A lot of parents think I'm absolutely crazy because of what I'm about to say, but...I'm fine with my kid sleeping in my bed. Oliver has always slept in my bed. When he was tiny, he had a little sleep positioner and I'd take him out to feed him a few times a night. It was just the easiest way for both of us to get the most sleep every night. My kid never cried in the middle of the night, and I was well-rested. Eventually he outgrew the positioner, but stayed in my bed. I figured I'd move him to his own bed when he weened, but he was nearly 3 then. So, I decided I'd transition him at 3. That didn't happen... he just got upset whenever we talked about sleeping in his own room. Until last night, he slept in my bed.
The night before last he went to bed in his room, and stayed there until almost 3AM. It was a big step, and I think I had more trouble sleeping than he did. Had he not woken up and not been able to get back to sleep, he would have been fine in there all night. Last night he went to bed in his room, after telling me that he hates his room and will not sleep in it... and I woke up at 12:30 and 4 and checked on him. He was fine. He came into my room just before 7 and told me he was done sleeping.
But...he crawled in bed with me and cuddled. It was so sweet :) I can't think of a better way to start a day. So he's achieved a milestone...moved on to his own room...and mom still gets cuddles. I think I can deal with this.
I am going to have to get him a bigger bed, though.