Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m eternally grateful for the support I get from my husband and our families, but I don’t think I could’ve got through some days as a mother without my ‘mum’ friends.
I’m lucky in that I’m not the first in my friendship group to have a baby, so I’ve always got some of my best friends to ask for advice. They’re always there when I need them – even though they’ve got their families to look after. That’s the best thing about mum friends, they’ll run to the rescue of any mum in need!
I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to thank them properly, but, in true Mum Bun Chronicles style, I’ve written them a letter:
Dear Mum Friends,
Thank you. That’s all I really need to say, but I want you to know why!
From the moment I showed you the scan picture you’ve been there for me! You assured me what was normal in pregnancy and helped when I was worried. You tried to calm me down when I was worried about labour and what was to come after.
You’re the most genuine friends, because you don’t judge if we’ve watched Hey Duggee all day, you make me smile when E hasn’t slept or is having a bad day/week/month (…or even your yearrrrr). You’re absolute superstars!
You’re such supportive people – you always encourage me to know I’m doing the right thing and that I’m not alone.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I have such a great one. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I did!
Here’s to the rest of our parenthood! We’re going to be those hilarious, embarrassing mums together and with you by my side I can’t wait.
It’s not the longest letter and I’ll never truly be able to show my gratitude, but I hope you know how much you mean to me.
New mums – find those mum friends, even if they’re through social media, and cling on to them, because they’ll help you cling on to your sanity, sense of self and get you through the absolute darkest days!