Rosalie is almost 8 months old, and she is still sleeping in the room with us. I thought that I would be ready to move her into her own room when she outgrew her bassinet, but I was wrong. A few weeks ago I realized that Rosalie was either going to need to start sleeping in her nursery in her crib, or I was going to need to find her another sleeping arrangement in our room.The more I thought about putting her in her own room, the more nervous and sick to my stomach I got. I began to realize the even if Rosalie was ready to go into her own room, I was definitely not ready to put her there. I love having her close to me at night, and knowing that everything is okay. I like just sitting up in bed to nurse her in the middle of the night or change her diaper. I also love watching her wake up and smile at me in the morning.
Chanse understands where I am coming from, and we decided that we are just going to keep her in our room for a while longer. She now sleeps in her playpen next to our bed, and I feel so good about this. She gets her own little space next to our bed and she is safe, but she is still right by me. I know that this option isn't for everyone, but this is what works best for me and Chanse.
So basically Rosalie sleeps with us because:
- I know she is safe and content
- I sleep better
- It makes nursing easier
- She sleeps well in our room
- And most importantly...it just feels right!
*Moms out there: What are your thoughts? What works best for YOU?