Congratulations! You’ve just had a new baby, and nothing can compare to the love that you are feeling and will continue to feel for your child throughout the rest of their life. But, hold up, even though you are overwhelmed with both the love you have for your child, and all of the work that it’s going to be to raise them, don’t forget that other important person in your life, your husband. Making your husband feel special even when you probably can’t find time to take a shower is very important for your relationship. As much now as ever before, you and your partner need to connect with each other as a family, not just as the couple that you’ve come used to being. Here are five ways to keep that spark alive through the hard work that is ahead of you while raising your new baby.
Get him a gift
With a new baby comes a lot of well wishes and gifts and while mothers are excited with all these gifts, fathers aren’t so enthralled with the bouncer, baby bath tub, and diaper rash cream. So, to make your husband feel a part of this new family that the two of you have created, get him something that he can use with you and your baby. Some good ideas are a guys diaper bag, which can make him feel like he has a purpose. There are many companies out there that cater specifically to men, and make diaper bags that any dad would be proud to carry. Another good idea is to get him a new iPod and an iTunes gift card so he can be in charge of loading the lullaby versions of his favorite songs on there to share with the new baby. But whatever you decide to get him, make sure that you include a card that tells him how much you love him and how thankful you are for the beautiful family that you have.
Write him little notes
Another way to show your husband how much you love him in the wake of a new baby is to write little love notes and post them on the mirror before he goes to work or place them in his shoes or in his briefcase. This will give him something to think about all day, and to see that he is still really loved.
Plan a guys night out for him
Yes, I know what your all thinking, why should my husband get a night out when I’m doing all the work? Well, you have to realize that the new baby, juggling a job, and keeping you, his wife happy, all can take a toll on him too. Plan a night out for him with his friends for them to celebrate him becoming a dad. This will be much appreciated.
Plan a home date night
When your baby is more on a schedule or anytime that they are sound asleep, light some candles, pop in a movie and make your favorite snack. This will be a good way to reconnect while your little one is fast asleep.
Plan a family outing
When your baby is finally ready to be shown off to the world, whether you’re just bringing them into work or going out to dinner with another couple, make sure you dot on your husband just as much as you do on your baby. Tell everyone what a great job your husband has been doing as a dad and how much you need him in order to be a successful mother. A family requires everyone working together, and this will cement that for you, your husband,
Your new baby is very important to you and your husband, but you have to remember that the love that you had for each other should come first, as it did before the little one arrived. Your love and appreciation for each other will make your family one to be envied by many.