I can’t even begin to comprehend how the hell this has happened. I feel like it was about a week ago that I started this Blog and I was 12 weeks pregnant, I didn’t know who I was carrying in my belly or what motherhood would be like at all. Then I blinked and my beautiful baby boy is turning one year old.
It has been the most exhausting, draining and difficult year of my life but also the most amazing, joyful, happiest and, by far, the best year. I had all the typical plans for parenthood but nothing in the world can prepare you for having your own human to keep alive & happy. A lot of it is just doing what you can to get through the day without having a mental breakdown.
I couldn’t even begin to imagine the joy that Milo has brought me. I used to glaze over with boredom whenever anyone would talk about their kids because I didn’t really understand but now, all I talk about is Milo. Everything he does amazes me. It’s overwhelming to see how fast they develop and how simple things such as using a spoon make you so happy and proud beyond belief.
Milo has the funniest personality, he’s constantly smiling and laughing. At the moment he likes everyone to clap everything that he does, so he will clap and stare at you until you give him that attention. The other day he kept putting my phone on the floor, then the sofa, and back on the floor again and I had to give him a round of applause every time. I can’t resist though, his smile when you do makes my heart happy. Milo is getting so good at walking now, he barely lets us carry him any more. I can’t believe this time last year he couldn’t even hold his own head up, now he’s Mr Independent. He only comes back to us for food & milk.
I can’t wait for the next year to see how much more he develops. Once uni is out of the way I’m going to spend as much time with him as I can and really enjoy every single moment because it’s going so fast. I need to just soak it all up while he’s little. I think when the time comes for him to start school i’ll be an absolute mess.
I just want to take this opportunity to thank you to everyone who has been following me and sharing this ‘journey’ (cheesy word, i know) with me. I have met some amazing mums through Instagram and my Blog who have helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. Having someone to talk to who is going through or has been through the same things as you is so important whether your a mum or a dad. Raising a child is hard.