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Old 12-11-2007, 08:34 PM   #31
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I am sometimes that way too. We do have a king size but both DS and SO are wicked bed hogs. It's awful. I can't get very comfortable in 6 inches of space!!


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Old 12-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #32
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Depends on which of the three kids is with us. All three, and we both end up in other beds, LOL. Allison is fine when she sleeps with us. Selah is a hyperactive octopus on a sugar kick. So, no co- sleeping with her unless she is sick or has a nightmare. Kennebrooke doesn't co sleep until the morning and then it's to nurse so that's OK.

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:53 PM   #33
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I couldn't do it.
Around the time my first son was born, there was a PSA on tv here saying that an adult/regular bed is unsafe for an infant and saying that in North America more babies die from accidental death in their parents beds than die of SIDS. It outlined the differences between them and what the sfety standards and features are of a crib. The little demo on that PSA scared the crap out of me, so I just could not sleep with my son in my bed. The couple times I brought him in, I would lie awake, so conscious of staying still and have paranoid, fitfull sleeps.
I also have had ds accidentally flip onto his tummy in our bed just from the force of me rolling over - that scared me too. I figure if I can't even roll over or have blankets up around my face, I just can't do it. I have a horrible back and I need to roll around alot to stay comfortable. I need restful sleep to be a good, patient mama . Sp my babies are next to my bed but safely in approved infant beds- first a bassinet, then a pack'n'play.
I also think that the foundation of my family is my relationship with dh and life is just so busy, so it's nice to have that special time alone (well, sort of) together even if mostly we're asleep.
Oh and I am a wicked kicker in my sleep when I'm dreaming. I've kicked the cat onto the floor and twice I've kicked dh right out onto the floor!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:38 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by thirdtimemomma View Post
I would do the family bed if I had two King sized beds, with rails to keep the feet kicking contained..LOL I like what Dr. Sears says, if its not working for you then dont feel guilty.
YES! Wouldn't that be fantastic. I keep telling dh that when we build our new house I want 2 kings put together. I love my little ones very much but I can't wait until they will all go on and sleep in their own room. We usually start of with one or two extras in the bed but by morning sometimes there are as many as 5 kids fighting over bed space. I am usually clutching my side of the bed and praying that I don't fall off.

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:25 PM   #35
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I love it! I don't want my babies anywhere else but in bed with me and they don't want go anywhere else either . I wish DH could sleep with us, but he is sleeping in the other room and me and the boys in our queen bed. I am trying to tell dh to figure out how to get ds1 twin bed attached to our queen, but he says the sizes are different height wise we couldn't do it. I think he really likes being able to sleep in peace and quiet though.
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