It’s 3am Mummy and I’ve been missing you

It's 3am Mummy and I've been missing you
It’s 3am Mummy and I’ve been missing you.

Hi Mummy, it’s 3am and I’ve been missing you.


I like our 3am meetings Mummy, they remind me that you are there for me day and night.


Last Wednesday at 3am my colic and reflux flared up. Do you remember Mummy? I kept crying and you knew why but there was nothing you could do, so you cuddled me close and cried with me. You don’t like seeing me in pain and I don’t like seeing you upset either Mummy.


Then on Thursday last week, I woke up at 3am just because I missed you. So you picked me up and cuddled me until I fell asleep. Do you remember Mummy? You had been laying awake waiting for me to need you because at 3am last Thursday you missed me too.


Oliver wakes up at 3am too sometimes. Sometimes because he needs you and sometimes just because he misses you. He was feeling poorly at 3am on Monday because his teeth were hurting. Do you remember Mummy? You both watched a Disney film. I remember Mummy, because the dimly lit screen of the laptop danced across my face while I slept and it woke me up. So you cuddled both of us while sitting on the rocking chair in the nursery and we all watched that Disney classic you told us you watched over and over as a child.


I cherish our time together in those twilight hours and I know Oliver does too, because Mummy, 3am is when we wake from our slumber because we are hungry, feeling poorly or just because we miss you and at 3am Mummy, even though you are tired and would like to sleep, you get up and comfort us. Sometimes you cry because you feel so lucky to have the family you have always wanted and sometimes you cry because you are so tired you aren’t sure how you will make it through this sleep deprived haze of parenthood. 


I would go on about all of our early morning meetings, but it’s 3am again now Mummy and I’ve been missing you.



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62 thoughts on “It’s 3am Mummy and I’ve been missing you

  1. This is so beautiful! I remember this time as well, but for my son it was 4am. We called that his party time, and he also still wakes up at 4am when he’s not feeling well or just misses me. We’ll see what the new baby dies when it’s born. Maybe it also will have the 4am party hour.

    1. Awwww, I’m glad you enjoyed reading it and thank you for taking the time to comment. Ava will always need her Mummy, even if it isn’t at 3am anymore 🙂

  2. That’s awsome !! It describes the real situation of early morning wake ups. My son is four months the 3 AM party time is gone and replaced by 6 AM but still wajes up at 1AM and proclaim his milk

  3. After reading this i was really heartfelt. It made me think of my 2 month old son as he gets up at 2am ready to party lol.

    1. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I’m glad you could relate to the post. These moments with our little ones are so precious 🙂

  4. That was beautiful, gave me a whole different way to view the 3 am party. Will treasure them more now with this perspective in mind

  5. Those sleepless nights are soooooo hard but oh-so-precious. Even though I was tired I loved the extra cuddles through the night, it felt like a very special time between me and each of my babies. This is such a special post and brought back happy memories, thank you x

  6. So lovely x I feel like this bump is already preparing me for the 3am wake up call as she’s always kicking away around that time. x

  7. Oh I remember this time so well, my first born was premature and she used to wake up every 3 hours! You have put it beautifully:)

  8. Ahhhh so lovely…this really does put a positive spin on those sleepless nights. Although I struggled with those sleepless nights there was something very special about those 3am meetings.

  9. Aww such a beautiful post – I have a 6 week old and we often have 3am feeds, but its when my eldest daughter cries through for me that my heart melts and we have an extra cuddle 🙂

    1. Awww, it is such a special time. The boys do sleep a lot better now they are older, but we still have the odd early morning wake up call every now and again.

    1. My youngest has just gone through the 18 month sleep regression. I found it was almost more difficult to deal with because my body had become used to being well rested again.

  10. Oh, all the feels! We’re starting to try and nightwean our little boy, and even though I’m looking forward to the extra sleep when he FINALLY is able to sleep through the night without wanting boob, I know I’ll miss those middle of the night cuddles. So so much.

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