My 2.5 month old sleeps in the bed with us. He has actually gotten better than he was a couple of weeks ago. A couple of weeks ago he would only fall asleep if we were both facing each other and my arm was under his head. Now, he will at least sleep in the middle of me and DH. He is not a very good sleeper. He is constantly moving and grunting and moving his arms which wakes him up. Sometimes he starts grunting so much (& it's not even close to time to eat) that I have to get him face to face to me to get him to sleep. I do not mind him sleeping in the bed with us at all and I don't even mind him "cuddling" with me, but I don't want him to sleep with us for forever. I do want him to eventually sleep in his crib. DH isn't all about "cuddling" with LO of course and sometimes thats the only way he will go to sleep. I go back to work a week from today and DH keeps saying that I need to break the "cuddling" habit because he will never be able to get him back to sleep after I leave for work in the mornings. This is going to be a hard habit to break because I love doing it! I would like to at least try and see how LO reacts to his crib before I go back to work but I'm afraid that he isn't going to sleep good in it because he doesn't sleep well with us either. I guess I'm just looking for suggestions on how to get him to fall asleep in his crib easily especially since he is startled very easily (he hates to be swaddled) and wakes himself up constantly. Also, everybody keeps telling me that the longer I wait the harder it will be, what's the longest some of you have waited?
Gah, I'm so not looking foward to even trying this!