Ever since birth, I have always been there to hold and take care of my son whenever he needs it. Now however, it is starting to become a little bit of a problem. I am at work throughout the day, and he is really good then. In the mornings, I have to sneak out of the house. But that moment he sees me when I get home, he focuses in on and he gets overly excited or really upset because I am not holding him, and he does not take his naps or go to sleep or like to be around others. It makes dinner time difficult because he makes it very hard to cook because he is just wants to be held. The same goes with dinner time or even going to the bathroom. He is almost 10 months old, and I wonder did I give him to much attention when he was first born and now he expects it, and is there a way to break this habit?
p.s.- I still want him to want me, but not be as attached and get as overly excited as he gets older.
Good luck mama, I know this is so hard to deal with!!
It sounds like the two of you have a GREAT bond. I wouldn't discourage that at all, soon enough you will lean in for hugs and kisses and you'll get the embarrassed peck on the cheek while they look around to make sure their friends weren't watching. For now do what you can to keep LO happy while you work, if that means talking to him while you cook and he sits on the floor and bangs on pots and pans, do it. Try maybe to schedule his meal times for the same time you have to prepare your dinner. If he's good with feeding himself that is, something like cheerios that he can munch on while you cook.