In a very bad mood about bed-sharing - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-09-2013, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
McGucks's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: among the wildflowers
Posts: 1,245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have not slept through the night since we had our son. He is well into his threes. He still wakes several times a night to nurse.

Yes, I could wean him or get him his own bed in our room. I just don't want to. I love the benefits to both of us from nursing but totally resent that I am the only person who can get him to sleep for the night (DH can if I am out of the house...maybe twice or three times since he's been born). I am also the only way he can get back to sleep when he wakes in the night. I have been able to cut him back some on the length of nighttime nursings, but I am still up a few times a night.

If I made him a nice bed on the floor in our room, I guarantee I'd wind up on the floor or just pulling him back to bed with us.

"It's only a phase" isn't cutting it anymore. DH would probably do more to help, but our little guy is essentially allergic to him after the sun goes down.

Just needed to vent. greensad.gif

 sleepytime.gif I got tired of my signature, but I still love my children and husband and miss my little brotherkid.gif

McGucks is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 06-09-2013, 07:01 PM
skycheattraffic's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hug.gif. That's all I got. You're doing great things for him
skycheattraffic is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 06-09-2013, 07:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

You will make a change when it is right for you. We all feel conflicted about our choices sometimes. I think that is very normal. 

erigeron is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off