I am really struggling ATM. I am 33weeks pregnant and have a very active 17month old DS.
Some days I just feel like running away. My DS has been very challenging recently - throwing epic tantrums and super clingy and whinging. He just wants everything he can't have and when I try and tell him why he can't have it - he just screams! My patience levels are not the best and I am finding myself getting so frustrated with him. I know this is his way of communicating and he is still learning how to deal with emotions but bloody hell - I'm over it!!!
I wonder how I am going to deal with a newborn as well! Most days are a real struggle with DS let alone a new baby!
Sorry - just venting!!!
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11-11-2014 13:53 #1Member
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11-11-2014 15:08 #2Senior Member
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No advice, just hugs.
My DS just turned two and is doing the same things and I'm finding it extremely challenging too.
I'm sure once bubs is here you will all find your rhythm and it will all work oit. Don't be afraid to ask for help from friends and family in the meantime though. :-D
11-11-2014 15:10 #3Senior Member
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I know this might not be everyone's cup of tea but when I was in your position my kids watched a lot of tv. Not ideal but it got us through that late pregnant/newborn stage.
11-11-2014 15:11 #4
11-11-2014 15:22 #5
know how your feeling, don't worry how you'll cope when the baby comes I always find in late pregnancy I'm tired over it and less patient when I have the baby I feel more relaxed and the kids are so excited and a lil more settled/distracted. Hugs good luck
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11-11-2014 15:44 #6
Im sorry to hear you are struggling, im 38 weeks pregnant with a 21 month old dd and really struggling too so id be interested in some advice or a positive to all this
Im just doing what I can to survive at the moment
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11-11-2014 16:16 #7
pregnancy is hard enough, add in a tantrumming toddler and its damn near impossible to keep your stuff together
Dont be so hard on yourself ... your expectations of being able to deal with it ALL the time arent going to happen. There will be times when you will want to just cover your head and make the world stop.
But you will get through. This too will pass
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11-11-2014 16:35 #8
Sorry you're struggling right now. I can't offer advice from my own experience but a close friend had her two very close in age (closer than yours will be) and while she had a tough time at the very start, her youngest is now 1 and she's doing sooooo much better now. Things will get easier, hopefully sooner rather than later! One thing she said to me was she used to just take one day at a time, and tried not to be too hard on herself about things like TV, and asking for help with her toddler.
11-11-2014 16:42 #9
I feel for you. Im 27 weeks and my 17 month old can be quite demanding, add in the heat as well and it's just not good.
Can you look at getting your DS into daycare a day a week just to give you a break?
I don't have mine in either so I can completely understand if it's not something you want to do, but thought I'd just suggest it cause I definitely think about it sometimes and will probably do it next year once the new baby I'd here just so I've got time to do swimming/activities with the new baby.
11-11-2014 16:52 #10
I haven't ever experienced having two children to deal with but it is something that terrifies me!
My 2.8 yo sends me crazy and is so manipulative. I'd love to have another child but I'm ****e scared that I just wouldn't cope at all.
Hats off to those that are doing it!
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