My kids are different. I mean, obviously I expected this. I didn't expect Lyla to be a feminine clone of Jacob. But it still surprises me.
Jacob was a clingy, high maintenance baby who wanted constant attention (what can I say, he's a man).
Lyla is more relaxed. She doesn't require that I hold her all the time. In fact, sometimes she just does NOT want to be touched.
Sleep is where the biggest difference is. Jacob is not a fan of sleep. Not as an infant, not now. He didn't sleep more than 3-4 hours in a row until he was nearly 11 months old. He has always been an early riser. Now, he goes to bed at about 8:30 and wakes up anywhere from 6-7am. He takes one short nap.
Lyla loves sleep. At almost 3 months, she still sleeps quite a bit. And here's where the surprise comes in: she sleeps BY HERSELF. She will fall asleep and stay asleep in her own bed. Or during the day, in the swing. And she sleeps late. She takes a while to wake up. She reminds me of her father in this way.
I wonder how much Lyla's personality is a reflection of her being the second child and having to be a little more independent since often her big brother requires my attention.