Last weekend was the most crying I've seen from Raees!
Here's the thing...we were at a relative's house for a kenduri. There were hundreds of people and being the adorable boy he is, people wanted to greet him, pinch him, carry him, adore him. Instantly the waterworks started.
He was OK after a while as he started crawling around. Then he became cranky yet again. Naturally, I thought it was time for milk. To my surprise he cried even louder! He usually cries that way when he's in pain/uncomfortable. My next assumption - he had wind. So I applied a bit of oil on his tummy but it didnt' work! His diaper was OK too. I reached a dead end.
All I could do was try to calm him down while Mer went straight for the car to fetch us at the gate. He was passed from me to my mom, dad, mother in law...all the while his crying didn't subside! We were getting stares from the other guests already. Finally he was passed back to me and he was quiet again. Phew!
Although he stopped crying and fell asleep in the car on the way back, his sobs went on until we reached home. That was how bad he was crying! Poor boy...
Started our little research and found out that at babies at 8-9 months start experiencing stranger anxiety. And last weekend the anxiety hit him big time! He went crying at 3 seperate occasions, at 3 seperate places. Besides the kenduri, he cried at a get-together at my aunt's place that night and at a shopping mall the next day!
The nice thing about all this - everytime he cries, he reaches out his hands for me :)