Hopeless Cosleepers

21 February 2012

I didn't really have the intention of bed sharing with baby before the little fellow showed up. But my utter inability to get myself out of bed in the middle of the night beat out all the anxieties and concerns I had.

Now little Jake Ramsay is the merciless lord of his parents' bed. He never (rarely...well...only sometimes...) wakes up for extended periods, but he wakes up often to nurse and wakes me up even more often with fond little kicks to the stomach. Every morning as I get out of bed, I make some huge promise to myself involving sleep training. But as the day wears on and my bitterness at being woken up nine times a night wears off, I realize that I'm not so sleep deprived, and all my resolve is out the window. 

We finally got him a real crib last week...which he sleeps in...about thirty percent of the time. It's mostly just the cage we put him in at 5:30 in the morning until he screechingly demands to be liberated.

The set up doesn't bother me so much. I cope by not believing any mom who says her baby sleeps through the night. That makes it a lot easier.

He's a decent napper. But he must be nursed, danced, or ergo-ed to sleep (as evidenced below.)


And for his naps - though he certainly would prefer it otherwise - he only gets fake parents.

12 comments :

  1. PRECIOUS. I love that little baby.

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  2. so cute! Gianna still sleeps in her sling for naps, and shes 11 months old. and she has never slept in her crib.....guilty as charged!

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    1. I bet if I had a toddler to chase after, baby #2 would live in a pack!!!

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  3. Our little one has spent possibly four hours total in her bassinet at night in the three weeks of her life. I'd love to put her there but sleep trumps all.

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    1. When Jake was first born we put him in a Moses basket at the foot of our bed...in the middle of the night we always ended up just putting the basket on our bed. The thing took up so much space it didn't take us long to boot the basket and keep the baby :D

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