Re: co-sleeping question
When we were transitioning my son to the crib we spent a few weeks doing a combination of crib and co-sleeping, too. We would put the baby to bed in his crib then when he woke up for his first feeding I would take him into bed for the rest of the night. This way my husband and I got our bed alone for a while every evening but I only had to get up once and still got a pretty good night sleep before work.
I have to admit, though, that the wheels started to come off a couple of months later when my son decided to stop sleeping for more than a couple of hours at a time and wouldn't be nurse back to sleep in the rocking chair or bed, but that is another thread
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.