Thursday, May 22

Separation Anxiety

This past Sunday was the first time Penelope went to Nursery.  I honestly didn't think we would have any problems.  She is a champ when it comes to going to the gym day care, three days a week.  My plan was to walk her in and not look back.  I had imagined myself enjoying Relief Society and finally being able to fully listen to a lesson.  I made sure she was settled in and quickly whisked myself away.  

I peeked through the peep hole a time or two, to makes sure she was handling the new transition okay.  From what I could see, she was having a good time.  I was so relieved.  Just as I was about to check putting P into nursery off the list, I heard a scream and immediately knew it was my baby.  I quickly rushed down the hall to see P in Tyson's arms.  I was so confused, just minutes before she was doing great.  Much to my surprise she wasn't doing as well as I had thought.  

Tyson happened to step into the hallway at the exact same moment P walked out to get a toy, with one of the nursery leaders.  It was a total accident, but bad timing nonetheless.  P saw her daddy and became a total mess.  I had never really seen her so upset.  It took her a good 15 minutes to finally calm her down.  It was the sad gasping for air type of crying.  After getting some fresh air outside, I thought I would attempt to take her back in.  

The second I tried to set her down, she lost it all over again.  I decided it wasn't worth it to traumatize her any longer and took her with me to Relief Society.  She actually did great for me, which was a nice break.  Needless to say, it didn't go quit as well as we had hoped, but I think with time, she will learn to love nursery just as much as she loved the gym.

I say loved only because P is having a hard time going into the gym daycare now.  She lays her head on my shoulder and screams every time I take her.  It's rather heart breaking, seeing as she has never had a hard time with this before.  Luckily she ends up doing just fine after a couple of minutes.  

Watching her go through this new phase is a little rough, but it also has its perks.

See video below.......

Probably the greatest feeling ever.  I love how excited she is when she finally realizes I am back to get her.  There is no better feeling in the world, than knowing I am loved and needed by my own little person.  We have been having an amazing week together, where we actually are on the same page.  She has been so loving and adorable that I can hardly handle it.  It just goes to show me, there are the ups and downs in everything, but the good always out ways the bad. 
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  1. Clara is going through a little separation anxiety too! It must be an 18 month thing! Luckily I'm a primary teacher so they let me put her in at 17 month before the anxiety set in and now as long as she doesn't see us we're good! Hang in there!

  2. Awwwwwwwww...... So much beautiful. She is adorable really. Thanks for such an inspirational & alive blog. Will surely share it with others too.