Then the Pre-E hit.... and everything changed.
When we finally came home from the NICU he was on O2 and a SAT monitor. I knew if he stopped breathing the machine would scream at me. If he had a blanket over his head (by accident, of course) then the O2 was there.
He was waking up a few times a night... and I was tired! So he ended up joining us, with me in the middle of him and his Daddy. He would "dream nurse", which helped him gain weight. He ended up doing really well in weight gain until his open heart surgery.
|Napping with Daddy (and Mommy watching)|
After all that it was hard for me to not have my hands on him to sleep. When he came off the monitor post-op it made me nervous to not have the machine to scream at me if his breathing changed. So we continued to bed share.
Now our routine consists of him going to his own bed when he goes to sleep at night, but he always wakes up at some point and joins us from there. I still sleep in the middle, I don't trust my hubby not to squish him... he squishes me sometimes! He is just a heavy sleeper. I hope to eventually wean him to his own bed. That will not happen till he stops Dream nursing, which he really needs right now. He is only 14lbs at 13mo (10m g), which is completely off the bottom of the chart. His Dr says that she isn't worried since he is following the curve, just below it.
|Post-OP: Didn't shock the nurses in the slightest. :D|
Do you co-sleep or Bed share?
Which safety issue worries you the most?