We let our first kid sleep in our bed. At the time, it made sense because it was just easier to get him to sleep, and Lord knows we needed lots of sleep. However, his bed times have become rather difficult and drawn out. OTOH, we didn't let our second kid sleep in our bed at all, but were pretty adamant about making him sleeping in his crib every night. And bedtimes with him are pretty much a snap. I know correlation doesn't equal causation and all that, but I don't think we'll be letting our third kid sleep in our bed at all, and see if the trend repeats. Now, we just need to work on our oldest some more.
Repeat after me: No kids in mommy and daddy's bed.
Balancing parenting with . . . other stuff
Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:50 AM
Have more kids.
Easier said than done, I'm afraid. I'll spare the details about the miscarriages and about the failed fertility treatments and about that time I held my newborn adopted daughter only to find out the next day that the birth father had changed his mind. That's probably another factor in all of my anxiety about finding the right balance. But unless Andrew wants to chime in and send me a bill, I'll try to avoid turning this into a therapy session.
This seemed a good place to announce that we're expecting another kid in late-October, early-November. Nothing comes easy for us, it seems, but Joanna got pregnant during our last try (the old-fashioned way) before we'd planned to start IVF.
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