I woke up this morning to the sound of the phone ringing. As I opened my eyes, I looked to my right and saw that the phone had also woken my daughter. She lay there in the crook of my arm, her blue eyes opened wide. She smiled up at me with that toothless, gummy smile, and my heart melted. The truth is I don’t love co-sleeping because I think it’s easier, comfier, or even good for my baby to feel close to me. I love co-sleeping because I can’t imagine not waking up to her beautiful little face every morning of her young life. I can’t imagine having to put her to sleep and lay her down in her own bed, in her own room, every night. I can’t imagine her not being my snuggle bunny. The reason why I love co-sleeping is it gives me everything I want out of being a mama. My husband also loves snuggling with his girls.
P.S. It is also easer, comfier, and good for my baby to feel close to me.