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December 17th, 2012, 12:26 AM
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So the night before this night, I woke up a little after 3 like usually because I heard Emmy stirring. When I opened my eyes (I sleep on my left side, generally, so I face her sleeper), I about had a heart attack!! She was rolled onto her right side and was laying with her face and basically most of her belly against the little wall of the sleeper that's up against my mattress. It looked like most of her face was up against it! I'm not 100% sure now because I didn't take the time to inspect it closely. I panicked and grabbed her up, but she was fine. Obviously she could still breathe somehow... I was thinking that hopefully it was an isolated event but just now I woke up for our 3am feeding and she was almost turned 90 degrees from how I had layed her!! So basically she wasn't parallel to me anymore, but the back of her head was against that wall again and her feet were almost facing the wall to the left!! So almost at a T with me... If that makes sense.
How in the world is she scooting or wiggling enough to move so much?! She is swaddled in a SwaddleMe blanket... But more importantly, how do I stop it?? Should I roll Aiden and Anais blankets up and lay the to the left and right of her?? Im afraid of having anything lose in there! At least her face wasn't against the side of the sleeper tonight! But still... I lay her all the way centered in the middle btw.
Or should I be leaving her arms free so in case she does end up against the bumper again, maybe she could at least have her arms to maybe push herself off? If she's even capable of that yet?
I'm honestly freaking out about this now. I was really thinkin it was an isolated event but obviously she has all of a sudden started to be a wiggly sleeper. any advice appreciated!!!!
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December 17th, 2012, 12:40 AM
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just my opinion but I'd move her into the crib with the mesh breathable bumper pads. Hunter is mover and roller somewhat in the co-sleeper, for some reason he like to migrate to that area also. i didn't know how to stop him. i put him in different positions but he always worked his way towards a wall. i wouldn't use anything lose in there especially if she likes moving around.
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December 17th, 2012, 12:47 AM
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I was afraid I was going to get that advice. Thanks for sharing Hunter also did that! Ugh I'm just not ready for her to sleep in her room. I looooove having her right next to me. But obviously her safety is way more important! We already have the breathable bumper on her crib too!
And yeah I totally agree with not having anything lose in there... Thats pretty much how I felt about that. I guess I'll put her in her crib tonight.
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December 17th, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Why dont you move the crib in your room? Thats what we are doing after hes done with his bassinett.
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December 17th, 2012, 01:06 AM
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It's way too big. we have a really small bedroom and there's already no room with the co sleeper; there's no way we'd be able to fit her crib in here. Not unless we got rid of our dresser or something. Lol
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December 17th, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Sorry, mama!! Emmy will be fine in her crib ... but I TOTALLY get it. I'm not looking forward to moving Madalyn!!
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December 17th, 2012, 04:14 AM
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That happened to Jett too, twice. Only I know our sleeper wasn't totally level it was slanted on one side, the side that didn't have the breathable mesh. Scared the daylight a out if me! I'm very happy he's in the R&P now
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December 17th, 2012, 05:00 AM
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I understand I felt that way with my daughter the first couple of nights she slept in her crib. I dont think I got a lot of sleep b/c i was just staring at the video monitor just making sure she was okay lol. it'll be an adjustment for all of you, and will take some time.
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December 17th, 2012, 05:25 AM
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Yeah, I'd say you have to move her to the crib Abigail doesn't move when she sleeps, but George is all over the place. I can't put them both in the same crib like I used to because I'm afraid his sleep sack will suffocate her.

Amazing how fast they grow up, isn't it?
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December 17th, 2012, 06:16 AM
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I would definitely not move her to her own room. I think you can figure this out. First of all, are you sure you aren't placing her in it in a weird position as you are half asleep? It is very unlikely that a swaddled 1.5 month old could move that much. That would be my first suspicion. I would recommend getting a breathable sleep positioner and always place her inside that in the cosleeper.
The recommendation is to have baby room in with you for the first year, so if you decide this just isn't working, I would place her to sleep in a rock n play or something similar, especially with you nursing.
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December 17th, 2012, 06:49 AM
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Ugh now I am torn!! lol. Kristen, I love that you think I can still make it work! What is a breathable sleep positioner?? And it goes into the co-sleeper? If you could post me a link of what you mean, that would be awesome!!!
And yes, I am 100% sure I am not placing her off to the side or something. I am worried to the point of being neurotic about her suffocating. lol. I don't have any issues waking up at night; it really doesn't even bother me a whole lot. When I wake up, I am 100% awake. I usually check in here, emails and FB when I nurse her, so I promise you, I am about as alert as can be after we get done and I place her back into the co-sleeper. I always center her and even straighten her head as good as I can! Neurotic, yes!
I need to see if I can try to get a video; I watched her yesterday night after I put her in the sleeper since she wasn't asleep yet but a little fussy. She wriggled around again and made it to where her upper body was close to my side of the sleeper again! She bows her legs and kind of swings them up and down and that makes her move I guess. Hard to explain...

Thanks ladies for all the suggestions and input!! I appreciate it a lot. I'm going to seriously think about this today and see what I can come up with; hopefully the thing Kristen is talking about will work and is something I can get at Target. I'd love to be able to keep her there! I do feel like she is too small to sleep all by herself; I'm sure it's still beneficial to her at this point to be in the same room with us.

And Melissa, your new pic is adorable btw!! I keep meaning to tell you that. You make some gorgeous babies and yes, she's already growing up too fast! lol.
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December 17th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Ok I googled "breathable sleep positioner"... Do you mean something like this?
http://www.diapers.com/p/the-first-years-close-and-secure-sleeper-320712?site=CA&utm_source=cse&utm_medium=cpc_D&utm _term=ZSD-200&utm_campaign=Google&CAWELAID=1338598362&utm_co ntent=pla&cagpspn=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

Almost $50. I'm gonna have to convince Bryan that we need this vs her going into her room in her crib with the mesh liner that we already have. Sigh.
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December 17th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Nina, I know for a fact that Jett was rolling into the corners because he does not move when sleeping and he's swaddled tight. It was the sleeper, it was not flat!! My dh had to put a towel under the legs of one end to make it even.... Get a level out and see if yours tilts toward the non breathable side.
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December 17th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Wow crazy. Ok I'll do that!! Thanks.
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December 17th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Mother's intuition woke you up!!! So glad you did and I hope you find a way to keep her in your room with you at night
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And Melissa, your new pic is adorable btw!! I keep meaning to tell you that.
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December 17th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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so glad you woke up when you did! so scary!!! hope you can figure something that will work out for you!
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December 17th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Can you move the dresser to her room and the crib to your room? I know it's not ideal, but it would only be temporary. We have a pretty large bedroom, but I moved our dresser into our closet just to have extra space. Is that something you could do?
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December 17th, 2012, 09:47 AM
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I guess we could technically. I'm not sure since her crib is seriously large. lol. And so is our bed. Our bed is pretty much the only thing that fits into the bedroom along with the large dresser. Ideally, I would like to come up with another solution. If all else fails we could do that though, I think.

Thanks Kristen!! I will see if I can find that thing somewhere. I've never seen it at Target so I doubt they have it. And it says "unavailable" at the walmart website. But at least now I can search for something.
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