It isn't separation anxiety. At least, I don't think it is.
During the past two weeks or so, Sophia has changed a bit. Perhaps it was all the "strangers" we were with all through the holiday, or maybe it's just that she turned 5 months old on Christmas Day. Whatever it is, she wants me.
It's not that she won't go to other people, but if she can't have me, she sure keeps tabs on me. It's kind of humorous to turn around and notice that her eyes are boring into my very soul, watching every single move I make, just waiting to catch my eye and flash that gorgeous smile of hers. She starts to fuss a little if she loses track of me, and will lunge towards me as soon as I get close enough. The one drawback is that once she has me, she doesn't like for me to put her down.
My other two weren't like this. Chloe just plain screamed if anyone had her but me. Rather exasperating, actually. Bria, on the other hand, would happily go to anybody. Almost to the point of worrying me because she wouldn't even care if they walked off with her. I think maybe Sophia has it right.
It brightens up my day to see how excited she is to see me. It's nice to know that no matter what, Sophia always wants Mommy. Just mommy.
At least for now.