I have a confession to make. I’ve always thought that co-sleeping wasn’t for me, I’ve always thought that it was rather dangerous and it was spoiling your child. But I do confess that these past 4 months I’ve become a full fledged co-sleeper. It just crept up on me and now these last few weeks I just take Isaac to bed with me because I know he’s going to end up there anyway. It started with me just bringing him in there with me in the mornings for a nurse. Once we moved in here I tried being up with him to nurse at night but we had no shades on the windows and I was scared to come downstairs and find someone peering in the windows at me. Most nights I tell myself that I’m going to get up and nurse him and stick him in his own bed but now my bed has become his bed. He takes naps in there and everything. I’m a co-sleeper, a closet co-sleeper and still don’t even think it’s the best thing for the baby or the family. I just think Mom and Dad need some break time to “connect” and just be away from the kids. I also think that kids in a loving family who are raised going to bed in their own bed have a good solid sense of confidence. Take Silas, he plays in his pitch black room until he falls asleep, confident kid, never slept with Mommy.
Anyway, once Isaac actually has his crib put together I’m going to make him sleep in it. Or so I say. I can’t put such a fat child in a bassinet, it just seems wrong.
Am I a bad mother if I start putting Isaac on his tummy to sleep? I think he’s out of the SIDS scare age, he’s strong and healthy and he sleeps like a gem on his tum tums. I think he’s out of his swaddle too…he doesn’t like it anymore I don’t think. Sometimes wrapping him up in it gets him to nurse better though…for some reason.
My brother stopped by last night on his way to work in Whistler. I made him supper and we had a good visit. We had steelhead with my special fish sauce, cous cous and swiss chard. I really do like swiss chard, just stick it in your frying pan with a little soya sauce and it takes like 1 minute to cook and it’s not bad tasting at all (sooo good for you). I sure love my brother, he’s such a sweetie. He emptied and filled our D/W for us. He also emptied some very frightening Tupperware containers that had been in my fridge for a while and then left to warm on the counter all day. One of them made his eyes water, it was funny.
I guess I have a lot to talk about cuz I didn’t blog for two days.
Today I’m cleaning like a madwoman. I finally feel better. Turns out I had a fever for five whole days. It’s finally gone this morning and I can do a happy dance. I’ve been doing laundry and dishes and sweeping and on and on. I washed a cushion cover on my couch and now it’s a lighter color than the rest of the couch. I hope that’s because I washed it on hot to get all the oils from my bmilk out so the color faded rather than the rest of the couch being THAT filthy. Yikes. I think I should wash the rest too. I will when all the clothes are done.
Anyway, I’m going to go upstairs and start folding like a good wife (pffft) or maybe just so all the clothes don’t end up on the floor again.