i'm sure i've already attracted some interest by that title.
here's some background:
my daughter is 19 months old.
she has slept in her crib, through the night, since 12 weeks.
yes, i followed babywise.
it worked for us, and no i am not insensitive and iron-fisted
and yes, my daughter is loved and well adjusted and comforted
and all of those wonderful things.
i'm not against the co-sleeping, but for us
it just wouldn't have worked.
not with an infant.
[i think that's ok.]
last night my daughter woke up around 2am and was crying.
this is a very rare thing,
and she didn't stop which is even more rare.
of course, i went in and got her and brought her back to our bed.
[i'm not against her sleeping in our bed at all. it's good to stay away from extremes]
i have to say, it was the sweetest thing ever.
her sleeping between us.
she took awhile to fall back to sleep,
and i'm surprised she did fall asleep.
the few times we've had her in bed with us,
she simply will not sleep. she thinks it's play time.
i woke up more often than usual, just checking on her
and when she finally woke up, this is what i heard:
"hi mama... oh goodness. hi dada!"
i could not handle the sweetness.
she just wanted to lay there and snuggle,
"hi dada"... "hi mama"... "aww"... "nigh night"....
she didn't say "mickey on" like she usually does
right when she wakes up...
[i know, my terrible parenting revealed]
anyway, i decided that i may go in and get her more often.
even if she's not crying.
she's just too sweet to miss out on those early morning moments too often :)