Kind of a pointless thread but just wanted to share something I'm experiencing... LO has recently started to go to bed earlier than me. Up until recently, we all went together at 10pm. We co-slept for a while until she started moving around then she went into her cot beside me with no problems. I had started trying to move her bedtime forward 5 mins per night because I wanted to have some time without her in the evenings (she is bf and won't accept milk from anything other than me - so I am always with her, and really wanted to just have some time without her with me and without worrying that she might get hungry!). That plan didn't really work - we got to 9.30 but that was all - and I was still going to bed with her. Then - suddenly - a few days ago she started getting tired around 8.30pm. I tried putting her to bed and lo and behold it worked! So - for four nights in a row she has been up asleep in bed between 8.30 and 9pm, while I have been downstairs. The thing is - now it's happening - I feel strangely uncomfortable about it. I worry that she is feeling sad up there because she is alone (which is stupid - because she is asleep - and if she cried I would go up straight away). I am also still going to bed at 10pm on the dot because I worry that she is up there, being good, waiting for me to come at 10 as usual - and that if I don't come she will feel sad because she is waiting and nobody is coming I love her so much. Can you love someone too much? Lol... I guess I'll get used to it in time. I've been thinking a lot about going back to work too. I am actually really looking forward to it, but have been thinking about how I would like her care to be while she is with her childminder (e.g. I want them to be understanding if she is still bf, I might like to try blw etc). I think I just want to feel reassured that everything will be okay. It's weird.