As things are at the moment, there is loads more space next to OH's side of the bed. But I was planning to move OH's bedside table away and push his side of the bed nearer to the wall so that the moses basket fits next to my side once baby is here.
Anyway I mentioned this last night and said we don't need to rearrange until near due date but OH said it is fine as it is and our little girl can sleep next to him?? I want her next to me, I think that is best. I also explained that he will be getting up for work so it is more practical for her to be close to me so that she isn't waking him up regularly right next to his ear! But he has said honestly he is good with her sleeping next to him and that he'll like it.
OH also said that our stepson wants her in with him straightaway so he said we are are going to have to gently explain that she has has to stay with us at least for 6 months. Then see what happens.
This is my baby, not some pet that can just be shared around! I know intentions are all good here but really?! This is my first baby and I want her with me how it should be, next to her Mum.
It will be difficult to breastfeed if you have to get up or reach over him to get her in the night. And like ellbee said, he will get tired after a few days and probably agree to move her. I don't think men have any idea how often newborns wake up in the night.
p.s. we co-slept with our first and though its not for everyone, having him laying between us worked out really well and so baby will be there when dad wakes up too! It was lovely and plan on doing the same again!
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