How sweet is this? I snapped this picture last night, and I have others like it. This to me is the beauty of co-sleeping.
From day one our babies have slept with us. Co-sleeping has seen us through breastfeeding troubles, sickness, loneliness, nightmares and cold nights. There are no single beds in our house, only doubles or bigger. Even as the kids have gotten older they’ve had their siblings to sleep with. Sometimes the kids want to fall asleep in our bed. Later, when it’s time for my husband and me to go to bed we move them to their beds (it’s a bit like musical beds around here!).
So last night my two oldest fell asleep in our bed and then when the baby fell asleep later I put her with them. When I went to go to bed, this is what I saw.
Usually when the baby goes to sleep she is in our bed by herself for a few hours before my husband and I go to bed. It’s normal for her to wake up once or even twice before I come to bed; I go in and nurse her back to sleep. If one or more of her brothers are there to cuddle with, she doesn’t need me as much. Sometimes I can hear her moving around and when I go and check on her, she’s snuggled herself up against another little body, much like she did last night. I love that they comfort one another, even in their sleep.