HINT: Your partner isn’t a mind reader. It would be just perfect if our partners and top support people could read our minds and know exactly what we need during each moment of these early days of mothering. Unfortunately, they can’t.
I have a still frame in my mind from a couple of weeks after my first baby was born. I was walking to the kitchen, bouncing my fussing son, my back to the television that my husband was watching. I looked at my husband, thinking sadly, “I miss him.” I wasn’t sure how I could miss my husband so much, considering he had been right by my side since the moment our son was born.