@Kristen I'll say it. I read this and recognized every single painful word. For me having an infant was the most stressful time in my life, and super hard on my marriage. Now I have a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old (yeah, did it TWICE) and it is SO MUCH EASIER. I get a normal amount of sleep and free entertainment via those wacky kids. My husband and I have even left the country without those little guys and it was amazing.
Someone needs to do a "It Gets Better" video for brand new parents. 'Cuz it does. In fact, it gets awesome.