Having a baby is something that a soon-to-be dad and mom look forward to. A baby not only brings sunshine into their lives but also gives a new perspective to their relationship. Many a time, the arrival of a baby helps in strengthening the bond between the husband and wife as well. Because often, couples put aside their differences to concentrate on the well-being and upbringing of their child. So, here are 6 signs that your baby might be helping to make your marriage stronger:
1. Involvement During Pregnancy
Soon after the pregnancy is confirmed, both you and your husband become aware that this is going to be a 9-month-long journey. Of course, your involvement as a mother might seem more since you are bearing the child. But, if your husband too pitches in with your hospital visits, helps in coping with your morning sicknesses and diet, and looks forward to taking you shopping for all the baby stuff, then it’s a sure-shot sign that your marriage is for keeps.
2. Emotional Balancing
Pregnancy and parenthood can be emotionally overwhelming for both you and your better half. It might be more for the expectant mother due to her hormonal upheavals. You might get anxious about your pregnancy milestones or the baby’s safety at the drop of a hat. You might also start worrying about how your post-pregnancy physical changes might affect your relationship. Whatever may be the case, if your husband understands your emotional state of mind and helps you calm down, it is a great way of letting you know that he’ll always be there for you no matter what. This gives you the much-needed sense of security in your marriage.
3. Sharing Responsibilities
One of the things that can overwhelm a new mother is the sheer amount of new responsibilities that come her way. She may feel anxious and nervous in anticipation of it. While a new mother will be considered the best person to handle her baby and the delicate responsibilities of motherhood, the new dad can also share the load a bit. A helping hand in changing diapers, taking over kitchen duties while the new mom feeds the baby, or even calming the baby down during those long nights gives both of you a shared sense of responsibility and achievement.
4. Understanding Priorities
Before your little angel entered your lives, in all probability, both of you would have indulged in pampering the other. And, on many occasions, prioritized the well-being and care of your better half. However, once the baby arrives, all your time would be completely dedicated to the little one. This might make a husband feel a bit left out. The wife too can feel a bit sidelined as the husband dedicates all his adoration towards the baby. In such a scenario, mutually accepting that the focus of attention in your relationship has changed goes a long way in forging a better understanding between the two of you.
5. Reworking On Your Intimacy
With a newborn at home, having some intimate time with your spouse becomes a luxury. Waking up at odd hours for the baby and keeping up with the baby’s feeding necessities might hardly leave the new mother with any energy to indulge in some lovemaking. But, when a husband understands the situation and is ready to cooperate, it only motivates the wife. She’ll try to find different ways to beat the system and work on spending some quality intimate time with her lovable husband.
6. Financial Planning
Finances are one area that usually gets attention only after a couple plans a baby. Earlier, you both might not have been specific about your expenditures. But now, if you’ve been discussing finances, savings and investments, and ways to cut corners, then you both are on the right track. Having a common ground while creating an ideal budget for your home helps you achieve a collective understanding of running your home together. It also shows that both of you respect each other’s opinion while taking important decisions such as these.
Are you too having a baby soon and have already shown some of the signs mentioned here already? Then let us assure you that your little angel will definitely do more to strengthen your marriage than all of the well-meaning advice put together. So, here’s wishing you a happy pregnancy journey!