Monday, May 09, 2016

being a mom is hard work but, it's all worth it

Hazel is at a really fun stage in life. She's learning so many new things and is really taking off with this whole talking business. The past few days it has finally hit me, my girl is growing up, and why does time move by so much faster when you have a baby? With all this growing and changing I'm realizing that it's all worth it. All those times it took me over an hour to get her to fall asleep. All the times I woke up in the night to feed her or to rock her back to sleep. Every tough time I've gone through has all been worth it.

It's all worth it because she's happy, she's happy because I've taken the time to play with her and just be with her. She's happy because I've put her before everything else. She's happy because of the choices I've made to help her. When we sing, when we dance, when we play kitchen or farm, she's happy because I'm with her. And I'm happy seeing her grow and learn. 

When I first became a mom it was really tough for me. It wasn't just about me anymore. I had someone else to take care of, someone to put before myself. Some days I didn't know how I would make it through, but I did and it was all worth it. For every time there was a rough time there were a thousand more good times. Just being this girl's mom is the best thing I could have ever asked for, the best job I could have taken. 
In honor of Mother's Day Gerber is celebrating mothers and all they do, not only for their children but for their family. Honoring every little moment, from the dirty diapers, to the happy giggles, and everything in between. I'll be sharing my favorite mom moments throughout social media during the month of May and you can too. Just use the hashtag #GrowingUpGerber.

What little moments make it all worth it for you? #GrowingUpGerber

Thank you to Gerber for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to share the moments that make it all worth it.


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