The boys still sleep in our room. They first slept in a co-sleeper next to our bed. Then we got a crib and put them both in the crib at the end of the bed. Now they're both at the end of our bed, Julian in the crib, Isaiah in the co-sleeper which is now converted into play-pen of sorts. We're saving up a little extra cash to get Isaiah a crib, too.
I'm really debating on putting the boys in their own room. They're getting closer to sleeping through the night. Julian is closest I think. He has been sleeping until around 6-7 for the past week. Isaiah still wakes up at least once, but a couple times has slept until early morning. I feel a little better about moving them now that they sleep longer at night. I wouldn't be making as many trips to their room if they're sleeping longer.
- I will get my bedroom to myself again. I can lay in bed and read at night, which is something I've really missed doing before bed.
- I wake up at almost every little noise the boys make. Some nights they squirm a lot, and I end up awake.
- I've read if you're going to move your kids to their own room or do any kind of "sleep training" between 6-7 months is a good time because separation anxiety is low at that time.
- I finally can decorate and build a bedroom for my babies, something I haven't been able to do yet.
- And we'll have a concentrated area of all of their things instead of everything in all rooms of our apartment.
- I'm sad they have to leave me. There's something comforting about having them in the bedroom so close.
- It's easier to help them if they cry if they're right across from us.
- I don't want them to be scared or go through any separation anxiety if they don't have to. I do however, feel better that they have each other. So at least they won't be alone in the room.
- Their bedroom is on the opposite side of the apartment. So far away!
This is our apartment layout (the text is backwards because I had to reverse the pic..but you get the point). But as you can see, the boys' room is on the left...the complete opposite side of the apartment.
When I asked Chikezie about it, he really just wants them in our room because he thinks it's easier to take care of them at night if they're there. Which is true. But maybe they'll sleep better without us making noise in the room too? I've heard of people moving their kids and they sleep amazing once they have their own room.
I think maybe if I just do it and get it over with maybe it won't be as bad as I'm building it up to be. I just know that I'm starting my training program for the marathon in a couple weeks and I'm going to need some quality sleep.
So what do you guys think I should do?
What did you do with your kids?