I need some reassurance from all of you second (and third and fourth) time mom's out there and maybe my genius/counsellor friend M*.
Make me feel normal.
Did you experience abnormally clingy and want-mommy-all-the-time behaviour from your first before your second was born?
Yesterday in church Denay cuddled on my shoulder (which never happens unless I have blankie) for almost a full half hour before becoming completely hysterical when I tried to bring her to nursery (which is never a problem). Then when I tried to pass her to Opa to run out for a second, she got frantic and started to cry and reach for me. She never doesn't want to go to Opa.
This coupled with more hysterics before bedtime for the past two weeks, crying for mommy every time I put her in her crib and then waking up an hour or more after we put her down crying for me. We've had to bring her into our bed a couple times just to get to breathing normally again she is so upset. And she never wants Trev, just me.
Last night I had to get her lying down, cover her up, sing to her and hold her hand until she would relax and stop crying.
Now, don't get me wrong. I have no problem consoling my baby if she is upset and can't even tell you much I love having her breathing softly next to me in bed, these are some of the moments I treasure most. It's the out-of-character behaviour that's got me wondering if she understands this pregnancy more than we give her credit for. Denay is normally confident, and reasonably independant and a good go-to-sleeper and all this just isn't like her.
Anyone else been there?
As a general side note: when I was preggers with Denay, I pretty much lived off of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This time, it's chocolate milk.