Dear 3am

We’ve built a solid relationship you and me over the years, haven’t we 3am?

I mean, I’m pretty well acquainted with your pals 1am, 2am, 4am and 5am as well, but nothing quite compares to the relationship you and I have does it?

Everything goes down at 3am.


It’s a decade since this relationship began, so I thought it only fair to reflect on what you have given me in that time 3am. Ten years is a long time, and we’ve shared many memorable moments over these years. Here’s just a few of the things you’ve given me:

  • You’ve given me night feeds, where we’ve welcomed, tears, reflux, colic, leaky boobs, backache and cracked nipples
  • You’ve given me children who think you are actually 6am and who just want to party
  • You’ve given me Baby TV and calming songs on loop
  • You’ve given me wet beds and vomit filled beds
  • You’ve given me road trips in my PJ’s to get little ones to sleep
  • You’ve given me tepid baths, whilst trying to cool down elevated temperatures
  • You’ve given me Calpol, Gripe Water and Sudocrem
  • You’ve given me countless trips downstairs for more milk when the breastfeeding was over
  • You’ve given me bad dreams
  • You’ve given me multiple nappy changes
  • You’ve given me bouncing babies in the Baby Bjorn
  • You’ve given me pacing up and down
  • You’ve given me bed hopping
  • You’ve given me sleep walkers
  • You’ve given me the silence to worry
  • You’ve given me awake for no reason at all
  • You’ve given me so many memories 3am!

I’d say that we have a love/hate relationship you and me though, because you’ve also given me:

  • So many wonderful cuddles with all my babies
  • Quiet time with each child
  • Time to work
  • Time to finish the online shopping
  • Time to feel the warm breath of my children on my skin
  • The silence to reflect and plan


Above all though 3am, what you have given me over the last decade is a true, unfiltered, real life version of motherhood. Raw motherhood.

You’ve reminded me of my strength and taught me what it really means to be a mummy, and for that I will always be grateful!

See you later 3am!

Much love, Charlotte x


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  1. Ahhh hunny hands down one of my favorite blog posts of yours. So amazing so true. I can relate to each one only this past weekend and my babies are babies no more. Truly so true that pesky 3am that gives us so much more in life than we think. Pure motherhood at its finest. #sharewithme

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