Ive been getting so frustrated with oscar all day He woke up at 5am whinging i tried everything to help him settle and he just kept pulling my hair and pinching my neck really hard. I was exhausted and felt so irritated. Its dans birthday tommorow and ive been trying all day to get the house ready as were having 20 people over tommorow for a BBQ and i got nothing done. Hes just whinged all day no matter what ive done and scratched me and pinched me like he hates me We put him to bed at 7 30 and i put my tea in the oven which burnt because i couldnt concetrate on cooking it because he was crying and fussing. Me and dan decided to leave him for 5 minutes as he would only cry when we left the room. We went back in and he was coverd in sweat and sobbing his little heart out so immedietly i picked him up for a cuddle . . . which made me feel even worse Everyone keeps saying leave him for 5 minutes to settle himself but i just cant,and i admit im so frustrated at myself for it because he wont settle and depends on me for sleep. Im not asking for any tips because weve tried everything and im at my wits end. I havnt slept propally for 7 months - me and OH are really feeling it now and have both been becoming frustrated and irritated by everything. I know hes teething and in pain I really do feel like a terrible mother,what kind of mother feels like that towards there child???? Im sorry for the rant and sorry if its spelt wrong or doesnt make sense im just really really really tierd . . . .