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so we have a queen tempurpedic mattress on the floor...no box springs....<br>
and i am prego (yay!) again. our dd is 1 1/2 and will be 2 when dd #2 is born..<br>
dd#1 sleeps in the middle and still gets nursed a couple times a night.<br>
my husband LOVES our sleeping arrangment and will probably want dd #1 (and i am guess #2 as well) to sleep with us forever...so that is no problem, thank goodness.<br>
but i already feel pushed to the edge of the bed with a scrap of the covers some nights...<br>
and i am not even showing yet....i can't imagine how crowded it will be when i get big and then i don;t know what to do about making room when the baby comes.....<br>
it will make me sad to think that dd#2 will not get the exp of sleeping in between me and dh...we call it our womb away from the womb....b/c we snuggle around her body all night with our hands and feet touching echother and her curled up inside....<br><br>
i am thinking that some kind of co-sleeper on the side will be our only option<br>
but that makes me feel sad too, like the baby will not really be in the bed...and do they even make the co-sleepers to just sit on the floor?<br><br>
any have any advice for making room?
 

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We are currently cosleeping full time with a 2 year old and a 7 month old. We used to have a queen with a twin next to it. This worked allright, but the problem was the mattresses were different thicknesses so the twin was a few inches shorter. There was a hotel in town replacing all their mattresses, a friend worked there and snagged 2 full size mattress sets from the nonsmoking floor and we gave away what we already had. We now have a HUGE bed bigger than a king with room for everyone and we LOVE it.<br><br>
So possibly you could just add a twin to yours and it would be great... just make sure it is the same thickness as your current queen.
 

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our bed/matress is a a tempurpedic...it was like $1,500...we are still paying it off...it is allergy free, mercury free,a nd best for spinal injuries etc...<br>
so i don't think we can afford (infact know we can't)another twin to go with it.....<br>
the only thing i can tink o fis to ask for a 3 by 3 foot "sample" tempurpedic mattress from the company...even if we had to pay for it....so i could make my own co-sleeper....<br><br>
i am still up for more ideas and i got nine months to go so
 

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Here was my intital idea: get a twin to stick next to your bed for you 2 year old, and put the baby in the middle.<br><br>
If it's important to you get the "sample" and make your own cover for the baby and use that as a co-sleeper.<br><br>
We currently are sleeping on a king and full pushed together and at times it's still not enough, we all like to spread out :LOL
 

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We took the side off a crib and put that against our bed for our 2 yr old, and then the baby would sleep next to the wall. But, when the baby came home ds #1 decided he didn't want to sleep with us anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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This is what I've been thinking about doing when our #2 comes in April. But I hadn't even thought that dd might chose not to stay in our bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Hmm, something to consider in the meantime...<br><br>
The only other thing I could think of for this would be an airbed or futon mattress added to the side. Maybe you could check a local thrift store or sign up with a freecycle group in your area? You could get lucky.
 

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There's always the option of shoving the others out of the way when they start pushing you off. :)<br><br>
At the beginning of this pregnancy, I wanted to get a king sized mattress. Like you, I'd really prefer not to use anything that puts any member of the family on a separate surface, even just the other side of a crack. After I got bigger, thought about the price of even a crummy mattress and the extra work of bed making, and took a serious look at our room, I decided to wait. None of us mind sleeping touching each other. Babies are tiny and take up very little room, especially against your breast. And most of the time when I feel crowded, it's because someone has migrated into a bizarre position -- e.g. dh is sprawled out on his back taking up 2/3 of the bed, or dd is sleeping diagonally. I'd probably have to just shove them over even in a bigger bed.<br><br>
I may decide I was crazy after the baby is born, but I guess we can always decide to change it then.
 

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We had a king size bed and it was not big enough for DH, dd and preggo me. So we added a fullsize bed and it was wonderful. The beds were pushed against the walls to where 2 side were against the walls. DH slept in the full size bed which was not against the wall. Then at the foot of the bed we placed several layers of carpeting for those accidental falls. The sleeping arrangement starting from the wall was ds (newborn), me, dd (18 mos older than ds) and DH.<br><br>
We love co-sleeping and really never had a problem of the newborn waking dd up.
 
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