Ask any parent deep in the newborn trenches and it can often feel like a never-ending stretch of time, punctuated simply by nappy changes, feeds and stolen windows of sleep.
But for actress Zoe Ventoura, who welcomed her son with husband Daniel MacPherson late last year, the baby bubble is almost coming to an end!
On Thursday morning, the 39-year-old shared a rare new snap of her bub Austin Xavier as she marked a very special milestone in her son's life - turning ten months old!
"10 months," the former Home And Away starlet penned alongside an adorable snap of Austin rocking an "A" hat, a striped T-shirt, navy leggings and a pair of baby sneakers.
Zoe's celeb mates were quick to flood the photo with sweet messages.
Channel Nine star Sylvia Jeffreys shared a series of blue hearts to show her love for the gorgeous pic.
"Hello pal," Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew wrote.
"Play date soon! 🙌🏼," Zoe's former Home And Away co-star Jake Ryan said.
Meanwhile proud dad Daniel shared his own tribute.
"10 Months Today. What an honour it is to be your father," the 40-year-old said next to a photo of his son reading a book on a colourful play mat.
In May, the private couple surprised fans when they were photographed with a baby boy. They soon confirmed reports they had secretly welcomed a child together in December last year called Austin Xavier.
Opening up about fatherhood, Daniel said the current pandemic meant he could spend more time with his new addition.
"It doesn't matter what you believe in, whether you believe in God or the universe or Mother Nature or karma or whatever, life puts you where you're supposed to be."
"And life went 'Hey man, you're going to be right there, locked inside an apartment for X amount of months with your son and your wife. And thank you! What a gift," Daniel revealed on an episode of athlete Samantha Gash's podcast.
Zoe and Daniel met and fell in love on the set of Channel Seven drama Wild Boys in 2011.
Four years later, they secretly tied the knot in Noosa and are currently based between Australia and LA.