Megan Fox Threatens Husband With Divorce -- & It's the Baby's Fault

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megan foxThere's a little man threatening to destroy Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's happy marriage: Their baby boy, Noah. Megan recently confessed telling her husband, "We have to get a night nurse or we’re going to get a divorce because somebody’s got to sleep in this house or we’re going to kill each other." Okay, then! Get thee a night nurse or two.

And they did. Megan said she didn't hire a nurse in the first place because "I overestimated my own abilities. I had no idea how difficult babies could be, so Brian and I were exhausted." And well, yeah. For every new mom who claims her baby is "so easy!" there are about 200 new moms saying, "ZOMG I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO SURVIVE!"

Megan and Brian are lucky they can afford a night nurse. Most of us can't, so we just muddle through. And this is why family leave -- especially paid family leave -- is so helpful.

I mean, Megan is joking about that divorce bit. But a baby really does have an amazing ability to totally upend a relationship. If you're not getting enough sleep, resentments can arise, and then there is the yelling, and Mom crying with the baby at 3:00 a.m., and Dad crawling out of bed saying, "Oh here, please, let me take over!" and Mom wailing, "Why did we think this was a good ideaaaaaa???"

It's hard.

And there's just no preparing for it. I'm sure people told Megan it would be hard (or maybe she's surrounded by smug moms who had "easy" babies?). And she probably kind of believed them -- but I bet she also thought, It's just a baby! How bad can it be? Well, it's about everything else: The sleep deprivation, worrying that you're doing it right, never having an adult conversation anymore, struggling to take a shower. All this can take a first-time parent by surprise.

But you know what? It gets better. That sleepless newborn phase lasts just a few months. And eventually your child will sleep through the night. You know, give it a few months, or maybe six years or so.

Were you surprised at how hard those first few months of parenting can be?

 

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kelti... kelticmom

My husband was deployed when I gave birth, and I was living away from my family at the time, so I literally had NO help until he was four months old and moved back home to be near my patents. Every night time feeding, changing, rocking to sleep, every day.....all me. Not something I would wish on anyone. I would have given my left tit to have a night nurse!

tuffy... tuffymama

My DH was retired from service already, but I joked that I felt like a military wife when LO was born, kinda like Kelticmom. DH was building a restaurant from the ground up and spending 100 hours a week doing it. LO was colicky, allergic to wheat and we didn't know it, so every time I ate (homemade!) bread or pasta, it was killing his little tummy. I regularly got two hours of sleep spaced out over every twenty-four, and I just wept every time I woke. I'd have opened a vein to gain a night, day, afternoon, snack time, whatever nurse. I kept telling myself that my grandmothers did it with no help. My mammy came and stayed when I was born, but my grands did it alone, so I felt I should have been able to do it. I never imagined my adrenals and thyroid would dang near shut down on me. Habit an infant is supposed to be kinda tough, but if it is a living nightmare, have all your hormone levels checked! Especially if you're exclusively nursing. And ask for help.

tuffy... tuffymama

*Having not habit

Momme... MommeeTo4

She is a twit

abra819 abra819

Oh delirious Megan Fox, what a dingbat you are.

nonmember avatar Shannon

What a couple of pansies --- can't handle one baby between the two of them? Try twins!

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

I love how some moms play the 'I'm so tough' card and try to put others down for feeling normal. That doesn't make you better than anyone- just rude.


We've all been there, we've all felt that exhaustion where you don't feel as though you can actually function a moment more without going insane... but we do. The kids get bigger and we actually sleep more than 3 hours at a time. Then we get crazy again and have more! lol Parenthood shouldn't be a competition on who is better- just raise your own damn kids and quit worrying about other people!

Heath... HeatherMazzone

My husband works all night and then sleeps most of the day. In 14 months I've had barely any help with my baby. My family lives out of town and couldn't help. That first 9 months or so I don't think I even got 3 hours of sleep a night. Yes, being a mom is hard but you do what you have to. Her getting this night nurse makes me sick.

nonmember avatar Katy

Hahahaha that's hilarious! Bunch of Pansy's!! Try two kids 23 months apart stuck on an island away from any family while the Dh works crazy shift military hours mostly nights and we were lucky if he was home! Yaaa.. We survived! It was hard but I wouldn't change it for the world!

Cel7777 Cel7777

^I bet you also had to walk them to school in 3 ft of snow, uphill both ways.

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