A while back I had a conversation with my mother about my upcoming entrance into motherhood. She told me that I was going to have to change some things about myself once I became a mother. Things like how I deal with certain situations or decisions that I make. I could have gotten mad at her for talking to me like that, but the truth is she is totally right.
She explained to me that I have never known a love like I am about to know for my baby girl and I am not going to WANT to be the same person. She dispensed some other motherly advice that I heard and put away to consider at another time.
Since being pregnant, I have been in a few situations what were kind of eye opening. In each instance, the first thing I considered was Foxy. How would XYZ affect Foxy? Things like where I choose to live, the people I keep in my life or how I handle conflict at work.
Thinking along those lines really was an eye opener for me and I recognized that I might change my actions based on the love for my daughter. It’s amazing how much affect this little girl has on me before she even arrives. I can only imagine how drastic the changes will be once she is here.
Did you find yourself changing your behavior and decisions once you became a mother? What are some of the tougher decisions you had to make?