I've been reading other posts with similiar problems that we are having. We co-sleep w/our dd 3 and ds 1. The problem is, oh so many things. First and foremost, none of us our sleeping well anymore. DS is still night nursing (and day of course, too), and not ready to night wean because he's getting ready to walk. Putting the kids to bed use to be shared between me and dh, but since ds started staying up as late as dd, I put them both down because of the nursing thing.
DD rubs, picks, grabs, practically molests me while falling asleep! This has always been the case, she's a fidgeter (like me I might add), and jds is following in her footsteps. I ablolutely can't take it!!! She picks at moles on my back, tries to put her feet down my underwear, reaches around my stomach and picks at my moles, twists and turns, and this went on for two hours last night. DS is nursing the entire time, and it's keeping him awake!
DD is very needy of me, but I'm starting to resent nap time and nighttime sooooo much! I don't want to move her out of the bed and keep ds in, not fair.
We're ready to start transitioning them out once I night wean ds, but I have no idea how. ANy ideas? ANy advice? I know that once ds no longer night nurses, dad can take over bedding them down. But right now, I stay up too late because I dread going to bed because the kids are practically on top of me! I need to know that I get some break at the end of the day!
We co-sleep to give our kids security and sagfety, but I'm afraid that dd's memories are just going to be of me yelling, "Stop picking, stop touching me, settle down and go to sleep!"
We figure they can sleep together. I'm happy to keep an open door policy and expect them to end up in bed with us for years, I suppose, but I want to start the transition so I can maybe get a few hours of sleep.
Does anyone have any advice for how to start gently moving them, before I throw them out!!!!!!!!
Any advice from you mamas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Losing my mind,