Do I have to loose my self-identity to Motherhood?

February 9, 2007 8:59am CST
I've been a full time mom for 6 months now to a beautiful baby boy. Although he wasn't a planned pregancy, the joy that he has brought to my life is immense. The only regret I have is that I didn't have him sooner. I knew that having a kid would change my life, but I never expected it to be this much. Does life ever go back to normal again? My days are filled with feeding baby, diapering baby, bathing baby, playing with baby, baby play groups, conversations about babies, surfing baby websites, shopping for baby and pretty much everything about babies. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy motherhood. I just feel that in trying to be the best mother that I can be, I have lost myself. I don't talk to my babyless friends anymore, neither do I have any hobbies (baby makes sure I've no time for that). Any free time I get, I will get some rest. Am I the only one feeling this way? Do I manage my time that badly? Is it possible to have a baby and still be yourself?
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