Michele - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have a 5 year daughter & a 3 year old step-son & we have a baby boy on the way - due in August. At the end of last year - my daughter was a royal terror...and the 3 year old was such an angel. Now that I am getting further along in my pregnancy...my 5 year old has become the sweetest, most helpful child I have ever met...she sets the table for me, she asks what she can do to help clean, she sits with me & talks to the baby in my belly :) she is just a true pleasure & a sweetheart. Our 3 year old on the other hand...no longer listens at all. We have tried everything from smacking fingers, smacking his butt, putting him on time out, taking toys - EVERYTHING. Nothing works...at 5 months pregnant I am starting to get massively upset & frustrated with him. I get so upset that my chest & cheeks turn bright red & I end up getting pains in my lower stomach. I am so worried that me getting this upset is going to hurt the baby & I don't know what more to do. I would love any suggestions please...I just don't know what to do anymore.