I am not too surprised that a lot of my other Mom friends have gone through similar experiences as I had noted in my blog: "Girly Me". Once you become a mother, especially so for the first timer, you really change your attitudes and priorities when it comes to "self". Not a bad thing. Of course your focus is going to shift to your young one, that's nature at its best. I have no regrets and would not have done it any other way. It is a nice treat though to take care of that "self" that you put on the back burner. Squeezing in moments for Mom is pretty tough, but worth it. I think. I haven't yet begun my metamorphosis. I'm still makeup less, hair ponied up, sensible shoes on the feet, and wearing a maternity t-shirt (sans the baby bump) layered under a sweater, but my trouser jeans are non-maternity (thank goodness, hated those). Maybe when I get home I can post a pic. Before & After pictures may prove to be motivation for myself. Whether it be putting on some makeup in the morning, putting on a nice outfit (tired of living in sweats?), vegging out quietly, reading a book (anything other than parenting/baby magazines), chatting with a friend, or blogging....My wish for all Mommies out there is that you find that tiny little moment for yourself. A guilt free (no thinking about "i should be doing this/that/the other" instead of doing what I'm doing) time out to just be you again. Even for just 5 little minutes (that's how long it took to write this blog).