Thursday, September 17, 2009

For all you co-sleeping maniacs

What's with breastfeeding co-sleepers, anyway? We're crazy, that's what. Seriously, I don't know what the hell possessed me to do it AGAIN with Rosie. My back was a big pile of knots after 4 months teetering on my side with June. So bad that you can't exhale all the way because it makes your back hurt too much.
So I'm always googling. I google to research anything from baby poo colours to when to potty train. So I googled co-sleeping and breastfeeding to have somebody tell me, "Stop! Don't do it!" and then I'd have a little more push to quit while I'm ahead. So while I'm looking, I come across this article on babies who co-sleep and breastfeed and how their chances of SIDS are way lower than your average crib-sleeping bottle-fed babe.

Check yoself, mommies:

But what about the nights where baby actually sleeps in his or her basinette or crib or playpen? Aaah, well if you're a co-sleeper, you know that those are the nights you wake up and you are breaststroking through the sheets and covers looking for your baby frantically and your heart beats harder than it ever has before. And then? Oh yeah! She is sleeping soundly next to the bed in her own damn crib like you always dream about..... so you stick her back in the bed so that you can sleep, because we all know that if you leave him or her in her own bed, you'll just be waiting for them to wake back up in the next hour or so, so that you can fill that little cold spot in the bed next to you.

It's funny how the grass is always greener! On that note, I'm going to go jump in with Rosie. She's (one of) the best teddy bear(s) I've ever had.