It's Just a Phase | Little Lady's Lane

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I feel like I constantly have to repeat the words my mom told me over and over when Oaklyn was tiny... "It's just a phase, next week it'll be something completely different."
If there's one thing I would tell a new mom, it would be this, and here's why...

As moms, we just worry.
About the little things, the big things, and everything in between.
Your baby suddenly learned how to scream and does it in the quietest places.
Your toddler can't say any words when everyone else her age can.
Your child will not give up the pacifier no matter what you try. 
Your 5 year old should be reading right now, why is he struggling?
Your 6 month old spits out solids no matter what flavor. The kid is gonna live off bottles.
Your youngest never naps and your oldest never wakes up...
And you're thinking it's all your fault.

The thing is, you're going to remember most of it, but a lot of it, you're going to forget.
Because, it's just a phase, and it really is not all your fault.
Children grow fast, a little too fast, and suddenly the thing you were worried about most, is close to forgotten.
Obviously we need to try our best and continually try a little harder to be a little better, but I firmly believe that everyone comes to earth with our own personalities making some children just a little harder... or maybe "spirited" is a better word, so there will be several phases you will come across.

Hunter has already forgotten that Oaklyn woke up around 7 times every night when she was 4 months old after thinking we had just gotten the hang of this whole sleeping thing.
He forgot that Oaklyn used to never take naps.
He also forgot how terrible it was when we decided to give sleep training a try.
That's because those phases lasted such a sort amount of time and Oaklyn has completely new phases already.

So mama, you should probably be concerned if your child is doing something seriously wrong and they are fully aware of it... but don't sweat these little things.
Oaks is going through a separation anxiety phase right now, but I'll be begging for her to want me this much when she turns 16.
She's also going through a throwing and hitting phase... but I have confidence that I can teach her it is  wrong and we will move on to the next phase...

So, here's me telling all of you that think you are completely failing, that you are not.
Keep trying and keep moving forward.
Because more than likely, it's just a phase.

a current phase... she just figured out how to make this face and does it all the time, ha!

We have been loving 9am church so far.
I don't love the shorter amount of time I have to get ready, but I
refuse to wake up earlier!
Oaklyn makes it through all 3 hours because she no longer has to nap right in the middle of church, score!
I'm loving getting her dressed up in all the cute girly things for church.
I'm especially loving her twirly dress and my matching pencil skirt from Little Lady's Lane. 
They are so comfortable and great quality!
I think I've made it pretty clear that I'm obsessed with matching my little girl, and I could not be happier about this cute combo!
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All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. You are so right when you say it's just a phase. Though some times it seems like your baby will never sleep through the night/eat solids/learn to walk/talk... they will! And then you'll be wishing they were just a tiny nugget you could cuddle all the day long. How fun is it that you and your daughter are able to wear matching clothes; they are too cute! Glad I found your blog! :)