I've always thought that it would get easier with each kid, since you get wiser and a little bit better at caring for the little ones. But I was wrong. It was hard with Junior J, since the learning curve is really steep when you start being a mum, and then it got easier with Lil J. After all that we went through with Junior J, from breastfeeding issues to reflux, Lil J felt so much easier to care for! Then Small J came, and now Baby J. I guess pregnancy amnesia makes you forget some of the challenges you face with each child. Whatever the case, February has passed in a haze, and Baby J hasn't been exactly easy to care for. This little one has reflux too, just like her oldest brother, and it affects her sleep. These few days, I've been spending a lot of time having to carry her to soothe her, and she's been really fretful on most days (and nights too).
But no, I still don't regret having four kids, even though I've barely slept, and I'm sometimes cranky and exhausted. Seeing how all three brothers dote on Baby J helps, and having chocolate in the fridge helps too. And of course, those baby smells and snuggles make each day so much better. They really do.