Nikki Reed Reflects on First-Time Motherhood with Sweet Tribute to 2017 — and a Nude Throwback Pregnancy Photo

For Nikki Reed, 2017 brought a lot of changes — predominantly, a birth of her initial child.

The Twilight actress and her husband, The Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder, welcomed daughter Bodhi Soleil in August, and Reed is looking behind on her baby girl’s birth year with a intense message.

“2017 we altered me forever. You done me know what it means to be human,” a new mom, 29, captioned a bare photo taken by Somerhalder during a after stages of her pregnancy.

“You done me a mom. You done me a true follower in a love I’d usually ever dreamed of … ” combined Reed.

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2017 we altered me forever. You done me know what it means to be human. You done me a mom. You done me a loyal follower in a adore I’d usually ever dreamed of… 📷 cred @iansomerhalder

A post common by Nikki Reed (@nikkireed) on Jan 1, 2018 during 8:58am PST

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Reed’s touching post comes roughly a month after she used Instagram to wish Somerhalder a happy 39th birthday, divulgence a tip behind the couple’s “long happy marriage” in a heading of a print gallery featuring a spouses.

“It’s meaningful we can always count on you to sequence 5 trays of french fries so we can eat four,” she wrote. “It’s pushing opposite a nation listening to we tell stories from another life.”

Reed added, “I get it now. The tip to a prolonged happy matrimony is this: we need to be in bed by 930, and we need to start manifesting all your dreams during 10. Done. As prolonged as we always find any other for breakfast :).”

Happy Birthday to a many extraordinary tellurian we know… Today, we applaud you. For an countless volume of reasons we couldn’t even start to describe, as all of those who know we and those who even don’t know you, would agree. It’s your day. The adore and light we illuminate to a universe shines like a guide for all to see. Its that adore and light that guides me to a protected shores of home from a violent and infrequently fraudulent waters of life. Thank we for your untiring office of swelling good, being an instrument of change and seamlessly weaving a formidable threads of a lives together into a warmest, softest and many enchanting blanket. Every day we get to watch we being we I’m constantly reminded of your beauty and bravery and how propitious we am to share this life with you. These are some of my favorite snapshots of a final 3 years together… Love, Ian

A post common by iansomerhalder (@iansomerhalder) on May 17, 2017 during 2:50pm PDT

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The honeyed messages go both ways for Reed and her father of over dual years. Following Bodhi’s birth, Somerhalder used Instagram to write a “quick note” in reverence to his wife.

“Seeing these images reminds me of those extraordinary 9 months that we sacrificed your whole being to grow a small one,” Somerhalder wrote, referencing Reed’s cover of Fit Pregnancy and Baby. “The kindness, a beauty and organic inlet of these photos creates me so really proud.”

“You brought such fun and such energy into a lives being profound though we literally brought a word voluptuous into pregnancy, we all see it,” he continued. “Thank we for being my partner in this life and appreciate we for moving not only me though all others who read, hear or see what your essence gives us.”