|Ben’s first night in his big boy bed!|
|Daytime snoozing in her cot|
And Amy. Amy is now 10 months old but still sharing a room with us. When we first found out we were expecting Amy the plan was that we’d put her in to share with Ben and Chloe at some point – bunk beds for them and the cotbed for Amy. Plans have since changed and we’re having an extension built which will eventually give everyone their own room (this is beyond exciting!)
So whilst we’re waiting on Amy’s new bedroom being ready – and she’s still not sleeping through the night – there is little point in trying to put her in with Ben and Chloe only to move her again in a few months time. It would feel rather like feeding her to the lions!
Sharing a bedroom with a 10 month old baby who doesn’t sleep through is hard. We often disturb her as we go to bed no matter how quiet we are, she disturbs us me through the night. Obviously we can’t read when we go to bed or talk and I find I get up to her much quicker than I would like to as she’s just there – she can hear me, smell me and see me. It’s not so easy to ignore her having a little whinge when she’s right there next to me. I am sure she’d settle herself again given half a chance but I’m awake and want to go back to sleep as quickly as possible so its easier to just jump up and feed her. If she was in her own room I know I’d be able to leave her a bit longer to see if she could sort herself out before I went in. She wakes up earlier than I would like and with the other two I used to just leave them till a more acceptable time – they would lie in bed chatting to themselves while I dozed. With Amy I can’t really do that as she just stands up in bed looking at me and shouting “Hiya” – it’s a damn good job she’s so cute.
|Big girl cot in Mummy & Daddy’s room!|