Having a family bed. I wouldn't have it any other way.

After having a wonderful playdate Friday night with new friends I came home feeling so blessed.  I was able to enjoy the company of another mom who is like me in many ways.  We sleep with our kids.  We let or baby suck on our boob at 2 1/2.  We just enjoy our kids because we know it will not last forever.

I came home, changed into my pj's and jumped into my comfy queen size bed and snuggled with Baby M to get some sleep for the night.  I've blogged several times about having a family bed and have gotten mixed opinions.  I suppose it's not for everyone and they have their own excuse as to why.  BUT IMPO I wouldn't have it any other way.  It is such a tremendous joy sharing your bed with your babies.  They are only babies for such a short time so why wouldn't we want to share in this special bonding time with them?

Here are a few random pictures of our family bed.

1 ~ Getting ready for bed.  Notice the rail on the side so Baby M doesn't fall into the floor.  Actually she wouldn't fall into the floor.  She'd fall on top of Lil O because her bed is pushed up beside ours.
2 ~ Sometimes there are four in our bed!  Crowded but LOVE IT!!!
3 ~ I wouldn't have it any other way.


Anonymous said…
Does a family bed mean the kids never, ever sleep anywhere else?
Supermom said…
Oh no. My two oldest adjusted well to their big boy/big girl bedrooms. I know the time will come when Lil O and Baby M want their own bedroom and I cannot wait to girly-fy it!!!
michelle said…
you aren't alone. My eldest slept with us until he was 2.5 and my 2.5year old sleeps with us and still nurses (although I am ready for him to ween he definitely is not ready!)

It just seems right for some parents and not for others. We love it!