There’s a little debate going on at our house about whether or not this is my “first” Mother’s Day. Adam thinks I have to wait until next year when baby girl has actually been born – I get it, but to be honest, I’m already so bonded (and obsessed) with this baby that I totally feel like a mom already. Either way, it’s such a special day to celebrate our mothers and all the women who have played a nurturing role in our lives. This year, I’m feeling especially lucky that both my mom and my mother-in-law have recently moved to Austin – it’s so fun getting to see both of them more often, and I know it’s going to be amazing to have the built-in support once the baby arrives! The other day, I found this photo of my mom when she was pregnant with me – it’s so strange to think that 27 years later, I’m going through the same journey. As I kept going through the old photo album and flipped through my infancy, toddler years, preschool and beyond, it struck me how quickly it all goes by. It reminded me how much I want to savor every moment with my child, no matter how tired or overwhelmed I might feel sometimes. Do you guys have any advice for remembering to stay in the present and celebrate the ones you love every day?

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  1. 1
    Cait May 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Happy Mother’s Day, momma!

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    allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } May 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Awe, this is really sweet. πŸ™‚

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    dustjacket May 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

    The photo’s are just darling…yes time goes SO fast, especially when they are babies…just relax and enjoy each and every stage … xxx

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    Camille Styles May 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Thanks ladies – happy Mother’s Day to you and your moms as well! xx

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    Laura May 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Indeed, you are already a momma, so Happy Mother’s Day!! I can’t believe you both, uber party people, would be debating a reason to celebrate this occasion!

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    Reagan May 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Happy Mothers Day! And yes, this totally counts as your first Mother’s Day!

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    Carolyn May 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Happy mother’s day!! You and your mom are glowing in the photos — so beautiful πŸ™‚

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    Lisa Thiele | WithStyleGrace May 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    this is so precious!! you are THE cutest pregnant woman, ever!! happy mothers day!!

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    Aleksandra May 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Congrats! You both look lovely. I think we’re the same age πŸ™‚

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    Karin May 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You absolutely are a mom already. Although I promise you: what you feel right now, that good, loving, strong feeling? It will only get better and stronger πŸ™‚

    You asked for tips for staying in the present, even during the exhausting and difficult times. My advice to you is: Remember that everything is just a phase. They will grow up, they will stop crying, they will eat, they will sleep in their own bed when they are 18. Until then, lighten up, pick your struggles and let the rest just be. And another one: Take some time every day, even only for a second or so, to be still, to breath and to ground again.
    You will do amazing, I am sure.

    And you look lovely πŸ™‚

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    simone May 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    You look beautiful, congratulations!!

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    Aunt Lez May 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    how precious and perfect. i remember the day we did this beautiful little picture of your mom, my best friend always. she was so very thrilled beyond words about the miracle inside of her!! and beginning of the journey…love’s most wonderful flight!

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    Meagan May 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    you so cute preg!!!!! totally adorable!
    xoxo Meagan

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    Amy May 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Yes, today, you are a mother. Happy Mother’s Day! My only advice is to write down as much as possible and continue practicing your photography. Take a ton of pictures because it’s so fun to look back on your baby. They grow sooooo fast. You also become a lot more appreciative (if that’s possible) of your own mom.

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    Daniella May 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Aw, great photos. Hope you had a great day!

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    Debra Kapellakis May 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Happy (almost) Mothers Day or Happy Mothers day to be or HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! πŸ˜‰

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    A.W. May 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    you make an adorable and stylish pregnant lady!

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    Dana May 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I had the same debate in my house! I just hit 25 weeks with my baby girl πŸ™‚

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    Charlotte May 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    My mom took a ton of photos of me and my sisters as kids. This is probably the reason why I’m a photographer today. I decided to do a photo-a-day album for my son’s first year, so he can see all his firsts. Two weeks in and going strong.

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    Lilly May 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    If you already are adoring the kid it’s definetly your first mothers day.

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    Paula May 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    You look absolutely adorable! What a CHIC striped bump!!

    xoxo, Paula