Having a baby brings out all kinds of emotions, but the love you have for this person you'v never met definitely tops the list. It's an unworldly feeling, both overwhelming and unexplainable, to love someone so much you'd give your life for theirs. While my partner is wonderful, I admit there are times when I loved my baby more than him. I didn't feel this way on purpose, and I think it's natural for feelings of admiration and annoyance to ebb and flow within a relationship.
But here's the thing, and it's a big one: I know life without my partner and chose to enter into the relationship he and I have and share and continuously cultivate. We wakeup every day with a distinct choice to do this life thing together, and it's great. My children, on the other hand, don't know life outside of me and my partner. We're their everything, so it's easy to return those intense feelings to your little babe because to you, obviously, they're perfect.
When my daughter and son were born (at separate times), I fell in the deepest kind of love I never thought possible. I'd heard about it, sure, but to experience that intense and overwhelming emotion was a whole new thing in and of itself. There's no way I could've thought about loving anyone more. Now that my children are five and 10-year-old mini-humans, there are days I feel the same (and days I feel the opposite, to be honest). So, with that in mind, here are some of the times I loved my baby more than my partner (sorry, dear).