When you cry I cry

Anyone else cry when their babies cry? I’m not talking all of the time. I don’t get upset when I know it’s just a tired/hungry/annoyed cry; but it’s that ‘I’m in pain’ cry. That ‘my teeth are killing me please make it stop’ cry. It’s that, ‘I’ve woken up from a bad dream and am genuinely scared’ cry.

Last night Jaspy woke up while we were downstairs watching TV and I honestly thought he’d managed to fall out of his swinging crib, or a spider had bitten him or something. It was a real cry, real tears, almost a scream!

He was fine once I hugged him but wow did it start me off! It really made me realise (not that I needed reminding) just how much this little boy is my life. I would literally want to kill anyone who hurt him or made him cry like that with intention. I know there will be times when he’ll fall over or come home from school upset about a mean kid and I really don’t know if there’s any way to prepare for that as a mummy?

How do you deal with your little one when they are genuinely upset? Is it a mummy curse that we just have to deal with? Just have to take the hit and feel their pain or is there some way to feel ok about it?

Hopefully I won’t cry in front of him when he’s older; that would probably make him worse. Maybe when he’s older it won’t bother me as much as he’ll understand more. It’s probably just because he’s so little and helpless now, that’s what I’ll tell myself …. but it doesn’t make me feel any less helpless for him!

Please tell me I’m not the only baby here?

Thanks for reading! xxx


  • Dianne
    30th September 2014 at 9:41 am Reply

    Sorry to tell you but it never gets easier x

    • Jessica
      30th September 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

      Oh noooooooo, thanks for bursting that bubble muma! haha

  • Jenna
    30th September 2014 at 11:14 am Reply

    I do this too – the days when J cries and I don’t know why or how to do anything about it. I feel useless and helpless. I think (and hope) it will get easier when they’re older and they can tell us what’s wrong. x

    • Jessica
      30th September 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

      I do think when they can tell us what’s wrong it’ll be easier but not if we can’t do anything to help. My mum just informed me that it doesn’t get easier haha so theres no hope for us mumas! xx

  • firsttimemummy1
    30th September 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

    You’re not a baby, your a fab mummy!! I do that because austin is such a super easy baby so when he cries real tears in pain I can’t bear it and it sets me off!!! 🙁 xxx

    • Jessica
      30th September 2014 at 2:10 pm Reply

      Thank you lovely, it’s horrible isn’t it? Our poor little poppets!

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Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

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