To Separate or Not to Separate?

My boy/girl twins will be celebrating their first birthday next month!!!!  The question of separating or not to separate, well, that is the million dollar question! That has been plaguing me for quite some time now.  For the past two or three months I thought for sure I knew what I would do, and that was separating them, but now I am having second thoughts.

They currently share what was the man cave/office. The tiniest room in our home.  The plan was to leave our son in this room while converting the guest room into our baby girl’s room.

I must admit, a part of me does not want to relinquish the guest room because that’s been my place of escape, my serenity (well, before my outdoor oasis) and our second bedroom as we’ve been sleeping in there since the twins were born.  It provided me an opportunity to be close to our kids while avoiding an unnecessary flight of stairs, making nighttime feedings much easier.

We are not co-sleepers.  Not that there’s anything wrong with co-sleeping, it’s just not something we do.  Our oldest slept next to me in a bassinet which she outgrew rather quickly, plus with two babies that was an impossible task and I didn’t want to waste money on another bassinet. They’ve been sleeping in their own crib since we brought them home and they are great sleepers, thank God.

Now it’s decision time. As I stated, they will turn one next month and if I’m giving them their own room there’s so much to do in such little time while planning their party.  Aside from the party theme I’m at a loss. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be combining their parties. I can’t be as girly with the decor as I’ve been accustomed to, but I know the party will be a hit.

I’m about 80 percent leaning towards letting them room together.  I feel this will give them more of an opportunity to strengthen their bond.  They will be talking soon and it will be cute to peek in on them, via the baby monitor that is, and watch their little antics.  I know they are two completely different individuals and I want to foster that growth, but I also want to allow them to enjoy that unique bond they share.

What would you do? Would you separate them or let them room together for a little while longer?


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