For the last month my son has just been a crab and seems to have gotten worse in the last two weeks. He either cries or whines 98% of the time and truly feel I am not exaggerating. We try everything...water, milk, food, cuddles, toys, books, different rooms, outside, inside, stroller ride, acting silly. It will work for maybe a minute then he is back to crying or fake crying/whining. This usually involves full body planking as well.
He is sleeping normal and enough (12 at night, 2 hrs of naps on avg), not sick, eating and drinking well. Everything is seemingly normal except his mood. He did get his bottom molars about two weeks ago so I thought it was that but even now that they are in he hasn't become happier. Also, he is happy at daycare and only seems to be unhappy at home and on the weekends.
I brought this up at my 1-yr appt with our pedi and she just explained it is the age and can be many things that he doesn't know how to express and according to his check up didn't feel there were any areas of concern with his health or development. She did say that I should come back/call in a couple of weeks if things don't seem to improve and we could talk again.
Long story short..I'm a FTM...is this normal/just the age? Or does this seem off to you? Something obvious I am missing here? Frankly, I am becoming depressed and anxious about it and feel guilty because a lot of the time I don't enjoy my son and feel like a bad mom. I don't take it out on him, but find myself down, anxious and snappy with my DH as a result.