Most of our friends have been in the baby making mode for a few years now. We're toward the middle-end of the first time parents group and MH and I are getting really negative feedback about having a newborn.
Before we knew we were pregnant, a cousin (new parent with a 3 month old) told MH at Easter "never have kids, man. It sucks," and just yesterday we had a friend with a 2 month old tell us - don't have babies (um, a little freaking late!). We were eating brunch with a couple that has a one year old and the guy told us that he just felt like getting a divorce on a weekly basis for the first 6 months of her life.
As I type this, it sounds like we have pretty messed up friends. Is it really that bad? What tips do you STMs have in making it through the first few months without feeling like this? Is the way they are feeling normal?
I've got 1.5 months to go, and this has really kind of shell shocked me! I love MH dearly, we have a freaking awesome relationship (very much equal partners, great sex life, passionate about having fun and loving each other, respectful, best friends, etc) and I'm starting to get worried. I knew before that it would challenge us like we've never been challenged before, but I didn't know these were the strong emotions I could expect. Anyway...TIA