Posted by Tobi-Dawne
When I watch my wee girl sleeping, laying in bed next to me, joy is simple. Nothing could fill my heart more than watching her here, quietly breathing. Each rise and fall of her tiny chest elevates my happiness a little further. This type of joy is easy. This love comes easily. Some joy, some love, you really have to work at… but for now, I’m blissfully happy just laying here in the dark with my wee one beside me.
Families who don’t co-sleep may find certain things easier (like couple time for mom and dad). LOL But I wouldn’t trade this closeness with my daughter for any of it. She sleeps soundly knowing I’m right here, and I sleep better knowing she is safe and sleeping deeply. This, for me, is a natural.
The wee girlie has her own bed. It’s a loft we built in Autumn. It’s right above our bed (I even posted a couple times about it here). And she slept in it for quite a while… and I missed her while she was up there. LOL But as she grows and changes, sometimes she needs us closer than at others. And right now, she needs these night times. It won’t be long until she rolls her eyes when I ask for a hug and kiss, so as long as she wants me close, I’m happy to remain so.
Co-sleeping is worth any tiny sacrifices we may have to make… but honestly? Those sacrifices are nothing compared to the rewards it brings. In a world full of people with sleeping disorders, I know my daughter sleeps soundly. She is safe, secure, and attached. Just as she should be.
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Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Finished building the wee girlie’s “up high” bed today. She has wanted a loft bed for a few months now, and even though I’m not really ready for her to be this grown up, she is. So, I did my research, found plans, and created a safe kid zone just for her… right above our bed (which, I’m sure, will still be very much a “family bed”).