Hi all Janice here😃
Earlier this week I was reading a blog post talking about the fear of not being able to love a second baby as much as a first. It really twigged a memory for me . I remember being really worried about that when I was pregnant with my second! I loved my first so much it just blew my mind how very much I loved him. I thought there was no possible way I could love another child even remotely as much. When my second baby was born it didn't take me long to realize that I loved her every bit as much as my first. Love grows it doesn't shrink!
I had nothing to worry about but I didn't understand it at the time. It was a relief when, after she was born, I realized it was possible. I have actually read and heard from other Mom's that I'm not the only one worried about this. So if I can comfort one mom, I will feel really good!
I even tried it out four more times! Quality control and yes I got the same results each time!
Just remember love grows, it multiplies always! It doesn't matter how many babies you have you will love each and every one of them just the same, more than you think your heart can ever contain! Your heart will grow and so will you in so many wonderful ways. It won't always feel wonderful, at least not at first.
Each little person is different and just when you think you have figured it all out and you have this mothering thing down pat, you go ahead and have another one and Jiminy Cricket you find out you don't know as much as you thought you did!
It's wonderful, even the painful times become wonderful in time. This too shall pass is at times a comforting mantra for me. At the end of the day I wouldn't change anything! I am so very grateful for all my kids and I wouldn't be who I am now without them. Growth is never pain free.
I find the joyful moments far out way the painful times, it just sometimes takes time. So just hang on and enjoy the ride!