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Co-Sleeping With Your Kids? Perfectly Fine or The Worst Idea Ever?

I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in more than seven hundred days.  And it is my own fault.  We have become a family of co-sleepers.  I was always adamantly opposed to the notion of my children sleeping with us.  Our room, our bed = our space.  But somewhere along the line something shifted.  I don’t know if we were too tired, too lulled by their cuteness or we simply gave in and became lazy.

But now…. I am frequently woken by a swift kick in the ribs.  And what was once adorable and sweet – the snuggling, the love has now become a symbol of just how little sleep I am getting.  Our pleas fall on deaf ears.

It seems as though this was a once occasional occurrence, but is now and every night thing.  Our regular sleep is a thing of the past.  I’m torn.  I love to cuddle and know it won’t last forever, but also know…. I NEED SLEEP.  And waking to a kick is anything but fun.

Do you embrace co-sleeping?  Have you always?  Do you keep your bed off-limits and if so, how do you make it happen?

 

Read more from Danielle on Strollerderby and her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.
You can also follow her on Twitter.

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