When relatives and mom-friends told me the ever popular line, “having a baby changes EVERYTHING”, they weren’t kidding. Sleepless nights, missed meals, more chores, and the emotional mood storms that occur postpartum build up stress in everyone, especially in a marriage.
My husband and I are best friends first; we have been since the beginning of our relationship. We started out as friends our junior year in high school, but we didn’t start dating until a few years later. We’ve been through so much together, and it’s only brought us closer. My husband always knows how to make me smile and laugh and I love his love for life. He makes it easy to love him and being able to just be our goofy selves together is one of the best feelings.
Fast forward a few years later, and we were thrilled to find out we were expecting our perfect little bundle of joy! My entire pregnancy, my husband was an incredible partner. He was there for every doctor appointment he could come to, holding my hand and making sure I wasn’t anxious or scared. I had some complications during my pregnancy that made everyday activities difficult or impossible for me to do and he was there every step of the way. I couldn’t be more appreciative of all of the love and support he showed me during those 9 months. Still, with a 4 month old in tow, he’s still as supportive sharing in the household responsibilities and doing everything he can to make things easier for me and our family.
As much as having a baby has changed our lives completely, I am beyond lucky to have such an amazing man by my side through all of the laughs and the meltdowns.