Me? Stage 5 Clinger?! No way.
Over the last week or so, Alice seems to have entered the clingy baby stage. A kid who would normally play quietly on her activity mat or sit contently in her rocker now wants to be held. All the time. If I set her down to say, go to the bathroom, she starts shrieking like a pterodactyl until I am back in her eye sight or have picked her up. If I am making dinner or cleaning up the kitchen, I bring her rocker as close as possible so that she can see me and I can entertain her if needed. And I am lucky if she gives me five minutes. It makes getting things done around the house a bit difficult!
But she is so cute. And I love her so much. So this clingy-ness is fine. And I know that it, too, will pass. So when my back hurts or my arms are aching from carrying her all day, I try to remind myself that, someday, she won't want to be held and she won't want to be with me all the time. So I am cherishing these clingy moments because, someday, I am sure I will miss them.
Was/Is your baby clingy? I try to wear Alice in the baby carrier as much as possible when she's being clingy but sometimes Momma needs a break!