All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Let me start this off by saying that the "O" on my keyboard has popped off so if you notice any "O's" missing in words, just go with it.  I need to take it to get fixed.

I'm into my third week at work now and I have to say that it's going pretty good.  I'm pretty tired when it's time to finally rest this little head at night but it just takes one glance at my little girl in her bassinet and I know that every yawn and every busy minute of the day is worth it.  I love her so much!

I got news today that a co-worker that had a baby 6 weeks after me will not be returning to work.  My first thought.....totally jealous.  Like, had to pull it together and not break down in tears at work.  I'm so happy for her that she gets to stay at home and watch her little one grow into a new person every day.  What an incredible feeling it must have been to finalize that decision.  (If you're reading this, and you know who you are, I'm so happy for you!)

After my jealousy faded I began to think that I have it just as good.  I feel completely blessed WAY beyond measure.
  1) I have a job that I enjoy going to 
2) I have a boss who is fantastic to work for
 3) My mother-in-law gets to build a relationship with Evelyn by watching her every day for us (Gigi-you have blessed Zach and I in SOOOO many ways.  You have no idea what a blessing you are to us.  Evelyn is going to learn so much from you and make memories that will stay with her forever) 
4) I get some "away" time that makes our time together at home mean so much more 
5) Zach gets his one on one time with Evelyn every day after he picks her up. (This is EXACTLY how she is going to become a daddy's girl.)

See, being a working mommy is pretty cool too. I need to keep the above in mind when I start to think it's unfair that I don't get to stay at home with my baby every day.  It's just not an option that's possible for us and that's okay. God has blessed me with a great job and the ability to work and I know that Evelyn will blessed because of her hardworking parents.  I hope to provide whatever she desires (within reason of course).  

So here's a big fat shout out to you stay at home mom's.  Just staying home for 13 weeks gave me a glimpse into stay-at-home-mommy life and let me tell you, it's not just sitting on the couch and watching t.v all day.  There wasn't a lot of napping and there was no "sleep when baby sleeps".  Are you kidding me?  That was the time to wash something dirty in the house and the includes yourself.  Stay-at-home mommas, I respect you.  It's more work than people think.

Working mommies, obviously my love goes out to you as well.  It's hard to look at their precious pictures on your desk and not stop and wonder what they are doing and ache in your heart just a little bit.

Now it's time to go cuddle my sweet birdie and tuck ourselves into bed for the evening.....and of course Phoebe too!


  1. Aww, I'm sorry you had that moment. I know it couldn't have been easy. But I'm so glad that you are able to look at the positives in this situation too!

  2. It is great that you have a job you love...will make the transition so much easier to work and be a mom :-)


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