How Baby Changes Your Marriage

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Gina Bazer on May 4, 2011 at 4:53PM

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How Baby Changes Your Marriage

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Your Marital Bed is No Longer Just For the Two of You

People will tell you that everything changes in a marriage after you have a baby, and mostly that’s true. But it's not all bad! Yes, that new little person in your lives alters how you see each other (and the world) in copious and profound ways. And yet, there’s a constant: Your husband is always going to be that same man -- your best friend and confidante -- you fell in love with before a certain egg was fertilized, and that’s a good thing. Here’s what happens to many couples when baby’s on board.

The first signs of the conjugal bed turning into the family bed start when your pregnant belly starts to encroach on your husband’s side. But once baby arrives, this once-cozy place turns into a hub of activity involving one very needy third party. In the beginning you’re likely either nursing in bed or abandoning your husband there to snooze in the rocker. Even if you swore you’d never co-sleep, chances are good that baby will end up in the bed with one or both of you. Either way, your bed is not what it used to be.

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