The time is coming, you guys. I can’t even really contain my emotions right now. I’m scared, nervous, happy, sad. I really want to break down and cry when I think about it. Yes. It’s almost that time to transition our daughter into her own room! I’m sure some of you are wondering why
we’ve I’ve waited as long as I have, and some of you are thinking I should keep her in our room longer. Part of the reason why is because she is still getting up 1-2 times a night to nurse. The other part is that she is starting to really outgrow her bassinet. The biggest issue is this. We don’t have a video monitor for her room.
At first, I was all gung-ho about not having a video monitor. My husband said we didn’t need one, and I agreed. NOPE! Boy was I wrong. This is why I believe you need one. You decide for yourself.
First of all. Not having a video monitor I could see being good for an older child. Our wee little one is going on 4 months, and I feel like I need to see her. This is why. The noises she makes. I need to be able to see if this is indeed a cause for me to go into her room. With a camera, I could monitor from outside her door and determine my next steps. Second, what if she’s too quiet? You need to be able to see that too. ALSO- if you keep your child in your room for any part of time, in my opinions, you grow attached- maybe more attached than you would be if you had them in another room, or separate from you from the beginning. Maybe I’ve become a hawk-parent, or helicopter parent, and that’s fine too. For now. When all I can do is monitor the sounds, it makes it very difficult to get things accomplished when I put Jamie in her room for her naps now. I’m sure she’s fine, but I need more peace of mind. If she were older, not having a camera might be a better way to go, but right now, I just don’t think I can cope. I’m not that savage. I like modern day technology.
I do agree it would be nice to have “our” room back. I’m sure my husband would be thrilled! Maybe then, we could get into more of a “routine” too, if you will. However, I don’t know what my husband is complaining about, he sleeps just fine!
What are your thoughts on this? How did you survive without a video- monitor, or should I just break down and get one?