I guess the most obvious answer would be mother. That's who I am and really what defines me the most. I haven't been doing it long (my son is only 13 months) but holy cow it really is all encompassing. Almost every decision is based around what would be best for Brandon.
Having a child really puts your entire life in perspective. Your thinking changes. Really, everything changes. At least at first. My weekends went from going out at night to kid's birthday parties during the day. Late nights are when I am still up after 10pm. Going to a movie means getting a babysitter first.
Everything is planned now, for the most part. It's much more difficult to decide to do something last minute as it takes at minimum, 30 minutes to get baby dressed, bags packed, and into the car.
It may seem like us parents give up a lot. Freedom to do what you want when you want. Honestly though, I am more fulfilled in who I am now then I ever was before.
|Myself and Brandon Sept 2012. He was 5 months old|