Sunday, January 31, 2010

stealing away... tricky business!

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.

2 comments:

jess said...

it's not like i've ever rolled over on lexie when he's slept under the doona in the small of my back - same reason, your subconscious knows they're there. although i did accidentally push my foot into him this morning (he did insist on sleeping down the bottom of the bed last night!) and he gave me a good bite to let me know about it!

Lauren said...

Good for you! We're the same. DD cones into our bed somewhere between my bedtime and 3am and stays there until morning. I love it and its great for her too. We were lucky to find a GP who reckons its the best thing and co-slept with his family. Only thing is I wish we had a bigger bed!!