Wednesday, 25 June 2008
by Mama Fox
It has become exceedingly frustrating when wanting some "alone time" with Papa Fox, we are usually interrupted by Fox3. Fox1 and Fox2 were not this dependent on me. I'm not sure if it's the breastfeeding or the cosleeping or a combination of both. Either way, Papa Fox and I decided it's time for Fox3 to sleep in his own bed now that the crib is set up. The rocking chair has been moved into his room as well.
That first night, it wasn't that bad for a first night. I got him to sleep momentarily around 8pm then he promptly awoke to being set down. He spent 2 hours being a happy laughing baby. 10 pm comes and I grab my book and rock and nurse him back to sleep, able to read with the light from the street lamp coming through the window. After 10 minutes he was snoring soundly, I moved him to his crib and left.
OH MY GOSH. I got good sleep when I did sleep. At first I didn't want to go to sleep because I expected Fox3 to wake up soon after setting him down. So I read for an hour before turning the light out. I got up with him 3 times, maybe 4 - it's a bit fuzzy. I just nursed him in the rocking chair and put him back down after 5 minutes. It went well. Now I just wish he would sleep through the night. One step at a time though.
Did/do you cosleep with your baby, and when did/will you transition him to his own bed?