Quoting DEGO™[OB]:" It makes me chuckle when people say they never have to ask for help.. financially, emotionally, physically, ... [snip!] ... such a big deal that you admit you've asked for help? (Not YOU as in OP, but people in general lol.. ) Just a random thought."
I'm 33 and my parents help us out so much! We also have a lot of help from our siblings and my MIL and FIL. We don't need financial help, though we do get a lot of free babysitting
I can understand the need to do it yourself, especially if you are younger and feel you need to prove to the world that you can handle it. (I hope that didn't come across as negative, that wasn't my intention).
OP, you and your partner are doing a fantastic job, keep it up
. But don't be afraid to ask for help if needed or accept help if offered. Children are a lot of work
. And they benefit from spending time with family other then just mom and dad!