People keep telling me I must be good at parenting if I'm having #4.
It's not true.
I don't think the number of children you have directly relates to your skills at parenting. Sure, I'm super at keeping my three alive but that doesn't mean I'll be any good at keeping yours alive!
Parenting is a learning journey and with each new life comes a new chapter in the book.
I have the same fears that first time mums have.
What if the baby doesn't sleep?
What if the baby doesn't feed well?
What if it's a pooping, spewing, crying asshole baby?
I guess I have a little knowledge in my corner.
I know it's ok to have really bad days. It's normal. It makes you normal. If any parent tells you that they don't have bad days trust me when I tell you they are full of shit.
I also know that whatever is happening that's bad, will change. They will get bigger and the problems you face just change with their age.
They won't suck their thumb forever, they won't have a dummy for ever, they won't play with their poo forever.
They will EVENTUALLY sleep through the night and they will also one day manage to wipe their own bums. .
If there was one thing you could go back and tell yourself when baby first came into the world, what would it be?