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    Quote Originally Posted by marymoonu View Post
    LMAO... Don't even get me started. I'm trying to figure out how we're going to get the two kids we already have out of our bed before the new baby comes. I'm not going to co-co-co-sleep! LOL. Good thing we've got a king-sized bed.
    I would just give the kids the room and go sleep in a different one. haha. Good luck! I know how hard it is. DS2 didn't leave my bed until he was 2 and I never got more then 2 hours of sleep at a time until then. Luckily DS2 likes to sleep now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    I'd be scared to death to have the baby in the bed with me. My husband has accidentally punched me in the face during one of his dreams, so I'd be panicked if he slept with baby. I want to get a bassinet, but..may just opt for a pack and play. Or maybe someone in the family will buy me both...lol
    I was worried about the same thing but you'd be surprised how conscious you both are even asleep (read as: you never completely fall asleep or at least we didn't). DH doesn't like having a baby in our bed because he doesn't sleep as well. Truthfully I prefer to not have them in bed with me either but in the first few months, half sleeping is better than nothing. After about four months or so though, our kids aren't allowed in bed with us period. Just a personal thing...I used to crawl in bed with my parents every night until I was 10 and I swore I wouldn't let my kids do it. Works for some, just not me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blondiess4u View Post
    I would just give the kids the room and go sleep in a different one. haha. Good luck! I know how hard it is. DS2 didn't leave my bed until he was 2 and I never got more then 2 hours of sleep at a time until then. Luckily DS2 likes to sleep now!
    LOL, we do have a guest bedroom. Maybe we'll just take the full-size bed in there and let the kids have the king. LOL. I'm ready to start kicking them out of our bed so we have a good head-start with that before the baby gets here. The only comparison coming to mind was this.. We took the pacifier away from DS1 when he was 18 months. That was 2 months before DS2 was born and it was NOT enough time. He was obsessed with it and CONSTANTLY tried to steal it from the baby. That's how we decided to take it away from DS2 so early... It got to the point where he wasn't really all that attached to it, and DS1 was obsessed with it, so we just got rid of it. Anyway, maybe 6 months is a better amount of time to get them into their own beds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymoonu View Post
    LOL, we do have a guest bedroom. Maybe we'll just take the full-size bed in there and let the kids have the king. LOL. I'm ready to start kicking them out of our bed so we have a good head-start with that before the baby gets here. The only comparison coming to mind was this.. We took the pacifier away from DS1 when he was 18 months. That was 2 months before DS2 was born and it was NOT enough time. He was obsessed with it and CONSTANTLY tried to steal it from the baby. That's how we decided to take it away from DS2 so early... It got to the point where he wasn't really all that attached to it, and DS1 was obsessed with it, so we just got rid of it. Anyway, maybe 6 months is a better amount of time to get them into their own beds.
    Oh my! Binky's are a whole other issue! DS2 still uses a binky and i am scared to death to ever take it away, he loves that thing. The only good thing is it has a little stuffed animal attached to it so I might just take the binky off and give that to him. DS2 never liked binkies so it wasn't an issue. I agree that 6 months might be a better time frame to get them ready.
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    DS co slept with us until he was about 5 months old. DD slept in a bassinet next to my bed and then her crib around 3 months. I like co sleeping especially when it comes to nursing. It makes it do much easier. So with this one, I'm going to do the bassinet by my bed again. As much as I loved coalescing with my son, the transition with my daughter was so much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2luvs View Post
    DS co slept with us until he was about 5 months old. DD slept in a bassinet next to my bed and then her crib around 3 months. I like co sleeping especially when it comes to nursing. It makes it do much easier. So with this one, I'm going to do the bassinet by my bed again. As much as I loved coalescing with my son, the transition with my daughter was so much easier.
    That's what I am thinking.. that if I do the bassinet thing and not cosleep the transition will be a lot easier. I know DH doesn't want to cosleep.. so I may just have to cuddle at nap time with baby


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    Quote Originally Posted by nidia View Post
    That's what I am thinking.. that if I do the bassinet thing and not cosleep the transition will be a lot easier. I know DH doesn't want to cosleep.. so I may just have to cuddle at nap time with baby
    DH insists I don't cosleep this time because DS2 woke up every 2 hours for 1 year. I agree that if you never start they dont know any different but it's hard to not do it when they are so little. I am definitely not the pro on sleeping.
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    That was the same reason I coslept... Ease of feeding. Then they NEVER left, hahaha... Oh goodness.
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    Cosleeping is not for us, we like our privacy! And I could never nurse all night and get good sleep. With both kids, they are in their bassinet for a couple months. DD was in our room longer because she didn't STTN as fast. I remember with DS, I wanted him OUT of our room because I was tired of having to tiptoe around every night getting ready for bed and ya know, doing other things. With DD I was less inclined to because she just woke up SO much and her bedroom was on the other side of the house (which is really just a hallway away, but still) and DH really had to push me to do it.
    With this one, the people who let us borrow their bassinet twice aren't around and I'd REALLY like an Arm's Reach - I think my extended family is going to go in on one for me. They are smaller than a pnp which is nice, and they have that side that folds down so you can just roll baby in and out. I usually nurse side-lying anyway so it makes it really easy. Then the baby will go into the nursery after he/she STTN/gets on a good schedule or when we can't stand it anymore!
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