Evolution of Anxiety

Okay, we might be almost done with this whole anxiety phase that Melody is going through. A few weeks after it started, we realized that it’s not truly and wholly separation anxiety. You can see her little brain going, and she started getting a little nervous when we got ready to go somewhere, or if someone were coming to visit. It took awhile, but she would calm down. When my former high school classmate was coming over with her 2 kids, I decided to tell Melody about their visit a few minutes before. She was crying thinking about it, and within a minute of their arrival she stopped.

And also at church, it was the same thing…she would have a mini-freakout at home or in the car before getting to church, but once we got there, she was fine. Now, we just don’t tell her what’s going to happen, and she seems to be okay with that. Except with church, she knows that we go on Sundays, and the whole routine of it all, so she’s still a little nervous. You know because she tries to get out of going, or stalling by not changing her clothes. But she didn’t cry one bit yesterday!! Hurray!…only because I totally distracted her with songs, and crazy noises.

2/18 – Update on the Separation Anxiety
2/11 – Separation Anxiety

Our Week in Photos (Week 8 of 52)

Enjoy your weekly dose of Melody: Week 8 of 52

Our Week
We left the kid at home and went out for Japanese on Monday. Yay! Thanks for Jen and Aaron who volunteered to babysit. Melody had a great time. After storytime on Wednesday, we went over to Joyce’s parents to pick up some blank CDs that Norm needed for his worship stuff. It was supposed to be a quick stop, but Melody wanted to stay for lunch. That night, we picked up Papa Murphy’s family size pizza (half Cowboy Pizza and half Chicken Bacon Artichoke)…and cheesy bread….and a garden salad (all for one low price of $15.99), and visited the Li family who are expecting their 2nd little one in a few weeks!! Melody went through her anxiety thing again when we got there, but enjoyed playing with Tyler’s toys…and sometimes Tyler. Tyler was like a magnet to my belly bump. Norm met with a recruiter on Thursday. Hopefully, she give him some leads, but it’s tough right now.

Thanks for everyone who has been praying for us. We still need it. We know that God has His timing, but it’s hard to wait, especially considering our circumstances. He has always been our Provider, and we are looking forward to sharing the great things He will do in our lives.

From Week 8 of 52

Update on the Separation Anxiety

Here’s a little update on how Melody has been doing with her separation anxiety. This past Sunday I told Melody that she gets 2 kisses, a hug, and a good-bye, then we were going to the service, and coming back to pick her up. We do get pagers in case anything happens and they need us to come (I don’t think they’ve ever had to use the pagers before), but I left service a few minutes early to check on her anyhow. I need to keep my sanity somehow. She was fine, but because they had changed the room around, and she was standing on the loft, she could see over the short wall and saw me when I peeked in. I was going to head back out. She only cried for about 5 minutes and then needed someone to hold her, and she was fine. I’m glad to hear that.

On Monday, Jen and Aaron volunteered to babysit so that Norm and I could go out (will blog later). She did cry when we left, but for like 2 minutes or so. It helped that she LOVES Jen and Aaron, and she was at home. I’m really hoping this will be over soon because I’m so not used to having her cry.

– Joyce