Challenging because it's new and unknown. Although, in a matter of days, it becomes easy because you start to learn what that cry means, the feeding schedule, and that the pacifier is a wonderful thing. Yes, you're up in the middle of the night. And yes, you're still learning that you needed this toy, but not this swing...or whatever. It's a big change in your life.
But not as big as having kid #2.
Having your second child:
Challenging because it's not new and unknown, so you thought you would remember everything that happened with child #1, and it would all be exactly the same (because that's the only way you know); and then all of the sudden...it's so not. You're still up in the middle of the night. You slowly learn again that baby #2 doesn't like the swing either (although everyone else in the world swears by it). Baby #2 eats every 2 hours instead of every 3. <--Big difference. #2 cries and you soothe with the pacifier rather than pick up and hold, because toddler #1 is upstairs and needs you to go help her. Baby #2 needs to start napping in his crib, but you can't lay him down at the same time as #1 because you don't want #2 to cry and wake #1 up. But you would rather they both lay down for naps at the same time because then maybe, just maybe, you could take a
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE having 2 kids. I know that this is the way it's supposed to be. I understand that it's not always going to be easy. I am just simply saying....two is harder than one. It's a good thing I love these munchkins. :)