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I'm not just me anymore. I'm mommy.
My husband and I were talking the other night and we both shared that when we go to buy something we find ourselves thinking something along the lines of:
Do I really need this or should I put this money aside for the baby?
And it occurred to me (and I think we both agreed) that CT isn't going to hold it against us if he has a college loan and we had new golf clubs or 3 pairs of TOMS from Zulily (oops) 20 years from now.
I'm not saying to spend frivolously and we have already started a savings account for the little guy. What I am saying is that we don't need to identify solely as parents. Before anyone becomes upset with me let me make it clear, being a mommy is the best blessing I've ever received. One that I take seriously and will embrace every single moment for the rest of my life. If I'm being honest, it will be what comes first before all the other things in my life from here on out.
Just because I'm a mommy doesn't mean I have to stop being me. And it doesn't mean my husband has to stop being who he has always been. I love fashion. He loves golf. Those are things that make us who we are and just because we are now Mommy and Daddy doesn't mean we have to give those things up. If nothing else, we should embrace them more!
I think it's so important to maintain a sense of self no matter what we are doing in life. I've always said I'm a teacher, but I'm also... Now, I'm a mommy and also a wife/daughter/sister/runner/sewer/fashionista/etc. I don't want to give those things up. I'm pretty sure CT wouldn't expect me to.