Mama to Emma (7) and Sarah (5)
Katie, sahm to two wild and crazy guys (8/07) and (3/10) and their sweet new baby sister (4-1-13)
I do remember my little brother and sister falling asleep in the highchair into their food, though!
Mama to three
Spouse (the political geek) * Stepdaughter (the artist) * and introducing...the Baby (um, he's a baby? He likes shiny things).
My oldest quit needing to be tucked in when she was about 12.
Kara, single mom of 4 girls (5, 8, 16 and 19)
Kids have strokes too!
My first two definitely a no. Both nursed to sleep almost always. This one actually prefers being left alone when sleepy, me being around distracts and irritates her i noticed. She puts two fingers in her mouth, the other hand over her eyes and off she goes. I always say i deserve it after nursing to sleep for 6 years straight!
SAHM to one moody son J (06-27-03), one super-girly daughter M (02-23-06) and welcome Sophie! (05-23-10) expecting fourth in July
If it looks like I'm trying to pick a fight... I'm not, I'm rarely that obvious.
My older girls? They still fight sleep, wake up multiple times a night, and want to be touched all night long.
My babe bounced himself to sleep for his morning nap today.. weirdest thing! We borrowed a jumper from the inlaws (it's the fisher price horse, I think). He was quietly bouncing for 15 minutes, so I went ahead and made breakfast.. still bouncing.. I checked emails... still bouncing. Then I peeked over to say "hi" and realized he was asleep! His head was resting on the "saddle", eyes closed, yet every 20 seconds or so he'd bounce himself. Too cute. Amazingly he stayed asleep as I transferred him upstairs. Otherwise, he always needs help.
Mine has just started to drift off to sleep in the last month on occasion....and by that I mean unlatching when he's nursing in bed and rolling away from me to finish falling asleep. Honestly, I'm just happy when he falls asleep easily with help...and he's a pretty good sleeper all things considered! Most babies need help falling asleep in some form or another, and if I'm ever feeling grumbly about it, I just think to myself how lucky my baby is to have a mom who can and will do that for him whenever he needs it.
Me: Sarah, married to: J, mommy to: C (8/10) and E (11/12)
It didn't last. Now he can't sleep without the boob in his mouth thru the nite!! lol He's now almost 1 year old.
But disclaimer- this is just my own experience with my one babe.
I think that both are completely normal, there's such a wide variation in normal on this topic.
FWIW, Mine never had the chance because they fell asleep nursing as babies....and there was NO WAY I was waking them up to lay them down. Now, I suppose I could have just gently put them down and seen what happened, but I was always so glad they were asleep and I'd get a little free time that I waited 10 or so min and then put them down to be sure they were in a deep sleep and didn't wake....so maybe party of it is manufactured and if I would have put a freshly asleep newborn down they would have drifted back on their own, I dunno.
They both wanted company to fall asleep for the first few years, but now at 6-1/2 and 4 they go to sleep on their own and sleep all night, and those years of intensity are all but a happy memory. Well, a memory anyway.
She plays in her crib for a few minutes, then just goes to sleep.
It's a new thing, and it's as though she's perfected cold fusion; it's that awesome.
Doctors aren't out to kill you or your children. Childbirth isn't inherently safe. Science is actually smarter than your intuition. Lighten up. Use sunscreen.
Mine never have but a friend of mine's daughter apparently does. She just goes up to her parents and says "I'm tired, I'm going to bed" and DOES! FWIW though, she's just turned 3 and they keep LATE hours in that house. Its not unusual for the kids to go to bed till 9:30/10/11pm.
I give birth to ridiclously easy sleepers... I'll admit this..