Ok a lot of the crunchy ideas I’m learning about from women on the topic of my last post is REALLY interesting. Some of the things I’d NEVER heard of (eating the placenta? Waaaa!??!) and am not quite sure if it’s all up my alley, but I’m getting lots of study and book recommendations on both sides that I’m excited to delve more into. My mom was a WAY SOGGY maybe liquid mom. I had regular disposable diapers, didn’t breastfeed, got all sorts of shots, slept separate (I think) didn’t get worn, and I don’t think I’ve ever eating anything organic. I turned out ok didn’t I?
Most of these options I won’t have to worry about myself for awhile… Hey, I’m not knocked up yet. But I think it still makes for interesting conversation. The biggest debate I am most interested in right now is the co-sleeping issue.
My husband and I didn’t sleep in the same bed before we were married, and it was pretty evident the first month or so. He’d wake up with bruises all over, once I even gave him a black eye. I would (and still kind of do) move around a lot when I sleep, toss and turn all over, and take him in as victim to my swings. Now we have a California king sized bed and he’s pretty safe, when my dog jumps on the bed though, I usually kick him away from my side of the bed. I like the idea of co-sleeping but I worry about two things, one of them being killing my child.
Someone did make a point in saying you wouldn’t roll over on your baby just like you wouldn’t roll off the bed. That’s a good point. I am scared of the edge of the bed… I can’t have a finger, a toe hanging off (long story). So perhaps I wouldn’t roll over on my child. But even if my child is able to escape my sleeping wrath, what if my husband makes up for it? It seems like it would make breastfeeding easier, but really… I think I’d be scared to accidentally kill my child the first night, I may do a bassinet near the bed or something for awhile.
The other question I had about co sleeping, which an anonymous commenter and Joy brought up. So… When do ya do it? Ya know? The freeky deeky. I know the time for lovin’ goes down when you have a kid (at least that’s what I hear, I sure hope not) but it seems like it would go WAY down if your kid(s) is in the bed with you! And what if they’re older, as in not babies, and sleeping in your bed? Do you kick them out for a little while then bring them back? Or do you have to schedule intimate time during different times of the day?… Or is that just put on hold for awhile?