"Being a good dad starts with presence not presents"
As you know, if you've read my previous post about co sleeping I'm a big fan. However at some point there is going to be that period of time where they are heading into their own bed. We are there right now with our youngest (almost 2) and the same plan we used for Lucy seem to be working again.
Tug tug, Tug tug. I wake up to a small hand holding my bread and pulling gently but firmly. My eye's open and I follow the hand, then arm down to find its attached to my youngest daughter, who's still fast asleep. I release her grip and place her arm back down by her side, check Lucy who is sleeping against a pillow on the far side of the bed then fall back asleep.
Since Lucy was born we have been co-sleeping. To be honest it was almost completely unplanned (the co-sleeping not Lucy). When she was first born she slept on my chest then this transitioned into my arm then between us and she kind of never left. Now at 3 and half she has her own bed and sleeps in it 50% of the time. When she does start in her bed usually at around 2 in the morning she will climb up between us and snuggle under my arm. When we found out we were pregnant with Tilley we actually up sized from a queen to a king bed to accommodate co-sleeping with both girls. The thought never crossed our mind that one or both would be sleeping in with us most of the time.