Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Separation Anxiety & Jealousy...

Last 4th of July, a good friend of ours invited us over for dinner. With me came the entire enchalada in my household including my baby Mikka. I figured it's high time for her to socialize since we only get to bring her either to the mall or to Sunday church.

Everything's doing great in the beginning (she was happily interacting with everyone) until when we were about to start dinner. She was asleep so my dear friend Ate C, put her in their room and she asked her eldest son J to watch over the kiddo.

After a few minutes, we heard the kiddo crying. We immediately went and checked to comfort her however, she was inconsolably shrieking into tears. We've never seen her that upset... I figured she must have been scared that she was left alone with no mommy, daddy and grandma in sight. Ohhh poor thing.

I didn't realize babies this young (she was just about 17 weeks back then) already could develop this behavioral milestone (separation anxiety)...

The sad part though was that when I tried to hold her in my arms, the more she cried. She did a bit better on my mom's arms. Haaay... I was definitely definitely upset and jealous. I was beginning to think that maybe my baby no longer knows that I'm her mom since her grandma spends more time with her these days as I go to work :o(

"Aray ko!!" (Ouch!). I cried that night.

Took me sometime to get over with. Well, really, I haven't...

Anyhoo, this is exactly the same reason why I wanted to bring her up close to family so she can mingle with different faces.. some friends do come over to our house to visit, however, it has a different impact on her when she's in someone else's house. But with hubby's family in Hawaii and mine's in the Philippines, I have no idea how would this "idealistic" setup would come into fruition.

Oh well...

1 comments:

Gracie said...

waaahhh! selosa ako, Berns...malamang ganyan din ako pag nangyari yan sa 'kin. i hope maayos nyo yung ideal set up nyo. all the best, Berns! and don't worry, i'm sure baby Mikka still knows you are her Mom :) *big hug!*

 

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