Monday, 20 June 2016

Achilles - The First Two Months

 
Wow... two months! I really don't want to be all cliche and say how fast time has gone but there really is a reason everyone says it!
 

One minute he is this tiny little quiet baby that eats, sleeps and cries. Now he is this smiling, semi giggling, talking (goo gaa), active little man that loves to play!

I've come to liken motherhood to starting a new job. For the first few months, you're kind of awkward while you get to learn everything but then after that you're so confident and pro, it's like you've been doing it your whole life. I'm still waiting for that pro, confident feeling but I am slowly getting there.



These first two months have been the hardest yet most amazing months of my life.

The hard parts are getting used to having little to no sleep (still not used to it) and getting out and about - I know it doesn't seem hard but there is so much you need to bring - nappies, change of outfit, burp cloths, blankets, pram, baby carrier, the baby! There's just so much and it's really hard when you're alone to get used to that. I barely left the house for the first month purely because I didn't want to fail (I think this stemmed from the first time we went out alone, I couldn't work out how to get the pram up and i tried for almost 20 minutes with people in the shops just walking past me...it's funny now but at the time my anxiety levels were through the roof and I do not have anxiety issues!). I don't know what I thought I was going to do but I was scared. So, when we were home alone, we didn't leave the house other than for walks in the park (not even 100m from our house). Now though I am a lot more confident and I've even taken a trip to the gym just last week and was confident enough to leave him in the gym creche. I am so glad I finally did it after a week of putting it off. Having that hour of me time to get back to ME and do what I love doing was great.



Achilles is just the most adorable baby and we love him so much. The amount he has grown in these two months is astounding! When he was born he was 3170g and he was 50.5cm long. He is now over 4500g and 55cm (the last time we had him weighed was at 6 weeks so assuming even bigger now!).

He feeds so well - still every 3-4 hours although some nights (three in total in the two months), he sleeps through and we all get a full nights sleep!

Achilles is very active during the day and doesn't sleep much - he would much rather stare at literally everything or play on his play mat.



He is such a happy little boy - always smiling and he's even starting to get a little laugh going which I have to say is the most adorable thing in the world. I almost cry every time he does it...it's THAT cute!


We can't wait to see him grow and learn more about his personality. Parenting is literally the most rewarding thing you can do. We've been weed on, pood on, spewed on but we also got to see him smile, hear him laugh, watch him roll over (which is apparently quite impressive for a two month old) and know that we made him, we did... and that is just incredible and it makes me happy every single day!



Keep smiling!

Tahana xo


12 comments :

  1. Aw!! Motherhood is the most rewarding experience isn't it! You sound like you are doing everything right because it shows in the beautiful photos of Achilles. Keep these updates coming I love reason them.

    XX

    Bec | beautywithbec.com

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    1. Thank you Bec! It really is! I'm glad you loved the update because I enjoyed writing it as well <3

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  2. Aww, what a sweetie! It's crazy how much you can see him grow over a relatively quick amount of time like 8 weeks!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. You should see him now only 4 weeks later! It is just amazing how fast time goes! <3

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  3. What a beautiful post. You'll get that confident feeling - it'll come and don't forget you're killing it! He is healthy and you're looking after a newborn baby so those little things like not being able to get the pram up don't even matter. You're a star! x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. aw thank you Sarah! I'm getting better and better every day haha.

      <3

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  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh he's so cute!!! Everytime I see him on snapchat or your posts on fb I die a little inside hahah! He's growing so quickly, eek x

    Katina Lindaa | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. haha I'm glad you love the snaps! I even watch them over and over haha <3

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  5. Awwww this is so cute!!! I'm sorry I didn't read this sooner. I just wanted to say I think you are such an amazing mom, and to me you seem like a pro even if you aren't 100% confident yet! You give me hope that I can be a good mom too one day! Love you guys so much! He is growing so quickly!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Aw Sarah. You are the sweetest. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. <3

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  6. Aww he's so gorgeous! I was actually surprised at how well my sister took to motherhood. She was out and about really quickly! I honestly thought she would be tearing her hair out with anxiety haha. Good to see you're taking to it though, some mums can take a long time before they're comfortable enough to get out! You need that "you time" every now and then ;)
    xx

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  7. My favourite little guy! It's weird to see how big he's grown already! You've been doing so well babe, can't wait to see Achilles grow even more <3

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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