Julia - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )
I am a stay at home mom with a 22.5 month old toddler girl. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with a boy and feel that my patience level is getting smaller every day for my toddler. My husband is busy traveling with work a lot right now and that doesn't help. I know getting out for a while everyday helps, but its cold and snowy here so its not always feasible. I try getting her to help with laundry folding but even that aggravates me these days. She is constantly on top of me the second I do anything for myself (like pick up the laptop or a book). She was perfectly content playing until she sees me do something that I want to do.
Even watching something on television for a second or two makes her do something to get my attention. I used to have more patience with her but lately the second she whines it bothers me and I don't know what to do. I know its pregnancy hormones at work and the OB told me that she would test me like crazy during the pregnancy but this is getting hard. I know she misses her daddy when he is away and that's part of it for both of us, but there has got to be something I can do to help her become ok with me doing a few minutes of other things or when the baby is born there will be bigger issues. Any suggestions or anyone else feel the same way...Please give advice. Thanks.