Friday, April 25, 2008

Patience

Harry was a very clingy infant. For the first few months of his life I could hardly put him down, it was not until he got control of his hands and could suck his thumbs that I was able to get a small measure of freedom. He was still very interested in keeping me in sight and would freak out if I left the room. Slowly I gained more and more freedom.

I am seeing some of that freedom slip away. I think that Harry is having a bit of a regression. Awhile back I read a really great child development book I learned about on Ask Moxy (which is an awesome parenting advice blog by the way). Basically it states that kids go through periods where they are doing great and moving right along and then about six months later they regress. Harry is in that crazy and frustrating regression period. If he could, he would sit on my lap all morning long (unless he found something really interesting and I mean really). Harry's legs have seemed to stop working and I find myself carrying him around a lot more. Little things seem to frustrate him more than previously.

At least I can comfort myself with the thought that this is just a phase. Hopefully I will get my lab back before long.

7 comments:

Gina said...

Yes, we have just had a regression over here about being alone in different parts of the house by himself. All of a sudden, he can't be in his room or any room, for that matter, by himself. It's driving me nuts.

chelle said...

I find the kids get clingy just before they master something really new to them ... maybe he is about to have a milestone?!!? The move may be a factor too.

GoofyJ said...

Regressions are always tough - especially because you get so excited that things are changing - I hope it doesn't last long for you. :-)

Audrey said...

I found you through your contest. I'm not entering but read your blog. Even teens can get clingy sometimes. Good luck with your move!!

Don Mills Diva said...

It's frustrating I know - Graham goes through these clingy phases just as I think he's getting independent!

Tama said...

Tag! Now it's your turn.

Diana said...

Yes, regression happens. Also, 2 and 1/2 can be a transitional stage---even without moving.