day-to-day pregnancy

[ Saturday, October 07, 2006 ]

Kate has been showing strong signs of separation anxiety. She can't see me or hear my voice without clinging to me for dear life. It makes it difficult to leave the house, and to put her to bed at night. While it's a very sweet and endearing sight to have her follow me saying "momma, momma", on the other hand it has been exhausting, particularly in the middle of the night. Everything I've read, and what I learned from her pediatrician, tells me it's a common phase that will go away eventually. While most kids suffer from separation anxiety at some point in the first 3 years of life, most go through it between 12 and 18 months. Duration and intensity vary, so there is no telling what's ahead.