Thank you to everyone. I really appreciate all your wonderful advice! I have yet again another question about nighttime parenting. 2 weeks after my lo was born we moved into a two storey house. I was really excited about it after living in apartments fo 7 yrs. There just been one little problem. Our bedroom is upstairs and our bathroom is downstairs. My lo is still nursing about every 2 hrs and i'm cursed with a chipmunk bladder. Everytime she wakes me I have to go to the washroom after nursing her. She would not stay asleep if i left her in the adult bed and i didn't think it was safe. SO i started bringing her with me downstairs to the washroom. I had a horrible pregnancy and spent the majority of the 9 months on the couch puking my brains out. Therefore not getting much exercise. Going up and down these new stairs (man i missed my elevator!) started causing me a lot of knee pain. But i managed. Until one night when going down the stairs my knee gave out and i slid down the rest of the stairs on my knee caps, tearing all the skin off (luckly my lo wasn't hurt. She didn't even wake up!) But that prompted me to get a single bed and put it in our living room. So my dh is sleeping upstairs and i'm sleeping downstairs It's ok so far because that's where the air conditioner is (downstairs) and we don't have the right sized windows to put one upstairs but when all the heatwaves are done i would like to move upstairs with my dh. any suggestions on how i can do this? Will my lo when she gets older be more comfortable with me leaving her in the bed alone for a few minutes? How do you mom's deal with this issue?? I'm sure it sounds like a stupid question and the only answer i get from family is "That's why she should learn to sleep by herself". So i'm hoping someone out there has a suggestion. Thanks!
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