Has anyone ever said to you that your marriage will change after having babies?
I don’t want to scare you…but the truth is everything changes after having kids.
Your body, your priorities and sometimes your relationship with your husband may end up taking a step back.
There will be days where you won’t even have time to kiss him goodbye before he leaves for work because you may be busy changing nappies.
And there will be days where intimacy will take a step back or two because of the overwhelming emotions that come with motherhood.
But that’s okay.
Because marriage is supposed to change.
The duties of becoming a mom and dad had my husband and I in the same house but kept us completely isolated for months.
I missed my husband… I missed having uninterrupted conversations with him and a spontaneous weekend away trips.
For many months, I kept asking myself if I am a mother or wife first?
Sometimes it was hard trying to balance being both.
I’m trying to look sexy for date night but I have milk stains on my top and a toddler who refuses to sleep without me…
The first two years of parenting was hard on my marriage.
For a long time, I thought I was failing at being a wife but then my husband reminded me about the bond we share and how much stronger it is now that we are parents.
Even though our dinner menu changed to mac n cheese and our time spent together included diaper explosions and spoilt milk, we were still together.
Laughing and crying through it all.
Without realizing it, we were falling in love all over again.
Those crazy moments in parenting when our 3-year-old had toddler tantrums in the shopping mall and refused to move, made us realize what a good team we were together.
We needed each other.
We became more than husband and wife that day, we became best friends and partners in this so-called race of parenting.
It wasn’t just about him and me anymore. It was about the little family we created and the sacrifices we had to make daily for our kids and their future.
Seeing my husband change a toddler’s nappy made him more attractive for me.
Hearing my daughter call my husband “Daddy” made me love him even more.
Our marriage changed but our love grew more than I ever expected it to.
I saw a different side of my husband with the kids, a side that I had not seen before.
I knew that we would be okay… because seeing him being a father to my kids made me realize how understanding and patient he was.
He did not judge me or love me a little less because I had stretch marks and cellulite.
Instead, he kept reminding me that I am beautiful even when I did not comb my hair, smelt like poop, and had drool all over my face.
He kept on picking me up every time I fell and reassured me that I’m not walking alone.
He held me tight every time I was scared and reminded me that I have his arms to feel safe again.
He changed dirty diapers at 2 am in the morning so I could have a few hours of rest because that is what fathers are supposed to do. They parent, they help, they understand and they don’t babysit.
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