Friday, July 16, 2010
Two Girls, Two Rooms
The reality is that Miss A probably will not go into her own room for at least a month or so after we come home. Mostly for my own sanity she will be in our room. Hopefully, she will "probably" be sleeping through longer stretches of the night by then, too. It will really come down to how long she is actually sleeping through the night, if I am getting much sleep while she moves and coos, and ultimately if she keeps Husband up at all during the night. He has to function at work, you know. He doesn't have the option to stay in PJ's or have Grandma come help him, or take a nap at work.
When we do move her we realize there may be several trips in during the night to check on her, feed her, or any number of other things. Knowing that, we also want to preserve Miss L's sleep schedule. Sometimes she is totally "out" if we walk into her room at night. Other times she will wake up right away as soon as the door knob turns. We are not sure how sensitive she will be to Miss A crying so some of this is based on unknowns that could surprise us when Miss A does come on scene.
So, with that we decided to keep them in separate rooms until they are basically on the same sleep schedule which could be when Miss A is about 18 months old. It's not very long in the grand scheme of things. Husband likes the idea of our kids having their own rooms -- he and his brother always had their own rooms. This is fine if the Lord should decide that we are done at two. However, should there be more... :)
Even if the Lord says, "two is it" we may still move them into a room together. They are so very close in age that it wouldn't make that big of a deal. Then we can reclaim our guest bedroom. Granted, we don't have a ton of visitors as most of our family lives nearby now. However, it's nice to have the option. We do have plenty of floor space and air mattresses are always an option. We can also create a makeshift guest room if need be in our office or in Miss A's room by moving the girls together (or Miss A to our room) for a temporary fix. Options...always options.
We will move the crib to Miss A's room this weekend. I am on the search for a changing table and will make that a one-stop-shop for changing both girls. Seems easier to have it in Miss A's room at this point in time.
Okay, there you have my pretty simple thought process. I know quite a few others have put their kiddos together from fairly young ages. I would love to hear especially the how's and why's. Usually the "why" is because...well... that's the only option really.