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5 months pregnant and my son doesnt want me...He wants my mom

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I live home with my mother at the moment. My son hardly ever wants to be with me. He wakes up in the middle of the night and screams for my mom, he goes to my mom when hes hurt, during the day hes always n her room. and I get really sad especially in the middle of the night when he wakes up, lastnight I cried. Because these are his last months not having to share me and I would like to send as much time with him as possible. I want to take care of him I LOVE TAKING CARE OF HIM. Hes 16 months & Im having a little girl. Has anyone experienced this? I don't want to come between them if that's who hes comfortable with but I miss him (sad face)

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Kids go through phases where they prefer one caregiver over the other. Would you be this upset if your son were preferring his father over your mother? Maybe a little, but probably not to the point that you'd be crying about it. This is a normal part of child development and has nothing to do with you or your pregnancy. Kids constantly test their boundaries and that's all your son is doing now. He's simply exploring his world. There is nothing for you to worry about, he still loves you. And since you're pregnant, take this opportunity to let your mom take care of him at night so that you can get some better sleep.

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