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?
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.
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