|Looks like our snuggling in bed together started at the hospital.|
Andy and I have always agreed that we don't want to co-sleep with our kids. Landon got to sleep in our bed as a new baby only because we had heating issues in our bedroom and we were afraid of him being freezing cold. Landon was such a light sleeper that if you moved or even breathed too heavily he would wake up. Thus, I would get stuck in the most uncomfortable sleeping positions but would not move for fear of waking him! Hazel pretty much always slept in a co-sleeper next to our bed. She was (and still is) unable to settle herself and get comfortable so she is moving constantly keeping us awake. Another issue is I am always worried Andy will unknowingly crush our baby with his giant, heavy arms or the blankets will get over the baby's head. I just have never been able to get a good night's sleep with a tiny body next to me. With Jacob, sleeping is completely different. He gets to sleep in our bed just about whenever he wants too. Maybe it's just pure exhaustion, but I can sleep like a rock with him nestled next to me. That's a difference too. Jacob nestles. He scooches and curls up next to you forming his body to fit the shape of yours. He turns to the side and rubs his face against the sheets snuggling his nose up against your body. It's like he craves the human touch and he LOVES our bed. He can be screaming upset and just laying him down on our bed will cause him to immediately go limp and quiet. There are times when he is really fussing and is throwing himself backwards trying to lay himself out. It's like he's begging just to be laid down in our bed. Unlike our other kids, he sleeps heavily and will even allow you to turn him over and reposition him. Andy and I don't want to create a habit and most of the time Jacob sleeps in his own bed, but there are those times when exhaustion takes over (mostly in the middle of the night) and we just don't care anymore. It's not like he will be sleeping in our bed when he's sixteen or anything. I also feel like this is our last baby. I need to get as much snuggling and nestling as I can. I'm cherishing every moment.
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|Mommy's View-I never want to forget|