Example: Last night I cuddled him to sleep and he was OUT COLD. As in waited 15 minutes before moving him. Got him on his side. Immediate fussing and he rolled/scooched over to me, and promptly passed out cold for 4 hours. When I get out of bed in the morning, he gradually rolls toward Hubby so that he is close to him. He craves other people's body warmth and comfort.
What this leads to is...well, not a lot of sleep. Saw this:
here and boy, did it ring true. I bet it does for some of you as well. So the crib is still side-carred - which allows me to put him on the outside edge of the bed safely. But boy, it's a lonely crib. I am thinking of finding something like this:
This thing costs $200-300! Bet I could make one for considerably less.
Of course, there is always this cosleeper that puts the baby in the bed with you, but in a Queen bed, it is fairly bulky. And I don't know if he will do well in that.
It sounds like I'm giving up, doesn't it? When Hubby came to bed last night and I pointed out that he just WON'T stay in his crib (and I can't forgo sleep, I just can't, to get him to), he said "He will do it when he is ready." That to me sounds like acceptance of cosleeping.
I think we need a bigger bed.