It’s hard to believe that Missy Moo turned eight months old last week. Where have the months gone?! My maternity leave is 3/4 over. How did that happen? In just four months my daughter will be one-year old!
I think we’re starting to get into the separation anxiety stage that babies often enter into around the 10 month+ mark. Little miss has been hitting some milestones early and she’s very socially active, so I’m going to assume that some of her recent behaviour is just a normal phase that we’ll help her through.
Recently, we’ve had days where I cannot leave the room or she will suddenly get upset and yell; not stopping until I’m pretty much a face length away from her. Or if I’m not sitting on the floor while she plays, she does this wailing “ahhh ah ahhh ah ah” noise that she can keep up for hours on end.
And some days, she wants to be up in my arms, practically climbing up my body so that she’s hanging over my shoulders. I’m serious, I don’t think she can get any closer to me when she does this.
I don’t mind it, and it’s nice to get some snuggles and feel loved. It can certainly leave me exhausted by the end of the day and it also makes things challenging if I don’t have lunch already prepared or if there are things I need to prep for dinner.
Today was one of those OMG don’t leave me or put me down for even a second kind of day. So I broke out the baby carrier and spent part of the day with a baby hanging off of me.