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We talked about having the babies both share a room.  We have a three bedroom house and when the 2nd baby arrives and takes over the third bedroom, that would leave us without a guest room.  The guest room isn't really the issue, the issue is if we have similar sleeping habits with baby #2 as we have had with Coen, then we will have a co-sleeper and no bed to share with the baby.  I'd share our bed, but it's just too hard with them being up and down at night and keeping everyone up, verses, just me.

Why we thought room sharing would work?  Well, they'll be close in age, Coen will be sleeping well through the night by this time and we shouldn't have that big of a problem.  Maybe a few rocky nights, but no big deal.  The main reason being that our guest room is large and could easily house them both with two cribs, two dressers and everything else that they would need.

But...

After talking about clearing out the guest room, painting it the same color as Coen's room, moving all of Coen's things in there, then painting Coen's room and moving all of the guest room things in there, we decided that it's just too much work.  I mean, we're ambitious, but not that willing to do all of that in just a short time.

So, instead, we're going to try and sell our guest room furniture (sleigh bed) and various other things in our guest room to make room for baby #2.  An in effort to still have a place to co-sleep, we'll add a twin bed in there, against the wall to serve as both a day bed but also a place for me to sleep when this baby is needing so co-sleeping time.

We'll probably still paint but this way, we aren't painting twice.  Depending on how I'm feeling, we might leave it alone.  If my husband had it his way, we wouldn't paint, but I'm not sold on that idea yet.

We'll see.

So, room sharing is out.  And so are any house guests that used to require a guest room.... sorry.

Comments

Sassytimes said…
We were going to have the girls share when I was pregnant with V too...it's a tough decision. We decided against it and I'm glad we did because of sick nights. When one is sick and up all night, the other can still sleep soundly in their room.

We have a bed in V's room too for me to crash with him on. It works great.

I'm excited to see you decorate. Coen has the cutest room!
Anonymous said…
Hi There!

I am new to your blog, I am glad to see that you are a fellow co-sleeper. I co-slept with our son for the first 4 months or so, but it seemed like everyone that knew about it seemed to look down at me for it. Just wondering if you experienced the same negativity.

Thanks!
Raeshel Phillips

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