This is a precious time in our life. For me, the birth/first months are hardest, then it gets progressively easier as you go along. A first year is a kind of milestone and relief for ME. It thrills me to see him more and more autonomous, participating more and more in our habits and routines and family life. And it's especially thrilling to see brother and sister start to interact more. FIGHT more over toys and such (yikes!), but also play and laugh and kiss.