Currently, Ari and I sleep in the same bed at night and for naps. It sort of evolved into this ever since he was sucessfully able to crawl out of the crib at 20 months.
With the new baby on the way, many people have told me that I need to “remedy” or change this situation. According to many, I need to focus on the baby and get Ari into his own bed.
I’m nervous about doing it. I have reservations. I mean, part of the issue is that Wil works at night (the graveyard shift as it were) and it’s comforting to go to sleep with Ari next to me. I like the co-sleeping…to an extent. But then again my belly is expanding by the second, and I fear that soon there won’t be room for the “three” of us in “my bed.”
I did sleep training with Ari when he was four months old and so I have “let him cry” before. I’m just not sure that I’m willing to go through that again. It was really hard emotionally on me.
So, folks, what should I do? Has anyone been in a similar situation? Should I continue to co-sleep or move him into his own bed…again? If so, how do I do it?