Re: Balancing your needs with the needs of an intense baby
Just to say it will get better. My first child was intense. She calmed down a lot when she turned 2. I think it was because she got big enough to play hard enough to get some sleep. She mellowed out quite a bit after that. She is now 13 and you can't phase her with anything. Not a thing like she was when she was born.
And just FWIW, my second child was super mellow when she was born and gradually over the years got harder and harder to deal with. About a year or so ago I started working with her and addressing some issues and she is much better, but still very particular. Not a thing like she was when she was born.