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Mummy Friends – United We Stand

Mummy Friends – United We Stand

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  Her cries have been replaced by smiles and she’s back to sleeping at night!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 Replies to “Mummy Friends – United We Stand”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    1. 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

  11. 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

    1. 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

  12. 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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