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?
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