Aria sleeps with us. All of our babies have.
She doesn't have a crib set up yet, which is becoming a slight problem at nap time when we're not sleeping with her...
At nine months old she doesn't crawl yet. But she can roll like it's nobody's business! She rolls all over when she's playing on the floor and when she sees something she wants across the room, she just gets that look of determination in her little eyes, swings towards it, and starts rollin'.
A few days ago, I set up the porta-crib in our room for nap time. Now to get her sleep-trained (what's that?!) so she actually goes down for a nap when she needs to... instead of being the spoiled little darling she is and needing to fall asleep while I'm holding her or nursing her or lying on the bed with her as we had been doing prior to the crib...
It's impossible for me not to spoil her. And Mark warned me I was. And, yep, now I kind of wish I hadn't but yet I don't regret it too - if that makes sense.
She was one sad little lady when I put her in her crib this afternoon after she nearly fell asleep with me when I was holding her. I stuck it out for a little while but then went to get her because she just wasn't fallin' for it and I knew she wasn't going to fall asleep.
We took her pacifier away around Christmas time. I haven't decided if that was a good thing or a bad thing yet. On one hand, she sleeps through the night now (instead of waking up constantly wanting her pluggy put back in). But on the other, she doesn't nap worth a hoot now. I used to be able to lay her down while she was awake with her pluggy, and if she was tired, she'd fall asleep. Granted, I was also laying beside her... And she no longer goes to bed with Mark. (He goes to sleep before me - seeing as how I'm a night-owl and all and he's a morning person.) She used to go to bed with him with absolutely no problem and fell asleep. Now she just starts crying after a while and won't settle down unless I run up there and snuggle up with her for a few minutes until she falls asleep.
Are you starting to see the problem here...?