I have a 4.5 yr old DS and am currently 34 wks pregnant with #2. DS has been very excited about becoming a big brother, talks to my belly regularly, loves his 'becoming a big brother' story books etc that relatives have given us.
Background - He's always been a happy kid, sleeps really well in his own bed, both DH and I are working parents and he loves his kindy and going to his grandparents and has no problem spending a night away from us (he even packs his own bag in anticipation of a sleepover!). DH works away a bit but always FaceTime/calls every night and is usually only a way for a few nights at a time.
Over Christmas I noticed DS becoming suddenly very clingy to me, wanting me to do everything with him even stay with him whilst he is on the toilet etc (has been going on his own for over a year now). He's also been super emotional, cries at the drop of a hat, and has started having 'bad dreams'. He told me rather articulately that he dreamt daddy forgot to do up his seatbelt and drive off and he fell out of the car!! Extremely detailed description and rather disturbing that he's having such vivid dreams at 4?!
I'm worried he is anxious about being left out with the new sibling arriving soon (even though he hasn't said that to us) and thus might be causing his behaviour change. He's still otherwise happy but there's definitely something going on, and when I try to ask what's wrong he says he doesn't want to say.
Has anyone had similar experiences with siblings arriving etc, is there anything I can do? I have tried spending more quality time with him etc but worried I am making it worse?