I recently heard you mention how you have to quadruple your efforts in a marriage once you have children. My husband and I both come from broken homes and we’re committed to making sure our son is raised in an intact family.
Our son is only three months old, and since we had him, I’ve grown to love my husband even more. Seeing him with the baby from day one has brought new joy to MY life. While I cuddle and kiss my son, my husband flies him around and cocks his legs, pretending he’s a “poop gun,” complete with machine gun noises. During this exciting, but stressful time of being new parents, we’ve found more ways to connect and grow our own relationship.
We build LEGOs together. We take showers together after the baby is in bed. We hold hands while watching the old TV show “Murder, She Wrote” and try to guess “whodunit.” And we snuggle up together every night and often fall asleep holding hands. One night when I was up nursing our son at 2AM, my husband serenaded me with his own version of Bonnie Tyler’s song “Holding Out for a Hero.” He changed the lyrics to “I have a wifey hero, who is feeding our son in the middle of the night.” It’s little things like this which make me love him more every day. Thank you, Dr. Laura, for helping me to have the kind of marriage that was never role-modeled for me nor my husband within our own families.
I Love My Husband Even More Since Our Baby Was Born
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