This is a part two if you will. If you remember last April… we decided to move Sawyer out of the bedroom and into his crib in his own room upstairs. To say this decision was the best does not even begin to describe it. Sawyer sleeps 12-14 hours a night and goes back and forth between 1-2 naps a day. It’s amazing. Best. Decision. Ever.
However, Colt was just still in our bed until a month ago. I know, I know. I literally wrote in April 2022 that 2-3 weeks after getting Sawyer established, we were going to get Colt into his room and into his toddler bed. And man oh man, how I wanted to! It just didn’t happen then.
Finally a month ago, I just decided one night that that was it. The first night I slept on Colts floor, and the rest of that first week, I slept on an air mattress in his room to get him used to his own toddler bed and used to me not being right there. We are now a month in and I’m still going up to his room every single night multiple times when he wakes up and 99% of the time, I end up sleeping on his floor around 3am. It has not been fun, it hasn’t been easy. I’m literally exhausted, my patience are low, my irritability is sky high and I’m definitely not the best version of me that I want to be. Colt sleeping in his own room by himself has been the topic of many therapy appointments for me. I think Colt just gets himself worked up, much like I do about situations and change.
I’m really hoping to at least get it to the point that I’m not sleeping on the floor. Not that I want to be running up and down stairs all night to get him back to sleep, but Kyle and I at least need to be getting decent sleep because it’s affecting everyone (minus Sawyer who has his sound machine on and sleeps through it all).
I’d love to hear your experience if you previously coslept and how it panned out for you. I know it’s a process and a phase. I’d love to offer up some life altering advice here, but the truth is, I’m winging it hardcore and just hoping to get through one night at a time. Here’s to sticking it out though and not just giving in. That’s something.
Be well, Stef
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