Having a newborn has been really tough on our relationship, with a tired recovering body and demanding newborn who refused to sleep in her cot for the most part, you tend to feel exhausted for those first three months. Breast feeding makes you feel like your body is no longer yours and it takes some getting used to.
If you haven’t dragged your other half to antenatal classes or had a serious chat about each others expectations before they arrive, it can be a plethera of disagreements and surprises. Be it dummy no dummy, Co sleeping, breast feeding versus formula or just who is expected to do the dishes, I had many surprises and ended up arguing a lot with my partner. Then the jealousy kicked in that I wasn’t working despite me feeling exhausted, to him, it seemed like a holiday. I didn’t feel like that at 3am trying to get a baby to sleep.
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