And One Day It Happened…
The day when I saw the two pink lines on the home pregnancy test.
The day when my doctor called to congratulate me as he confirmed that the blood test I had taken earlier that morning showed I was, indeed, pregnant.
The day when my life (as well as my husband’s) changed forever…
We Are Having a Baby!
George and I are happy to announce that, after 6 years of Being Happily Married, we are making a “new addition” to our family. We are expecting our first baby early this summer!
With our new family member on the way, we are aware that life after baby will come with its share of joys and challenges. After all, it is a major change in life as we know it, and we have to be prepared to expect, well… the unexpected!
A New Stage In Our Marriage
Just like you never know what life will throw your way after you tie the knot, you can never know what it will bring once that bundle of joy leaves the comfort of the womb.
Questions… Questions… Questions…
There are many questions I constantly ask myself (and I’m sure George does too,) for which I will not know the answer until the moment arrives…
- Will our dynamic as a couple change once the baby is here?
- Will we be able to survive the first months of sleep deprivation without unintentionally hurting each other?
- How will we each take in the fact that our attention will not be devoted exclusively to each other now that there‘s a third party involved?
- Will we be able to have the same level of intimacy?
- What kind of impact will the new financial structure have in our relationship?
And the list of questions keeps going on and on, but you get the idea…
Is It Really… Over?
Maybe the reason why I keep asking myself these questions is because, in the same way that a big part of society (along with the media) tend to erroneously state that “once you get married, your life is over,” – there is the equally dramatic statement that “once the kids come along, your wonderful, married life is over.”
Building a Happy Marriage With Kids… Each Day.
George and I believe that if a marriage is solid, positive and both partners are on the same page, this doesn’t necessarily have to be true.
We are both in this together, and we are ready to work at making the best of our marriage and our growing family.
What are your thoughts and opinions on marriage after kids?
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