Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sleep and Lack There Of!

Ok, so I thought I had figured out the sleep issues with Michael.  I was so wrong!  My good luck lasted for about a week, before it took a sudden dive.  I'm sure that there will be plenty of people that say I am too lenient and never ever let your child sleep in bed with you.  Unfortunately, I succumb to the need for sleep and Michael often ends up in bed with me and my husband.  Maybe I should be more strict and just let him cry.  Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't.  I'm sure part of the reason it doesn't work is me.  There is a part of me that loves to cuddle him with me, then there is another part of me that feels like I am doing him a huge disservice.  If you ask my mom, she says "just let him sleep with you".  One of my younger sisters slept with my parents for the longest time and she turned out ok.  One of these days, Michael will learn to sleep through the night and we will all get some much needed rest.  For now, I am ok with him in my bed, even if there are others that don't agree.



  1. Both of my children slept in bed with me for years. Up until recently. The Monkey would sleep with me when ever my hubby worked an overnight. Now she just tells me that I can sleep with her stuffed animal if I want to.. LOL. She decided herself that she didn't want to sleep in my room anymore.
    I don't see anything wrong with letting Michael sleep with you guys. He will outgrow it (in his time). Right now it just could be a security thing. So much has happened for him in such a short time. I mean he went from an only child to a big brother to twins (who were sick) before he was 2. This could also just be his way of getting that little extra momma and daddy time.

  2. It's your's your life. You know how much sleep you need and it's still probably not enough, right? Hang in will kick in eventually!