So separation anxiety has hit the Nain/T/Aubrey household. I dreaded this day. I hate it. Seriously, there is nothing I hate more than the cry from my baby girl when she thinks I've abandoned her. It started off slowly. I'd put her down in bed, while she's fast asleep, and suddenly, as she realizes she is being placed in the crib, she clings desperately to my arm as I lay her down and her face just crumbles into tears. And my heart just breaks. I stand there, trying to comfort her, but as soon as I do and leave the room, she starts crying. I hate it. And it's also when I leave the room...I'll be cleaning the house during the weekend, and if I get out of her eye sight, she cries, thinking I've abandoned her. Suck.
Last night, I was out of the house for my big work event, leaving T to put Aubrey to bed on his own, and apparently the little Miss did not take too well to that. He said all night, she kept looking around, looking to the stairs, looking towards the door, fussing. She took her bath, and normally, she splashes around all smiles and giggles, but when she looked back to see if I was there, where I normally would be if T was the one bathing her, she realized I wasn't and got all sad. He put her to bed, and she wouldn't take her bottle and kept looking towards the door and all around the room. When he told me all of this when I got home, I just wanted to cry. I wanted to go wake her up and say "Mommy's here, sweetie!" Of course, that would have been bad, but still. I hated that feeling that she thought I abandoned her. Of course, I know she's a kid, so yeah, she'll get over it but it still does break my heart.
So I'm not looking forward to this phase progressing. I miss her so much during the day, and now that I know she's aware that we're not there with her? That is just awful. Poor girl.
Moms out there...this gets easier, right? Right?
Just one more day until our long weekend, and we get lots of Mommy/Aubrey time. I think my heart needs that after this rough week. Because honestly, who wouldn't want to spend time with this cutie?