A few days ago I moved Gideon from the co-sleeper next to our bed to a pack-in-play in another room. It’s only about 15 feet from where he was before…but I’m having a hard time. I worry that he isn’t breathing, or he’s too cold, or too warm. In the co-sleeper I could check on him so easily. But he is way too big for the co-sleeper, and now that he can pull himself up I’m worried he can fall out. It was time. We moved a rocking chair into that room and now I nurse him during the night in a cold room on a rather uncomfortable chair, instead of him snuggling next to me in my bed. He is sleeping better though, sleeping 2+ hours straight instead of 1.5. The first night he slept 5 straight! He hasn’t done that since May, 4 months ago! wow! Two nights ago we had a hard night. He woke up a little after 1 and nursed on both sides but wouldn’t go back to sleep. I rocked and rocked him. He cried for a few minutes and then I’d rock and rock again. By after 3 I was so tired I decided to try my bed. He snuggled right down and went to sleep. 😀 He just needed his mommy close that night, which warmed my heart. 🙂
The old bedroom:
You can see the problem with the co-sleeper:
His new room:
Right now it’s just a big closet that we use for storage. But we have semi-plans to remodel it into a little nursery. It would be such a cute little room when finished! I hope it happens.