Wednesday, July 28, 2010

clingy


Mommies, how do you deal when your baby is at the stage when all they want is to see you, and you can't leave them alone for a second without them screaming?I try to give her lots of things to entertain her, but she just freaks out, I try to change her environment periodically, but I can't be constantly doing that... I am at a loss... and not getting much done!



I have tried leaving her to cry it out, and come when she calms down, that doesn't work so well, she just seems to scream harder and longer.

If I am sitting right next to her, she is happy, for a while sometimes, if I am holding her she is fine usually. If I walk out of her sight, she freaks.

I really don't know how single parents' do it... I am soooooo glad some nights when Kyle comes home so he can take her and I can get a break from all the fussing!


Speaking of, the light of my life has woken from her nap and is crying in the next room, so I will go and get her now.

PS. She was up and crying pretty much alllllll last night, I think Kyle and I got 3-4 hours of sleep, which is weird for her, because she has been sleeping through the night consistently for a few weeks now... girlfriend would not sleep! She wasn't hurt, hungry, stuck, etc. Finally we just had to let her cry until she conked out, and then she slept like a dream!


PPS. Because she is normally a sweetheart and a joy.
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3 comments:

Shauna Talamantez said...

I know it could be early, but could she be teething? I know that Nico was always so happy, but he got really fussy for about 6 weeks and then all of a sudden he had teeth and was back to his happy little self!

Kristen Borland said...

Yes, they each had a clingy stage, at all different times and to different degrees. But, it is always temporary. I think Lola was the worse out of our three, crying when I'd leave the room. But they all had the stage around 9 months of not wanting to be left in the nursery or with a sitter. As with every new quirk a baby develops, just keep telling yourself, "It's just a stage. It's just a stage. It's just a stage." You will all get through it. :)

sandovalita said...

happens to the best of mama's! its just a stage! before you know it...this will just be a memory! she will grow out of the clingy-ness once she starts to play a little more on her own I bet! all the best!