Ugh! He is driving me absolutely insane the last few days. He is SO whiny, so clingy, so tantrum-y that I'm about at my wits end. He has virtually no language yet and I think he's just frustrated that he can't very easily express what he wants, but oh my goodness.
He brings over a toy and hands it to me, but doesn't want me to hold it, play with it, or put it down. Same with books. Doesn't want them read, doesn't want me to hold it, or put it down. No matter what I do he starts to whine and cry and hit my hands because he's upset with something.
He doesn't want to be held (wiggles constantly to get down), but when I put him down he cries and clings to me acting like he wants up. Pick him up and he smacks me in the face. Is hungry and runs to the fridge or cabinet for food, and even if I let him pick something out he doesn't want it when it's offered and won't eat. Throws his food on the floor. Puts bites into his mouth and chews them up, then spits them out and throws them on the floor.
Honestly, I am pretty sure he's just testing his boundaries along with feeling some new independence and frustration at his lack of language, but I'm going to go nuts soon if he doesn't shape up.