I want my baby back IN MY ROOM!

I’m kind of a wreck tonight. You see, I’ve kept Gabby in the bassinett all of this time because I want her right next to me at night. I realise she’s just too big to sleep in there anymore, so tonight, I thought I was strong enough to put her in her crib… turns out I’M NOT. I miss her so badly, I can’t sleep. I keep getting up to check on her, to make sure she’s ok. I hate that I can’t hear her breathing, I hate that I can’t sit up in bed and see her laying right there next to me. I’m scared I won’t hear her when she cries. Infact, I’m so afraid of not being able to hear her, I won’t turn the fan on, and I can’t sleep without the fan on. The ridiculous thing about this? Her room is right next to mine.
It’s only a matter of time before I take my pillow and go sleep on the floor next to her crib.

18 thoughts on “I want my baby back IN MY ROOM!

  1. christine

    I hated putting my babies into their own rooms, too. I still use a monitor for my daughter who is turning THREE this Saturday. I just like to listen to the little noises she makes while she sleeps. One of these days, she’s going to be like, “Um, Mom, can you give me a little PRIVACY?!!”

  2. Stacey

    Oh hun, I understand completely. We sleep in the same room, and if I put Caelyn down for a nap I freak out and have to check on her 934859485 times.
    Need. To. Hear. Baby.

  3. NinaKaye

    I never moved my baby to another room. Our house isn’t big enough. But even when she was in the bassinet right beside me I would be up all night checking to see if she was okay. Her crib was about 3 feet away from my bed…it was even worse. I hardly got any sleep at all. They have baby monitors that have an alarm when they stop moving completely. Try getting one of those and see if it helps. Quiet Sounds – Movement & Sound Monitor

  4. Jen

    I was exactly the same way. Either put her crib in your room, or put her in bed with you and Tony or something! Don’t ignore that intensity of feeling– we aren’t meant to sleep apart from our babies.

  5. sarcastic journalist

    i thought “the baby will go in her room and that is that.” mine is the same age as lauren’s and her crib (her entire damn crib) is at the foot of the bed. and we pay extra $$ to get that second bedroom.
    have you thought of a baby monitor? baby/child reseale shops might have one or you might be able to find one on ebay.

  6. Amy

    My kids slept with me until they were around 2 or so… we all lived to tell about it. :-) I didn’t feel right putting them so far away from me at night when they were so close to me all day long, so I just didn’t do it.

  7. mieke

    We kept Jonas in our room until he was one. I cried the entire day we moved his crib and stuff into his new room. I was sure he was going to have issues not being in our room. NOPE. All me. He started sleeping through the night the night we moved him out of our room- guess the smell of my milk or knowing it was so close would wake him up. I was the one with MAJOR adjustment problems for over a week.
    We just moved Gabo into Jonas’s room a month ago at 9 and half months, he too slept better once he was out of our room. I missed him, but knew how well it had worked for Jonas. So this time, instead of sobbing all day I was elated to have my room back. To be able to read in bed and not on the couch. To be able to have sex and not shove a pillow down my throat so I wouldn’t wake him.
    Parenthood is so interesting. The push pull.
    I have been going through the same thing today- Jonas’s first day of school. I am sickened and joyous to have a bit more time for myself and Gabo. Life is funny that way.

  8. Rach & Eva

    Eva sleeps with us. She’s been sleeping with us all this time, I think I will just DIE when it comes time for her to have her own bed in her own room.
    For now, we’re getting her to take naps in her play pen, that way she’ll be used to it when we finally kick her out of our bed. (we are unable to kick her out of our room just yet!) :p
    Babies! I love ’em!

  9. Rach & Eva

    Eva sleeps with us. She’s been sleeping with us all this time, I think I will just DIE when it comes time for her to have her own bed in her own room.
    For now, we’re getting her to take naps in her play pen, that way she’ll be used to it when we finally kick her out of our bed. (we are unable to kick her out of our room just yet!) :p
    Babies! I love ’em!

  10. Rach & Eva

    Eva sleeps with us. She’s been sleeping with us all this time, I think I will just DIE when it comes time for her to have her own bed in her own room.
    For now, we’re getting her to take naps in her play pen, that way she’ll be used to it when we finally kick her out of our bed. (we are unable to kick her out of our room just yet!) :p
    Babies! I love ’em!

  11. Rach & Eva

    Eva sleeps with us. She’s been sleeping with us all this time, I think I will just DIE when it comes time for her to have her own bed in her own room.
    For now, we’re getting her to take naps in her play pen, that way she’ll be used to it when we finally kick her out of our bed. (we are unable to kick her out of our room just yet!) :p
    Babies! I love ’em!

  12. vanessa

    I remember when my daughter was born, I put her in her bedroom with the door shut so that I could vaccume the living room. She was about 2 weeks old, and I would vaccume about a foot, turn it off and go check on her. Go back, run it another foot turn it off and go check on her! This continued until I realized that it was taking me entirely to long to vaccume my living room which was very small, so I gave up and brought her (in her bassinet) out of her room and put her in the kitchen until I was done vaccuming, and she slept through the whole thing! I continued to do it that way, until she was too big for her bassinet! I would also like to add that as a result of that, my daughter now at the age of 4 years, can sleep through a hurricane if it went through her bedroom!

  13. Lucky

    Can I recommend something WONDERFUL :) A port-a-crib.
    Because of the living arrangements we are in right now, Claire has to be in with us, and this was the best option we could find. I coudn’t justify spending money on the lil bassinet things, and then have to “move” up to the crib and never use it again. With this, we can later drop the bassinet portion down, and use it at Grandparents, camp, parks, whatever :) And pretty affordable! :).
    I think Claire is about 10ish pounds right now, and still fits FINE! :) Plenty of room yet :)
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C9W4Z/ref=ba_br_o_a4//104-9753103-6715969?v=glance&s=baby&me=A1F83G8C2ARO7P
    If that link doesnt work, its a BabyGo Portable Travel Yard in SeaMist :)

  14. Mindy

    I got laxer and laxer (is that a word?) with each child. Our first went to his crib early on, and we tried to let him cry it out. SO not worth it. He got all worked up and it took forever to calm down, but my hubby insisted. The second baby was critically ill, so I kept him close by and he stayed in my bed with me for nine months. He only went to his crib because he LOVED it. My daughter is STILL in my bed, and she would rather sleep with me in a wheelbarrow than anywhere else without me. And I like having her there. She is 2.5 now, and I don’t care what anyone says about it! My kids are really well adjusted and firmly attached. The ones that slept with me hardly ever cried at night.

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