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Thankful Thursdays…#1

Welcome to my new series Thankful Thursdays!  We all love our children we know that, but we are also not afraid to have a good whine and a moan about how difficult this parenting lark can be.  So on that note I have decided that however good or indeed bad my week has been, on a Thursday I will take a little time to reflect on what I have been thankful for over the previous few days!

So this week I am starting with sleep!  This sounds like such a simple thing, something we all get at some point, even if it is broken and littered with numerous night feeds!  I think at one point or another every parent gets so tired, more than they ever thought was possible.  Even though we still function and do our best for our little people, sometimes we just need to catch up on those Z’s!

This week Hubs has been off for three whole days straight, he saves lives for a living so is constantly on shift work not necessarily in any given pattern.  So three days straight was an absolute family time winner this week.  Being the sterling chap he is, Hubs said he would do all of the night feeds meaning I have just had three nights sleep!  Hallelujah!

Parenting and life in general is always much more of a breeze when you have had your sleep.  After my three nights rest I feel like I am refreshed and ready to go!  Ok, maybe that’s a tad enthusiastic, I do still have two children ten and a half months apart, but I’m not completely knackered and that I love!

So that’s it for this week’s Thankful Thursdays folks!  I am thankful for sleep, and thankful that I married such a good egg, who will get up in the night so I don’t have to!

How is your week going?  What are you thankful for this week?



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32 thoughts on “Thankful Thursdays…#1

  1. I couldn’t agree more…the other day my little lady slept from midnight til 6am (a miracle!) and I felt like a new woman. The following day, the washing up got done, we went for a lovely walk, I only had one coffee, I was bringing my blogging A game. Sleep is holding me back!! Brilliant, thoughtful post – thanks for linking up to #stayclassymama

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  2. That’s lovely! I’m still breastfeeding so I can’t pass that nightly duty over (unfortunately!) but I’d like to think that if it were possible then hubster would Take turns! Lol! #KCACOLS

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  3. Ah ‘thankful Thursdays’ is a lovely idea, love the gratitude vibe. And what a fab hubby to be a hero lifesaver and also to give you the gift of sleep. Life is deffo better with sleep, with that in mind, I’d better log off and get to bed!!!! x #fortheloveofBLOG

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  4. Oh I completely agree! This last week Bo has given me roughly 3 hours of sleep each night and this weekend I was feeling it. But Hubby took a couple of nights and let me rest throughout the day and now I am feeling fighting fit and ready to go again! It’s amazing how much a lack of sleep can affect you isn’t it?! #MarvMondays

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  5. I love this idea! It is good to reflect and cherish what we DO have. And yes, sleep is so precious and often taken for granted. 10 and a half months apart? Yes, definitley sleep would be treasured. 🙂 #bigpinklink

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  6. Great idea 🙂 My little lady gave me a stretch of 6 hours sleep last night! Record since she was born three months ago, I feel like a new woman today!

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  7. Haha, you really don’t realise how important sleep can become until you have little ones! My 2.5 year old is generally sleeping through most nights now so I’m trying to soak it up before #2 arrives! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  8. Always thankful for sleep! And what a lovely hubby! Definitely a keeper! I’m lucky that I also have a hubby that is much better in the night than I am! Thanks so much to linking up to #KCACOLS we hope you come back again on Sunday xx

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  9. Oh sleep! That is something that I love but not have so much lately! My little one has decided that she does not like her cot anymore and now she jumps out of it with her sleeping bag on (who knows how she does it) every night at 2 am and goes to my bedroom and she will stay with us all night and I’m so tired or maybe “too lazy” to start the battle of bringing her back to her cot. I know, shame! But what can I do? I’m dragging this tiredness for a week now. I hope this is just a phase and she will eventually stay in her room, “sighs” lol I’m glad to hear that you had a good sleep and rested properly though. That is always precious! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, xx

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