What was the most difficult thing you experienced after having your first child?

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  1. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    What was the most difficult thing you experienced after having your first child?

  2. TheCranberryBarn profile image67
    TheCranberryBarnposted 6 years ago

    Getting along as a couple.

    I changed quite dramatically after my 1st child was born, but my husband didn't.  It was quite challenging and the marriage didn't make it, but the 2 kids we had are amazing!

  3. Lady Wordsmith profile image78
    Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago

    Dealing with a lot of people who suddenly appeared out of the woodwork thinking that they had a bigger claim than anyone else on me, my baby and our time.  Certain members of the family visiting every single day for hours on end for the first few months - drove me almost to insanity.  Conversely, one of my proudest moments was when I did not flip out at those people, but managed instead to diplomatically ask them to give us a little space!

  4. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    We were fortunate as our first child did not give us any problem.

    Imagine that after the last feed of milk around 9 pm, our baby woke up in the morning after 10 am to have the first milk feed.

    Indeed that was the best we can ever ask for with our first baby.

    1. breathe2travel profile image78
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      NONE of mine were like that!  Still not! Wow.

    2. edhan profile image59
      edhanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We are just fortunate. Luckily we did not go through hell like my brothers and sisters waking up at night when baby cried.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image72
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    Understanding..........that " summer", or "life tomorrow"...........was NOT about me..............

    I, alone,.............yes, me, alone..........

    made the decisions for this little baby girl's tomorrows

    I, yes , me , "I" was responsible .................

    So, very, sorry, dear darling daughter.............so VERY sorry........I was not prepared or ready........

    I, stand before you...........disgraced.

  6. Becky Katz profile image84
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    Finding some time to be alone. It is important to retain a bit of self when you have children and it was hard. My husband worked long hours and sometimes when he came home, I felt so relieved to get some time to just take a walk by myself or a shower by myself. I felt guilty also for wanting to be alone once in a while. I did adjust eventually but it was hard. I was used to getting some time alone once in a while.

  7. breathe2travel profile image78
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    I remember being challenged to hold an adult conversation after spending my days with an infant.  Thankfully, that subsided.


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