My son. He has decided that I am his chosen one. He literally is attached to me whenever it is physically possible. At first it was sweet. Now I am starting to go a little crazy.
I'm OK if he doesn't see me, so I have taken to hiding from my child! I also can speak if it is possible for him to hear me.
He literally screams and cries until I "save" him from whoever happens to have him--Daddy, grandparents, cousins, etc. He is also not a fan of his tiny-k physical therapist now either. He used to love her...now he hides his face in my lap.
I love my child. Everyone knows how much I love this boy. But sometimes you have to use the bathroom, or shower, or just BE ALONE! I manage to do it all at night after he goes to sleep. Which has recently become later and later because he wants to look at me. It is like he knows that I will put him down after he falls asleep and he doesn't want to be without me. And yes, I do rock him to sleep. Cue the advice that I have messed up my child's sleep schedule for life...but for months we couldn't lay him down on his back because he would choke and stop breathing. So, we "slept" with him on our chests so he could lay on his stomach to sleep and the movement of our breathing would help prevent the deep sleep that causes SIDS. I used quotes because I'm not sure I ever really slept during that time period. I rested. So once he was able to roll himself over his doctor said it was safe for him to sleep on his stomach...but I still freaked out and was with him for several months...and I admit, even now sometimes when he is not feeling well.
Hmm...I just realized in my writing this all out that it is all my fault that he is so clingy. I have been clingy to him all these months. He learned from me. Now cue the guilt.
But, I still need to go to the bathroom occasionally...