Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are all spoiling your mums/moms/mamas this Mother’s Day, or being spoiled yourselves. Today is my very first official Mother’s Day! It still feels so surreal and I have to keep pinching myself that I have a gorgeous little girl. So in celebrating motherhood, Rohan, Everley and I took to New York City to farewell my mother who had been staying with us for a couple of months since Evie was born. Having in home help like that is something I was so fortunate to have, and it really allowed me to settle into motherhood nice and easy… with minimal stress. So this post is honoring you mum, and your amazing heart and compassion!
While in NYC my mum and I spent some quality time together, heading out to watch Anastasia on Broadway! Which meant leaving Everley for the first time with her daddy…
I can’t explain the feeling of leaving your child for the first time. Except that I was extremely emotional. Not that I didn’t have faith that my husband was truly capable, but because I just want to spend every moment of every day in her life – and for the first time I wasn’t! Needless to say, he did a wonderful job. I came back from our show to a happy, healthy baby who had enjoyed a daddy-daughter date day at the NBA store and sports bar. Haha.
After spending a lovely afternoon exploring the city with my mum, visiting Times Square, the L.O.V.E. statue and heading out for dinner, the next day came too quickly and I had to say my goodbyes. I’m getting very used to them. Having family spread out all over the globe, you tend to become a pro at saying farewell to loved ones. With mum headed to the airport, Rohan, my cousin Shari, Everley and I decided to walk to Central Park in search of some cherry blossom trees to do a mother-daughter photoshoot – celebrating our first Mother’s Day!
When I laid eyes on these adorable dresses at Old Navy, I couldn’t walk past them. I had been eyeing off this cute flutter sleeve floral dress for Evie for a while, but when I saw the same print dress available in my size… well, you see what happened! So, it now looks like I have a new obsession, matching mommy-and-me outfits!
I can honestly say, that motherhood (unlike pregnancy and labor) has been treating me well. I have an adorable little baby girl who gazes into my eyes and makes my heart so full of love. Love I didn’t know I had the capacity for. She sleeps well, and is a happy little one who has figured out how to smile and is maximising on the grins! I am truly enjoying every moment. Although A LOT of things that motherhood has brought have not gone to plan or ‘worked’ the way I had hoped, I can still say that this journey I’m on is certainly one of the sweetest.
Even seeing my amazingly supportive husband, Rohan, and the way he looks at her and cherishes her already, has magically strengthened our relationship and makes me love him even more! If that’s even possible. So I guess you could say, I one loved-up mama. And I hope these photos depict just how much love is overflowing from my heart these days.
Hence our baby’s hashtag #happilyeverleyafter
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