somewhere that you can actually "train your cat not to go close to the baby". to me this was just upsetting - i am NOT considering any experiments, cat and baby cannot sleep in the same room, period. i wish DF could just accept this condition and work with me on how to get this done.
i know some of you have cats - how did you / are you doing it? i guess there must be a way.. i'd love to hear any tips you might have!