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post #21 of 24
What works for us
My 4 year old daughter and I sleep in a double bed in one room, my 2 year old son sleeps with Papa in another room. In the early morning, Papa brings my son in to sleep another hour or two with us, untill the alarm goes off in our room. The kids actually sleep through the alarm, so i can bring them out to the sofa for snuggles one at a time.

Oh, and I have been getting a nap everyday, with one kid or both depending on my daughter's energy level.

I do recall being really tired, and frustrated when I was getting big and pregnant last time and we did move my daughter into a single bed which was up against our big bed. I also ended up weaning her for one month, because it hurt and made me so grumpy it wasn't worth it. She started back up again after the baby was born and my milk came in like gang busters!

Co-sleeping is a funny thing, sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not, but it sure makes me feel close to my kids..
post #22 of 24
a little late joining this thread...

we are still co sleeping and night nursing.. both of which I want to wean him from.
post #23 of 24
THIS is what we plan to do when #2 arrives for SURE. My DD will be just 2.5 and I doubt she'll be ready to be on her own. We have a queen size bed and DD (20 months) currently sleeps in between us. SO, my hope is that it will be newborn on the crib, then me, then DD, then daddy. That way my toddler still has me (who she just needs to be next to and she sleeps great) and I can nurse the newborn all night, and we have enough space for everyone. I don't think DH exactly likes the idea of being so far from me, but it's not any further than he is now... and our kids won't be young forever!
post #24 of 24
Congrats on your pg!!

Wish I had time to read thru the responses but baby about to wake. I was in a similar situation this time last year. A couple things worked.

1. I spent the night - or part of the night - in another bed. We have a guest bed so I would go to bed in there. When DD woke DH would calm her and she most often would go back to sleep. If they really needed me, I'd go in and nurse her - but at least I'd get a LITTLE extra sleep.

2. After spending a couple nights in the guest bed, I moved back into our bed but with a new sleeping arrangement. Bed rail on one side, DD next to it, DH in the middle, me on the other side (so not next to DD). She often woke but fell asleep with just DH comforting her. Not all the time, but some of the time.

I wanted DD to get used to the new sleeping arrangement long before the baby came because I knew we'd co-sleep with both in the bed, knew I didn't want the two LOs sleeping next to each other and knew I didn't want DD to associate the new arrangement with the arrival of the baby (to prevent jealousy). The added benefit was that she was a little further away from me and the need to wake in the night significantly decreased.

Good luck! It is exhausting - I know!
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