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I don't know what's wrong with me, but I just can't move Lilah to her room. She's still sleeping in her bassinet, but she's really outgrowing it quickly now. She should be in her crib. I asked DH yesterday what he thinks about bringing the crib into our room.......and he didn't totally shoot down the idea. I have NO clue what my issue is. I don't know if it's because she's my last baby and I'm in total denial that she's getting bigger, or what......I didn't have THIS hard of time moving my other two (14 weeks and 9 weeks).
I love having Lilah beside me, I just don't want her to leave!
Erin, same with me! I briefly considered moving the crib into our room. But then I got it together and started with a baby step - naps in the crib. I think you need to start with this. I did this for at least a week before I tried putting her to sleep for the night in the crib. It wasn't as bad as I thought. The crib is larger and she has more space to move around. The mattress is firmer and better for her back. She probaly sleeps better. That's how I'm getting through it. And now I can actually turn lights on in our room since she is not in there to sleep! I can get more done - like folding laundry! Hehe.
I can't start with naps in her crib because she will only nap in her swing......which really sucks. If I had lots of time, I'd try to get her out of the swing and into her crib, but I have my 2 1/2 yr old home with me during the day, so I don't have time to be running up and down the stairs trying to get Lilah to sleep. Eventually I'll have to deal with it though, I know.
This morning is a perfect example of one of the reasons I don't want to move her. She woke up at 5:10am, WIDE awake, wanting to get up. DH put the soother back in her mouth and laid with his hand on her chest for a while, and eventually she went back to sleep. If she was in her own room, we'd have to be standing there doing that. She's still sleeping now at 7:10am, though she's stirred since and woken up a bit, so DH has just given her her soother each time. We are definitely going to get less sleep when she's in her crib.
I totally get it. There are pros and cons to both sides. I think when both you AND Lilah are ready, you'll make the move. And yes, it may be more difficult down the road once she's got the whole "object permanence" skill down, but you can cross that bridge when you get to it.
It's been so nice being able to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without holding my breath and tip-toeing like a ninja. Also, Claire slept from 7:30 pm to 7:15 am last night in her crib, with one feeding at 2 am...which I don't think she'd have done in our room with DH getting up at 5 for work and making noise. I do miss our morning snuggles, though. On the weekends I used to keep her in bed with me after the morning feeding, and it was my favorite time of day.
I'm right there with you. We have a nice sized cradle in our room but when she can pull herself into a standing position, that will no longer be safe. I just want to cry thinking about moving her in a separate room! I asked DH about putting her crib in our room and he told me that I might be setting us up for future problems where Anna will only ever want to sleep in our room but, honestly, I don't care!