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We have 2 beds in our room to allow for spill-over in the middle of the night -- usually dh is the one who spills. So the extra bed needs to be near his side of our reg. bed. Make sense? His alarm goes in between the beds.<br><br>
We just rearranged our room because the way it was before was irritating me. It was 1) not functional for dressing in the morning 2) our bed was too close to the door and every little bump and noise from downstairs was waking me and 3) was just plain unattractive to look at and unpleasant feeling.<br><br>
It looks cute now. Open, pleasant, I can open all the doors on my dresser, etc.. BUT -- the only way the new arrangement will work is if I switch to the other side of the bed. I've slept on the same side for 8 years now. I'm a very finicky sleeper too, and I'm afraid I'll never ever get used to it.<br><br>
Has anyone ever switched sides? Did you get used to it eventually? Will I?
 

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Yup- when Maggie was about 5 weeks old (when we got her hammock) DH and I switched sides because her hammock frame fit better on the other side of the bed.<br><br>
Idon't know when we actually got used to it, but we are used to it now, 11 weeks later.<br><br>
Of course, we have switched sides before, so maybe it was easier for us.
 

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we've switched thrice in the last 2 months. we swapped sides to see if having dh in the middle would help dd sleep better. it didn't. then we switched back. the we switched again because we moved the twin bed from the side next to the window(!yikes) to the non-window side. it seemed weird at first, but when you're so tired you wish you were dead, you get over it!
 

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We don't have sides. I sleep on whatever side Mark or Kailey hasn't landed on. Sometimes I'm in the middle. I wonder how odd I am?
 

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Ugh. Last night was not a good night. Actually, I didn't mind being on the *wrong* side so much. But I *did* mind that I am now up against the wall. I spent the night with the frantic feeling of being trapped between the wall and dh. I hated it. And dh totally slept as if he was still on his old side ... facing me, legs curled toward me, snoring in my ear....
 

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I have an ornery husband who works away from home about four months out of the year. Last fall, after coming back from a job, he decided that he wanted my side of the bed (I guess that's the side of the bed he slept in at the motel). Ornery butt...anyway, we switched sides and it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it.<br>
But revenge is best served cold...this last time, right before he came back from the job, I completely rearranged the bedroom, so my side is closest to the bathroom now! Mwah ha ha! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome">ag
 

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Yup, we switched sides about a month ago.<br><br>
We moved the bed from the middle of the room with a co-sleeper attached, to against the wall, no co-sleeper. We have so much more floor room in there now, and 10 month old DS has a large area to play in now. (I have a home office attached to the bedroom, I work, he plays)<br><br>
However, when we did this, we had to switch sides. DH gets up at 4:30AM to get ready for work, so I am the one next to the wall. I felt like you Mamaduck, trapped between DH and the wall and it did take a week or so to get used to it.<br>
Plus we have DS in the bed half of the night, no co-sleeper anymore, and that took getting used to. It feels alright now, I just wish DS would sleep through the night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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I'm doing better about it now. I actually turned the bed so it is catty-corner -- it fills a little more space in the room, but thats okay. It means I'm not right against the wall anymore. Also, it means we can fit bedside tables on both sides now. And we can still fit the twin bed where we need it.
 

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You know, the funny thing is that while I prefer not to sleep against the wall, I can manage on either side of the bed. BUT, DD will NOT NURSE if I am on her right side. I have to be on her left! Perhaps it's because she sleeps on her tummy and it's only comfortable to turn her head to the left, but she refuses to turn her head to the right to nurse at night. Go figure!
 
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