I read an article once that sums up how I feel about being a new mother.
I was a great mother, it said. And then I had a baby. Truer words were never spoken. Mind you, I was well aware that my new baby would be a big change. After two years of infertility treatments, “easy” was not the word I associated with parenthood. But as much as I paid lip service to the idea that my entire life was going to shift, deep down I expected it to stay the same—turning as always with me as the axis, plus a cute little well-dressed baby on my hip. Needless to say that’s not quite how it has turned out!