Mummy Friends – United We Stand

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This week Little E has had the most unsettled week she has had since she was born.  We have had a week of all day grumpiness, tears and bedtime screaming!  Babies cry though right?  I would normally agree, but in comparison to my first-born Little E has been a dream.  I love you Baby J but you were such a screamer!

So when Monday came and Little E’s temperament had changed almost over night, we were worried, very worried!  As Hubs has been working long shifts this week, the majority of the childcare has been left in my capable hands!  Unsettledness during the day, teamed with two hours worth of bedtime screaming has been tiring to say the least.  With no husband on hand to whinge to, who do we call?  Mummy friends!

There was a time before children when Mummy friends did not exist in my life.  When your out on the town until the early hours.   Drinking too much and calling for the kebab you know your going to regret eating in the morning, the last thing your thinking about is children.  Fast forward two years to a time when you just aren’t cool enough to be out on the town, or just too damn knackered, you realise that Mummy friends are where it’s at.  Then you start to wonder what you ever did without them!

This week I have been spurred on by the mutual understanding of parental shittiness, by a fellow Mummy who feels my pain.  Being able to pick up the phone at 3am, knowing you’re going to get a reply almost straight away because they are up too is extremely cathartic!  We have laughed, smiled, whined and moaned, reminisced and then moaned some more!

Now that we are approaching the end of the week Little E seems to be getting back to her usual quiet and contented self.  Her cries have been replaced by smiles and she’s back to sleeping at night!  Hooray!

With this in mind, for this weeks Thankful Thursday…I want to give a HUGE shout out to all the Mummy friends out there.  Especially my own, who have gotten me through another one of those damn phases!  So thankyou guys, for listening to the moans and cheering me on.  I am so thankful to be on this crazy parenting ride with you, you’re the best!

 

What are you thankful for this week?

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49 Comments

  • themotherhub July 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    That’s great that you have someone to count on like that . We all need someone . This Thursday I am thankful that it is payday tomorrow !! #brillblogposts

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    • admin July 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Ah payday, my favourite of all the days! Thanks for stopping by x

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    • admin July 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Your so right it’s good have friends for support! Ah I do love payday! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • Lex July 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Being a parent has lots of good moments and the people who you grow/experience the journey with/lean in for support and often overlooked. It sounds you’ve got a great support system both family and friends. Lovely, heart warming post #coolmumclub

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    • admin July 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Ah thankyou for reading and for such a lovely comment x

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  • GiGi Eats Celebrities July 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    It is so so so great to have such an amazing support system! Especially during the childhood phases!! You need people to vent to for sure!

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    • admin July 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

      That’s so true! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • acornishmum July 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Oh those little feet, the cuteness! My boys are ten and twelve now, but I can still remember how stressful the weeks are when all they seem to do is cry so I’m happy for you that you seem to have gotten beyond that now. Crossed fingers for a happy baby week 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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    • admin July 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Ah I bet the times flies so quickly and they will be that age before I know it! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

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  • mummuddlingthrough July 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Argh, the cry-y days (and nights) are the worst. Thank god for good friends, and good coffee.
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub! Glad to hear normality is restored…

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    • admin July 29, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Ah there’s nothing better! It has for now, thanks for reading x

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  • wendy July 30, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Mummy friends are the best!Glad to hear little E is back to her happy self now.xx #picknmix

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 30, 2016 at 11:52 am

      They really are! Thankyou, she is much more settled. Thanks for reading x

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  • The Little Glitter Box July 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Those little feet! I am thankful it’s the weekend and I can finally have some adult company! xx

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Ah adult company is nice after a busy week of parenting! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • islandliving365 August 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Awww the photo of the little feet! It’s great that you have lots of support 🙂 #marvmondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks for reading and for your lovely comment x

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  • OddHogg August 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Its great you have people who know how you’re feeling. My only mummy friends are my 2 sisters – no one else has kids yet! #fartglitter

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      It is nice to vent to people who are experiencing similar things, thanks for stopping by x

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  • Helena August 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I totally agree the support mummy friends can bring is fantastic. #MarvMondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      It’s a massive help when you feel alone isn’t it X

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  • Rhyming with Wine August 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    There really is something so comforting in those scary, dark 3am hours when you’re frazzled and wired and just so desperate for sleep, to know that somewhere out there is a whole tribe of other Mummies all doing the same thing behind their 4 walls. It’s even better to know that you can pick up the phone to one of them. High five to the Mummy Love! Thanks for linking with #fartglitter x

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Your so right, it really helps if you have support from those who are going through the same thing! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • Ky August 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Aww love the photo of the little feet. It’s so good that you have mummy friends you can get help and support from at 3am! It’s good to know you aren’t the only one going through the sleepless nights! #MarvMondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      It really is nice to know your not alone! Thanks for reading x

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  • Fridgesays August 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Love this shout out, you
    Should use a hashtag to share the mummy love 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Ah thankyou! That’s such a brilliant idea! X

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  • Emma August 3, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I feel your pain 🙁 we are three YEARS in and were up from half 1 to half 3 last night – trying to explain why we wouldn’t be reading stories at this hour. sigh. thanks for linking with #fortheloveofblog ! Hope you enjoyed it and can join this weekend!

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Oh no! My eldest is 14 months so I have all of that to come! Thanks for stopping by X

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  • lisa - leeleeloves August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am

    It’s always nice knowing you’re not the only one up! I use to use the #3amclub tag on twitter to get by night feeds and similar. xxx #marvmondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

      So true, those mums get us through! X

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  • bridiebythesea August 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I couldn’t agree with this more, I don’t know where I’d be without my mummy friends keeping me sane! Hope it gets a bit better for you, unsettled nights are so tough xx #bloggerclubuk

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Ah thankyou, I’m hoping my little munchkin starts to like sleep soon! Thanks for stopping by X

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  • helen gandy August 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    It can be so tough sometimes can’t it. I think it definitely helps when you have a good friend to call on for support 🙂 Thanks for linking up! #bestandworst

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      It really does, mummy friends save the day! Thanks for reading x

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  • Double the Monkey Business August 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I am with you! I am so very thankful of my mummy friends too! x #bestandworst

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Ah thanks for stopping by x

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  • Life as Mum August 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    The joys of being a parent! But I am glad she is back sleeping for you now 🙂
    #MarvMondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Ah thankyou! X

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  • Rambles, Rants, Writings August 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Sleep deprivation is awful! I have three children, and two of them were poor sleepers. Still are in fact. My 11 year old still doesn’t sleep well, however as she was the first, she made improvements to the point of going to bed herself. It didn’t put me off having any more, however, I managed to get a very good sleeper – by three months he slept 9 hours and by five months he was sleeping 12 hours. By twelve months and up until the age of 7, he slept a whopping 13 hours. He still sleeps well now – around 10 hours. Still not bad at all! His little brother is the worst sleeper. He is put to bed at 7:45 – story-time. He is still awake after 10pm and then he’s up at 8:30am. He actually keeps everyone else awake! He was lactose intolerant and so unsettled as a baby until he was diagnosed at 4 months. His sleeping habits never improved! He is better than he was, he goes to bed, he just doesn’t sleep. I’ve had the two that don’t sleep checked out by the doctors but they aren’t concerned and said they are healthy children who just can’t need a lot of sleep! Shame Mummy does! 🙂 xx #AnythingGoes Janet

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Bless you, at least you got one good sleeper 9 hours at 3 months is amazing! It’s good that the doctors aren’t concerned, but like you say Mummy definitely needs sleep! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • My Petit Canard August 6, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Oh gosh, I totally feel your pain! Our little one has been almost identical. The perfect little newborn up until this week (week 5) where he has turned into an unsettled, grizzly little thing. I’ve been a little worried this past week too and am really hoping he goes back to sleeping and being the laid back newborn he was pretty soon. So glad to see normal service has resumed at yours! Yay for mummy friends and getting us through the worst of it 😉 Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Oh wow, they really are similar! We were shocked when she changed almost over night, you get so used to them being laid back! I hope your boy gets back to his content little self soon! Thanks for stopping by X

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  • Silly Mummy August 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Always great to know other people who are up at 3am! I usually am! #AnythingGoes

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Haha you and me both! Thanks for stopping by X

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  • Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding) August 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Indeed everyone needs a mummy friend – especially at 3am! Those are the longest hours #fartglitter

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood August 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Don’t they just, it makes it that little bit easier! X

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  • Rachel Turner March 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Mummy friends are definitely a saviour! Being able to vent to someone that understands is amazing! I don’t have a huge amount of them but the ones I do have are amazing☺ #kcacols

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood March 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      So true! x

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