Celebrating Mother's Day Style
Sharing my Mother's Day style today feels completely surreal! I've always loved this holiday because I share such a close relationship with my own "Mum", but for the first time, I'm celebrating as a Mom myself. My Mother's Day style reflects my new life as a new mom -- comfortable, classic and easy to breastfeed in. Seriously, I want to live in this dress and feel that way about almost everything at The Mint Julep Boutique! Getting outdoors with the baby is now my favorite thing to do, and an easy off the shoulder dress is perfect for a day spent strolling around the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art. My kind of Mother's Day!
Being a first time mother has already been the most challenging yet rewarding experience, though one that I was completely unprepared for. There have been so many moments with baby Arya that have shaken my confidence, but now that I'm two months in, those moments are seriously fleeting. Life is unpredictable, and motherhood has been my constant reminder to relax and live in the moment (even if the moment is poop stained, tear stained, breastmilk stained or all of the above). I find myself scrolling through my phone looking at pictures of Arya when she was just a few hours old, and already feeling sharp pangs of nostalgia for just the few short weeks that have passed. WHERE is the time going?!?!
I'm sure that my extreme sleep deprivation is aiding heavily to the time warp, but you want to know some truth? The late night moments of quiet where it's just me and her, are my absolute favorite. I may silently pray that if I shut my eyes tighter and stay sleeping, that she'll do the same. I may struggle to change her diaper with my eyes closed. I may stare evil daggers at my peacefully sleeping husband. I may glance impatiently at the clock, counting back the hours of sleep I won't get to have. But I also look forward to sweet, sleepy baby snuggles in the wee hours of night. It's invaluable bonding time that I will never take for granted, no matter how puffy my eyes look in the morning!
It's certainly in my nature to be a perfectionist at times. Thankfully I'm armed with the knowledge of every amazing mom who's come before me, so I'm giving myself a break and celebrating that I've kept our tiny human alive and happy thus far! Happy Mother's Day to every mom, everywhere <3