It is recommended that your baby sleep in your room for 6 months following birth. This is so you can easily monitor the baby, feed the baby and also gives you peace of mind - you aren't reliant on a monitor and constantly running through to another room as you haven't heard a noise in 10 seconds.
Every baby is different but Baby M is a noisy sleeper!!! My mum had told me that with me as a baby she had managed to have me sleep in her room for a few weeks but with my brother she had only managed a night before putting him in his cot due to the noises he made. I laughed this off when she told me but I'm now understanding what she was talking about.
Sharing a room with a baby gives you peace of mind but also drives you a little crazy. Baby M grunts, snorts, huffs, puffs, squeaks, sounds like a horse - you name it he makes the noise. However as soon as he goes into a proper sleep and the noises stop I find myself holding my breath to make sure I can still hear him breathing! I haven't got to the stage where I'm holding a mirror under his nose to see if it fogs up but I do feel a little neurotic. I'm finding myself wishing he wouldn't make all his crazy noises then when he's quiet wishing he would breathe a little louder.
Will we keep him in our room for 6 months, I'm honestly not sure - I think he might outgrow his Moses basket before then. However there is no way I could put him in his own room at the moment (one reason being we don't have all the cotbed yet) but the other I think I might have even less sleep from constantly having the monitor pressed against my ear.