being a parent is no cake walk. it's fun, exciting, rewarding but also frustrating, overwhelming and sometimes heartbreaking. heartbreaking is what we've been experiencing lately. before you panic and think oh no what's going on...maybe i should explain.
Eli is going through separation anxiety. the doctors have reassured us over and over (because i have asked quiet a few times the last 3 months) that this is perfectly normal. each sunday we walk in church and head to the nursery to leave the little guy. it doesn't happen every sunday, but often we walk in and he immediately starts crying. we put him on the ground and he starts crawling and reaching for us. okay what is a new mommy suppose to do? i know he has to learn but when he looks at me with those tear filled eyes, reaching for me to pick him up...ugh! i know this is a phase he is going through, and soon it will be over but it's hard at times. I want to tell him its okay...but he doesn't understand.
what's really interesting is I think he just doesn't like old people. no offense to any old person we know, but he seems to panic when any older person tries to say hello. we got in the elevator in our building the other day with 3 other more mature individuals. Eli looked at them, then back at daniel and I, and then back at them. then he immediately broke down and started crying squeezing my arm as tight as he could and turning his head so he couldn't see them anymore. as soon as we stepped off the elevator he stopped and started smiling and was happy again.
anyone out there have any advice or reassurance that their babies have gone through this at some point...this mama needs some feedback!