We have been co-sleeping with our second son, who is now 7 months old. He wakes up every half hour to two hours every night and has for his whole life. Our older son, who is 3 now (and comes to our family bed at some point in the middle of the night as well) wakes up at around 6:30 every morning and I am exhausted having not slept enough at night. As a teacher will soon have to leave the house at 7 am to go to work<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. I am also very sensitive to my baby's movements/wakings and, although I nurse laying on my side in bed, I fully wake up and take a while to fall back asleep every time he wakes up to nurse. I want to make co-sleeping work for us and don't want to use the cry it out method and transition him to a crib full time. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to help a co-sleeping baby sleep for longer stretches so that I can function during the day? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!