The Busy Giffs: Torn and A Little Stressed Out

February 7, 2014

Torn and A Little Stressed Out

I'm having a really hard time with something.
Emmalee has this (not so new) thing where she wakes up in the middle of the night and walks over to my bed and crawls in.

The master is on the first floor, the other two bedrooms are upstairs. 
Because of these middle of the night wake ups (and the fact that there are no heating vents to the upstairs rooms- whole other vent), we moved Emma's toddler bed to our room so I didn't have to worry about her falling down the stairs while drowsy during a middle of the night wake up.

Well now it's a habit. Every single night.

But here's my dilemma, I don't mind it. I love 'nuggle' time with my princess.
But I know it will be short lived because in a few short months, there will be another little munchkin who will have to be in bed with me to nurse.

So do I enjoy the snuggles for as long as I can, or do I start weaning her off of them sooner rather than later?
I'm afraid if I wait too long she'll feel like she's being kicked out for the new baby.

Any advice? This is totally stressing me out!!


  1. That is a tough one. I would want to enjoy the cuddles as long as I could, but for her sake maybe it's better to start transitioning just so she doesn't resent the baby "taking her place". I only have 1 child, so I can't speak from experience, and I have no idea what it's like to have 2 little ones, but I would suggest finding a time that you think you'll be able to keep up, even after baby is here, and having that be new "Mommy and Emma time". Good luck!

  2. That's a tough situation, I also only have one, but maybe you should enjoy the time alone with her while you still have it!

  3. What a challenge! No advice, except that you're'll need to find a way to put an end to it, sooner rather than later. Maybe have a little bit of snuggle time at another time of the day? Found you via SITS!


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