Friday, February 26, 2016

Yup! I Co-Sleep!

So this is something that I've been wanting to write about for a little while, because apparently co-sleeping is frowned upon, and I don't understand why people can't also look at the benefits instead of just judging!

First of all, parents can do whatever they want with/to their kids. It's their choice!
No, sometimes parents don't do the "right" thing, but it's nobody's business but theirs!
It's sad, and I don't understand why some people think that they are entitled to say whatever they want and always put in their 2 cents, especially when nobody asked them.
But, those are things every parent probably has to deal with. Just smile and nod, lol, smile and nod.

So! We co-sleep in our house.
Not just with our baby...
But with the dogs too haha!

This is basically our life! Every night.
Except I'm on the left, Jaime is on the right, Zoey is on my head, Cooper is on Jaime's head and Emma is in between us.

Let me tell you a little story about the dogs.
We got Zoey and Cooper when Zoey was 3 months and Cooper was 2 months.
Right away I wanted them to sleep with us and right away hubby said NO WAY!
Super long story short, they ended up going from their crate, to our room, and eventually on our bed!
A couple of months later, I decided that I wanted them to sleep on the floor on THEIR bed, and guess who said no? YUP! My husband ladies and gentlemen!
So they stayed in bed with us.

Fast forward to having Emma.
Emma started sleeping in her bassinet in our room. She did so for weeks!
But... Because I was, and still am nursing, it ended up being that it was just easier to keep her in the bed with me, because every time she cried to eat, I could just feed her, and then we would both fall right back to sleep.
Also because I not-so-secretly loved cuddling with her all night.

Sometimes I wake up to find Emma like this...
And she loves to kick too, but not Jaime's face... My boobs!!! WHY?! I don't know.
But besides the back ache and sweaty baby head on my arm, you know what, I LOVE IT!
I love holding my baby all night!
I feel so much better knowing that she's right next to me the whole time.
I sleep much more peacefully (when I actually sleep), because if there's anything Emma needs,
I'm right there and she's right here.

Do I plan on co-sleeping forever? No.
Do I know exactly when I'll move Emma to her crib? No.

But as of right now I'm happy with the way things are going, and I'm happy to love on my 5 month old baby all night long.

So here's to all the moms and dads who co-sleep with their babies and/or pets!
Don't let mean people make you feel bad about it!