I know I don't post often (I am more of a lurker) but I need some guidance.
I am having a hard time not being a completely stressed out "helicopter" mom.
A little bit of back story. Mid-June my very healthy, 6 year-old dog Lucy (who had been my spoiled rotten baby up to that point) suddenly got sick and within a few day, we had to make the heart wrenching decision to put her to sleep. Then, in August, I had a pretty traumatic birth experience that ending with a life saving hysterectomy. So I know both of those things have made me a little more sensitive and paranoid about things concerning Mackinley. For example, just because Mackinley has a bit of an upset tummy doesn't mean things will end like they did with Lucy, yet that is where my mind goes.
Lately she has been doing lots of arching of her back, and lots of "talking" that eventually turns into screaming. I know this is all her just finding her voice and trying to use her body. But I still over-analyzing it and keep coming up with obscure disorders that she might have. I really need to stay away from google! I have convinced myself that she has so many different things that I am going to be "that" mom, and go see the pediatrician so she can put my mind at ease.
So, after all that, my question is, what do you do to keep yourself from over-analyzing and freaking out about every little thing. (Or, am I the only one that does that?) I am getting to the point where I am literally making myself sick with worry. I want to enjoy my time with my girl, but it is hard if I am stressed out about everything.