Annie Matilda - posted on 09/19/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My little girl is turning 7 months today, which is just amazing. Incredible how time has flown I must say.
Our daughter Emma is home with me as I quit my job to be a stay at home mom, 3 months before having her. My husband works and he works odd and sometimes long hours as an air traffic controller.
I've always had the thought of wanting my daughter to be used to other people, not being too shy and not throwing fits about which parent she wanted. All issues we thought about wouldn't happen until later on.
Since birth we have not been afraid to get together with friends and family, so she would get used to other kids and grown-ups. This has never been a problem, she has actually loved to see new faces.
Now, this funny thing happened after Emma was sick a couple of weeks ago.She had a cold and was very clingy, so we spent a lot of hours in the house and in the bed. Since then she's been so attentive of where I am. I can't even leave to get a glass of water while she is playing (open floor plan, she can see me anywhere). She also started screaming hysterically when I picked up a sock, while she was in her crib in couldn't see me.
This has been going on for a couple of weeks and it's only me, not my husband. She feels great being with him or anybody else for than matter, she just needs to be able to see me.
Have you dealt with this kind of separation anxiety and do you have any ideas for us to make this easier? Next week I have a meeting for an upcoming event, where she needs to alone with Luke for a couple of hours, and I simply can't bear the thought of her screaming like that, it's just heartbreaking.
I hope someone has a few tips,