I wonder if DD might fit in here?
She sleeps, just not much. And it is a hassle getting her to sleep. She usually has about 7-9 hours sleep out of every 24. By three months she had dropped all daytime sleeps but one, the mid-day one. She sleeps in her push-chair in the day-time, after a brisk walk around the block. Sometimes she gets 5-10 min at the breast as well. At night I usually spend about 2 hours getting her to sleep (feed 45 min, no sleep, playtime, feed another 45 min...). If we're unlucky we get another time like that when she wakes at night. She usually wakes twice, and feeds at least 30 min everytime. If she's not asleep when she comes off she'll need a play before trying again. Grrr.
We have never really been able to move her when asleep (not in car seat, or put her down if asleep on us when younger etc, or move her slightly in bed). She wakes up. And we can't leave her while in bed, she has always woken up within a few minutes if we do. If she wakes up slightly she's up, there's no easy getting her back to sleep.
Most of the time she is actually rather happy, and doesn't usually seem too tired. She often feeds every hour when awake, so I guess that gives her extra energy hen she's getting tired. Or annoyed. She wants to get into everything, and loves to climb on the laundry rack, and play with cords, with porcelain cups and bowls, with the computer. She loves eating books. And she gets furious if she can't have her way.
She hates getting dressed, always a fight. Nappies are a hassle. Hated the bath from the beginning, we usually shower, although she has just begun to realise that she can splash water all over us and the floor while in the bath, which is fun...
She is quite sensitive to sounds. If she's in a good mood, things like the vacuum cleaner or washing machine excites her. If she's tired or moody it will make her cry. If she's feeding she comes off, even if it's just DH walking into the room. She hated swaddling and always wants her arms and legs free.
For the first 3 months, she refused to let me put her down. And when she did get down (at 3 m), she started combat crawling. She rolled over at a week. Oh, and she hated the sling from the beginning, arching her back etc. Already as a newborn, she would try to throw herself out of our arms when angry. When she was a few hours old I had placed her in the little bassinet next to me at the hospital, and that tiny little thing started crying and actually tried to climb out of it! I had never seen anything like it!
At a month she [pulled herself to standing, and since then she has spent her time when we are out (unless feeding), standing in my lap watching people.
What everyone says about her: "Oh, she's so alert, isn't she?".
I had a terrible, miserable pregnancy, and got a long, drawn-out hospital birth (with an ever-present threat of c-section) instead of a planned home birth.
I don't really like labels, but it has just been extremely hard (part of that has had to do with weight gain issues and breast feeding, to be fair). I've worked as a nanny for years, never met a child like mine, and just didn't expect it to be so hard. I love my charming, happy, adorable little girl, who just need a lot of attention and entertainment.