First baby, third trimester, hormones, and a four year old
I want to start this off by saying my hormones are raging so please watch how you word things or I will cry from your responses. This is my first baby. He's due July 30 (any day now he could be coming). I currently live with and care for my boyfriend's child whom I'd taken on as my own. He calls me Mom, my boyfriend and I share responsibilities together, and sometimes it feels like I'm more of an influencer on his son than my boyfriend is. Long story short with my boyfriend's child (whom I refer to as my son) getting to the very prime time age of four he is testing boundaries like no other. My mood swings are awful, to the point that by the time my boyfriend gets home I don't even say a word to either of them; I just get up and shut myself in our bedroom so my son can't get to me anymore. Not only that but it almost feels like he does this to ME on purpose (like throwing out my personal belongings multiple times, but never once touching his father's things). I lose my temper with him more often than not despite my endless heart-to-heart talks with my son and asking him like a normal person to stop the behavior and why he needs to stop. I miss my son... I can't tell if he's actually this naughty (since he used to be an angel) or if I'm just over reacting because of the pregnancy? Any advice on rebellious toddlers while going through the hardest stage of pregnancy? (At least in this pregnancy, I should say).