Felicia Neikolle - posted on 12/08/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
My son is 3.5 months old. He was born at 37 weeks gestation and I had gestational diabetes. He is fine in that aspect but was born with some tummy issues. Because of the tummy issues he was often held but still laid in the bed to sleep so he wouldn't get attached to being held constantly. We started tummy time when he was around a month old and he seemed to love it. Now that he's a bit older and his tummy issues are getting much better I thought the day would get easier. I was wrong. He sleeps through the night in his bassinet with no issues. But, during the day he won't go longer than 20 minutes at a time without me touching/holding him. I understand he got used to it from before but he used to go longer than that in his swing or bouncy chair or on tummy time!! I have the hardest time getting things done. I still put him down and let him cry for a little while but when he gets to the point when he's really upset and starting to sound like he's gonna make himself sick I have to go pick him up. I don't understand why we've regressed on being away from me. It's almost like he has separation anxiety or something but I'm right here. There are days when I feel like I'm losing my mind from all the crying. I don't understand why I HAVE to hold him ALL the time now. Has anyone else gone through this? Please tell me there's a light at the end of the tunnel!! It's taken me 30 minutes to write this out b/c of his crying. I just don't know what to do ... and telling me to let him cry it out isn't going to help either ... like I said, I let him fuss 'til he's really upset.