sleepless again...

another 4am and i'm up again - this time, awaken by the dog's sudden barking...


C has been exhibiting terrible behavior the past few days - whining and crying excessively for attention and refusing to co-operate at all! where has my li'l angel gone to? Coupled with my overloaded schedule & pressure to clear my production before i pop, i lost it too many times - screaming and caning her when she refuses to stop! i'm a BAD mother!! *sigh*... she is clearly testing our patience - is this the 'terrible twos stage' that so many talk about or is it because we are nearing the arrival of #2? i had the afternoon off today to think through the events of the past few days.


Her behavior is clearly attention seeking and us losing our temper definitely doesn't help at all! i refuse to end our day last night the same way we did the past few nights so we made that extra effort not to scold and speak gently to her at bedtime - it is evident that the gentle approach works since she did not cry nor scream in her sleep; something that she has been doing the prior few nights.


My poor li'l baby - i refuse to believe that there is such a thing as 'the terrible twos syndrome' and feel strongly that her behavior is due to jealously and insecurity, so I must remind myself of that constantly and not lose it anymore! It is no fun carrying such a big tummy, being short of sleep and having a punishing schedule - so i've decided to take a step back to breathe now... and savour our last few weeks together as two, before #2 arrives. Proritize, Proritize, Proritize - that's exactly what i need to do now!

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mingnjien said…
hey...
I hope C gets better...

J was insane a few days before he got sick and was horrible the whole time he was sick. BUT (and here's the good news), the moment he got better, his behaviour did a 180.

So it could be jealousy or impending illness...whatever it is, try to believe that it will not last (maybe that'll help with keeping it together). It very hard (to keep it together though when they are being bratty/clingy/demanding/etc).

Ya, hope you can just enjoy your family this weekend. :-)

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