Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!


Bed Sharing?

Let me start by saying that our 4 year old Wesley does not normally sleep with us.  He sleeps in a big boy bed, but sometimes he starts off “snuggling” in bed with us.  Then, we transfer him to his bed or have him walk to his bed.  The past two nights, however, have been interesting.  Apparently, we all fell asleep in bed two nights ago and Wesley ended up in our bed until I woke up at midnight due to someone kicking and flailing around.  Needless to say, Wesley is not the best bed partner and honestly, right now at 8 months pregnant, neither am I.  I picked Wesley up and carried him to his bed (even though he weighs more than what I am supposed to lift right now).

Last night, Wesley went to bed and was supposed to “snuggle” with me until Daddy came to bed.  Well, Daddy didn’t move Wesley to his bed so this morning at 4 a.m. again I was woken up by kicks in the back and hits to the side.  Instead of trying to pick him up and move him this time I just got up and went to the guest bed.  I know that Wesley considers sleeping with us a special treat and I also know that once the baby comes it will be a while before he can do this again—for one I will be in a lot of pain when I first come home from the hospital as I recover from the C-section and I also know that Kayleigh will be sharing our room for a while.  This is one reason that right now I have a hard time telling Wesley that he can’t do this.

Do you ever let your little one sleep in the bed with you?  If so, did that change when another child was added to the mix? 

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One Comment on “Bed Sharing?”

  • Carlene Delane November 21st, 2012 2:17 pm

    We’re full time bed sharers. We have a side car that we use sometimes and will be using more and more as my pregnancy progresses in preparation for the new baby’s arrival.

    When you say big boy bed, what size is it? If you’re okay with him rooming in, you can side-car with Twins and Convertible cribs set to toddler size. Compromise both ways?

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