It's hit me on a few occasions that my life as I once knew it has morphed into something a bit more complicated and far more important. I love my baby girl more than I can express in words, but I have to say that for me, becoming a mother has been hard work. I don't know how other mamas make it seem so easy! Besides the fact that I can't jump out of bed in the morning and head out for coffee or brunch without first thinking about getting my little girl ready and deciding on which nursing-friendly top I'll have to wear in case she gets hungry, I've also got a whole little human being to look after and raise to become a responsible grown-up.
I find myself over-analyzing every action I take that could possibly affect how she'll behave or see the world later on. Parents have some hard decisions to make about their children's health, education and overall upbringing and there seem to be pressures from every which way to conform one way or another.
Being a new mama has definitely made me look back at my own upbringing and feel so grateful for my parents and all the decisions they faced and made for me. I'm just hoping that whatever choices we decide for our girl will be ones that she doesn't even realize we had to make.