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    Default Support thread for parents at home alone

    Hi everyone

    Just wondering if anyone would be interested in creating a small group for support for patents who have partners who work away.

    I know I could use some other people to talk to who are in similar situations and know what its like.

    At the moment my husband has been away for 2 wks we still have another 2 wks to go before he comes home again.

    Then his roster changes to 8 on 6 off.

    But for now I'm struggling and have no help and it's holidays

    I have 3 kids 7, 4 & 2 and I am 27 wks pregnant with our 4th.

    I'm just so over it & was hoping to have some others to talk to through it who are in the same boat to get me through it.

    Hope to hear from parents in the same boat soon

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    My DH works away also, atm he is away until October. Feels like forever away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    I this a double thread? I just thought I saw another one????
    Yeah it is. I had commented in the other one. I'll try copy it here...

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    I'm right there with you. Although, DP has been 9 on, 5 off for a while and has just changed to 8/6.

    I have 2 kids. DD turned 2 on Sunday (which DP was away for) and DS is 3 months.

    I have been a "fifo wife" for almost 2 years. During pregnancy was the hardest. Especially having a... Ahem... Energetic toddler to run around after.

    I can't imagine how hard it is for all of you with your DP/DH/etc away for longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    Hi dannii, my DH works away too. He's been away all but 8 weeks this year and will be away for another 2 (which may possibly be extended) and then who knows. His job doesn't have a roster as such. He just goes where needed and at the moment that is a deployment overseas. I have a 15 month old DS and providing he is home at O time next month we will be TTC #2. Yay! I'm not looking forward to being pregnant on my own with no family support and also looking after a toddler but I don't have an option really. I'm also high risk and will be on medication for the majority of the pregnancy. I want more babies and doing it alone is the sacrifice that has to be made unfortunately. It's nice to meet you
    Hi nat!

    Nice to meet you too!

    Wow overseas? Where is your DH at the moment? My DH may be going overseas soon for work, but I'm not thinking about it at the moment.

    So what do you do while he is away? I could answer the same question with " muddle my way through until he gets home - cope the best I can"

    Guess the best way I manage is with strict routine id be lost without a routine in this house / then DH comes home and it all falls apart lol.

    I'm sorry to hear your DH will be away so long... We've done 3 mths the longest stint ever, was so hard on the kids... Breaks my heart to see my DS (4y.o) crying cause he misses daddy! Can't imagine how you must be feeling about the long wait until October.

    Hope to see you keep coming in here!

    Id love some other mums to talk to to get me through!

    And yes it did double post! I'm on my phone... Didn't work properly so sorry for the confusion and now wont let me delete one! :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannii83 View Post
    Hi nat!

    Nice to meet you too!

    Wow overseas? Where is your DH at the moment? My DH may be going overseas soon for work, but I'm not thinking about it at the moment.

    So what do you do while he is away? I could answer the same question with " muddle my way through until he gets home - cope the best I can"

    Guess the best way I manage is with strict routine id be lost without a routine in this house / then DH comes home and it all falls apart lol.

    I'm sorry to hear your DH will be away so long... We've done 3 mths the longest stint ever, was so hard on the kids... Breaks my heart to see my DS (4y.o) crying cause he misses daddy! Can't imagine how you must be feeling about the long wait until October.

    Hope to see you keep coming in here!

    Id love some other mums to talk to to get me through!

    And yes it did double post! I'm on my phone... Didn't work properly so sorry for the confusion and now wont let me delete one! :-/
    Woops my bad!!!! So hard to reply on my phone sorry ladies.... Mothermilk... That part about DH being away till october was meant for you... Sorry to confuse u all....

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    He has had trips away this long before but this time is especially hard as i have a 4 and 2 year old and 4 days before he left i discovered i was pregnant (unplanned and unexpected).
    I am usually okay as long as i keep busy and don't think about when he coming back, some days it is so hard though (as you all would understand).

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    Hi all. Great idea! My Dh got home yesterday for 9 lovely days, he was away for 12 days.

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    Sorry to crash, just wanted to offer a hug to anyone missing a loved one, I can't imagine how hard it would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    He has had trips away this long before but this time is especially hard as i have a 4 and 2 year old and 4 days before he left i discovered i was pregnant (unplanned and unexpected).
    I am usually okay as long as i keep busy and don't think about when he coming back, some days it is so hard though (as you all would understand).
    Totally understand! Mine are 7, 4 & 2 and I'm pregnant too. Some days I just wanna curl up in bed and cry. You just get so utterly exhausted - actually past that! And my kids are good kids really its just what entails being a mum on your own that's so exhausting you know all that stuff like bathing dinners washing up cleaning school drop offs sports etc etc etc and then there when they all get sick and you're on your own sick too... (we've just all had a bout of bronchitis) I am the same if I don't think about when DH is coming home I'm generally fine. But lately seems to be all I'm thinking of makes me so sad!


 

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