I know with my first baby I nested like crazy and of course had his nursery decorated to perfection by the time he was born. So, when he arrived I just assumed that he should go in his new room, right?
Well, not so much. He stayed in our room exclusively until about 5 months and even after I moved him into his crib in his room I usually ended up bringing him into bed with me at some point during the night to nurse him.
Fast forward to my fourth child, I've come to the realize how silly the "nursery game" is. Yes, it's fun to decorate and make a special place for our newest family member, but isn't it all a bit unnecessary? Seriously, where else but in our recent modern culture have babies ever slept anywhere other than thieir mother's arms or within arm's reach? Now we have entirely separate rooms of the house dedicated to them.
Sadly, so often I hear moms revel in the moment they can get their babies "away in their own room" and "get them to sleep througout the night". Does this goal seem realistic or even healthy for an infant?
I'd love thoughts on this...