My son is almost 3 weeks and just started the clingy thing, I'm blaming part of it on the holiday. He was born a week before Christmas and with all the friends and family that visited during the holiday, the baby was hardly ever put down. Mainly because DH and I knew if we put him down somebody would pick him up...and I didn't trust their germs. Everyone FINALLY left on Wednesday!
I'm blaming the other part of it on a growth spurt as he keeps stretching and suddenly really likes having the little muscles in his legs rubbed.
He also started the screaming thing 3 evenings ago...last night I learned that skin-to-skin contact soothes him. It's been snowing and cold for a few days and I've been wearing t-shirts & hoodies, where before that I had been wearing tank tops.
My husband gets frustrated and doesn't understand that yes, we have tried everything, now we try everything again until we figure out what he wants or we think of something else to try. Add in my post partum hormones and it gets a little crazy around here when we can't calm the baby.