It’s surreal to think that I’m just a few days away from my first Mother’s Day as a Mom. I still remember the pain of last year’s Mother’s Day like it was yesterday. Man, what a difference a year can make! Now I have this tiny little almost two month old who I get to spend the rest of my Mother’s Days with.
In honor of this pretty darn special occasion, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things about motherhood so far, plus a little outfit inspiration for you guys and your Mother’s Day festivities! I got to team up with ECCO for this post and try out their ECCO SHAPE shoes. They’re designed for comfort which, have I mentioned Arlo likes to bounce around at all times? It makes these the perfect thing for adapting my love for shoes to my new mama life.
For my very first Mother’s Day, I’d be happy just staring at Arlo all day. Ha! But we actually are having double the Mother’s Day celebration fun! Jeff’s parents will be in town, so we’re headed to a big family brunch with them. Then, later in the week Jeff is planning a little picnic for just the four of us (Bella is included, of course!). Both are simple and involve bread and baby snuggles, just how I like it. 😉
For those who may have similar plans, I wanted to share two easy outfit ideas with ya! For brunch, my favorite Mama Bird shirt, wide leg pants and these ECCO SHAPE miracle heels. I was actually shocked at how comfy they are. They look high (and lengthen those legs!) but the way they are designed, the heel actually sits 1/2″ lower in the shoe, reducing the pressure on the balls of your feet. It really works. They’re officially Arlo bouncing approved. Ha! 😉
And for our picnic- a comfy jumpsuit with a t-shirt layered underneath. I’ve found myself living in t-shirts lately as they’re easy to wash and also soft + snuggly for when Arlo is cuddling up with me! But, just because they’re t-shirts doesn’t mean they can’t be jazzed up a little with layering. This time, I opted for one of the ECCO SHAPE flats. Same comfort as the heel, but better suited for picnicking! Plus, that cute tassel!!
I’m almost eight weeks into motherhood and still every time someone calls me “mom” or “mama” I kind of glance over my shoulder to look for who they are talking to before realizing, “Oh, they’re talking to me.” I just can’t get used it to. Mom? Me? This new title is one I wished for for so long, and when you wish for something that long, it’s sometimes hard to wrap your head around the fact that it actually happened. But I don’t take one second of it for granted. Here’s a few of my favorite things about being a mama so far…
The first snuggle I get when I pick him up from his bassinet. His half-asleep smile when he finally dozes off. How he holds my pinkie while he eats. Counting legs and spots on the bugs from his favorite book in English, Spanish and French. His morning giggles. Coordinating our outfits. When we turn music on and he instantly stops crying. Finding baby Arlos in the mirror. Watching Jeff become a Dad. The tiny thigh rolls that are coming in just as I ordered ’em. 😉 Introducing him to our friends and family. Discovering tiny socks hiding in the laundry. Watching his arms fly up and stretch when we unswaddle him. GAH! That stretch.
Photos by Jeff Mindell
If you’re a mom, what are some of your favorite moments? And if you’re still on your journey to become a mom, what are some of the things you are most looking forward to when it happens?
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