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        08-31-2009, 01:51 PM
      #21
    Super Moderator
    Ok well... explain this one bedroom LARGE apartment... whats the layout? Give us the down and dirty...
         
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        09-01-2009, 12:24 PM
      #22
    Trained
    I have no idea what the lay out is. I haven't called to inquire about it (which I know I should get a move on it) but there is a lot going on right now.
         
        09-01-2009, 08:33 PM
      #23
    Trained
    A one bedroom will work, especially given your experience with small spaces. :) Don't forget you will have the rest of the apartment to stow things in as well, so it matters not just how big the one bedroom is, but the rest of the apartment as well. Of course, you're going to have to watch how much stuff you accumulate :), but I found a kid doesn't really take up much room until about age 2 or 3 if I remember correctly.

    As for no baby in the bed -- I disagree. I breastfed both my boys and having them sleep with me was great! I never had to get up at night. EVER. Baby was hungry, I rolled over and baby suckled. It was soooo easy. I kicked both of them out when they didn't need to eat during the night anymore, unless hubby was out of town. One boy would still sometimes sleep with either me or my husband if one of us was away until he was about, oh, 8 or so. The other one flat out refused to even nap with me by the time he was 3.

    Good luck in the apartment hunt!
         
        09-02-2009, 11:23 AM
      #24
    Trained
    If the bed was larger, we might consider cosleeping, but hubby and I both like our space on our queen (and most nights we wind up hitting into each other.. and I have a fear of falling out of bed. Did that a few times when I was younger)

    For the first few months the baby will be like right next to the bed so when I do have to feed during the night he/she is right there.

    Hubby and I are having a talk this weekend to come up with a plan and an overall budget (including first month's rent, security deposit, utilities, etc.)
         
        09-02-2009, 10:01 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Ya, we had a king size bed when the kids were babies. That makes a HUGE difference.

    Hope you find something that works for you sooner rather than later!
         
        09-02-2009, 10:21 PM
      #26
    Trained
    I think we have it narrowed down to a place. Its an apartment complex, but they accept large dogs and rent is under $1,000 and it includes heat and hot water.
    Its also a 2 bedroom

    Bad thing is that its an hour to the hospital, but DH and I were talking and we were thinking that the closer it gets to my due date, we'd crash at my FIL's house until we had to go to the hospital, than after the baby is born, we'd go to the apartment.
    Not 100% sure how that would work exactly, but I know we'd make it work some how.
    DH and I just have to talk about it more and actually go see the place. Its not the fanciest, but as long as it's clean I'm game for it.

    My parents got a king size bed I believe before my sister was born and they co slept with her...she is a bed hog and likes to sleep like an X, but that has nothing to do with her sleeping with them.. she's just like that.
         
        09-03-2009, 01:12 AM
      #27
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    I totally know nothing about apartments and stuff and I don't want to seem intrusive but I've read so many stories about babies sleeping on the same bed as the parents and accidentally getting suffocated as the parent napped or slept because the parent accidentally rolled on top of them and I would absolutely hate for that to happen to you, appylover!
    I know you said that the baby was going to be sleeping near the bed, not on it but I figured I'd speak up anyway because I felt concerned.
    Sorry if you feel I'm being intrusive, I totally don't mean it that way.

    Good luck in your apartment search!
         
        09-03-2009, 08:06 AM
      #28
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    I totally know nothing about apartments and stuff and I don't want to seem intrusive but I've read so many stories about babies sleeping on the same bed as the parents and accidentally getting suffocated as the parent napped or slept because the parent accidentally rolled on top of them and I would absolutely hate for that to happen to you, appylover!
    I know you said that the baby was going to be sleeping near the bed, not on it but I figured I'd speak up anyway because I felt concerned.
    Sorry if you feel I'm being intrusive, I totally don't mean it that way.

    Good luck in your apartment search!
    Oh my -- you are reading too many stories. Think about it -- if you rolled over in bed onto something, don't you think you'd notice? And if you rolled onto a baby, you don't think they'd cry? Unless someone has a sleeping disorder, there is no way one of you wouldn't wake up. And as a mom, you are acutely aware of your baby -- even in another room, so in your bed even more so.
         
        09-03-2009, 09:10 AM
      #29
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    Ok well I felt I should mention it but I suppose most normal people would notice... Good point. =P
         
        09-03-2009, 10:54 AM
      #30
    Trained
    That was/is? Something that I was concerned about, but from sleeping with DH (who likes to take up a bit of room on the bed) I've learned/woken up when I've rolled into him. I can't speak for him what he does, but I have heard stories like that too.

    I have also seen products out that has the baby elevated up on something so it reduces the risk.
         

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