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I Can't Mum Today

It's been a really long time since I've sat down to right something. Between a teething, unsettled baby and preparations for going back to work, my mum guilt and anxiety has been at an all time high. Knowing this precious time with my baby girl is coming to an end sends the biggest lump in my throat. I keep thinking of how I should be making the most of every moment because, when I'm back, teaching other people's children I'm going to long to cuddle my own.

Whilst we've done some lovely things this past year, there are days (like today) when I just can't 'mum'. I've had 3 nights in a row with a total of 6 hours, interrupted sleep. Edie was up for a 3 hour stretch last night too. She wouldn't and couldn't get back to sleep and there were tears flowing from both of us. She didn't want to be in our bed, didn't want me in her bed, didn't want to sleep on me. I muttered many times 'I can't do this' and 'I just can…

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