My 3 year old DS has been really, really acting up lately. He has sensory problems and has always been extra high needs, high maintenance. But it is really reaching a fever pitch. He is such a barometer, he knows when something is up and gets even more anxious, so I know it is about the baby. We have been preparing him a lot and he is excited about the baby but his sensitive behaviors have gotten worse and we can rarely leave the house without a huge fit about something (usually clothing related). My DH has been sleeping with him since it is just too painful for me anymore (DS is a "barnacle"-sleeper) and poor DH is exhausted. DS has been waking up screaming several times a night and it is hard to get him back to sleep.
I will have 2 weeks with DH at home after the baby is born and then my mom will come up for a week or so, but I am so worried about how he will adjust. I can barely handle him now without losing it. How am I ever going to deal with his shoe tantrums with a newborn??
Anyone else really worried about older DC??
Sleepy mom of two (DS-11, DD-8). 5 lost: 9/2004, 3/2005, 4/2013, 8/2014, ectopic- rupture @7w, lost right tube 11/14