Clinging Child

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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It seems the closer I get to my due date with my 2nd child the clingger my 2 year old gets. I cant do nothen any more with out having my son by my side. And he wakes up in the middle of the night now and wants to sleep with me. Did other moms have problem with there first child when they got pregnant again? And what did u do about it?

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Gina - posted on 04/28/2010

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I just had my 2nd 6mos ago,and my 5 yr old was kinda clinggy too
the closer my due day got. I fully understand your issue here. What I had to do was have my husband take more inishitive(sp) with our oldest,like interact more together when he got home from work,to take some of the stress off of me in the evenings.
some ideas would be : daddy and son go to the park/playgorund for an hour or 2 and give you quiet time to complete chores or just rest a bit.
Or try giving your son an easy task to complete while u try to finish up what your working on.ie: draw a picture of what he thinks his baby brother/sister is goin to look like.
My situation was a little easier because my oldest understood that mommy was goin to be very busy with her new sister and she was goin to have daddy help her out more.
As for the sleeping with you at night,bribes worked well for me LOL,my daughter was still in bed with us full time. We bought her a toddler bed and bedding and told her that big sisters slept in big kid beds and baby sleeps with mom and dad in baby's bed. It worked rather well for us,but she will still get in my bed every morning after daddy leaves for work.
GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATS ON BABY 2! don't worry too much,you will find your happy medium after the baby gets home.

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