Usually when we hear about relationships post-baby, it's negative. When there's not enough time spent together, you're focusing only on the children, and getting very little sleep, it's easy for marriages to change for the worse after children. Not my marriage, though. Don't get me wrong, those tough things made days (and even months) hard, and we're only on kid one in year two. However, despite those obstacles there were unexpected ways my marriage changed after baby that were downright awesome.
My partner and I married when were were pretty young, at only 23 and 24 years old, and were married for a few years before we started trying to start our family. We had a strong marriage before that, tested by moving to a different country and being very poor for several years while we started our lives together. However, becoming parents together made us even stronger as a couple, and in so many ways. Those ways definitely take a little digging to find some days, but they're under there, serving as the foundation for our family as we continue to work to make it happy and full.
We've had hard weeks where we lose sight of these things and the smaller daily struggles or annoyances are much easier to see. But taking a step back to remind ourselves that our relationship after kids is stronger than it ever has been is pretty lovely.