A new chapter in your life begins when a little angel comes into it. Soon, you will realize that your life will never be the same anymore. Everything has changed, including yourself, your relationship, and your home. If you have lived only with your husband formerly, now, you have an extra person to take care of. The newborn absolutely relies on you. He needs you all the time for he cannot do anything without you.
Certainly, you will require extra energy to do all your duties as a housewife and as a mother accordingly. You will get not enough time even for yourself. You have to give up your great time. The sacrifices may be difficult to make at first. You will need such an adjustment period for the changes. Yet in time, you will get accustomed to it if you can well adjust yourself.
Adjusting yourself. You will feel the most significant change on yourself when you gave born a baby. You will have no more time for yourself, even just for shutting your eyes for a while. You will get such a sleep deprivation because a baby generally still awake at night. The solution is that you should be able to manage your time well. You should rest whenever you can. Take, for instance, when your baby is sleeping or when someone takes care of him for you. Just take break occasionally, regardless how much time you can spend for yourself.
Adjusting your relationship. One thing you should aware is that the relationship between you and your husband has changed accordingly. It is not ‘the two of us’ anymore, but ‘the three of us’. For the reason that the baby heavily relies on you, you will have no much time to spend with your husband. Most of your time, energy, and attention will be devoted to the young. Hence, to maintain and strengthen your relationship, you should make attempts to have quality time even just for having a small talk with him. Spending time together with your husband and the baby indeed can strengthen bonds with them.
Adjusting your home. It is commonly tricky to do all house chores and take care of the baby at the same time all by yourself. Consequently, the chores become your secondary duty after your baby. Many of them are left undone. The solution is that you should talk to your husband. Since the baby belongs to both of you, indeed, it is the responsibility of you and your husband to take care of him. Both of you should aware that you should share the works at home as well as the duty of taking care of the young together. So, when your husband comes back from his work or whenever he is at home, always make sure that he helps you, either with taking care of the baby or doing the undone house chores.
Nevertheless, it is better to discuss it all with your husband before you plan to have a baby. So, both are you are ready with the upcoming changes whenever your baby comes into your home.