by nfowife » Jun 13, 2011 It goes by so quickly. Each kid is different, and each stage has it's challenges and things I love. I am not a huge newborn fan, but since I am on my 3rd baby, I knew that going into it and knew it would pass by quickly so I just suckered up and made it through. Now my youngest is almost 6 months and she is such a joy, so happy and smiley and easy (my other 2 were NOT easy!). Maybe she'll continue to be this way or maybe she'll be a nightmare as a 2 year old, who knows. I try to just enjoy each stage and kid for what they are and know that with each age the things I love and hate will pass quickly and then we will be onto new challenges . My friends and I do say, however, that whoever coined the term "terrible twos" hadn't yet gotten to the threes or fours .