The truth is that I can take all of the crying, rocking etc, etc... As long as I get the "drunk" (when I say drunk I mean the whole eyes rolling, swaying, slowly drifting off to sleep thing) baby in my arms at the end of it all. It is a give and take, but I get more than I have to give. For me, co-sleeping has never been about all the good that come of it (though there are many wonderful pluses to co-sleeping). For me, it is all about the fact that I want to sleep with my baby. I want to hear her breath and feel her heart beating. I want to smell the lavender in her hair and wake up to her pouty little sleepy face every morning. I want all of these things and more in co-sleeping, and so far, I have gotten them. Even if I have gotten some sleeplessness along the way.
I love co-sleeping. I love Bunny. I love my life!
P.S. I still hope that those molars come through soon!