When lovers become parents: Do you still love me now that I shout at you?

My pregnant neighbour just a few weeks off giving birth to her third baby said she wasn't looking forward to getting the grumps! At first I thought it was a funny response but now thinking back to my time with a newborn, I remember having the grumps too! A new baby brings so much joy but also at times a very short fuse.

This article my sister-in-law recently sent through really struck a chord. When lovers become parents: Do you still love me now that I shout at you?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/30/when-lovers-become-parents-do-you-still-love-me-now-that-i-shout-at-you?CMP=share_btn_link

I saw in the email trail that she had sent it to her husband and his response was "more than ever". Getting a glimpse of this response brought an instant tear to my eye - a happy and sad tear. Happy for all those supportive partners who's commitment never falters through the toughest times of raising a young family but sad for the reminder that your bubbly and carefree pre-baby self temporarily gets replaced with a cranky and tired version.

I am grateful we got through this phase and can see more time for us on the horizon.

This blog was created or shared for the enjoyment of visitors to Little Kisses baby gifts and baby hampers www.littlekisses.com.au

 


Rachel Moor
Rachel Moor

Author