I’ve got to admit becoming a mom has been a role change that I wasn’t prepared for in the slightest. It’s not like those 9 months of pregnancy can really prep you for the change - it just happens. One day you’re you and the next day you are you and a mom.
In the beginning I was fighting it and pretending to be the “cool mom” - one who was ok leaving her baby at home as if I didn’t need to be with her all the time. One who could maintain her identity and balance caring for another tiny human. I was trying to be one or the other and was the only one pressuring myself to do so.
After about three months of this, it got old. Now I’m learning I don’t have to learn how to remain “me” and be a mom. I can be both. An enhanced version of myself. To be honest - I was even thinking about this blog and worried it would turn into just a mom blog and even if it does - that’s ok too. It’s life and being a mom is teaching me you just have to accept it, embrace it and then prepare for it all to change the next day.