It's a normal stage of development for him to see if you have "disappeared". Their short attention spans can work to your advantage. When he's playing, say "Mommy will be right back", go around the corner for a second, then "Peekaboo" back in. Do it several times, he'll think it's funny. Then go for several seconds, getting a little longer each time. Every time you pass him, Say, Hi, Sweetie. Back in a minute. He'll get used to the idea of you being there even though he can't see you. Try to redirect him, or if you can involve him stuff, like playing in the clothes basket while you are folding clothes. Talk to him alot, he'll get used to at least hearing your voice. We would "yell" across the house if I was in another room. Hi, Sweetie, He'd squeal, repeat, back & forth. Made it a game. I can imagine you are doubly tired from the pregnancy, but hang in there, it WILL get better!
at 12:00 PM on Feb. 24, 2009