I would refuse to sleep in the nursery! I never really disturbed my OH he just got use to us being there then we moved our daughter into her room anyway at 10 weeks old. How does he suggest you keep your relationship going if your in seperate rooms?
Lucas slept in with us for the first few months, and at first if he was unsettled I used to take him in the other room. I soon realised that oh was perfectly capable of sleeping on the sofa himself. Although your not 'working' I don't think they realise how hard it is to look after a baby and try and get the housework done and cook dinner on no sleep.
i agree with the other ladies, its a bit selfish of him to expect you to leave your bedroom n sleep on a pull out bed so he can get a rest, u need one too n after all u wont get much of a sleep in or much sleep at all if you r doing it all yourself,he should he happy to help,ill be on ml, n ive said to oh that ill do the night feeds but only coz he has to get up for work at 6.30am everyday, n i dont think its fair but the 3 of us will be in our room, for i dunno how long lol!have a talk with him n explain that u feel put-out that he wants u to do it all by urself at night, it takes 2 to make a baby so he should help out regardless of work or nit, when my oh comes home after the baby is here ill be handing the baby to him n say time for some bonding time lol n get out for a walk, have a shower etc
My DH is the same! No way in heck any babies will be in our room, as he gets up at 4am and needs sleep. Plus I wouldnt want him waking me/them at 4am when his alarm goes off and he is not the type to ever get up in the night to babies/kids.
I will sleep in our bed most of the time and have a sound and movement monitor on each baby, so when they wake up Ill hear them. We also have a spare room right opposite the babies room so if need be Ill sleep in there.
tell him how about you sleep in your rrom with baby and he sleeps on pull out bed in other room!! After all youre the one that will be up during the night and will have just given birth! If im right in the fact that men can sleep through anything(or at least pretend to) then he wont get up when baby wakes up anyway. It hopefully shouldnt take long for baby to start sleeping for a good few hours (mine both were sleeping for at least 6/7 hours by 5 weeks old!) so its not like it going to go on for months. Sounds like someone likes his sleep too much lol x
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