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    woohoo 3 more sleep here too!!!! Wednesday is going to be a great day

    My second was worse I got GD, DS had reflux and really bad seperation anxiety. My 3rd, although not a great start (1 week overdue and ended up emergency csec), he has been the most cruisy baby. Didnt sleep through until 7mths but I only had to give him a quick feed and he would go back to sleep. But OMG he is a climber

    Cookie Sorry to hear you are having complications. Really hope your partner can come home soon. Rest up and let your mum take care of you.

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    ? what is the 'thank' button? is it the same as the 'like' button on FB? Cos Laska I would 'like' your post

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    I'm so annoyed with myself! I've had a hard time settling into being at home alone when Dh is away and I was finally getting used to it until a guy just knocked at my door!! It was such a loud knock it scared me so I looked out the window before I opened it. I opened the wooden door and left the screen locked and he said he had the wrong house etc etc but it left me literally shaking!!! I feel like such an idiot, I've come to my sisters house cos there's no way I'd sleep at home tonight! I just feel so stupid. I hate having to stay with family cos I feel like a burden ( my feeling not theirs) but every time I go to mums or my sisters thy make comments like ' well Dh should get a job back here' .... Makes me feel crap sorry to vent I'm just really upset! Anyone had similar???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBamumma View Post
    I'm so annoyed with myself! I've had a hard time settling into being at home alone when Dh is away and I was finally getting used to it until a guy just knocked at my door!! It was such a loud knock it scared me so I looked out the window before I opened it. I opened the wooden door and left the screen locked and he said he had the wrong house etc etc but it left me literally shaking!!! I feel like such an idiot, I've come to my sisters house cos there's no way I'd sleep at home tonight! I just feel so stupid. I hate having to stay with family cos I feel like a burden ( my feeling not theirs) but every time I go to mums or my sisters thy make comments like ' well Dh should get a job back here' .... Makes me feel crap sorry to vent I'm just really upset! Anyone had similar???
    Hey WannaBamumma,

    Absolutely and I don't blame you at all !!! We've made it now so that our gates are VERY hard to open so people don't really come in unless it's friends or family. I feel the same when I'm home alone with the kids....and even before we had them. It probably doesn't help that we only have security screens on a few of our windows. Why can't family just keep their opinions to themselves. Would they rather you suffered alone instead of asking for help??? My family is being very supportive but funnily enough Dh's isn't. All his mum thinks about it what she will miss out on with him being away and not about the long term benefits for the kids. Soooo Frustrating!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBamumma View Post
    I'm so annoyed with myself!
    You poor thing. Don't be annoyed at yourself. I jump at EVERY single noise wen DH is away and sleep with one eye open. I'm a complete sook. I know how you feel. Don't worry about what family says. I get that sometimes with my mum.

    I've just recently started texting a family member every morning at 8am to say everything is fine when DH is away. It kind of helps me feel at ease with knowing someone is expecting me to tell them I'm ok. Especially when I can't always talk to DH.

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    Arg this 2 weeks is taking forever it seems longer each time. 2 guys have left already to go to 8 on6 off shifts elsewhere and dh and the others are hassling management everyday to change the roster so hopefully persistance pays off. At least the kids are behaving this time and I am surprised I actually keep the house cleaner when dh is away hmmm I wonder if dh is the cause of the mess in the first place lol no more chip packets around the lounge when he's not around haha.

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    Don't get me started on the mess topic!! I stay ontop of the house when Dh is away and as soon as he's home it's like his suitcase explodes into every room!!! I find empty cups around the house for days after he's gone! I'm really frustrated at the moment- we're leaving on Thursday to go to the UK to see Dh family and ive just spent the last 4 hours washing clothes and packing DD's, dh's and my suitcase and carry on luggage! I've been trying to clean the house as I go so we don't leave a messy house but now Dh is saying he's 'sick' and needs to rest!!!! I had mastitis last week and am still recovering from that but you don't hear me complaining! Plus Dh had a 3 hour nap with Dd thisafternoon while I was getting stuff organised! Grrr sometimes I'd love to say ok, I'm flying away for 2 weeks .... Lets just see how quickly everything would fall apart!!! Haha sorry about that! Vent over!!!

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    Hi

    Do you mind if I join your thread, my husband works in canberra 20 weeks of the year and we live in Sydney.

    We miss him lots but are coping, baby is 5 months now and DH has been doing this job since ds was 4 weeks.

    Not sure how we're going to have another one as even when he is working in Sydney he works long hours. Has anyone figured out the intimacy side yet? I'm worried as well bubba won't know his dad.

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    Hey Luckyme Wow 20 weeks is major, do you get to go visit? Does he work the other weeks of the year in Sydney (so making a move to canberra no help at all lol). I'd be tempted to just live 20 weeks there too I think!

    I'm grouchy because hubby's 4.5 week trip has just turned into 7 weeks. He was due home in four days and I thought I was nearly there! Another three weeks... dumdeedoo.... At least school holidays are nearly over, working without kids running around the warehouse/office will be a lot easier so maybe the next three weeks will fly comparatively. Haha.

    Hows everyone else doing?

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    Sorry to jump in, I hope it's ok I couldn't help but laugh reading wannabamumma's comment lol. It's like your describing my place when DH is home right to the last detail.
    We've been doing 4 weeks on 1 week off for a couple years now and have gotten used to it. When the subject of a 8 days on 6 days off came up imagine DH's shock when I said if he wants to be home half every other week he had better prove he can follow the rules before taking the job lol. No 8/6 yet but I have to say I think he is trying to make an effort ... Though one half loaded dishwasher doesn't really count if the baking dishes sit on the sink for days lol.

    @ Luckyme... DS was only new when we started the 4/1's and I have found he knows and loves dad just as much as DD did when he worked at home.
    DH calls and speaks to all of us every night, we skype when he gets off work (my skype is on my iPhone so we never miss dad or have to sit by a computer), and we both have this app called Heytell (mine is an app & his is an android) which allows us to send voice messages like texts for free so DH can send the kids a voice msg when he gets a spare minute and vice versa.

    As for the intimacy thing, we found it hard because we would spend a month apart and be used to our own bed space and the feeling that you need to 'schedule it in' is not exactly the best turn on.
    Eventually my prudish ways gave way to my anxiety about 'it' (or lack of it). Your emotional, you've been apart and can't just switch it on, and the pressure feeds on itself. So one day when DH was away I spent hours getting gorgeous and sent dh a bit of a naughty pic (soooooo never would have happened before he worked away!)...
    I think adding a bit more excitement or spice than u normally would counters the excessive stress and emotions that working away causes Don't know if that helps at all, everyone is different so good luck either way

    Hope you all keep hanging in there
    Erin
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