Confession: I Don't Want My Baby Sleeping Alone


I’m nearing the time when I am supposedly supposed to start thinking about helping my baby have longer stretches at night, and maybe even have her sleep in her own bed. And maybe soon help her drop night feedings. And and and…

I don’t want to!

I don’t know if it’s because I lost a baby before her, or if it’s because she is my first girl after three boys, or if it’s just because I’m older and know that this baby is our last? But I really have no desire for her to sleep away from me at night, alone in her bed.

Am I the only mama feeling this way? I like her co-sleeping, and I think the fact that I work full time (even if it’s from home) means that our nighttime snuggles are some of the most precious to me. It’s when I get my uninterrupted fill of her — even if I’m asleep too.

I may be writing here next month about how I can’t wait until she drops night feedings and sleeps alone in her own bed – never say never, right? But for now, she has a never ending free pass to sleeping next to me. And I like it that way.


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