you don't want to tip toe too much around then as to make them light sleepers
Yea... it doesn't work like that. If your LO is going to be a light sleeper he/she is going to be a light sleeper regardless of what you do in the first weeks.
In the beginning DD slept through everything. The dogs barking, the vacuum cleaner, the TV... it really didn't matter. Then we hit the 4 month wakeful. To this day she's still a light sleeper. We have a white noise machine in her room and any little sound still wakes her.