Bare with me here because I'm not sure how this is going to come out as there's lots rushing through my head. Dh, Dd, and I have had a few big weeks. Dd turned 1 which meant we were invaded by family visitors, she started childcare one day a week, we've all been sick, and I started back at work 2 days a week. I think all of these things have contributed to dd developing some serious clingyness with me. It's overwhelming. I can't go to the toilet or have a shower without her standing outside the door crying, even though dh is with her. She cries if I so much as leave the room to get a glass of water. I feel terrible for her but I also feel irritated (that probably sounds horrible). I want to be alone. Just for a moment. She won't even sleep if we aren't touching.
I think this feeling of needing personal space is also driving a strong desire in me to wean her from bfing. I had thought I'd wait for her to want to wean, whenever that was, but she's actually increasing the amount she wants to feed day and night. I want my body back and given how much is changing in her world at the moment that seems cruel and selfish.
I think I'm looking for some reassurance. Is this a normal stage for her? Will it pass? Has anyone else reacted this way to the clinging? I feel really guilty.