El, I do remember reading somewhere that kids who co-sleep are earlier experimenters w/sex. Can't remember where that was, or with what kind of credibility the statement was made. It's a thought I've had, too... but I figure we'll cross that proverbial bridge later. Frankly, I'd rather have ds know how to "pet" w/o feeling the need to have intercourse... but that's another discussion, too!
We have been talking about how to transition ds into his own bed, but I just don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Dh definitely enjoys having ds in bed, but his excitement about it waxes and wanes (sorta like the moon - anyone see tonight's eclipse? powerful stuff!).
H - congratulations to dh!!! It's another life transition, but I'm sure this one will be easier than the last one - the paycheck will relieve some stress, I'd bet.
Jacq - we are the same age, but it's my dh who has the "baby face." I don't think we're going to make it to CA this summer, but maybe this fall - at which point we should get together! (But don't worry, El - I'm not forgetting about that family reunion!
) My cousin just became a first-time mama (1 hour before Mother's Day!) and had a nonmedicated, AWESOME birth experience! Yay, Berkeley! I really want to meet this little one. I can't wait for him and ds to play together!
As for my childhood, my mother definitely did NOT co-sleep. When I announced I was pg and due in November, her reaction was, "Oh, that's so great! You'll be done nursing by the time summer comes - it's so hot and awful to deal with then." So, CLEARLY she did not expect me to bf past 4-6 mos. I'm sure neither my sister nor I nursed past that time. How sad. MIL didn't nurse any of her children at all... but dh turned out just fine, thank you!