The umbilical cord is never cut. I now understand that about my own mother, my husband's mother, and the child..
At night, suddenly, he wants to be held ever so tightly, and sleeps blissfully in your arms. Barely 15 minutes later, he is kicking away the embrace and screaming in his sleep to be allowed to sleep "free".. never mind that in about half an hour, he wants the embrace again ;-)
There is a smile, son, as one realises that this is a pattern that we are going to have to follow for a long, long time to come. When you want to be close and be hugged and accepted, we will be there. When you want your space, we will have to respect that too. Our parents have been doing that for ages, and its payback time.. I smile again..
Update on Ishaan :
We started homeopathy, and he is better. BIG thanks to everyone who convinced us that homeopathy is the way to go, and a special thanks to the person who recommended this doctor. More on that later.