I am posting to ask for advice from other similar-thinking mothers as I don't know anyone here that co-sleeps with their little ones. We slept with our son from the day he was born and I found that it really helped me to connect with him- especially since I had lots of trouble at first with my own depression and his colicky behavior. He is now 3 and still happily sleeping with us. I now also have a 3 month old which is why I'm writing. I slept with her by myself when she was first born, then tried to move into bed with my husband and son after a couple of weeks. Even though we have a king-sized bed, I didn't get any sleep this way and felt incredibly crowded. So I went back to sleeping with my baby alone until a couple of weeks ago. Typically, she gets very fussy in the evening and cries a lot before I can get her to sleep. One evening I felt that I just had to have a break and laid her down in her crib for a minuet. Instead of continuing to cry, she went right to sleep. Since then, I've laid her down after nursing in the evening when she gets fussy and she sleeps through the night, usually until 6 in the morning. When she wakes up, I take her out out of the crib and into bed with me to nurse her. I know how unusual it is that she has been sleeping through the night and many moms would think I was crazy for worrying about it. I never even had a crib for my first and just got this for her naps in the daytime so my toddler wouldn't bother her. Now she's sleeping there and I feel a little bit sad about it, like I'm neglecting her. I'm so sorry this is as long as it is, I just wanted to get the whole story down. Anyone else out there with similar problems? Maybe she will sleep better with me when she gets older? Thanks in advance for any replies...
Thanks for the replies. I have been bringing her into bed with me in the mornings to nurse and snuggle. It does seem to suit her best for now to sleep by herself because she sleeps so much longer that way. I guess I have a bias against cribs and it's hard for me to accept. Honestly, after taking care of her and my toddler all day, it's nice to have a break!