My little girl just turned one. As she is growing, I'm depleting of energy, hope and happiness. I work 11hrs a day so I get friday off and stay home with the baby (And friday is the roughest day for me). My commute is 1hr/day. My wife works 9hrs/day, 5 days per week and has a 3.5hr commute. I've sacrificed all my interests and rarely do I have an hour to sit down. We get home at 7:30pm, dinner at 8:30pm, 10pm bedtime, and the whole rough day starts again in the morning. I don't even want to get up anymore. Weekends are better but just as business. Work left during the week need to be done and my daughter is difficult 95% of the time. Now I've told myself a zillion time that how could 1 child take down two parents? There are people who have many children and jobs and are just fine. Well, I guess we don't have an ordinary child. While I enjoy my playing moments with her (she's cute, loveable and laugh a lot), those moments are few. When the moments are there, I'm too weak to enjoy it. My wife and I don't exercise anymore, we don't eat right, and we're more of a partner in babysitting to our girl than husband and wife. Both my wife and I have loss weight this past year. We both look forward to going to work where we actually get more rest. That is how bad it is and I don't even like my job all that much. I don't see a light through the tunnel. I'm tire, weak and depress. How did some of you get out this depression? I just want to say that is has nothing to do with how much we love our baby. If we didn't care, we wouldn't be so busy with her. No matter how much that is true, I can't deny that having the baby has taken my wife, my rest, my interests, and my sleep. I know it gets better we I need to ride through this.