For me, I believe not being able to sleep whenever I want and not being able to come and go as I please will be the hardest things for me.
For me is knowing I have to wait at least 3/4 years before I can start school when I wanted to have my career by the time I was 30 but that's out the window now with my little man but well worth it! :) I know everything happens for a reason
I don't know what your situation is mommylece but I went back to school full time when my first was 6 months old and finished my degree shortly before his 3rd birthday. With help from family we only had to pay for two half-days of daycare weekly and I graduated with a nursing degree two weeks before my 30th birthday. It can be done!!
On the topic at hand - Going from one kid to two will have challenges for me - I'm used to being able to strap him in the car and just go where we want these days. Going back to carrying a diaper bag and wearing a baby will be hard especially since I'll also have to hold hands with a very busy preschooler while I'm at it. Most of my mom friends only have one kid, it will be hard to go back to working around nap schedules and nursing sessions when they don't have to worry about those things anymore.
I can't go back cuz I have no one to pick up my kids from school and no one to help with the baby because either they are going to school or have more kids than I do and my in laws and my parents all live outta town or outta state :/
I just got my Tahoe third.row! Whoop whoop! But my hardest thing will be going from 2 to 3 kids! And dealing w my.oldest starting school is intense. But I'm also going to be juggling getting my real estate license w a newborn and toddler running around!! I plan on staying home for another 3 years till this baby's in headstart but I still want to get my license under.my belt and done.
MrsGreenEyes27 a Tahoe is nice! My friend was trying to convince me to get a minivan and I was like uhmmmm...that's too big of a mommy step for me right now lol. I'll be starting with a sedan though because when the hubby and I get another house in a few years we want to get electric cars (we are in a townhouse now and can't charge an EV) so we don't want anything too pricey since well just be trading it in shortly, and I drive too much to do a lease...
Sadly with 4 cats I am used to an organized feeding schedule already, especially since our one cat is special needs and with his supplements that he take feeding time is about a 20 minute process... They also have a lovely habit of making sure we wake up at regular intervals throughout the night lol
Mine was not being able to go to the university I wanted to because they required freshman and sophomores to live on campus. And the "town" closest didn't have anything affordable to rent and 1 tiny daycare. I did however finish my degree through online classes and community college :-)
I have a 2yr old n one on the way n the SLEEP is my concern I'm gunna miss it lol
Its a lot of these issues I'm having as well... from the car to the coming and going to the going back to school... but I know we'll all make the best of it because we are women and thats what we do! I don't wanna give up my car mainly because she's paid for but I need a sedan... Only problem now is finding something I can pay cash for and it'll be reliable... I dont want any payments...
With my 2nd on the way I'm going to miss sleep of course, but also how easy it is to find a sitter for only one child. And getting simple things done around the house that are already difficult with just my 1year old. I'm also going to miss having a little extra money to play with. I'm going to miss having a little time to myself during naptime or bedtIme. It's all worth it though, wouldn't have it any other way.
Hardest for me is putting my Bacherlate degree on hold for a year to take care of my son. I'm already a stay hm mom of 3yr old, and just got my AA, found out pregos n due date was when my ba program started, so need to reapply in a yr. Also, two yr degree and job searching are hardest, but my hubby wants me with kids till they start preschool, lucky for me i can go part time to school