Five for Friday: Co-sleeping

Five things I love about co-sleeping with Aellyn.

  1. She snuggles up close to me.  We face each other side to side all night.  If I scootch away she inches closer like a mommy seeking missile.
  2. I don’t have to wake up/get up when she needs to nurse.  Just roll over and offer a nipple.
  3. She doesn’t have to wake up and cry when she needs to nurse.  I am usually awake even before she starts to squirm.  Her needs are met before she gets verbal about it.  Most nights she never even opens her eyes all night.
  4. I get to experience all her adorable stretching and satisfied sleep noises.
  5. I can feel her breathe.  I don’t know how I would make it through the night if she weren’t in bed with us.