I am going to take my husband on a cruise in October.
I guess we really need to get serious about losing weight.
He is stressed out about money and his job and just life in general so he needs a vacation. I do too.
I think that Avery laughed today. She was asleep but I SWEAR she chuckled a little bit.
She and I are going to start some sleep training next week. I am going to get her out of my bed. She hates her crib and that is unacceptable! I miss my husband and I want to snuggle with him again so that means that Avery’s gotta go…. back to her own room. We decorated her room and it’s fabulous and she has never slept in it. I don’t believe in the “cry it out” method and I will do what feels right for Avery and me in order to be successful. (CLICK HERE for a stellar explanation against CIO @phdinparenting)
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE co-sleeping with Avery. She’s so warm and snuggly and having her right next to me makes her night feedings super easy. Also, she falls asleep whilst nursing so obviously having her in bed with me makes it easy because I don’t have to move her once she’s asleep. It’s going to be tough but I truly feel that it’s important for Avery’s mom and dad (ie – JuJu and me) to have a strong, loving, and intimate relationship. It’s kinda hard to do that when there’s a baby in our bed and I’m holding her instead of my husband.
Okay, let’s face it. I miss having sex. And my child isn’t going to feel detached and unloved because she sleeps in a different room than we do. It will take some time and I anticipate that I will be sleeping in her room for awhile so that while we’re adjusting to it and she cries every time I put her down she won’t wake up her dad. Lucky for me the world’s best napping sofa is in her room so I won’t be totally sleep deprived.
I actually want to start the ‘training’ tonight but she and I are going out of town this weekend so it would be stupid to do something for two nights and then stop for two nights. I don’t want to confuse her. I am going to make this as painless as possible for her and for me. I can’t stand to hear her cry. Not only does it break my heart but it makes my nipples hurt.