My DS just turned 2 the 12th and I started, on that day actually, leaving him for 5-7 hours a day to be a post-partum doula. He is staying with daddy, and I think it is going well. Before this I have been the 24/7 parent and have very infrequently left without him, and he has never shown seperation anxiety from me in those situations, though he does in the house, like if i go into another room. He still sleeps with me and likes to be carried a lot. Before now, DH has not been too involved/busy/only sees him a little bit of the day. Now my son dosen't seem to want me, and this has happened before, when he prefers daddy, but he won't even LOOK at me when i get home, or hug me when i leave and seems very distant. Today it just about broke my heart and it was really hard to get him to spend any time with me without him crying for dad, and it took an hour for him to warm up to me. Any thoughts?
Bonnie, married to David, mother of Loki born 1/12/08, step-mom of Aislinn, Waldorf student born 1998, nanny, student birth doula, working PP doula, still bed-sharing, SAHM.