Im currently 25 weeks pregnant, and when I was 6 weeks pregnant my hubby got a job out in the mines, doing 28 days on, 8 days off.
It has been a hard adjustment. 28 days away from my hubby is hard enough with out adding the pregnancy on top off that. Its our first and we are so close & love each other so much, its just so hard being apart, especially at such a special time.
He is currently away on his second rotation and I have found this one much harder. Its dragging out and my hubby is missing out on so much, gender scan, family xmas parties and bubs is just moving around so much, I wish he was here to share it with me.
The money is good of course, but I just dont think its worth it. I cried the first week he was gone, knowing we had 4 weeks to go till he is home. I am so lucky to have heaps of family and friends around who try to keep me busy, but its just not the same as having my hubby around. He is my best friend and we have never spent more than 1-2 weeks apart in the 11 years we have been together.
I guess i'm venting, but I also want to ask you all, does it get any easier, or only harder? Im so scared of doing everything on my own when this baby arrives. Do you think it can have a negative impact on your relationship being apart for this long? We are not fighting or anything and its like the honeymoon period when he is home, but im nervous about him doing this work for too long.