6 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, she is perfect in every way (apart from the lack of sleep) and i would not change any of it for the world. However… the strain on my relationship with my husband has really taken its toll.
Before baby came along I thought I was prepared for the change, i knew our relationship would no longer be about just us two, free to do whatever we wanted, when we wanted. The thing that shocks me the most is how exhausted i feel and how my patience is pretty much non existent for a relationship, even the sound of him snoring makes me want to rip his head off!!!
Every little thing he does seems to grate on me and I feel like he owes it to me to help around the house a lot more now I am looking after our child 24.7 yet he never does as he is so consumed with work.
I know what people will say, they will tell me to make time for just us when baby goes down to sleep but it really is impossible. In that time i have to make dinner, clean the house, put a wash on, find time to work and perhaps eat and shower if i am lucky.
Sleep deprivation really does effect your life and nothing can quite prepare you for that transition, no matter how many books you read or TV shows you may watch.
I would love to hear how couples have got through this and any tips