Before having Harper, I had hoped that my second baby would be a sleepy, calm, mello baby (unlike Hayden - my rowdy little boy).
At first I thought that's what I got.
It turns out I was wrong.
Harper is somewhat calm, but she is not a sleepy baby.
She is an on-the-move, cheery little thing who doesn't need much sleep - much to my chagrin.
She takes one nap a day from about 10:30am-12:30pm. That's it. Other than that she is up and going. She goes to bed around 7pm and wakes up around 6:15am.
Having her up so much makes it hard to get things done. She is always there and it's hard to get those breaks to accomplish work (or just take a break and rest).
It's actually easier when Hayden is home and "plays with her" because he amuses her and keeps her entertained. And he actually doesn't have to do anything. He just does his thing and she appreciates the company and his presence. So really he doesn't play with her. He just exists and that is enough for her.
I think she might be an extrovert - also to my chagrin. I was hoping for an introvert (like me). A kindred spirit. I am surrounded by extroverts and I thought it would be neat to have an introvert, but I don't think that's what I "produced."
Instead I got a non-sleeping, little person who needs people and action. Lord help me (just kidding - sortove).