After Mumma’s Caesarian with little Alice, it’s six weeks of recovery with no driving, no lifting anything heavier than the baby (lucky it wasn’t me or I’d have a hard time going to the bathroom, if I wasn’t allowed to lift anything heavier than a baby) 😉, and definitely no hanky-panky.
Which is why my eyebrows flew off my head when Mumma mentioned a threesome. What she actually meant was three of us sharing the bed, due to the fact that Alice is a brilliant sleeper during the day, but at night, just wants to be held. Kind of like my lonely single years during the late 90’s.
But co-sleeping with the baby in the bed can lead to all kinds of issues such as overheating or a risk of waking up with a baby pancake in between you (ie: my personal greatest fear), not to mention being a highly effective cock-blocker, and is somewhat frowned upon by the SIDS people.
So we decided to put the baby basinet beside the bed instead. Problem with that is it’s a good Danny Devito size taller than our bed, meaning Mumma has to use her tummy muscles to get up out of bed and reach up and over into the basinet to pick Alice up, which is against all the rules for a healthy recovery.
So, I looked online at some amazingly cool co-sleeping solutions that tend to retail between $400-$600 smakeroos (wtf?), and as the moths wilted lifelessly out of my wallet, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I designed my own version and after a quick trip to Bunnings and Clark Rubber, I truly felt like a man and a dad.
Actually building something with my own two hands for my own daughter and for the health and comfort of my beautiful wife. Scoring points big time with both my girls at once. My gift to you, my lovely one. Your very own convertible co-sleeper to help ease you both through the night.
And if it happens to act as an anti-cock-blocking solution, well…that’s just icing on the cake.
Merry Christmas, my love.