Thursday, December 2, 2010

Terrible Two's

Weston has hit the "terrible two's" and it couldn't have come at a better time (said in the most sarcastic way possible). I am 9 months pregnant, only have 3 weeks left and my son decides now he wants to be grumpy and say no to everything. He definitely has a mind of his own, but I was usually able to pursuade him another way when he wasn't happy before, but now its turned into he wants what he wants and he isn't happy unless he gets his way (or forgets what he was upset about) and he pesters his sister like crazy. I don't remember this stage with Autumn, which may be because Weston was a newborn and I was preoccupied or maybe just that she has always been on the more difficult end of the spectrum it was nothing new when the 2's hit. While Weston is still happy, funny, and easy going it has become very clear that there are more fits being thrown and more attention being demanded. I guess it could be related to the fact that a baby is coming and he is more sensitive to the situation than I realized.

He has become increasingly close to Drew, so much so that when I get him out of bed in the morning, or after his naps he cries and whines on the floor for dad for a good 1/2 hour to an hour. He has never shown a preference before, but when Drew had 5 days off the week of Thanksgiving and he took Weston where ever he went (and got him out of bed in the mornings and after naps) I guess that's all it took. The boy just wants his dad, especially after sleeping. I just sit near him and watch him throw his fit, hoping he will realize that crying and acting like that won't make his dad appear while he is at work and that it really doesn't do any good. But it is exhausting! Especially for me- I am ready for him to get over his issues- and be my sweet happy loving boy ALL the time.


alisa said...

I am so sorry! I am only 6 months pregnant with a little man who is a lot like Weston and I am exhausted! I hope this phase passes quickly! Praying for some sleep and rest to come your way :)

Jamie said...

I fear we are approaching the terrible two's with McKay... a little early, though. :) However, I can't complain b/c i am not 9 months preggo. I am so sorry and hope it ends quickly. Do you know what you are having yet... or will it be a big surprise on delivery day??

Rebel said...

WOW! Never seen that side of him. :) You are destined for heaven for sure!

Heather said...

It is AMAZING that kids can sense change and that someone is about to enter this world and they won't be they baby anymore. I have 3 that went through that having 4 really close together. It will take a little bit but once baby gets here and Weston warms up he should calm down. 20 more days, WOOHOO! Are you counting down?