So I've just read this awesome post on Design Mom about losing your identity (or not) once you become a mother.
Go read.... I'll wait.
I'll tell you what happened with me if you're interested.
I think I lost some of my career ambitions and drive while trying to fall pregnant. I honestly don't know how others get through infertility with everything intact :)
It feels like my 30's were taken up trying to fall pregnant (4 years), being pregnant, having babies, surviving the twins and then I blinked and I was 39 in that awful job.
I'm fine now but I don't think our marriage is even close to what it was pre-twins and I certainly feel like I've lost a lot of my ambition.
I love my children with an indescribable amount of all-consuming passion but I also know I love when I'm engaged in client solutions at my workplace.
I could never be a SAHM and I'm not sure if that's a brain thing or a personality thing; all I know is that I've had 5 months at home for maternity leave, 4 months on sabbatical and .... it's not for me.
Do you feel you lost your identity when you became a mother?
Or has it, as some of those commenters said, moved you towards your identity?
Tell me what you think.