SD has always been a momma's girl, but it has gotten really bad lately, not that I mind all that much. There is nothing sweeter than hearing her cry it out in the middle of the night and truly need me. I like that feeling. It does make leaving really hard though because she starts crying. I think she is going through some separation anxiety right now, maybe she senses Linus' arrival. She is doing this with a lot of people, not just me, she does it with BG and her Nana even when BG and I are the ones she is leaving Nana for. This morning she was crying as I put her in Nana's car so that they could go run an errand. I am starting to notice that she has some coping mechanisms that are pretty funny. As we were walking to Nana's car I was telling her that I had to go to work and she and Nana were going bye-bye. She kept repeating to herself, "Mommy is coming, Mommy is coming" I guess this is something I have said in the past. She also does this at night, when she wakes up and is scared, she first calls out my name and then starts repeating "Mommy is coming, hold on, Mommy is coming."
She has also just started repeating my name over and over. She comes up to me and just starts saying "Mommy, mommy, mommy" Not sure why, but like I said, it is a sweet sound. She has also gotten very affectionate. When I tuck her into bed, we go through her little ritual and then I lay her down. Then I kiss her and make sure she is "snug as a bug in a rug" and tell her to "sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite" she then rolls over and clutches on to me and gives me a hug. When she wakes up in the middle of the night, I will sometimes go in and lay down with her for a minute, she cuddles up right next to me and throws her arm around my neck, making sure she can touch me at all times. I lay with her for a little bit and then tell her I am going back to my bed and she is totally fine with that, she just needed a little comforting. I am truly cherishing these last 6 weeks where all my attention can be focused on her and our special time together. Linus will be a welcomed addition to our family for sure, but she will always be my first baby and my little girl!
On a funny note, she has also learned the phrase "I can't" Not sure exactly where she picked it up, but she uses it pretty much in the right context, although she sometimes substitutes it for I don't want to. The other night we were heading to bed and I told her to give Daddy a kiss and she busted out with "I can't" in the most pathetic voice, he didn't like that too much, but it was kind of funny!
Have a good Tuesday!