It's a lot easier than I expected, maternity leave was like being on holiday
But maybe I mentally prepared for the worst so it wasn't hard to improve on that. (Btw I only have a 15 month old - I fully expect it to get progressively harder the older he gets!)
It's not as emotional as I thought it'd be, it's like I've been completely emotionally stabilised, I have neither big highs nor lows anymore. Just a calm, logical acceptance (or apathy!). Which is basically the complete opposite of what everyone else says, which I guess is why it's different to what I expected!