Hi again Elorasmum,
Well, I know I've just replied to your other post, I just wanted to mention a couple things in relation to this one also.
You're right again when you say they are amazing when they're asleep. I could probably look at my little girl all day sleeping. (I often think when I look at her that I wish all of life was that uncomplicated.) I did at times enjoy having her in bed with me. I've even had a sleep with her once or twice since we broke the habit and it was nice. I think the key word there in our case was habit.
Anyway, as far as the cot thing. Alynta has been in our room right next to our bed since the day she was born and the motivation for me wanting her in her own bed, was for she and I to actually get some quality sleep. Without proper sleep, people can't function and babies certainly don't devlop properly. We definitely weren't getting decent sleep, not even half decent. Once again you're right in that they are little for so short a time, but I can tell you the 2 1/2 mnths seems like a lifetime when you're sleep deprived with a sleep deprived screaming baby.
You said that the bub won't sleep in the parents bed forever. Probably not (we hope) but it can go on for quite a long time. I've heard of ppl talk of their children in bed with them (every night) well in to school. I know that's extreme, but it doesn't seem to be uncommon for it to go on for quite a few years. This can also be quite damaging on the relationship of the parents (even for only a couple years). Esp in families where there a few consecutive children.
It is a great privilage to have a whole and healthy baby to enjoy. They are such an incredible blessing - never to be taken for granted and I can't imagine my life without my daughter. I love her kisses and cuddles and to be able to hold her close. At the same time, I guess it comes back to ppl working out what works for them. You may see it as selfish; for those who've struggled like I did, it's necessity.
Anyway, I hope you're having a fantastic day and that things continue to go fantasticly with Elora. Best wishes.