The wonderful thing about parenthood is you are not alone in this journey.
You have a partner whom you love and trust, and entered a covenant of marriage and journeying through life together as one, till death do you part.
When it comes to having a baby, you couldn't have done it alone. Nurturing and parenting a child, is also not simply your own responsibility.
As first-time parents, your husband may be as lost, or even more so than you, when it comes to caring for the baby, and what to do to soothe the child.
Parenting is also a challenging part of marriage because both of you love your child with all your hearts, yet there may be differences in the way you want to teach and guide the child.
This difference could very well begin from how to put the baby to sleep -- let the baby self-soothe, carry out sleep training or rock or nurse the baby to sleep.
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Bear in mind, whatever arguments that ensue because of differences in parenting perspectives do not mean that your love for each other has lessened.
It's just a part of working things out, understanding each other's thoughts and agreeing upon expectations. When you build up this partnership in the journey of parenting, naturally, it also strengthens your marriage.
So don't be shy to ask for help and discuss how you can work together, complementing each other's strengths.
Even if you have been married for many years before having your first child, you would never know what kind of daddy your husband would be, until the baby arrives.
Some men might freak out at the start of daddyhood, at loss of what to do; others experience a major turning point in life and prove to be very loving, tender and dedicated fathers.
Likewise, as much as he may have certain expectations of the kind of mother you would be, he can never be sure until you actually start being a mother of his child.
Don't exclude your husband in your journey of motherhood. Let him in on your worries and fears as well as joys. Cheers to Team Parents!
I am fully aware that there are mothers in our midst who, for various reasons, have to manage their child on their own. It's definitely not an easy feat.
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For all the troubles that mothers go through, you might have to face it doubly hard. Yet your love for your child is the greatest motivation, and nothing can stop you from giving your child the best.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. - Genesis 2:24
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