Thursday, March 22, 2012

Perfect Storm of Phases

"It's a phase. It's a phase. It's a phase."  I am having to tell myself that about two dozen times a day right now.  Matthew is going through the perfect storm of phases.  He wants to always be on the move, so anytime he is confined, he flips out.  He wants to get into everything, so when he can't, he flips out.  He has many, many wants and needs that he cannot communicate, so he flips out.  He is going through a bit of separation anxiety, so if he is not being held or if you walk out of sight, he flips out.  Matthew is flipping out a lot these days-- with a mix of whining and crying and a bit of grunting.  

When he's not flipping out, he is still our sweet, happy baby Matthew. Those moments are just fewer and farther apart these days. "It's a phase. It's a phase. It's a phase."  Unfortunately, Matthew's phases tend to last about 3 times longer than they were for Alyssa and Jackson.  Should make for a rough few weeks. (Please, not months!) In perspective, this phase is a good thing as it means he is continuing to develop, but it is rough in the midst of it!

Our happy baby.
Our not-so-happy baby.

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