Friday, June 1, 2012

Weaning from Co-Sleeping

As I am typing this, Yakee is sleeping in the big bed with his father and Yamee is on his bed.

It has been over a year since we moved Yakee off our bed. His first nights away (haha, as if his bed isn't just beside our bed)  went well enough but up to this day, he still joins us in the big bed when he wakes up in the wee hours of the morning.

In a way, I can't blame him. He was in our bed for close to three years... and he sees his baby brother co-sleeping with us.


Since I have this general plan of breastfeeding Yamee longer... and since I have not weaned him off night-time feedings yet (Yakee was weaned off that when he was Yamee's age now), I don't think I can shoo Yamee away to a bed of his own just yet.

And Yakee... well, he did get excited when we were looking at videos of Murphy beds. A picture of a trundle bed at also caught his eye but mostly because he thought the lower bunk is a hiding place. But would a cool bed make him stay in that bed? I don't think so.  Maybe not until his brother is sleeping with him (and by then, he'd be the one shooing him away). And I actually don't think I am ready  to wake up and not see him at my feet or beside me just yet.

Haha. I once turned to him in my sleep and tried breastfeeding him :D

But the price of not being completely weaned off our bed is this... Yamee and I sometimes have to sleep in his bed :D

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