Thursday, August 4, 2011

This to shall pass...

Paging my happy baby...please come back!

Sidney has been such an easy baby. Until now. I am not sure if it's from being around me and only me lately or just her age. She won't let go of my leg, panics when I leave the room, won't stop crying in the nursery at church AND acts crazy when other children even approach her. After several attempts at church I just wanted to break down and cry. I wanted to give up. I know that's not the answer. I don't know what is but I just have to keep trying. Ugh! So frustrating to see her so sad! I wish there was something I could do to make it better quick!


  1. Oh girl! I think it's the age! Ellie isn't acting that way at church, but that's pretty much the only place she's not, lol. She starts saying "nuh uh" when anyone comes near her & clings to my legs constantly. She also screams so loud to get my attn...she sounds like a peacock at the zoo. I am so with you on this one!!! I know it will pass, but I'm praying it's quick! LOL!

  2. Ah, separation anxiety, Sawyer is going through the same phase right now. The flattery is short-lived that he only wants me. I can be in the kitchen and literally walk to the pantry and he starts screaming like I left forever.

    I actually just read up on it a bit yesterday but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. The info I found talked about how to cope when you leave your infant with another caregiver. I need to know what to do when I just go in another room!

    The good news is that it's a sign that your baby is using his/her mind and knows enough to realize that he/she is sad when you leave. The literature assured me that meant my child was smart!

    This too shall pass, some quicker than others. Hang in there and don't stop trying to leave her in the nursery. Good luck.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog :) How's life in the big city? It was def a big change for us but we love it! Good luck to you and your beautiful family.

  4. Katie,

    Aww..I'm sure it's the age Sidney is going through right now. My son acted the same way just up and out of the blue one day, and had my husband and I looking at each other like what in the world happened to our sweet babe?

    It gets better.. I think they just kind of reach a point and freak out with other children or experiences. We had the same thing happen at church and it got to where it was a major distraction and kept us from even going (which is terrible..) but it got better thank goodness!

    Now we are at a point where the terrible two's are rearing their ugly heads again. Just when you think the phase is O-V-E-R lol!

    Just this morning, when I came in the room to fix breakfast for my son, (after a night of him being so snuggly and sweet, cuddling in our bed before putting him to bed), he must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed because he was NOT a nice boy this morning! He didn't want his breakfast after I sat it in front of him, and did not want me to sit next to him. Again, had me scratching my head going "where is my sweet babe"? of course before dropping him off at daycare, he again turned back into my sweet little man, so I guess it's just a phase ha!

    Hang in there and don't get discouraged :)