Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself now that you’re a mom? Have you given up on most of the things you used to do, let go of what you used to love, and have trouble remembering who you used to be?
Really, really common mamas.
When your focus shifts to being all about your baby, it’s hard to remember who you were.
But it’s still in there, you are still there. You are still you, yet you are transformed.
Once you become a Mother, there’s no turning back.
You’ll never be YOU in quite the same way again. How do you feel about that? Is it sad? Or beautiful? Or just the way it is?
I love the quote by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”.
I hadn’t been around babies much before my first son was born. I had never even changed a diaper.
I didn’t have a clue what I was doing and I was completely, utterly overwhelmed and exhausted.
I spent the time when my baby was napping searching for information in baby books and online like how to breastfeed without my nipples feeling like they would fall off and how to get more sleep (ironic when I Could Have Been Sleeping!)