9/06/2012

Sleep in her own room?

Well, so you probably all already know that our child is a little bit spoiled.  Not a brat but spoiled, nonetheless.

She still sleeps in our room, right next to the bed in her rock n play.  She usually sleeps all night.

Matt thinks she needs to start sleeping in her own room.  We tried it, twice.  The first night she woke up at 2 a.m. scared and the second night she woke up at 12:30 a.m. scared.  (Matt said she wasn't scared.  I might just be making that part up.) After she woke up, we fed her then put her in her rock n play.

Yesterday, she had her four month check-up (and shots).  I asked the doctor if she was old enough to sleep in her own room.  I think he thought I was a little nuts.  He said if we don't get her in there in the next month or so that she will have separation anxiety when we do put her in there or end up in our room until she's two.

I still think she's too little.  I mean she's just a little peanut.  She needs her mommy.  If she wakes up in the middle of the night now, she can see me.  I give her her Nuk Nuk (pacifier) and she'll go back to sleep.

We do have a queen sized air mattress.  I guess I could just sleep on the floor in her room.

I've officially turned into one of "those moms."  I'm sorry that I used to make fun of some of you. Thoughts?

Aubri and Mr. Vinnie

10 comments:

Jill said...

I don't have kids, so take my advice with a grain of salt, but...
I think you just do what feels right for you! Some kids sleep with their parents for years. Some are sleeping soundly in their own cribs at two months. Who is to say what the right way is? In the end, I don't think you ever hear about a 16-year-old still wanting to sleep in their parents' room. Somewhere along the way, we all adjust. Enjoy the time you have with her - don't make her grow up too quickly. ;)

Sister Sara said...

All 3 of my children slept in my room either in a pack and play or rock and play sleeper until they were 6 months old....
The first week or so of getting them use to the crib might be harder on you then it is on them - but they do get use to it fairly easy.... if you feel more comfortable and sleep better with her in your room - i say you got a couple more months to get the nerve to move her.....
Baby #4 - due in Feb - will sleep in our room until 6 months too - I just feel better about it... i am a nervous nelly ....
:-)

MiMi said...

hahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Sorry. That's not nice.

Candice said...

I will tell you the first time she sleeps through the night in her room you will wake up in the morning, run in there & make sure she is okay! Lol Audrey has been sleeping in her room since 1 month old! We all love it!

Jessica said...

Oh Steph... please take my opinion for what it's worth. An opinion. And know this is coming from someone who had her baby in his crib the day after he came home.

That being said, I agree with your doctor. She has to go into her own room at some point.. right?? It's totally up to you when you put her in there (obviously), but just know that it's going to get harder and harder the longer you wait. She'll be even more aware.

When you do move her, know that it will take time. Not long in the scheme of things, but I'm sure it will seem like the lonhest, hardest week to you. But remember, it will become her new normal. And she's starting to get to that age where it's okay for her to get used to being alone. She needs to know that she'll make it without you, but if she needs you, you'll be there soon. 4-6 months is the time for them to learn that, so you have a little bit of time.

Either way, I think you're an awesome mama and she's lucky to have you!

Furry Bottoms said...

I don't know what age is the right age to separate the kids, but its usually better that you do it sooner than later. The reason I say this is... my nephew is 13 and has serious separation anxiety issues. AT 13!! He still manages to sneak into his parents room and sleep in there whenever he can. The older they are the harder it is.

I would have a hard time putting Aubri in a separate room though, she is so cute!!

Megan said...

I dont have kids so I have no clue what is right or wrong but I would so be on the floor of her room for the first few nights she moved in there.

I also wanted to let you know that
I nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”

Mrs. Match said...

I know I'm not a mom to a living baby, so my advice may not matter. But I will say when I do have my rainbow baby, you can bet I'll be very protective, and a total worrywart. That said, I think it's so so so important to make sure you have your own space, and that your baby has theirs. She won't be far. You're not banishing her into the woods. ;-) And that independence you're giving her is a true gift. Like your doc said, the sooner you do it, the better. And I think you'll all be better off in the long run. Good luck, I know it won't be an easy transition.

Impulsive Addict said...

Oh gosh!

It depends on what type of mom (parents) you want to be. Co-sleepers would probably never even set up a crib. I think they have the baby sleep in the same room with them until the child is much older and is ready to sleep in a bed by themselves. I put Emma in her crib at 2 months old ONLY so I could get a little more sleep. She was a grunter and a mover and every little movement or sound woke me up. (She STILL talks in her sleep LOUDLY too). Anyway, there are pros and cons to both situations. But if you want your marriage bed to remain a "marriage" bed, you may want to move her into the crib. Otherwise, you'll be in my neighbors situation where there is a 3 year old sleeping between you and your hubby and sex only takes place on the couch or when A is at the grandparents house! =)

BTW, I totally stalked your page to see all the cuteness that is your daughter and she is just beautiful! Good job, girl!! Love the matching camping shirts too!

Ok, I'm done writing my book now.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

This has to be a hard choice but I'd go with what the doctors said because waiting could make it hard for her. Hope it works out!