For the last couple of days, we have seen a marked change in M's behavior - the earlier babe who would play for 20-30 minutes on her own has now become a wee bit clingy and needs mommy or daddy to be constantly around - in her immediate line of sight. She will either bawl or crawl upto wherever we are. It's kind of cute most times, but sometime ofcourse when things get to whiny, we are flustered. Separation anxiety is a social development milestone and I am not really complaining, but let's see how long this lasts.
Close on the heels of separation anxiety comes stranger anxiety - which has also become increasingly obvious in M's case. If she is approached by someone for the first time, her face shows signing of tearing up - she takes a while to warm up, which was again not the case till a couple of weeks back. The strange part of this is that she smiles at random strangers when on her walks or in stores, but when somebody directly approaches her or talks to her, then she gets all clingy and bothered.
Like they say, this too shall pass.