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We've had a major change at our house - our 19 month old ds started sleeping in his own room, in his own bed. He saw his friend sleep in the bed in his room for a nap and got really interested. So, I thought here it is, the opportunity to try out his bed. And, it's been amazingly easy. After he nurses he just lays down and goes to sleep. This NEVER happened before. I'm shocked. And, yet not shocked. I've learned that when my DS is ready, he will do things. If I push it, he wont. Kids are amazing that way.<br><br>
I miss him!!! And, as silly as it feels to me ( I never dreamed he'd want his own bed, thought he'd be with us until 4, etc), I'm really sad. I loved co-sleeping and have slept well with him by my side since day one. He still snuggles with me in the wee hours, but I miss being able to touch him or just look at him in the night. I like to know he is o.k. I find it hard to sleep with him so far away (really, just one room over). I listen all night for him and can't wait for him to come to our bed.<br><br>
I guess this is just another milestone and opportunity to celebrate his growth, but I just feel my baby is moving on.<br><br>
I'm not sure what I'm expecting by posting this, but didn't know another people who would give a darn. any stories to share?<br><br>
I might just crawl in his bed tonight<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm glad you shared this story. It's good to hear that changes can occur easily, and it's so nice to hear how much you love your baby! I get so tired of all the sad stories on the news, I think it is really valuable to share positive stories.<br><br>
I love my little boy to bits so much that I go and peer at him and stroke his chubby cheek when he is sleeping sometimes. Then I half wake him up and my dh thinks I'm nuts!<br><br>
I so agree that it is bittersweet watching them change and grow. I love watching Luka develop, but I miss that little newborn too!<br><br>
We do give a darn, and I hope you did crawl into his bed and give him a good ol' hug. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I felt the same way, when at 22 months, my son started sleeping in his own bed... he slept just fine, i was up all night for a week, i missed him and wanted to keep checking on him to see if he was okay!
 

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I really can't believe this. My ds has had his share of troubles sleeping. He has never gone to sleep without nursing and just started to sleep from 8pm to 6 am a few times a week.<br><br>
Anyway, last night he slept all night in his room, in his bed. I was awake all night listening for him. He was so excited when I came in this morning to nurse him. He kept saying "big, boy, bed". It's wierd because we've never encouraged this or told him that this is where big boys sleep.<br><br>
I guess when children are ready, they will do what they need. They are so resourceful!<br><br>
I still miss him in my bed. But, I must admit my husband is starting to seem more interesting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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