Hello, my name is Ruth. I am a part time co-sleeper.
For all you non baby people out there, this doesn't mean that I sleep around, it means that I sleep with my baby. And when I say part time I mean that it's only from when she first wakes in the early morning around 4:30 - 5am.
I've found that since having mon Pippit a lot of people have a negative view about co-sleeping. A lot of professional baby people that is. I think they must have to say this as a matter of 'procedure' in case someone squashes their baby. Though, I think you'd have to be boozed up or on sleeping pills to do so! Well, I would anyway. It's like your senses go on red alert, you are SO aware of their smallness beside you.
Mission keep-baby-asleep successful!
I'll admit I get a better sleep on my own but there is something so lovely about snoogling in with your wee one that makes bad backs and dead arms all worth it! I normally try and sneak away when I next wake up around seven but she has clued onto this and has taken to sleeping with one leg thrown over me to make extricating myself all the more difficult. I think it's in the hope that she'll wake too and get to come along. Not that I ever mind but I do love my own little slice of morning time. Hot cuppa, checking emails or just cruising round the kitchen taking my time deciding what to have for brekkie. Me time, the stuff everybody needs occasionally.