Saturday, January 31, 2009

Never Say Never

If you had told me 2 months ago that I would be co-sleeping with Abby, I would have laughed at you. Since our sweetpea has acid reflux, the ONLY way we can get her to go to sleep and stay asleep is propped up on me in bed with us. It hasn't been all bad even though I know the possible dangers of co-sleeping. It's been easier nursing her throughout the night and waking up to her cuddling beside me is beautiful beyond words. I will always treasure these memories. However, the screaming routines we go through nightly to get her asleep, I'll remember those too but not quite so fondly. However, I've been doing tons of research on how to help babies with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) to sleep better, and there happens to be a special bed out there designed for babies just like Abby. It's called an amby baby hammock. After pulling the money together, Bryan and I found one for sale in Slidell for half the price of a new one (it's only 5 days old). Tonight will be Abby's first night in the amby bed, and we are excited and hopeful. Maybe we can transition her out of our bed and into a bed she will like even better than ours! Say a prayer for us!


Heather said...

We also co-sleep. Mattie Leigh just doesn't seem to be able to sleep unless she is close to me and will scream and nearly hyperventilate if I don't pick her up. I'm trying to transition her back into her own bed though. I hope the amby bed works for Abby.

Chas Ray said...

When Aubrey was little and suffering from sooo many ear infections we let him sleep with us. I have to admit it was easier I just want to caution you because it is a hard habit to break. I know what you're going through with a baby that has acid reflux because Austin had it. My prayers are with you...I wish you nothing but success with the new bed

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