“It’s crazy, it’s like having 10 kids,” she says of life since the arrival of Seraphina. “You have one and you think you start to know what you’re doing and you have it under control. And then you have the other one and it all just goes to hell in a hand basket!”
Jennifer says that she’s in mommy mode 24/7 these days. “People say, ‘How was your night? How was the baby last night?’ But I feel like, What’s night? It just means that I put on sweatpants and took a couple of naps.”
Despite the sleep-deprivation, she insists that she is finding motherhood much easier the second time, saying, “If we could all just be second-time parents the first time around!”
It sounds as though Ben has also found his fatherhood groove – Jen says that he’s not as nervous with Seraphina as he was with her big sister Violet.
“When our oldest was a baby he was so careful with her, and delicate, but with the second he’s just flinging her around,” she laughs.
Did you find motherhood easier the second time around?