After many, many sleepless nights we decided to try and get Phoebe in her own crib a couple of weeks ago. As much as I love co-sleeping in the beginning (so much easier to be right there when your baby needs you), once they get a bit older I am ready to have the bed back to ourselves. Maintaining romance can be tricky enough, so for us it was time. The first night Phoebe sort of fussed herself to sleep, but every day since it’s gotten easier to get her down. It feels amazing to be getting some shut eye and to have my nights back again. When you’re working from home it’s almost impossible to get what you need to get done completed during the day.
Even though Bee is still waking up from time to time, she’ll usually go back to sleep with a reswaddle. You can see more of our routine here. Those first few days I was almost more tired once I started getting some sleep and then there is of course the worrying when they start to sleep through the night. I have checked to see if she’s breathing more times than I can count. I haven’t been as worried the second time, but sometimes you can’t help it!
Sleep is sort of a hot topic for moms as I know there are plenty of proud co-sleepers and then I have friends who put their babies in their cribs from day one. I think whatever keeps you sane and makes you and baby happy are what really matters. I’m still working on getting the naps down. It’s so interesting with two, trying to time naps and still getting out of the house for preschool and play dates. I’m hoping the time change is going to keep Phoebe from falling asleep in the car on the way to school. That’s been the biggest challenge, because we get home and she wakes back up and then I feel like she’s a little fussy because of it.
Do you live by a schedule when it comes to sleep or are you a more go-with-the-flow family?