Okay, David and I have officially broken our cardinal rule for 3 nights in a row. From the time our kids are babies, we have trained them well to sleep in their own beds and fall asleep on their own. We have a very strict rule that kids do not sleep in our bed, except for a very special occasion. Well, Brinley has been in our bed for 3 nights in a row now. We realized that if we just bring her in there in the middle of the night, when she wakes up every hour or so, instead of screaming bloody murder until someone picks her up, she looks around and realized where she is, smiles, and goes back to sleep. Listen, before you gasp, throw your hand to your mouth, and shout "NO, DON'T DO IT!" let me say that at 3:00AM, when you have had very little sleep and would give your right arm for an 8 hour block of uninterrupted sleep, letting the little munchkin in your bed in return for sleep would sound like a pretty good deal. Will we regret it someday? Probably. Is she playing us? Uh-hu. Will it be a problem if it's still happening when we have the baby? Yep. Do we care right now? Nope. Not a bit. Will we get more sleep at night now? Yeeeaaaaahhhhh. ZZZZZZZZZZZ. We won't be accepting any advice on this one!!! LOL

8 comments:

Ashley said...

More power to ya! Do what you have to do. I'm so happy that SOMETHING is working out.

Anonymous said...

Hey, bring the whole family in if it means peaceful sleeping for now!! What rules? Sleep rules!!
Keep up the humor too ;) Sweet dreams to all........zzzzzzzzzz
Aunt Nancy ;)

Fiona Mathews said...

Do what works for you! Who cares!?!?!?!

Dennis said...

I completely disagree on not letting her sleep with you. way to go. Sleeping with the parents were the happiest memories of my life. Yes, I was old enough to remember. and LOOK AT ME NOW! feel like a million bucks!

Amy said...

Some rules were meant to be broken at certain times right? Don't feel judged, we can't even begin to think about how tough it is for you guys right now! YAY for more sleep!

Sole said...

Way to go on using your parental judgement! If this works for you now, you'll figure out what to do about it later if you need to change it. Besides, you won't be getting much sleep when the baby comes anywway, right? :) By the way, I enjoyed every minute of my visit last week. I wish I could've helped more, but it was so great to spend time with each of you and to be able to see Brinley smile and giggle! And letting me hold her was the icing on the cake. Thanks for letting me visit!!
Love ya,
Sole

WendyK said...

Hmmm...our kids have slept with us at various times over the years, and those first few months of treatment we had all three of them some nights lol. They are only little once!

Marion said...

One of my favorite "fragrances" has always been the sweet, musky smell of a child snuggling with me in bed. I guess I never saw the rule book . . . .