Needless to say, Kaden fell right asleep as he snuggled right between Andy and I (good thing we have a King bed), and we all fell asleep as the storm died off. You would think this would be the happy ending to the story. Um, no. What people don't often tell you is that your child takes over the bed. Suddenly they are laying across you and your husband, or their arm is in your face, and you just lay there not wanting to move for fear of waking your child. At 3:30am, when a hand suddenly came out of nowhere and punched me in the eye, my sleeping child made a nice trip back to his crib where he slept soundly until 7am.
Let me say another thing about this. Usually we move Kaden back to his crib once he has settled down in our bed- again, we don't want to make habits. And it usually works out fine. Another thing. Being woken up by a punch to your face is quite startling in the middle of the night. You're enjoying your rest and then... BOOM! Elbow to the stomach, hand to the face... you get the idea. At first your reaction is "AH.... what is happening?!?" Then you realize it's your 2 yr. old, enjoying his sleep in your bed (How do they sleep in some of those positions?!?). And while it is frustrating at times, I wouldn't change it for the world. What's better than enjoying cuddles with your little boy while he sleeps soundly? Before you know it, he won't want to cuddle anymore, so I'm taking it while I can.