This past month has had its highs and lows. Last month I wrote how Kate had become so much happier and fun. While some of that is true, she has also developed stranger anxiety. I don't know if you can even call it that because we have never left her with anyone. When she has her stranger anxiety episodes we are right by her side. The first time it occurred was about a month ago. We were in Utah with family for the weekend. The night we got there she just started to scream bloody murder and it pretty much was that way the rest of the weekend. If she got too close to other people she would start fussing which would sometimes lead to screaming. The worst part about it is I could not console her. She would not have anything to do with me when she got this way. She would not even feed to calm down. That weekend she would go 4 to 6 hours without eating when she usually eats every 2 to 3. Luckily, she liked Nate and he would be able to calm her down but if he would try and give her to me after she had calmed down she would freak out again. It was like she was mad at me. It was the worst couple days of being a mother. I did not know what to do for my baby and she did not even want me. I cried a lot. Since that time it has happened at a get together with friends and then with Nate's family last weekend. Last week Nate at one point could not even console her so she sat in her car seat and cried/screamed. People probably think we are horrible parents but when nothing consoles your baby you just have to let them scream. I am really hoping this is a phase and she grows out of it SOON. If anyone has any tips/advice we would love to hear it.