Sleeping through – a poem

Sleeping through – a poem

It’s 7pm and you’re going to bed

No more late nights that you need to be fed

I don’t have to prop myself up on the covers

And watch age-old films about killers and lovers

No more sleeping beside you when the dream feed is done

Or crashing into your basket on the nightly loo run

You are metres away but feels more like a sea

Between my little baby, the hallway and me

You are such a star though, so brave and so bold

Take it all in your stride dear, for just 5 months old

You’re growing too fast love, the days whizzing by

But don’t be alarmed if you see mummy cry

She’s just so happy that you came along

All tiny and cute but so fearless and strong

I watch as you grow up in front of my eyes

So I don’t really know why I feel such surprise

When we take the next step, when you sleep through the night

And you wake up and smile to say ‘mum I’m alright

You don’t have to sleep by my side anymore

I know if I need you, you’ll be straight through the door

And I promise you darling that’ll always be true

The minute you need me, I’ll be there with you

So I write you this poem, my Moo, just to say

I’m so proud that you slept in your cot yesterday.

Sleeping Through Poem



    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 3, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Awww thanks lovely 😘

  1. hayleyrd
    May 4, 2017 / 11:01 am

    This is lovely! Brought back memories of my boys making the transfer out of my room to their own xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 4, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you!

  2. May 4, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Ah what a lovely way to sum up such a momentous occasion! Absolutely loving your poems. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 4, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Ah thank you wonderful lady! 😊

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 5, 2017 / 6:20 pm


  3. May 6, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Aww, this is lovely! I found myself proud and also a bit dazed and confused when B started to sleep through! The start of a new phase for you and your little family xx


    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 6, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Yes, it all goes so quickly doesn’t it!?

  4. May 6, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Aww, this is so lovely. It’s great but also emotional when they first start sleeping in their cot in another room x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you lovely 😊 I’m getting used to (and enjoying) it now!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 8, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Thank you 😘

  5. May 10, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Crikey that’s good going – our two and a half year old is still in our bed! #coolmumclub

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 10, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      😂 it’s been a bit hit and miss since I wrote this to be fair…but the general gist is still there!

  6. May 15, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    What a lovely way to mark the occasion. You should hang it over their cotbed. 🙂

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 16, 2017 / 12:10 am

      I hadn’t thought of that – thanks for the idea! 😊

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