it could light up the room


So, since writing this post about struggling to feel like my new (and underpaid) position is a rewarding one, I have been making an effort to look for the rewards around here. I’ve discovered that there are about a million of them*. I know I have had bouts of frustration about this whole new motherhood thing, but I’m here to tell you that when I’m level headed and the crying has paused for long enough for me to hear myself think, this job rocks.


It rocks because I can tell you first-hand how my son has learned so much and grown by leaps and bounds in the last 5.5 weeks.


It rocks because I can’t even describe the joy it brings me to see him smile, even if it’s in response to his digestive system. It rocks because I don’t miss a single cooing sound or vocalization (that he’s making more and more everyday).


It rocks because I can tell you all about how fun it is when he grasps onto my hair or necklace because he couldn’t do that last week. It rocks because he has been making eye contact with me for extended periods of time which is also a brand new milestone we’ve reached.

img_4885This is the most rewarded I have ever felt.


*On good days. Tough days have only 999,999

6 Responses to “it could light up the room”

  1. Hannah

    I loveeee these pictures!!!

    I promise to call you one of these days and tell you my house saga.

  2. Amanda

    being home with your child (or in my case children) is the most reward and is the best job ever! I love it! It’s amazing how much they change is such a short amount of time. He’s adorable.

  3. Jacquelyn

    I started reading your blog a few days ago.. and I HAD to start from the beginning, of course! THESE are the posts I have been waiting DAYS to get to. As a Mommy of 4 with my youngest being three months I can so relate and find great strength to carry on from posts just like this!! THANK YOU ALLISON!!!!


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