Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boulder County, Colorado
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Our DD is going through the same thing - she is almost 10 months. The last four nights have been completely out-of-the-ordinary for her. She, too, wakes up crying, grabbing at me, nearly pushing me off the bed. Nursing her at every waking used to be a great option but now she is thrashing about while she nurses during all these wakings, kicking me, scratching me and generally very fussy.
It is helpful to read that this is just another stage and that it, too, will pass. I've learned to anticipate continual shifts in parenting - with attachment to nothing (I feel I sometimes, especially when tired, easily subconsciously "attach" to the idea that something difficult will never dissipate and this is futile). Non-attachment to all things, easy and difficult, is my practice.
Huminbird, will you continue to post how things are going? I'd like to continue to share our experiences during this tender time.
Doula Mama to DD (5/08) and DS (5/10) who taught her, in their births, the true meaning of surrender.