I am reaching that stage in my pregnancy when everyone feels that I need their advice. It goes something like this;
"Oh, this is your first child? Are you ready for your entire life to change?"
"You know nothing will ever be the same, right?"
"You might as well give up reading now because you won't have time to read anymore." (Really, never? I find that hard to believe.)
"It's important to get used to not having things done the way you like because you'll be too tired and your husband will do things his way and you'll just be happy about it."
Now, I have never been a mom, nor (obviously) had a child of my own...but I once was a child and I can tell you for a fact that my mom read all the time. My mom gets stuff done the way she wants in her house.
I know things will be different but I refuse to lose my entire identity because I am becoming a mom. I will most definitely put my child first, however, there will be time for me to read. There will be time for me to make sure things are done the way I like.
I don't think totally giving up on myself and who I am as a person is a very good example for my child and I refuse to do it.