I am heavily pregnant and at times feeling really overwhelmed with DS.
My son, (he will be 3 in Feb, 2 months after the birth) has become oppositional to an extent that I am finding it very hard to cope with him. When we leave the house he is running away from me and I am getting exhausted chasing after him. He is whining much of the time and is generally rather a grump at the moment. He has never been like this.
He has also become super clingy to me. I cannot leave him at our neighbours or with his grandparents any longer. He wants me on the same property..... and this sucks. I had so hoped to have a movie with DH before this birth, and a romantic meal out. However, I do not feel comfortable leaving him miserable with other people.
GAH! I have spoken with other mums who were expecting a second child with the older one being between two and half and three, and this seemed to be fairly common. Oh, he is also asking to nurse again and I really do not like it. He gets like 5 seconds a side, which seems to satisfy him.
I guess this is more of a vent than anything. Any other BTDT stories to inspire/soothe me?
I just do not know how to handle this.
Other changes are we have started in a new homeschooling group, so he is getting to know a new group of kids and mums. And he is watching more movies. We don't have a TV, but I have started to put movies on the computer for him when I need some quiet time. And finally, DH has suddenly become much busier at work, and is not at home as much. Leaving me alone for longer periods, and DS without his dad (whom he is also very attached to).
I think that about covers it with regard to changes that are going on that could explain his crankiness.
What to do???
Megan, mama to her little boy (Feb2008) and introducing our little girl (Dec 2010)