I was having a conversation with a group of moms the other day about which time period was the hardest for each of us – the phase after having your first baby and learning how to be a mom, the phase after adding a second kid and learning how to juggle two tiny people, or adding a third, fourth, etc.
Everyone had such different responses and stories behind which stage they felt the heaviest weight.
I’ve realized that I’m in the minority with my response, but transitioning to being a brand new mom with my first baby was a million times harder for me than transitioning to being a mom of two. Those closest to me surely remember that the first six months of Hadley’s life were BANANAS. A good bit of it had to do with Hadley’s colic, but there were a handful of other factors (including my own maturity) that simply made the shift to motherhood physically and emotionally draining.
As far as adding Sadie to our mix goes, having a second baby has primarily been an insanely joyful experience for our family. Of course I have my days were I actually feel like a legitimate crazy person after trying to juggle their needs all day, but for the most part Jamie and I have been pleasantly surprised by how much easier things seem to be this time around.
What do you think? Which transition was the hardest for you? I’d love to hear!
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