Some nights it seem my dh and I fit PERFECTLY with our new little Kenny snug between us (and yes, I did say between us b/c my husband has more maternal instincts than most of my women friends and would NEVER roll over on our son, nor pull covers over him - he usually sleeps with one hand on him . . . to 'know' exactly where he is at all times).
Other nights . . . I am 'cramped' - feel hot, cold, uncomfortable.
So, when we have the $$ we want a King, but until then . . . is co-sleeping just ALWAYS wonderful for everyone or are there those nights when you find yourself almost desiring to escape to the couch - or asking your mate to? Do you ever wake not rested b/c you've been laying on your side and your arm is asleep or you have a crick in your neck?
I do NOT want the alternative - my child in a crib - even if it is on the other side of the room. It is too big, too unattainable - I need to hear his grunts and intuitively know he's waking to nurse before he even has to make a peep. He's so content with this arrangement too - wakes with a smile . . . just precious.
Now with almost 6 month old ds, the queen is feeling decidedly small. I have "suggested" more than once that dh sleep in the downstairs bedroom, in part so I can co-sleep and nurse ds without worrying about waking dh up, in part so I can have the whole bed to myself to set up a "mommy nest" (two pillows behind me, pillows under both arms so I can sleep sitting up with ds in arms, nursing).
It is so expensive to buy a new bed (and new sheets, etc.) though! And putting ds in a crib is not an option. I'm thinking maybe buy two twins with that device that keeps them together and makes them a king; eventually ds and kiddo number 2 can use the twins and we can go back to using a queen size.
Just have to find the $$$$....:
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But, yeah, we didn't do this immediately and it was hard at times to have room. It helped if one length of the bed was against the wall, so we could actually use the edge of the beds without falling off one side.
I do think a king is idea, and when we leave our current place (it's short term) we'll be getting one right away. But I've also coslept in a full size bed and it was alot worse!!
Also, DD also sleeps between DH and I and has since her birth. He is a very aware sleeper, too, and I trust him implicitly.
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
I'm just kinda chuckling. Dh and I used to share a full size bed and never complained. We just bought the queen because it was on sale. Now we wish we had a king.
I have a joke book someone gave me when we married: You know you're married: when the bed is finally big enough.
DH, me and often the 4 and 5 yr old all on the queen bed
and yes there are times when I rather wouldn't or just run to sleep in the recliner !
So we dug up a single bed and attatched it to our queen. Wall to wall bed - but it is great.
In theory - ds sleeps in the single, and I move over to nurse and either stay there or come back to the queen (I have back and shoulder issues, and if I'm having a bad day, I need to lie on my back to sleep).
But mostly dh sleeps in the single and ds and I get the queen. We all get a better night's sleep.
Dh is happier because at least we are all in the same room and get to wake up together.
Mattresses on the floor would be our best solution, but we have dogs who would view that as an invitation to co-sleep with them <grin>...so we don't do that.
Thanks for the link!