Studies have shown that the quality of a woman's relationship with her husband or partner has a substantial effect on the emotional and physical well-being of her baby... The relationship with the spouse or partner will never be tested more than in the parenting journey. This will probably be the first experience of putting one's own needs aside and, together, putting the needs of another human being first -- particularly in the early months when both parents are on call twenty-fours a day!
I think this was the hardest part, was realizing that I needed to put my dd needs first and yet I missed the intimacy and relationship that my husband and I had prior to becoming parents. We love being parents but sometimes you mourn that time period because you feel like you'll never have it again. My DD is now 5 years old and we are slowly able to get back to us, to get back that intimacy we had before except that it is different... almost like it is deeper. KWIM?