From day one, I haven't had much help with my son. Nobody, not even my SO, helped me with my son AT ALL for about the first year and a half of my son's life. Nobody stayed to help me with him the first few days after he was born and I was still recovering from labor and nobody EVER got up in the middle of the night with him so I could sleep. I have NEVER been gone when he is put to bed and he is 3 years old. He has also never spent a night over at a family member's house without me being there. Due to having to do EVERYTHING on my own for so long, I created a super strong bond with my son, which is nice; however, I now can't get over my incessant need to be around him every second we are not sleeping (no he doesn't sleep in our bed or our room-thank goodness) or I am at work/him at daycare. I just don't want to go out to do things without him because I just wish he was there so that I could share the world with him or I see things that I know he would have liked - like buses and garbage trucks. Part of me is glad that I feel this way and that I don't want to be without him, but I think some amount of separation is healthy.
Is something wrong with me or is this normal???
Answer by rkoloms at 6:09 PM on Jan. 8, 2011
Answer by TamlynM2B at 2:09 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
Answer by LeanneC at 2:11 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
Answer by 4Dsmom at 2:15 AM on Jan. 8, 2011