Well, it looks like we are back to co-sleeping for now.
I tried(ish), I really did (not really).
I started out very determined. Then with each tear that determination waned. That and I was really tired and just wanted to go to bed. So my husband and I discussed it and decided since the poor kid has had his schedule wrecked since May due to us house hunting, buying a house, moving, going on our trip, and then getting our other house ready to sell maybe we’ll hold off on the breaking him of co-sleeping. Honestly, it was for my peace of mind as well as the baby’s.
Though I was glad to go on vacation I was also stressed about leaving our little man and then to get back and have to jump right back into house stuff has been stressful as well. Since about the middle of May I feel like we have not had any down time. Every day its something else and at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. Even Father’s Day isn’t going to be a break for my poor hubby. I was hoping to get up, make him breakfast, take him out to a nice lunch, and then probably do something simple at home. Just a nice easy day. Instead because it’s the only chance we have, we are going to have to go out to our other house and do yard work. I’d like to say I’ll go do it for him but after trying to get the entire house up on the market while he was gone to drill.. I’m out of steam. I need to recharge but like I said, no end in sight. At least not at the moment.
Back to the co-sleeping plan though. For now we’re are nursing to sleep and just trying to get on a normal schedule. It’s starting to look like he’s waking up around 8AM, with about a 40min-hour nap every couple of hours until about 5:30PM. Once he wakes up from his afternoon nap he’s up until bedtime at 9PM. So around three one hour naps a day. We haven’t quite got them down with being at the same time but we are getting close.
This is what works for us right now. We decided in a month we’ll reevaluate and if we feel like we need to.. we’ll try something new. For now though, we just want him on a regular and predictable schedule. Which is fine with me, I’ll take keeping my snuggle buddy for as long as I can. At least.. right now.