The past 30 weeks have gone so quickly. The birth of our little bub is creeping up so quickly and I'm starting to worry about how DD will cope emotionally.
She has been quite happy and excited learning about babies and talking about how we will have one soon etc but now its crunch time, bringing home baby things like the new pram and baby seat etc and its caused a few meltdowns... so now I'm nervous about how she will cope.
For example, its like she wants to be the baby. She's obsessed with babies and pretending to be one, she doesn't want her car seat anymore she wants to be in the capsule, she wants to use the new nursery quilts etc... I think it will only get worse once the cot is assembled again and more and more baby things are prepared. We only have 10 weeks or so (maybe 7 or less if DD2 comes as early or earlier than DD1) to paint, carpet, curtains and set up the nursery plus set up DD and DSD's new rooms and DH and my new room so I'm flat out trying to organise things and I find I'm not coping with DD's emotional meltdowns about the baby... how am I going to cope once bub is here?
The other issue is TT. DD swings between wanting to be in nappies (because she is a baby) to refusing to wear a nappy, ripping it off but then refusing to sit on the potty/toilet. It's so strenuous physically, it doesn't seem like it would be but it is, trying to clothe her or unclothe her, or cleaning up messes or helping her up onto the toilet only to have her want to get down but then wanting to get back on 2 seconds later. Seriously its doing my head in!
Anyone have any useful advice that will save my sanity and soothe DD's anxieties? I'm thinking of making an appointment with chn next week to have a chat with her and come up with some ideas.
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