My mom is driving my batty. She simply cannot comprehend the fact that my son (9 1/2 mo. old) sleeps in our bed. She brings it up EVERY TIME we talk - and it's not "how is Sam sleeping?" it's "Is he in his own crib yet?" and we have to go through the SAME thing over and over again. We talk like 2x/week so it's not as if she's just checking in every month or so. Yes we do have different mindsets to begin with on the subject but she's really adamant about imposing her "experience" which is: she let me CIO for a few days and then I slept through the night, ALL night, for the rest of my life. Except she wasn't bf'ing (which is a whole OTHER story) and she was, apparently, super human. It's efiin' exhausting!!!! I've tried sending her articles, books, statistics, everything I can get my hands on about bed-sharing and safety, benefits to child, etc. and nothing works. I don't even think she reads it. She's even sent me articles (nasty, CIO technique BS) about getting a baby to sleep through the night (in the crib). I have dealt with this now for 5 months +. I have tried begging her to stop, telling her firmly that it's OUR decision and that's final, telling her that I can't listen to it anymore and it's driving me nuts, just ignoring it, changing the subject, agreeing with her...everything short of outright LYING which I think it's coming down to. Yes, mom, kid's in the crib and sleeping great. You were right. Everything is right in the world now. It's gotten worse since now I am expecting again in Sept. and she's got to comment over and over how I better get the new baby used to the crib early this time because we'll never get TWO out of the bed and on and on and on...........................
rant over I think. For now...'till she calls again at least.
*Meghan* - Mom to Sam (5/14/08) and Joseph Scott born 9/10/09! and wife to amazing hubby Mike : ! WE LOVE OUR : FAMILY!