But as I write this late into the night, thinking that tonight may be one of the
last full nights our little girl sleeps in our bed, I can't help but feel a tad emotional. We have kept her so close and safe these past two and a half years, I'm feeling mixed on letting her go. She will do fine. I will probably cry. And buy her a nightlight for my own peace of mind. And some new princess sheets to fit the twin bed she will be sleeping in. Turns out we bought the crib for nesting purposes. We bought the toddler bed for appearances. We will make her twin bed for little girl she has become. Confident, sassy, free-willed, determined, loving, adorable, little girl.
I'm so thankful for all the extra cuddles and snuggles I've received by getting to sleep with her since day one. I'm also so thankful for all the SLEEP I've had since making this decision. Sleep deprivation and bed sharing did not go hand in hand in our experience, and from what I've read, we aren't alone in these findings. And even though this little chapter in our story has been an amazing one, I know it must end to make another one. One where our confident little lady begins to find her way with a little more independence. And no, this decision does not mean we are getting ready for baby #2, so please do not get any ideas on that front.
If we were to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing.