The Screamies are continuing, only more ittermittently. It has GOT to be a developmental thing and, thinking on it, it's understandable. He's gone thru a LOT of changes.
1) There's the still relatively new daycare. Yes, she's a lovely woman and he's happy there, but it's new.
2) There's his newfound independence.
a) The sudden weaning was a big step--even though it was his choice to take it. I spent about 1 week continuing to pump at least once a day and continuing to offer it. But no, and so I let myself dry up.
b) Feeding himself completely—no more morning oatmeal or jarred food at other peoples’ houses—is also a pretty big change.
c) No more bottle is also significant.
3) There’s also a bit of a language explosion. We’ve been noticing a new word pretty much every day for the last week. That’s a LOT. And he’s putting words together…not necessarily a sentence because there isn’t always a verb. The only verb he happens to be able to say is “Throw” (actually comes out “tow”). But there are a lot of subject/object combinations like he’ll say the dog’s name, followed by “doggie” while he pets her. Unfortunately, he still doesn’t say Mommy.
I think we’ve just got to wait this out and hope it doesn’t kill us all.