Severe seperation anxiety!
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|Mon, 02-13-2012 - 8:03pm|
I'm not really sure where to even start with this, but I am desperate for some ideas! Akemi is by far our most clingy baby...she has always been super attached to me and I'm sure if it weren't for this pregnancy being so rough she would still be nursing (she only weaned around 15 months when my morning sickness was getting so bad I don't think I was making enough milk).
She's only sttn ONCE, for 8 hours, but of course I was up throughout the night. So since she was born I have not slep more then 3 hours or so at a time. I am getting a little desperate here! She goes down in her crib but wakes up about 3 hours later and I bring her into bed with me because the only way I can get her back to sleep is cuddling in my arms. If I'm lucky she'll sleep a 4 hour stretch in her crib. Henry was a bit like this but grew out of naturally around 2 yrs old, and he usually slept a good 7 hours on his own before coming in. I've always been fine with co-sleeping, and CIO is not for me, but this is getting ridiculous! I can't even scoot Akemi into the middle of the bed after she's asleep, she wakes up and scoots right back over where she can sleep hugging me! She does not take a pacifier, and is not attached to any blankie or lovey, it's just ME!
She is also super attached to me during the day, always wanting to be held and cuddle. It seems like seperation anxiety, but I wasn't aware a baby who is with me all the time anyway would have seperation anxiety? Could this just be a phase? She's so happy when she's with me it's hard to do anything else, like it's such a simple fix to just hold her and I am GLAD I can be here to do that! But I have a new baby coming in 2 months and it's awfully hard to get anything done... any ideas?