Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bedtime Woes

I woke up a few night ago and felt something warm and cuddly next to me. I instinctively curled up next to her. Then I awoke. "Tim?", I whispered. "Did you go get Ella?"
"No, did you?" "Nope."
My just turned 2 year old and just started sleeping in her own bed, was now coming to my bed in the middle of the night.
Samantha will be five next month, she still yells for us when she wakes. She does not get out of bed on her own. My little baby Ella is getting out of bed on her own. What's even more strange to me is that she's not even waking me at all. Just climbing into bed and going to sleep.

I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand, she is very cute and cuddly and I don't mind sleeping with her at all. I mind it even less when she's not even waking me up to do it. So sweet... But.... I don't want my kid to sleep with me nightly. That's never really been my thing. I like my space at night. So, what to do? Wait it out? Put her back in the crib? She's too old to let cry at night. I'm not sure. I guess for now we wait.


Sarah said...

Maybe talk to her about needing to stay in her own bed and then carry her back when you discover her in your bed? Definitely don't go back to the crib, the big bed is one of those once you go forward you can't go back kind of things.

Mama Bub said...

I always think it's so sweet if my kid somehow winds up in bed with me, but it's not something I want happening regularly. I get it. I would just keep taking her back to bed. It might take several nights, but eventually she'll hopefully just stay there. Or, maybe a baby gate in her doorway?