What I’ve learned about Marriage after having a Baby…

One thing I’ve learned about marriage after having a baby is that what matters most are the little things. The small gestures that remind your partner that you appreciate them and all that they do. Something that we often forget in the first few months or year, or more, after having a baby. Life can be chaotic, exhausting, and stressful and most times our own self-care along with connecting with our partner take a back seat.

My husband encouraged me to go to my favorite Yoga class this morning, which I’ve been missing a lot lately, so I whipped him up a delicious plate of breakfast before I left, otherwise it would be tough for him to eat (while taking care of our little busy bee who is now 11 months old!).

Marriage is give and take, but it’s not a competition. There have been many times I found myself counting the hours of sleep I got compared to my husband, arguing about who is more tired, who works harder and who’s turn it is to get up with the baby (although we all know as a breastfeeding Mama, who takes the cake!). At the end of the day though, we always come back to each other with open communication knowing that the only way we can do this...the hardest job in the world…is if we work as a team. Marriage is a partnership, strong teamwork, support and unconditional love despite flaws. It’s allowing your partner to sleep in one day because they really need it and not expect anything else in return. It’s hard work, but also can be easy if you remember that these small gestures really go a long way and will keep your relationship strong & thriving.

Like a big plate of Homemade Blueberry Pancakes (fresh picked with the help of Daisy at a local farm yesterday) and Banana Nut Muffins topped with peanut butter! My husband and I do not have a perfect Marriage. We are always a work in progress, but one thing I know for sure is the way to my man’s heart is through his belly!

XO Stephanie

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