I'm used to a high-needs baby/toddler from my first child, but lately I'm at a loss as to what to do w/my second. Almost constantly he's whining for me, wants to be held constantly, nurse on demand (very often), and cry if I don't meet his needs immediately. I've been blaming it on teething or seperation anxiety, but he's not like this if I'm not around, and not as much if we're around other people. He'll be fine w/DH, then I enter the room and he immediately cries, rushing to me to be held. This happens EVERY time. Or he'll be playing fine w/me in the same room and if I move it's like he remembers I'm around and runs screaming to me.
I can't think of anything that's happened to make him be afraid I'll leave him or anything, and have been w/him since birth, seperate for at most maybe 5 hrs. What's the deal? Any tips? I'm starting to get scared to be near him and hiding in my room now (he's also up all night)...feeling smothered, am I a horrible mother for thinking this way??