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Hi Everyone,<br>
I'm about to have our second son and we are so excited. Our older son sleeps in our room in his own bed. He always has the option to sleep with us but he usually chooses his own bed. I'm looking for some advice or guidence for when our new son comes in about 2 months. The new baby will be sleeping with us and in a Happy Hangup next to our bed. I'm looking to see if anyone has done this before and what you experenced. Thanks so much!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/femalesling.GIF" style="border:0px solid;" title="Femalesling">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stork-boy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="stork boy">
 

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We have 2 ds in our room.DS number one sleeps w/ us and has a futon on the floor as his own bed. We also have our ds#2 in bed w/ us, we have a cosleeper but ds only slept in it the 1st week. It gets crowded when all a4 of us are in bed, so the nights when ds#1 sleeps in his own bed are much more comfortable. The only advice i have is to make sure if both ds's are in bed is to make sure they are not sleeping side by side, as my ds would never know his brother was under him. I put a pillow between them if i need to move the baby over to nurse on the other side, make sense?
 

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my son slept through everything at night. I also found after some trial & error, that our newborn cried less when i changed him at night when i spent some time nursing him first. Also since i slept next to the newborn he really didn't cry to nurse because i was right there, pretty hypervigilant about his movement, so i would wake up as he was fussing to nurse before he cried.<br>
Naps during the day were harder, he woke up a few times then.<br>
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We have dd (26months) and ds (11 weeks) in our room. Dd sleeps in a toddler bed sidecarred to our bed, ds is in the middle of our king size bed. The first, I want to say two weeks, dd woke up if ds fussed in the night and I'd have to get them both back to sleep. But then dd seemed to start to block out fussing and actually we are just super lucky cause I think I could count the number of times ds has cried in the night on one hand. Usually he makes some grunting noises and I hear him, feed him, and he goes back to sleep...dh doesn't even wake up.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Overall it has worked out MUCH better than I expected. Both kids go to sleep before us though so I put ds in a portacrib in their bedroom (that they don't sleep in) until I go to bed...for safety purposes.
 

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Glad to see this thread, DS is still in our bed and Dbaby is due in a month, so I was wondering myself. Thanks for all responses, it's making me feel a little better!
 

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Thanks everyone this has helped me feel better. I figured the older son would just adjust to the sounds.<br>
Thanks again!
 
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