These were taken the other night, as Zao's Sister and I were hunkered down next to each other, ready for bed.
|peek-a-boo with the blanket|
|we told secrets and giggled.|
|N-noooo, I'm not scared!|
I love co-sleeping, or bed-sharing as some call it. We've slept this way with our babies from the very first with Zao. And yes, he still is in our bed, most of the time. He has his own twin bed, with Lightening McQueen sheets, at the foot of our big king-sized bed. He sleeps there about half the time. Lately we've been mixing it up, and Zao's Sister and I sleep on the cartoon-character clad set up, and the fellas share the big bed. Bed sharing makes night-feedings so much easier; I still mostly wake up for a moment, but I don't have to leave the bed or really even move. Everyone gets more sleep this way, it seems.
It's been interesting to witness Zao's sleeping changes through the past three years. From always being glued to my side and breast, to having independence and choice. Some nights he wants to sleep on the couch, so we let him. Most times he will come into the big bed in the middle of the night, no matter where he has started out. I remember doing the same when I was growing up.
I think every sleep situation has it's pros and cons, when you factor in small children and babies. We've found what works best for us, and are learning to adapt with the changes as they come.