Mary - posted on 12/11/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )
Im using a fake name and email becuase I am so ashamed with how my parenting skills have been going. Im 19 years old and have an 8 month old son who wakes up constantly through out the night. I have so little sleep that I wined up yelling at him and i feel like the worst mother ever . Through out the day I have no problem taking care of him im so loving and energetic with him but the problem arises at night. I dont know what to do and i feel like ive tried so many things already . I love my son to death hes such a happy baby but i just cant get him to sleep at night. Hes such a light sleeper and I end up so frustrated that im just there crying trying to get him to sleep. He can go up to an hour sometimes waking up every five minutes and this happens almost every night. Im so ashamed to say that i look forward to having a little time away from him when ever my mom is around to help. I dont have the luxery of being able to put him in his own room to sleep, Im currently living with my mom and sleep in the living room with my son. My boyfriend just started working graveyard but even when he was around and I would ask for help and he would just yell at him as well. At times i dont even feel like i should have such a beautiful blessing in my life becuase i just dont know how to handle him. I talk to my mom about it and she finds it funny saying that im the one who wanted a kid. I feel like no one understand what im going through every night with my son.