It’s no secret that when you have a baby, your relationship takes a back seat. You are so full of joy & love for your new littlun that romance goes out the window; all you can think about is when you get to sleep next & to be honest, money troubles hang over you like a wet Sunday.
2013, for us, was the year of pregnancy. We found out we were expecting unexpectedly at the end of June & from then on everything revolved around Bump. It was, to say the least, a stressful 9 months. But I think the Other Half & I came out of it stronger than we ever had been.
2014 then was the year of the baby. Baby Girl joined us nine days late (she’s definitely our child then!) & the two weeks that followed were possibly the happiest of our five years together. Shockingly, despite the hand grenade thrown into our lives, the torture that was sleep deprivation & total cluelessness, there wasn’t a cross word between us (& we’re known to be a, err, ‘passionate’ couple!). By the six month mark though, the usual service had resumed & we lost ourselves to ‘heated discussions’ about money, me returning work & controlled crying vs. gentle parenting or dummy vs. thumb.
Today, January 20th, 2015 is our six year anniversary. And I hereby declare 2015 the year of us.
It’s time to blow off the cobwebs, stretch our weary legs & dig our relationship out from under the overflowing laundry basket & Sophie the Giraffe.
The Other Half was a bit of a romantic when we first got together. And on the 20th of every month for that first year, he insisted we do something special.
So. On the 20th of every month (or there abouts, depending when we can get a babysitter), I’m taking a leaf out of 20-year-old-Other-Half’s book. Whether it’s going to the movies, organising a surprise or simply cooking something together; we will be doing something just the two of us (sorry Baby Girl, you’re not invited), like old times.
And to keep us on track, I’ll be joining the Me & You blogging linky, originally started by Dear Beautiful, conveniently on the 20th of each month.
And, in true blogging fashion, I will also be blogging about it. Of course.
Here’s to us.
Edit: I’ve just been informed by Lucy of Dear Beautiful (@dear_beautiful_) that the Me & You linky isn’t running during 2015. So I won’t be joining the linky afterall. However, take a look at her beautiful work on the links above & come back next month to hear what we’ve been up to. I’ll still be using the #meandyou hashtag for these posts on Twitter.