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Hi, Ladies!! Just wanted to see if you could help me out with a little dilemma I'm in. I'm pregnant and due in about 6 weeks (according to the calendar; according to my body and all the tell-tale signs, probably about 3 or so weeks), and I have a 2-year-old. We have a full size bed and NO money. So....here's the problem.<br><br>
I want to cosleep with the baby. My son, who's been happily sleeping in his crib for the past year or so (he self-weaned from our bed - so sad for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: ), recently decided - following an illness and I think in light of the upcoming changes, the shift in energy around our house - that he wants to cosleep again. Truth be told, I'm sleeping better now, because he's finally not night waking. I have no problem with this, and love him being beside us. But he's a rough sleeper. He body slams, he lays perpendicular and on top of us, and he can flail a lot. With a full size bed, this all adds up to serious risk to me. So, I'm either left to send him packing (I just can't do that personally) or find an alternative. For the moment, we're strapped, given that we have to prepare for the birth (expensive midwife fees) and prepare for the baby (all those extra diapers and covers to buy), in addition to the regular bills. So I can't buy much of anything.<br><br>
Tonight we pulled my son's old crib into our bedroom, about a foot from the bed. But I can't imagine laying a newborn in there to sleep at night. Soooo lonely, and so sad for me - I miss those days of precious cosleeping with my first son as a newborn.<br><br>
Anyone else have a similar situation? What did you do?? I'm praying to eventually get a separate twin bed set, but that might be a while. Help!!<br><br>
Desperately running out of time and ideas -
 

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Can you sidecar the crib? We have our crib sidecarred. While I don't have the baby over there yet, we intend to move him over someday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> It's currently where I keep my extra pillows and books.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you sidecar the crib? We have our crib sidecarred. While I don't have the baby over there yet, we intend to move him over someday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> It's currently where I keep my extra pillows and books.</div>
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I guess I'm not familiar with this - how do you sidecar? We have a crib that's solid (sides don't adjust to get baby in/out). I'm interested though....
 

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Will your older one sleep on the crib mattress on the floor near you?? Or how about an inexpensive futon mattress to put on the floor for the 2-year-old. I sleep with my 2 year old and my baby- we have a double bed and a twin bed pushed together, and he's a rough sleeper too. I've had to be semi-alert in bed to make sure he doesn't make his way over to the baby, and a few times he's gotten closer than I'd have liked. I was looking at some twin futon mattresses online for my oldest DS (DH currently sleeps with him, but is tired of getting kicked all night)- white lotus is one company, but then I found another called northern naturals that was really inexpensive. I figured I'd just put the mattress on the floor for now. I really understand how you feel. I so desperately wanted to sleep alone with my baby in the beginning- it was really hard having to always be worried about her. Now that she's bigger, it's a little easier, but it was tough in the beginning. Her head also started to get flat on one side because I couldn't move her from one side to the other to nurse during the night... she's just now getting evened-out!
 
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