How old is baby? Have you been checked for post partum depression? Is he pulling his share of the new baby work load? Because if he isn't?
Then no wonder you feel annoyed/angry/jealous. Because you are in an isolated space, in a demanding role with not enough support from your partner. He may very well be your only adult contact right now. You are awash in kiddieland. (Nursing a newborn is every hour on the hour at the start! Sleep is precious! You are not going to feel right as a nursing mom til it hits the every 4 hr blocks and you can snatch longer sleep and you feel less irritable.)
Meanwhile he is getting to be at work interacting with Adults, time off to date for pleasure, and not being full present to parent duties when at home? Luxuries YOU do not get right now.
So did you make this baby alone or what?
If this is the place you guys are at? You need to man up a bit about knowing and stating your wants, needs, and limits for this baby time.
He needs to man up a bit about doing more in this baby time.
And yah, perhaps that means chill or even Close to any new relationships until the babe is older and the demands on your Time less heavy.
There is a REASON we are Closed through parenting time over here. I know some people do not Close, but we did. It's just maddening to meet kiddie demands and have to juggle our own couple things AND be dealing in other people wants, needs, and limits. Something has to give, and it's a lot easier to Close and let of that for a while. Some things CANNOT be let go of -- like the baby care and self care.
Make sure you each are tending your mental health, emotional health, physical health, and spiritual health. As well as help to tend each other's buckets. Parenting is a team effort. Please take better care of yourselves/each other in this baby time. Baby needs you well in ALL your health buckets.
Last edited by GalaGirl; 09-04-2012 at 01:59 AM.