Our favourite post of the week is written by Kylie, author of Not Even A Bag Of Sugar.
Kylie, the mum of a gorgeous little boy who was born at 27 weeks, uses her blog to share experiences, not only of pre-eclampsia and premature babies, but of anything that inspires and touches her.
Read Kylie’s take on separation anxiety; something that affects both toddlers and mums.
Toddler Separation Anxiety
How the tables have turned. When Joseph was born, I felt acutely that he wasn’t with me. The first pangs of separation anxiety. I couldn’t bear the fact that my precious baby wasn’t with me. It was horrendous. Every time I left him my heart just pained, that he was laying there, all on his own, in his little plastic box. It has taken me a long time to get over those feelings of separation anxiety.
Joseph was a reasonably laid back baby, he would happily go to anyone (though only mama was allowed to give him bottles and food). I was taken by surprise when separation anxiety hit at around one year corrected, If I dared to go to the toilet at a friend’s house, Joseph would let fly, dragging himself to the bottom of the stairs screaming like a diva. At first his separation anxiety worried me. It was so out of character. Unfortunately, it was to get worse. On the odd occasion I had to leave him, as he got older, it got worse. Now his separation anxiety is still very acute.