Re: Having trouble after baby #2
It was very hard for me going from 1 to 2. And I started having PPD after the second and it wasn't diagnosed until a few years later!
My first child sounds a lot like your babe though. All on his own he just wanted to sleep at certain times and we literally had to do our lives around that. We could not take him out after 5pm because he wanted to do his night time routine and be in bed by 7pm. Things like that.
I don't have much in the way of advice other than if you can find a way to do the story times or play groups between those nap times maybe do it. Even getting out and taking a walk in the sun can help. I do know that as both of mine have grown and gotten older it has gotten easier. When they were little it was so very hard. They were 19 months apart and good golly, I thought I was going to go crazy!
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side!