Word order sometimes drives me nuts at the moment!
Yeah, you can't learn word order from a book. Except from the most basic things. Like, never place się in the end of a sentence with more than 2 words.
Word order competence requires experience. I feel I get it more and more. But you need to be observant
when you read or listen to native speakers.
Polish is actually my first language since both my parents are poles and I grew up speaking it. But I've been living in Sweden since birth and nowadays I concider Swedish to be my native language.
Nice with bilingual persons. :)