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Crystalblueyes 3 kids; Idaho 545 posts
6th Nov '12

I was freaked out to cosleep with this baby. I was getting up every hour to BF and I would cry from the exhaustion and pp hormones. I finally broke down and coslept with her and now I get anywhere from 2-5 hours sleep at a time. There are ways to safely cosleep and it's amazing to me how just the slightest movement will wake me up since I am normally a VERY heavy sleeper. Good luck Mama!!!!

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystalblueyes:</b>" I was freaked out to cosleep with this baby. I was getting up every hour to BF and I would cry from the ... [snip!] ... it's amazing to me how just the slightest movement will wake me up since I am normally a VERY heavy sleeper. Good luck Mama!!!!"</blockquote>




Thanks, I think I've just accepted he wants to co sleep. But I can't in the bed with SO so the recliner has been my nap heaven

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 6061 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crystalblueyes:</b>" I was freaked out to cosleep with this ... [snip!] ... Thanks, I think I've just accepted he wants to co sleep. But I can't in the bed with SO so the recliner has been my nap heaven"


I think I would co sleep if it wasn't for SO ... but there's not enough room for both of us plus LO's co sleeper bed thing in our bed lol.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SulleyNZ:</b>" I think I would co sleep if it wasn't for SO ... but there's not enough room for both of us plus LO's co sleeper bed thing in our bed lol."</blockquote>




Ya ill just have to when SO is at work. I wish I had the co sleeper bed!

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 6061 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SulleyNZ:</b>" I think I would co sleep if it wasn't for SO ... [snip!] ... bed thing in our bed lol."</blockquote> Ya ill just have to when SO is at work. I wish I had the co sleeper bed!"

Ours is only a little fold out one, kind of like those kid couches that can get but with hard bits on the side to stop us rolling over onto him :D It's sooo handy. That's a good idea, get some shut eye in bed while SO is at work, it's gotta be better than sleeping on a recliner/couch. You'll probably feel better once you get some half decent naptime in :)

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SulleyNZ:</b>" Ours is only a little fold out one, kind of like those kid couches that can get but with hard bits on ... [snip!] ... it's gotta be better than sleeping on a recliner/couch. You'll probably feel better once you get some half decent naptime in :)"</blockquote>




Right!!

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 6061 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SulleyNZ:</b>" Ours is only a little fold out one, kind of like ... [snip!] ... on a recliner/couch. You'll probably feel better once you get some half decent naptime in :)"</blockquote> Right!!"


Good luck sweets, I hope that lil boy starts behaving soon :) x

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SulleyNZ:</b>" Good luck sweets, I hope that lil boy starts behaving soon :) x"</blockquote>




Thanks. Me too!

Mama Stacks Due October 1 (girl); 1 child; Sherman, Texas 356 posts
7th Nov '12

It is really REALLY exhausting the first few weeks. I had the same issue with my LO waking up when we put him in his basinette or crib. I know it doesn't seem like it will ever get easier but it does. I promise. Your baby will get a sleep routine and will sleep for longer periods of time, and you'll get used to running

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Stacks:</b>" It is really REALLY exhausting the first few weeks. I had the same issue with my LO waking up when we ... [snip!] ... does. I promise. Your baby will get a sleep routine and will sleep for longer periods of time, and you'll get used to running"</blockquote>




Thanks! It is getting a little better

Mama Stacks Due October 1 (girl); 1 child; Sherman, Texas 356 posts
7th Nov '12

*running on little sleep. I swear I make bottles in my sleep now. Lol. As far as being intimate with your SO, it takes time to get back into the swing of things. Not having sex was driving a wedge between me and mine. We just realized we have to keep communicating. Everything is about baby right now, the intimacy goes on the back burner till you get adjusted. Everything will be okay, just hang in there!

Mama Stacks Due October 1 (girl); 1 child; Sherman, Texas 356 posts
7th Nov '12

Also, Lennon only stopped waking up when we put him in his crib once we started letting him sleep on his tummy. When he's on his back, he flails his arms and wakes himself up. Lol. Swaddlers worked well for us until he started getting really wiggly. I'd go in there and he'd have one arm and one leg sticking out. Haha.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Stacks:</b>" Also, Lennon only stopped waking up when we put him in his crib once we started letting him sleep on ... [snip!] ... well for us until he started getting really wiggly. I'd go in there and he'd have one arm and one leg sticking out. Haha."</blockquote>




Lol that's why I don't bother swaddling. But I think he likes sleeping on his belly too, but my dr said back only :/

Mama Stacks Due October 1 (girl); 1 child; Sherman, Texas 356 posts
7th Nov '12

I tried and tried to make him sleep on his back and he just wasn't having it. Our parents were told to lay us on our bellies to sleep, then it changed to back, then side, then back again. I say whatever works for you is what you should do. Lennon has very very good head control and neck strength, and I think it's because he sleeps on his tummy. I'm not advocating tummy sleeping, I realize it increases the risk of SIDS, but mama's know what's best for their own baby.