This is Piper is HER bedThis is Piper in OUR bed. Get the idea?
Friday, January 9, 2009
Sleeping with Princess Pip
Here's a look at what my nights look like lately...
OK - so maybe she is a little princess. We better nip this in the bud... starting tomorrow.
It's not every night but lately it seems that little Pippi is waking up in the middle of the night and will not be content until she is laying in bed with me. I know, most babies do this and we all go through the baby boot camp where they have to cry it out and learn to sleep on their own. We sure made Madison and Carson lean that right away. Yet, for some reason I just keep giving in to this little baby. I keep rationalizing by saying "what's so wrong with a baby wanting to be cuddled and secure with her mommy?" But I guess you could pose the same question for all 7 of my kids. It might not be wrong, but just practically speaking - you can't have 7 kids sleeping in your bed until they go off to college.
Nevertheless, my mom keeps telling me I need to get her out of our room and though I say "I know" I really know that I'm just going to keep her in with us, despite the frustration and fatigue. I know we will have to fight the battle at some point - it just isn't going to be quite yet.
I sat the this morning and pondered "We're not spoiling the baby - are we? It's not like she's royalty in the house - is she?" And as I pondered the big kids came into the living room with her like this singing to the tune of an Aladdin song "Make way for princess Piper"