The challenges varied with each. With my first, my biggest challenge was my own self doubt. Could I, would I be a good mom? Was I doing everything right? What if I did this or that wrong? I worried myself into a major funk.
With my second, the challenge for me was, balancing the things that need to be attend too with a newborn, and keeping my ODD from feeling like I was neglecting her in exchange for the new baby. Then, 8 wks after she was born, I found out I was pregnant with my son. It was challenging towards the end, with my ever expanding belly, being able to carry my YDD. She was a chunk, and it was difficult there towards the end, just to pick her up.
With my son, I once again faced the challenge of doing what I needed to do for my newborn, while balancing the needs of my two girls. I think that has been my biggest challenge, making sure everyone gets their "mama time", and just keeping track of it all. I hold such great admiration for mothers who handle 3, 4, 5, 6, or more with out going crazy!!
Figuring out how to handle a super high needs baby. I had never known a baby like her before, plus I had very little experience with babies at all, and I was just so overwhelmed and bewildered. I spent many late nights on Google trying to figure out what was wrong with my baby or what I was doing wrong as a mom.