She makes little cluck and snorts. She squirms and bucks her legs trying to make her body move where she wants it to go.
I hear the familiar sounds and know the cues. I wrap my arm around her and cuddle her closer.
She squirms in tight, sighs and settles into a restful sleep.
With that she has squirmed deeper into my heart.
We are accidental co-sleepers.
We didn’t intend to become co-sleepers. My husband says it doesn’t come naturally to him. It comes naturally to this little baby.
I was doing it almost nightly for at least half the night, only I was doing it in a chaise lounge in a semi upright position. On a particular tired evening I brought her to bed and fell asleep with her in my arms. We slept 4 hours.
Four hours is a lot of sleep for two sleep deprived parents. It was than that my husband suggested we try this co-sleeping thing.
I don’t know how long this will last. It’s kind of amazing how much room a little bundle can take up. That arm pictured above is a big part of it, always fully extended out, floating an inch above the bed.
Co-sleeping is what works for us right now. My husband will eventually want his wife, and pillows back. I will eventually want my space.
For now though, this works.
We cuddle into together and we sleep and restore.