HEADS – “Pack”
I’ve been wondering about co-sleeping for some time. You know, packing the entire family into one bed. When my kids were babies no one practiced co-sleeping that I knew of. We had a nursery ready and set to go before the baby came home. The first few weeks, at my mother’s suggestion, the baby slept in a bassinet next to my bed. A good thing too, because Mr. Vixen rarely woke up in the night and I was so exhausted I could barely reach over and grab her for the nightly feedings. I continued that practice with the next two kids. As soon as they were down to one or two feedings a night I moved them to their nursery.
On Saturday we had the girls over for a sleep over. No choice but to have them sleep in our king size bed with us. I thought there would be very little issue, since the bed is so big. Not entirely true. The little rugrats toss and turn all night. One is a little heater and keeps kicking off all the covers while we are freezing. If you get up for a moment, don’t expect your space to still be unoccupied when you get back. There will be a child in your space, sleeping sideways, I guarantee it.
When we first went to bed I had such a wonderful sense of closeness to them. All cuddly and snuggely. Then the talking started. Butterball talked straight for nearly an hour. All questions. ‘Nama, what’s that? over and over; the closet, the door, her sister, Papa, the roof, etc. Ladybug was quiet except when Butterball would start asking her questions, then she would tell her in no uncertain terms she was trying to sleep.
So I am probably not cut out for co-sleeping. High on my priority list of things I want now is a spare bedroom!