Jessica Alba Reflects on the Joys of Motherhood With Adorable Family Pic

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Ahead of Mother's Day, Jessica Alba is reflecting on the joys and hardships that come with being a mother.

The 37-year-old actress shared an adorable picture of herself with her three children -- daughters Honor, 9, and Haven, 6, and son Hayes, four months -- on Saturday, reminiscing on her motherhood journey.

"Motherhood: it’s a doozy, isn’t it? Your world gets turned completely upside down. Everything you thought you knew about what was important is no longer. And all the things you once took for granted -- like sleep, and sitting down to eat an actual meal -- become the greatest luxuries," she began. "Little people change you. To love and need someone that much and have them love and need you just as much…it’s the best and hardest and most heartbreaking thing there is."

Alba also can't believe her eldest is almost 10. "And you know what? She doesn’t need me in the same ways she once did," she mused. "There goes that heartbreak again…but it’s true. The time we have with our little ones when they’re actually little is so fleeting. And it’s a reminder for me to be present and cherish every messy moment."

"Every tantrum, every tired cry, every bit of these days that sometimes feel like they’ll never end. Because the truth is, they will," she continued. "As a first-time mother, I was still learning about this person I had become. And I felt like everything had to be just perfect. But these days, I’m ok if my baby cries a little bit…because I know he’ll be ok. And so what if the dishes pile up in the sink…and if my living room looks nothing like the Instagram post five seconds after I take the picture. It’s all ok."

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Motherhood: it’s a doozy, isn’t it? Your world gets turned completely upside down. Everything you thought you knew about what was important is no longer. And all the things you once took for granted — like sleep, and sitting down to eat an actual meal — become the greatest luxuries. Little people change you. To love and need someone that much and have them love and need you just as much…it’s the best and hardest and most heartbreaking thing there is. I still can’t believe it, but my oldest baby is almost 10 years old. And you know what? She doesn’t need me in the same ways she once did. There goes that heartbreak again…but it’s true. The time we have with our little ones when they’re actually little is so fleeting. And it’s a reminder for me to be present and cherish every messy moment. Every tantrum, every tired cry, every bit of these days that sometimes feel like they’ll never end. Because the truth is, they will. As a first-time mother, I was still learning about this person I had become. And I felt like everything had to be just perfect. But these days, I’m ok if my baby cries a little bit…because I know he’ll be ok. And so what if the dishes pile up in the sink…and if my living room looks nothing like the Instagram post five seconds after I take the picture. It’s all ok. This Mother’s Day (and really, every day), I want to thank you for trusting us @honest to be a part of your journey. And I want to let you know that even if it doesn’t always feel like it, you’ve got this. It’s not gonna be perfect. But you’re an amazing mama. And that’s everything. xo. 😘❤️✨

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The Honest Co. co-founder and her husband, Cash Warren, welcomed their third child together, Hayes, on Dec. 31, 2017. While their family may have gotten bigger, Alba always makes room for alone time with her hubby.

"I always try to get home from work for bath time and to cuddle the kids before bed. After that, Cash and I have dinner together and talk about our days," she shared in an interview with Redbook in March. "I need ‘us’ time all the time."

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