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So, right, the thing is that before Professor Wrigglesworth was born, I had absolutely no intention of co-sleeping. Honestly, I made him his own room with a lovely crib in it and there's a mobile and a baby monitor with a video feed and a nightlight and the ability to play lullabies and everything! And we have a moses basket that he can sleep in for the first few months before he moves into his room or nap in around the house, right? So no co-sleeping, uh uh, not for us.

Of course, that was back when I thought that I would be in charge. Ha ha ha! No. Apparently not.

Since the two month mark, Wrigglesworth has thoroughly and totally rejected the moses basket. He screams like he's being beaten whenever he is put down in it. And this from a child who is otherwise pretty happy go lucky and utterly prepared to communicate through grunts and coos rather than crying. No. Wrigglesworth has decided he will sleep in the bed with us or NOT AT ALL.

I have gracefully given in. I'll fight this battle after Christmas, which we are spending in Canada for the first time in five years.

In other news, he also hates bottles and will make direct eye contact with you while he wails around the nipple placed in his mouth or starts coughing and spluttering because he refuses to swallow any liquid that does not come directly from the breast.

I've got four months to make cribs and bottles work before I'm back to work and he starts daycare.

Date: 14 December 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Four months is huge, it's literally a lifetime for him, he will be so different then, truly!

Date: 14 December 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurajv
good luck! Babies are troublesome. (Mine are 3.5yrs & 11mos, and were troublesome in ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WAYS, rendering the experience with #1 nigh-useless with #2.)

I will say that #2 *loathed* bottles and would drink nothing from them, but learned how to use the Playtex Insulator straw sippy cup (it comes in straw & spout) at 4 months, and loves it.

Date: 17 December 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] king_touchy
Here via the friending meme. We have several fandoms in common, how cool!

Co-sleeping and breastfeeding, oh, I remember that! Some resources that you might find helpful as a nursing, co-sleeping parent (I did):

La Leche League: http://www.llli.org/ I found help, information, and empowerment at the monthly support groups, and I met a couple other mothers who ended up being life-long friends. Invaluable resource. The LLL Leaders are well trained and free of cost.

Dr. Sears: http://www.askdrsears.com/ There are a bajillion different "how to parent" books, programs, philosophies and so on, and I'm sure you've been inundated. I hope I'm not intruding, and I know you're the expert on your family, not anyone else. I'm just passing on that I found that Dr. Sears worked well for me and my offspring.

Good luck!

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