Okay...I'm starting to feel a bit anxious here about my Daughter. It use to be that I could hold her in my arms and she would eventually fall asleep. This went on for some time until recently I started to put her to sleep for naps and bedtime while awake so she would learn to fall asleep on her own. I really thought I would have a hard time with it but she proved me wrong. She was great with this and still is. She gets her bath and bottle, I sit in her room and read her a book and then lights out. She use to let me rock her for a few minutes...long enough for a song or two and then while awake in her crib she would go. It would take her about 10-20 minutes to fall asleep. I know I don't have the best singing voice, but I don't think babies care to much about that.
Well, now she won't even let me hold her after her book. Almost like she hates it. She cries BUT...if I put her right in her crib she is instantly quiet and eventually falls asleep. Please don't get me wrong. I think it's excellent that she can fall asleep on her own, but why does she want absolutely nothing to do with cuddling?
Here's where my paranoid mothering comes in to play. I think it is still too early, but I have heard of children that are autistic that don't like cuddling. She is kind of like this through the day as well. If sitting on your lap, she pushes your hands away as if saying don't touch me. She is fine in all other ways as far as making great eye contact and such, but has been a little slow in some gross motor skills.
Sorry about such a long post Moms. I am just looking for some insight as to whether or not this is just a phase or something I should keep an eye on.