Midnight Melodrama

6 years ago
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Yeah, I might be a crunchy mommy.  I'm all about medicine being a last resort, breastfeeding (extended when possible), natural birth (I have an advantage here of extremely short labors) and co-sleeping.

It's that last one that's been getting to me.

Now - co-sleeping evolved naturally for me.  I discovered that it was fantastically easy to breastfeed and sleep at the same time.  It was a win-win situation.

However, Adam is now 4 and hasn't breastfed in a long, long time.  Yet 6 out of 7 nights, he's in my bed.  We went for a long stretch there where he was in his own bed...and then a bought of nightmares brought him back to ours.

Here's my problem.  He's so much bigger now.  I don't know if you guys know this, but when a kid sleeps in your bed, they manage to take up 98% of the mattress.  Every time.  I don't know how it's possible, but it's true.  

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