Sensing a loss
I think Max senses that his time of being "the baby" is almost up, for he has been VERY clingly lately...day and night.
When we go out to eat, after putzing around with his food in his high chair for a few minutes, he stands up and insists on sitting on my lap. Since I my big belly blocks most of my lap, and we usually sit in booths where my belly button practically kisses the table, having Max sit square on my lap is most uncomfortable, if not almost impossible. But he persists.
Last night he was up THREE times!!!!! Unfortunately, he has no intention of laying down in bed with us. But he will snuggle with me on the couch. So with bottle in one hand, pacifier in the other, he somehow uses my stomach as a pillow to go back to sleep. But this takes some time for him to find a comfortable spot. And at 1:30, 3:00 and 5:00 in the morning, I fail to experience the comfort of bonding with my "baby."