Life changes after you have a baby. I’ve spent 37 years of my life without a child and then everything changed. EVERYTHING. It’s incredible and challenging all at the same time.

Before I had a baby, I was a daughter, sister, friend, and wife. “Mother” has been added to that list. Amazing. But the definition of those former terms has changed. I’m not the daughter I once was…now I’m a mom so I lean on my mom for something new, parenting advice. My sister is no longer just my sister, she’s now an aunt to my child. I still have friends and my friends still have me, but now my baby trumps all interactions with them. Being a wife has changed the most. Marriage changes after a baby. It’s tough remembering how to be a partner to your significant other when this child is the center of our world. It takes work, but work worth doing.