3am Wake Up Cries. (Exhausted Mom)

From the moment those two pink lines show up, you are being told how hard being a parent is.

Constant crying, feeding on demand, diaper overloads.

And of course those 3am wake up cries.

But they never tell you the pure emotional exhaustion you will truly feel from trying to be the perfect mom.

And I’m not talking about I’ve just worked a week of 12 hour midnight shifts in a row…I’m talking your whole body is tired, your shoulders and neck are sore and kinked from constantly looking over at your baby, chasing after your toddler. Your mind is on auto-pilot and you forever hear crying even when they aren’t.

It’s just exhausting being a mom.


There’s no explanation needed.

It’s. Just. Hard.

You put all your energy into these tiny little humans that you have been so blessed to have.

Every thought is about them now.

How do I make my baby happy today?

Is my toddler getting too much screen time?

What can I do better so we sleep better at night?

How do I split up my attention equally?

How do I keep them healthy and safe always?

How can I be better?

How can I be perfect for them?

How do I make time for my husband? For my home? For my career?

That’s the root of it all. We always want to be better, we want to do better for our babies.

We want to be the perfect mom.

The one who looks flawless without a hint of dark circles under her eyes.

The one with hair that looks like she is able to wash and exfoliate regularly.

The one who never has a spot of spit up on her clothes or the smell of it radiating from them.

The one who looks like she’s never changed a blow out diaper in the Target bathrooms in her life.

The one who’s kids look like they would never have a tantrum in aisle 5 at the grocery store.

It’s impossible.

There’s no such thing as a perfect mom.

Yes, some might hide it way better than others but we all have one thing in common.

We are all exhausted.

We are all at some point everyday dealing with diaper overloads and spit up and drool stained clothing.

Meltdowns during the day and waking up to those 3am cries at night.

So don’t ever think you aren’t a good enough mom, please.

Because we’ve all been there.

We are all exhausted.

We are all emotional.

We are all so blessed to have these babies.

But one thing I hope to never happen to any mama’s in this world? You will never be alone in your feelings, EVER. Please just know that.

And if you ever need a reminder? Well, we are here even during those 3am wake up cries.


6 responses to “3am Wake Up Cries. (Exhausted Mom)”

  1. Molly @ Transatlantic Notes Avatar

    I’m not a mum but have listened and learned about this when I’ve had conversations with friends who experienced the exhaustion you described. Thanks for being open about it and sharing some of the things that maybe aren’t so widely shared — appreciate this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much for reading! Yes, sometimes the struggles aren’t shared enough so others know they aren’t alone ❤️


  2. Smelly Socks and Garden Peas Avatar

    Meh perfect is overrated and almost always a cover for something. I’m at the point where so long as my hair is brushed, that’ll do. I spent a long horrified at how my mum didn’t care about so many things that other mums seemed to. Now I get it. I don’t care about putting make up on or wearing uncomfortably posh clothes. I want my PJs and some cuddles with my boys. Too tired for anything else.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      You are so right!!!! I know you really don’t realize everything until you become a parent yourself. Thank you for reading!


  3. The Wellbeing Blogger Avatar

    It’s not easy to be on top of it all. We need to remind ourselves we’re only human too and all we can thrive for is to be a little bit better than we were the day before 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Totally agree!! Thanks for reading ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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