She warned me. Dr. P, that is. She said, "You are going to have very little patience, especially with Gwen." And even though I had thought I was already dealing with it... I was wrong.
I feel like I have the shortest fuse with her lately. Well, really with EVERYTHING, but she is the only one that I really feel bad about.
I can't stand the sassiness, the talking back, the defiance... all things that normally irk me, but I mean these things are driving me nuts.
And the repetitiveness?? THE WORST.
"No, Gwen." "Stop, Gwen." "Come here, Gwen."
I find myself in the car with her some mornings, and after the "I want ______, I want______, I want_____" and the "Mom, Mom, Mom"s, wanting to turn around and say, "Just. stop. talking." PLEASE.
There are definitely moments that I feel like a bad momma, because I have zero tolerance for her normal toddler behavior. I just want to lock myself in a room where I can't be asked, "Where you going? What you doing? Where you going? What you doing?" any more. Where I can't be affected by the whining and crying because I won't let her have yet another round of M&M's.
Thank God this child still naps. Because not only is it the "timeout" that we both need, we both get to recharge and start fresh when she awakes.
I am praying that my second trimester brings back my toddler tolerance... because she is just too cute to waste our time together being frustrated with her.
I asked one of my friends who just had her second baby girl, if she had little patience with her toddler during the first trimester, and she said that it was the third trimester that was hard for her. Shit. There's a chance this could happen again during the third trimester?! Please. No.
See? This is why mom's need wine. Lol. I think I will start stocking up now for when baby is born. Hey, I like to be prepared :)
Have any other Moms out there dealt with a similar situation?? Does is go away?? I'd love to hear... because right now, I could use the encouragement.