Thank you all for the suggestions!
Mssaint, I can't feel any teeth coming through but, because of her occasional fussiness and prolific drooling over the past week, i mentioned to the DCP that she might be teething. One of them grinned at me and said, 'yes, mommy, of COURSE she's teething!'. Bloody hell, totally made me feel like a FTM - DCP can recognize what i only suspicion.
Sofka, i'll google separation anxiety and i'll ask the pedi about karo syrup (we have our 6 month appt tomorrow - yay vaccine grumpiness!). Birdgirl, i sent her to the DCP with prunes today - gave her some yesterday with no effect- hope they work their magic today!
QueSarah, 'laid back' doesn't come to me naturally ;-) I'll keep working on it, though.