Still adjusting here too, but I agree with you Jess, this time around is so much easier! Things aren't that bad, not as hard as I was thinking they would be the first week postpartum. Dh went back to work when Nico was 1 week. I was an emotional mess that first week, lots of crying, worrying and anxiety. That cloud has passed, thank goodness.
Nico is a great nurser, pretty darn good sleeper (10:30pm to 3am, then nursing, diaper change, then sleeping until 7 or 8am)and a much mellower baby than dd. DD was intense, maybe part of that was due to my inexperience and low confidence as a mother, but Nico is so chill. We have taken him to the beach several times, and he is just so happy to be with us.
Dd has been acting out a bit, she is in a nonstop battle to never wear panties, but she loves to love Nico...he gets 100 kisses a day, dd loves to wake him up by smothering him with kisses.
Yeah, it has been awesome, I feel so blessed to have him in our family. I think he is our last, a family of 4 is perfect for us. I am in a good place right now...who knows what challenges lie ahead...
mama to and, due in November