Savannah Guthrie Returns to 'Today' after 3-Month Maternity Leave Looking Fabulous

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Savannah Guthrie returned to the Today show Monday after a three month maternity leave and she looks great.

The 42-year-old mother returned 12 weeks after she and husband Mike Feldman welcomed their little baby girl, Vale.

"It's so great to be back here, just to see everybody and all of our friends here behind the scenes," said Guthrie. "I'm used to that three a.m. alarm, but it sounds more like a baby crying."

Guthrie indulged fans and co-hosts alike with some home videos she and Feldman shot of their little family.

The adorable montage shows all of the big moments of the past few months, including an emotional Guthrie heading to the hospital to give birth and the couple holding their baby for the first time.

"When I lay my eyes on her, I'm just like 'There you are!'" Guthrie gushed.

The clips of the the baby, who apparently "looks a lot like Mike," include every little new parent faux-pas.

"They don't send you home with a little manual on what to do" said Guthrie before the video shows the couple trying to install their daughter's car seat.

"This first month or so I really checked out. It just felt really important for to focus on her and family," said Guthrie.

Like every mother before her, Guthrie's first morning back to work was "bittersweet." Having to leave her little one at home for the first time was hard because the time she has shared with Vale was "so precious and magical."

"I definitely don't want to paint a completely rosy picture. It's hard. You get very, very exhausted. I'm terrified to come back to a job where I have to speak for a living because I honestly have a really hard time right now putting basic sentences together," she said before adding "Matt [Lauer] will be so gracious about that."

The final tear-invoking moment of the video shows Guthrie waking up her daughter before her first day back, whispering into her precious girl's ear, "I'm going to work."

It was a sweet return for the new mom, with well-wishes coming from a slew of celebrities, including Josh Lucas, Debra Messing, Keri Russell, Rita Wilson, Glenn Close, Russell Brand, Seth Rogen, Jill Martin, Minnie Driver, Lady Antebellum, Chelsea Handler, Emmy Rossum, Clive Davis and B.J. Novak.

Pam Wright